No record of academy head’s doctoral degree

Records show that Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has exaggerated her own academic achievement.

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James “Whitey” Bulger could be seen seated in the back seat of an SUV as he arrived at the courthouse this morning.

Jury selection begins in trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

The selection of impartial jurors is the first challenge in what is expected to be a lengthy, complex trial.

Military leaders reject effort to shift authority in assault cases

Testifying before Congress, US military leaders insisted that commanders maintian their authority to mete out justice in sexual assault cases.

// In challenge to GOP, Obama nominates 3 to appeals court

In announcing the nominations, President Obama declared that Republicans have ‘‘cynically’’ used Senate procedures to block past nominees.


Opinion | TOM KEANE

Don’t get rid of Boston Redevelopment Authority

Ceding away the mayor’s power to control development would result in fragmented plans and the rule of NIMBYism.

Johnny Boychuk gets his money’s worth on a clearout of Brenden Morrow near the net in the third period.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins proving that they were never underdogs

The idea that the Bruins were going to be overmatched and outclassed by the skill, skating, and scoring aptitude of the Penguins is finished.

On Hockey

// How have the Penguins lost their way?

While the Bruins have put on a clinic so far to grab a 2-0 series lead, the favored Penguins have all but put brown bags over their heads.

// Boston Medical looks to shut a site, cut 85 beds

Boston Medical Center is bracing for state and federal budget cuts and intensified pressure to shift more care to outpatient settings.


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10 years later

In his first draft as a major league GM, Theo Epstein (right) made David Murphy his first pick in 2003 — not a bad start.

Theo Epstein’s 1st Red Sox draft was hit and miss

Ten years ago, Epstein, as a new GM, hoped to restock the Red Sox farm system. But only 4 picks from his 1st draft ever made the majors.


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Book REview

Among author Dean King’s characters in the Hatfield-McCoy feud, William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield was an important one. The 1890 hanging of Ellison “Cotton Top” Mounts in Pikeville, Ky., is believed to be the feud’s last death.

‘The Feud’ by Dean King

In his book about the Hatfield-McCoy feud, King delivers outsized characters, shootouts, manhunts, and posses on the prowl.

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Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.