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Fung Wah company pulls buses off the road

The bus company, which runs a popular Boston-New York trip, took almost its entire fleet off the road after state inspections found structural cracks in 21 of its 28 buses.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

Tom Brady agrees to contract extension, according to report

The Patriots quarterback’s deal will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, or when he’s 40 years old, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reports.

Markey, Lynch agree to six debates

The debates between the Democratic candidates for US Senate will be held in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, New Bedford, and a sixth community yet to be decided.

Former surgeon general C. Everett Koop is seen in a photo from Feb. 12, 2002. He raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking.

C. Everett Koop, influential surgeon general, dies at 96

Koop brought attention to a range of public health concerns, including abortion and AIDS.

Elizabeth Warren

Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff

Warren, representatives blast sequester

Elizabeth Warren and other members of the state’s delegation spoke out Monday against the automatic cuts set to begin on March 1.

Mediterranean diet reduces heart disease, study finds

The diet eschews red meats and processed food in favor of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, olive oil, and wine.

John Kerry

After threatening boycott, Syrian leaders to meet

Skeptical opposition leaders agreed to a conference in Rome that will be the centerpiece of John Kerry’s first overseas trip as secretary of state.

editorial | Open up, Boston

To keep newcomers, promote a more welcoming civic life

Somewhere near the heart of Boston’s civic life is an inner circle that can widen its boundaries to include more of the region’s leading innovators.