Boston judge got $550,000 in free legal help

Judge Raymond Dougan received more than $550,000 in free legal services from a top Boston law firm to defend him against bias charges.

An independent report said the IRS developed “inappropriate criteria” that gave more scrutiny to conservative groups.

Obama tries to control damage on three fronts

The White House is seeking to insulate itself from the fallout over Benghazi, IRS scrutiny of conservative groups, and the monitoring of phone records at the AP.

President Barack Obama spoke Monday during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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The Obama scandals

In fretting about the Tea Party and leaks to the press, the Obama administration is showing an unprecedented display of paranoia.

Lenny Holtzman, hairstylist to the Kennedys, worked on Paige Leavitt’s hair while assistant Genevieve Bothwell waited to color it.


A costly lesson at for-profit training schools

As graduates leave for-profit trade schools with plenty of debt but not enough skills to get hired, attorneys general are taking a closer look.

Just when Boston fans needed a big lift, the struggling Bruins rose and provided a stunning win over the Leafs.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Thank you, Bruins, we needed that win

We needed something fun to take our minds off the tragic events of last month, and the Bruins’ miracle comeback against Toronto provided that.

City transportation officials hope to introduce cycle tracks, bike lanes separated from the street by a barrier, on a few sections of busy roads.

With crash data, Boston tries to make bicycling safer

A report with a slew of statistics on crash locations and times, helmet use, and bicyclist and motorist behavior compiles years of ­data on bike collisions in the city.

Angelina Jolie shown with her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died of cancer.

Angelina Jolie’s preventive surgery shows harsh choices

The actress made the decision to have a double mastectomy after a blood test detected a genetic defect that made breast cancer all but certain in her lifetime.

$25 million loan aimed at saving homes

Boston Community Capital plans to use the mortgage-backed loan from East Boston Savings Bank to buy properties and sell them back to owners.

Chief Steve Abraira replied that he had acted appropriately.

Deputies criticize Boston fire chief in letter

Thirteen deputy Boston fire chiefs said Chief Steve Abraira failed to show leadership at the scene of the Marathon bombings.