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Ten banks to pay $8.5 billion for foreclosure abuses

The agreement settles complaints that the banks wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes.

Fire crews on the tarmac at Logan Airport.

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Fire breaks out on Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Logan Airport

The fire was in the belly of an empty Japan Airlines aircraft, a Massport spokesman said.

// Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

The president is expected this afternoon to nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the CIA.

Suffering flu-like symptoms, Jeannine Cook is examined by physician Heather Tarrant at Brigham and Women’s Urgent Care Center in Foxborough.

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Despite flu vaccines, why you still could get sick

Government health officials predicted a harsher and earlier flu season this year, and so far that seems to be the case.

The news inspired fans Jen Parisi (left) and Laurel Ryan to visit Causeway Street after they shopped on Newbury Street.

How the NHL saved its season

In less than a week, the NHL likely would have called off the 2012-13 season. That deadline proved too dangerous to approach.

Maureen Clark at Clark’s Trading Post, in N.H., with 22-year-old Victoria.

Bonds endure between trainer, bear

Maureen Clark has tried to make her favorite bear, 22-year-old Victoria, feel like she is still part of the show at Clark’s Trading Post.

The congregation listened as Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, spoke at Temple Israel.

Synagogue devotes 3 years to inform on Israel

With classes, lectures, congregation-wide discussions, and even a clergy-led trip to Israel, Temple Israel is hoping to improve the dialogue within its congregation.

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//[1]-040.jpg 1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.