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Serial killer admits to ’92 murder, officials say

Lewis S. Lent Jr., who is serving life in prison, confessed to the abduction and murder of 16-year-old James “Jamie’’ Lusher of Westfield, officials said.

Chemotherapy may reduce Alzheimer’s risk, study finds

A study found that people who develop cancer appear to have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Vladimir Romanov

Man arrested outside Kerry’s home to be arraigned

Vladimir Romanov, arrested after taking photos outside John Kerry’s Beacon Hill home, faces alcohol-related charges.

Hope for broad action on immigration dims

A comprehensive Senate plan that passed with bipartisan support is dead in the House, casting serious doubt on further action on the issue.

MIT grad student Kael Greco demonstrated stress monitoring devices on his wrist and hand as he drove in Boston and Cambridge traffic.


MIT studies seek to limit the stress of driving

The research at the school could help promote better-designed cars and highways, and less behind-the-wheel tension.

Tyson Cooper, 10, was among the demonstrators at a rally in Atlanta  to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin verdict brings wide outcry, US review

George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Martin reverberated across the US from church pulpits to street protests.

A Batch ice cream truck.

opinion | melissa massello

Hot start-ups that defy hype? Here’s the scoop

Hundreds of now-forgotten local businesses have made the mistake of going to market with half a product and half a brand.

John Farrell argues with Todd Tichenor after the umpire awarded Yoenis Cespedes second base in the 10th.

Dan Shaughnessy

John Farrell proves the perfect fit

The Red Sox manager is exactly what the team needed after the collapse of 2011 and the trainwreck of 2012.


opinion | Jennifer Graham

// The deflation of everything

Americans want fully free, and that, not the housing crisis, is what’s continuing to hobble the economy.