How DNA evidence points to DeSalvo

Advances in analyzing degraded DNA and the ability to trace genetic markers allowed the police to gather evidence in the “Boston Strangler” case.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to resign

Napolitano told senior staff she is resigning to take a post in the University of California system.

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden (center) met with rights activists, including Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (left) at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Friday.

Snowden seeks asylum in Russia, lawmaker says

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for being allowed asylum, according to a Russian parliament member.

Live updates | Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Wife of alleged Bulger victim testifies

Patricia Donahue’s husband, Michael Donahue, was allegedly killed by Bulger in 1982.

Arthur S. Demoulas (right) is trying to oust his cousin, Arthur T. Demoulas, as CEO of the Market Basket grocery chain.

Market Basket CEO faces revolt led by his cousin

The latest battle among the strong-willed personalities in the family that built the chain has Arthur T. Demoulas fighting an ouster led by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

Patrice Bergeron new contract could keep him in Boston through 2022.

Bruins lock up Patrice Bergeron in 8-year deal

Bergeron will continue to be the heart and soul of the Bruins after agreeing to a $52 million extension through 2022.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked with Aaron Hernandez, left, at a training camp practice last year.

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Patriots’ risky decisions haunting them now

Bill Belichick took gambles on players like Alfonzo Dennard and Aaron Hernandez in pursuit of wins, and now those gambles are major embarrassments for the Patriots.

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The end of ‘a hidden life’

June Larner spent 78 years in the Wrentham Development Center, making a new family when hers was no longer there for her.



// This long shot merits a close look

John Barros is not necessarily a front-runner in Boston’s mayoral race, but this smart, substantive community leader is a very impressive guy.


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Eone Timepieces, aims to solve that problem with the launch of its first tactile wristwatch, which went on sale for $128 Thursday through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign.

Thanks to Kickstarter, tactile watch debuts

Eone Timepieces has raised $40,000 so far to sell a tactile wristwatch for the blind, which features two metal ball bearings in place of traditional hands.


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Movie Review

From left: Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, and Charlie Hunnam are project members tasked with stopping monsters from the deep called Kaiju.

‘Pacific Rim’ a rock-’em, sock-’em revelation

“Pacific Rim” is, hands down, the blockbuster event of the summer — a titanic sci-fi action fantasy with a heart, a brain, and something like a soul.