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Several are hurt as bus crashes north of Boston

A bus carrying University of Maine basketball players crashed on Interstate 95 in Georgetown. The driver was seriously injured, and others sustained minor injuries.

The Senate voted 71-27 to end the Republican filibuster of the nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary.

Senate confirms Hagel as defense secretary

After a contentious battle and unprecedented delay by Republicans, the Senate approved Chuck Hagel in a 58-41 vote.

// Fung Wah fleet ordered off roads

The US government ordered Fung Wah to remove its buses from service after inspection problems, leaving the troubled carrier to run reduced operations on chartered buses.

Fertility drugs recalled from Waltham pharmacy

An unknown substance was discovered floating in a vial of medication made by Village Fertility Pharmacy, prompting a recall and testing.

Boston Police officers, ranging from gang and fugitive units to beat cops, are the subject of TNT’s “Boston’s Finest.”

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‘Boston’s Finest’: An homage to law enforcement

On the heels of “Southie Rules,” TNT’s “Boston’s Finest” is a welcome sight. Rather than treating its local subjects with contempt, the reality show has only respect for its cast.

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// Working from home gets support in Boston

Yahoo decided to require employees to work at the company’s office, but workers at other companies in the Boston area say they value being able to telecommute.

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// Cheap meats with savory sides can be blockbusters

Simmering well-prepared cheap meats like short ribs and pork shoulder pays off with tender, appealing meals.

Brad Marchand scored against Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov seconds into the second period.

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Bruins power past Islanders in New York

The Bruins held the Islanders scoreless in the final two periods for their fourth win in a row.


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Tom Brady’s new contract has given Bill Belichick and the Patriots increased flexibility to address the roster.

Patriots’ offseason plans now wide open

Armed with flexibility from Tom Brady’s new contract, the Patriots may be able to load up with more weapons for next season.