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Cleveland kidnappings

Charges expected as police detail living conditions

The chief of the Cleveland police said that three kidnapped women had been tied up inside the house and that investigators found ropes and chains.

State regulators set to vote on marijuana regulations

Under the final rules to be voted on today, dispensaries would be required to hire an independent lab to test their products for contaminants.

“My bat speed has been the same since the first day I got here,” David Ortiz said.

Dan Shaughnessy

David Ortiz rejects talk of steroid use

Ortiz, 37, is off to a torrid start and has a 27-game hit streak. But he said his success is from hard work, not doping. “Guaranteed,” Ortiz said.

EMC restructuring plan will cut 1,004 jobs

The cuts are part of an $80 million cost-reduction initiative announced earlier this year to retool much of the Hopkinton data storage giant.

// Worcester bishop failed 3 sobriety exams

An officer halted Bishop Robert J. McManus’s field sobriety test because he feared that McManus would fall and injure himself.

Adrian Walker

// It’s time to bury this story

Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial needs to stop drawing atten­tion from the tragedy he wrought. This is a distraction from our mourning.

Self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo (left) and former priest John Geoghan


Reviled figures typically laid to rest outside public view

A number of infamous figures, from Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo to defrocked priest John Geoghan, have been laid to rest with minimal outrage.

// Painful waiting game in family’s quest to save a leg

The Marathon bombing sheared off Marc Fucarile’s right leg in a millisecond. It spared the left, but not by much.

// Father of bomb suspect’s friend battles to free son

Amir Ismagulov is waging a one-man campaign for his son, Azamat Tazhayakov, who was arrested on charges of helping to cover for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Bernie Zak of Brookline launched a Twitter campaign after UCLA put him on the waiting list.

Brookline student lobbies UCLA on Twitter

Senior Bernie Zak believes his Twitter campaign, called #ACCEPTBERNIEUCLA, may have put him over the top.


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Twins 6, Red Sox 1

Plate ump Jeff Nelson wants to play ball, but Red Sox manager John Farrell wants to argue a call in the eighth.

Errors, bad breaks all add up to Red Sox loss

The Twins had a four-run eighth inning, fueled by Red Sox miscues, that left John Farrell seething and led to a Minnesota win.


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Above left: Hilda Belcher’s “Arabella Martin.”

Watercolors with a keen and humane eye

An exhibition of Hilda Belcher’s work at Martha Richardson Fine Art reveals her to be a portraitist of exquisite sensitivity.