S. Boston woman kidnapped, robbed, stabbed to death

During the last moments of her life, Amy E. Lord was led on a terrifying journey that ended with her body ditched in a wooded area in Hyde Park.


Bulger defense wants to call one of his gang

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyers say they should be able to call Patrick Nee as a witness because he’s been identified as Bulger’s accomplice in multiple slayings.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia lunged for a live drive during Wednesday night’s game, but just missed.

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Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia formalize 8-year extension

The deal is worth an average annual value of $13.75 million, according to a baseball source, and runs through 2021.

In a twist of irony, Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican standard-bearer who tried harder than anyone to prevent Barack Obama from becoming president, has suddenly emerged as a deal maker, potentially helping salvage aspects of Obama’s second-term agenda.

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McCain at center of bipartisan shift in US Senate

The chamber in recent weeks has seemed to take a turn toward the middle, becoming a place where the first instinct is to seek comity rather than incite conflict.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick departed after his news conference at Gillette Stadium.

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Belichick dignified, human in comments on Hernandez case

Bill Belichick came up big Wednesday. He was fair, measured, empathic, remorseful, dignified, ever-secretive, and human.

Tech Lab

Nokia smartphone has a smarter camera

The new Lumia 1020 from Nokia Corp. is a remarkable beast that produces far crisper images than any other smartphone.

Lawrence Summers is considered a front-runner for Fed chairman.

Lawrence Summers steers clear of controversy

The Harvard professor and former Clinton and Obama administration official, reported to be a front-runner to lead the Fed, on Wednesday spoke about technological change.



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The government makes money off the backs of students, as Senator Elizabeth Warren rightly describes it.


In his home studio in Jamaica Plain, Mike Irwin instructs members of the band the Brookline Village People: 8-year-old bassist Stefan Gordon and 7-year-old guitarist Catherine Macenka.

A band for kids about to rock

With the pop charts littered with performers just out of their teens, it’s no wonder kids want to sign up for rock-band instruction.