Jury acquits Zimmerman in Florida killing

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Jenna Lockwood was hugged by her sister, Jessica, after she and Kristen Welch were denied a marriage license.


Same-sex couples in the South left out of trend

Across the South — in states where gay marriage is uniformly banned — gay men and women say they still live as second-class citizens.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/gene90.jpg Gene therapy’s time seems to have come

Once considered too risky, gene therapy has rebounded, and Boston-area hospitals, companies, and investors have jumped on the bandwagon.

Some radicals make heroes of Tsarnaev brothers

In the dark recesses of radical Islamic websites around the world, the suspects in the Marathon bombings are being lionized.

Laurie Bent (left) dressed in light clothing to avoid tick bites during a walk with Emily Hutcheson and Bent’s dog.



A minuscule foe, a massive public health challenge

Tick-borne Lyme disease is an epidemic in New England, but prevention efforts are scattershot, lagging far behind the need.

Chris Schuttert, a University of Rhode Island graduate, recently collected ticks to be used in research.

Researchers strive for vaccine against tick-borne diseases

Vaccines are one strategy for protecting the public, but technical challenges and public skepticism stand in the way.

For Dustin Pedroia the dugout is “like a second home,” according to former Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

The art of being Dustin Pedroia

The Red Sox second baseman and four-time all-star savors the peaceful hours before the game.

Manager John Farrell gives Jon Lester a pat after pulling the starter in the seventh inning. Lester dropped to 8-6.

athletics 3, red sox 0

Jon Lester, Red Sox fall to A’s

The lefthander lost again Saturday night as the Red Sox were beaten, 3-0, by the Athletics in Oakland.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joan_Vennochi_150px-1400.jpg Frustration rises with FBI on bombings

The quest for answers about what the FBI knew before the Marathon attacks should not evolve into blame-shifting.