Police ‘close’ to answer in South Boston slaying

Local officials prepared to hold a community meeting Monday evening to address the fears of residents.

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Bulger begins defense

“Whitey” Bulger’s defense team has 15 people listed as witnesses, including Marion Hussey, the longtime girlfriend of Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi.

Police search lake in Aaron Hernandez’s Conn. hometown

Divers are searching a lake in Bristol, Conn., although police declined to say what they were looking for.

Martin Indyk will be Secretary of State John Kerry’s point man in the Israeli-Palestinian talks, which are set to begin tonight.

Ex-US ambassador to Israel to shepherd peace talks

Martin Indyk will be Secretary of State John Kerry’s point man in the Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Edward Markey, on the Senate subway, is navigating new corridors and customs.


New title, familiar elements for Edward Markey

Markey is the longest-serving representative in history to make the leap to the rarefied ranks of the Senate.

Pope Francis said gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.

Pope says he won’t judge gay priests

‘‘If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?’’ Pope Francis asked at a news conference.

Doug Wood inspected a bag of rockweed he harvested off the Maine coast in early July.

Maine’s rockweed harvesters trigger disputes

Harvesters have clashed with critics over the environmental impact and over who actually owns the valuable marine resource.

If there is a suspension, Alex Rodriguez would fight it, a source close to the player told the Daily News.

MLB offers Alex Rodriguez a plea deal

If the Yankees third baseman accepts the deal, he would be suspended for this season and next in exchange for avoiding a lifetime ban.


opinion | jennifer graham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/jennifergraham0729-1658--90x90.jpg Make way for turkeys?

The suburbs and exurbs are full of people for whom “bleeding heart” is a description, not a meal.