An $850 million plan to return South Station to bygone glory

Governor Deval Patrick is pushing for an expansion project as one of the major components of his sweeping transportation plan.

Air Force Major Scott Snider prepared for a flying exercise.

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Plymouth native emulates enemy in Air Force war games

Scott Snider, an Air Force pilot plays the enemy target, replicating what a foe might do.

// Cardinal O’Malley ready for conclave to choose the next pope

Cardinal Sean O’Malley will attend the resignation ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI and take part in the conclave that will decide who replaces him.

“I’m terrified of what’s going to happen,” said Jennifer Webb, whose family may lose coverage soon.

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44,000 to lose Medicaid coverage in Maine

Alone in New England, a Tea Party governor eschewed Medicaid expansion, calling it welfare. The state’s poor and disabled call his stance heartless.

Officials confident ahead of weekend snowstorm

The storm, which should arrive Saturday afternoon and intensify overnight, could bring up to 6 inches of snow within Route 128, and 10 inches in hilly areas near Worcester.

Having recovered from elbow surgery, Junichi Tazawa “opened a lot of eyes” last year, according to GM Ben Cherington.

Junichi Tazawa made major upgrade for Red Sox

Over 44 innings last season, Tazawa allowed 37 hits with five walks and 45 strikeouts. His fastball, once an average pitch, jumped to 95 and 96 on occasion.

Dan Brady, area director and investigator for the Doe Network, a Web-based group of amateur sleuths who try to identify unidentified bodies by checking databases for identifying marks and scouring newspaper accounts of missing persons.

Web sleuths help solve cold cases

The Internet has sparked a growing army of volunteers who are helping bring closure to families and spurring law enforcement to reopen the most frigid of cold cases.


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Celtics 113, Suns 88

The Celtics’ Jeff Green had a season-high 31 points in a starting role.

Celtics embarrass Suns with balanced effort

The Celtics gave Kevin Garnett the night off, plugged in a couple of green newcomers, and then rolled to their biggest win of the season.

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Vernal Fall is among the attractions at Yosemite, which is preparing for possible cutbacks.

National parks plan for service cuts

As the clock ticks toward forced spending cuts and the vacation season nears, the National Park Service is gearing for the potential effects.

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A story of life, death, and hope in Boston’s most troubled neighborhood.