Adults passed out, toddler was left to wander alone

An account of the neglect in 2012 that led the state to take the child from a couple raises questions about why twin newborns were left in the same home.

Derailment in Quebec heightens train cargo fears

With 24 confirmed dead and 26 still missing, the disaster has prompted calls for reform in an industry that critics assail as too loosely monitored.

// Calif. crash puts focus on the cockpit

The spotlight is on what goes on and who does what during long-haul flights following the Asiana accident.

Kevin Cullen

// A dignified widow

Pat Donahue taking the stand at the Whitey Bulger trial was refreshingly different. She is not a criminal. She is a lady.

John Lackey

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John Lackey leads Red Sox past A’s

Lackey pitched seven strong innings and Dustin Pedroia had the key hit and defensive play as the Red Sox beat the A’s, 4-2.

Colby is new home to couple’s $100m art collection

Paula and Peter Lunder’s gift has transformed the Colby College Museum of Art and bolstered an emerging cultural renaissance in central Maine.

New home for great art

A Maine couple has donated their collection to Colby College.

// Confessed Boston Strangler’s body exhumed

Pathologists will soon remove a sample of Albert DeSalvo’s DNA and seek a genetic match with new evidence, in hope of linking him to the last of the killings.

Family of Albert DeSalvo outraged by police tactics

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley defended investigators’ use of clandestine tactics to obtain a DNA sample from a relative of DeSalvo.

As helicopters from several news outlets whirred above Friday, more than 20 people were at the site in Peabody when the remains of Albert DeSalvo were exhumed.

Strangler detective would be pleased, daughter says

“He would be dancing in the streets right now,” Jeanne Elliott, 64, said of her father, Andrew Tuney Jr., who led a task force on the Boston Strangler case.



// Car-free future? Not for families

Any policy that makes it harder to find street parking is a breach of Boston’s covenant with families that stayed through crises.