Drawing the lines in the Lyme disease battle

Angry patients question treatment — or lack of it — yet with tests often inconclusive, some doctors think the condition is overdiagnosed.

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi testified that he watched as James “Whitey” Bulger strangled his girlfriend, Debra Davis, shown here with Flemmi in the late 1970s.

With long odds, Bulger will have his day in court

The list of charges James “Whitey” Bulger is facing — including 19 killings — is extensive as the trial opens this week.

// Democrats gear up for Edward Markey

The memory of a Senate special election loss to Republican Scott Brown in 2010 is fueling the party’s ground game in Mass.

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Thousands gathered in Istanbul on Sunday in another protest agains the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s prime minister rejects ‘dictator’ claims

The comments by the country’s prime minister came as protesters moved back into a square in Istanbul that was the site of fierce anti-government outbursts.

Tanks belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen during a military operation against rebels near Aleppo.

Syrian fighting spills into Lebanon

Syrian rebels fought with Hezbollah gunmen in Lebanon, a security official and local media said Sunday, in the latest sign the civil war is spreading.

Jose Nunez helped his daughter, Floritelka, and his son, Francisco, cross a street in Fields Corner.

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Diversity of cyclists growing in Boston

Advocates say more should be done to bring together riders and policymakers.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stretched to make a save on a shot by Sidney Crosby in the third period of Game 1.

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Bruins’ Tuukka Rask shuts down Penguins

While Pittsburgh lost its cool in Game 1, Rask continued putting the Penguins’ scoring touch in cold storage.

Marconi Beach in Wellfleet took a pounding this winter

One more winter blow: disappearing Cape beaches

The dramatic new landscaping is the result of a flurry of nasty nor’easters that punished Cape Cod over the winter.


Welfare waste

Governor Deval Patrick shouldn’t let a shoot-the-messenger mentality overcome the need to address genuine public outrage over systemic flaws that led to past waste, fraud, and corruption.

Economy appears to be on solid footing — for now

The US economy is supported by solid fundamentals, but also facing some headwinds at home and abroad.


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