Novelist Patricia Cornwell wins $50.9m in lawsuit

In Boston federal court, the award-winning writer sued her former financial management company for negligence.

Former Chelsea housing chief Michael McLaughlin left Moakley Federal Court after pleading guilty Tuesday to four counts of deliberately concealing his ­inflated salary.

Ex-Chelsea housing chief pleads guilty

Michael E. McLaughlin, who has agreed to help officials prosecute others, pleaded guilty to concealing his ­inflated salary.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley spoke to the press last week at the Pastoral Center in Braintree.

Cardinal O’Malley’s name floated as possible pope

Although many say the chances of an American pope are slim, a widely respected Vatican reporter says buzz is building for the Boston archbishop.

Alliance cracks down on teens’ sagging pants

A new cable TV ad campaign from the Black Mental Health Alliance of Mass. aims to discourage the rogue fashion.


Jail time for saggy pants?

Kids at the Dorchester Youth Collaborative say pants hanging low is a matter of style.

David A. Shaywitz and Dennis A. Ausiello

Medicine by metrics

Health care must learn how to use digital technology to increase our fundamental understanding of disease and generate profound new treatments.

Scenes from Disney’s “Brave,” featuring the independent-minded Merida (above) open the second act of Disney on Ice’s “Rockin’ Ever After.”

Stage Review

Costumes, skating make Disney’s ‘Rockin’ Ever After’ a cool treat

The films chosen for this go-round of Disney on Ice include “The Little Mermaid,” “Tangled,” “Beauty and the Beast” and a snippet from “Brave.”

Stage Review

// Shakespeare faces bitter end

From few available facts about Shakespeare’s life, Robert Brustein weaves a tragic speculation in “The Last Will.”

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//[1].jpg Potholes in Boston

New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads an obstacle course of potholes.