McLaughlin probe takes aim at rigged inspections

Prosecutors are looking into whether federal officials or others tipped off former Chelsea housing chief Michael McLaughlin about “surprise” apartment inspections.

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, says donations have more than doubled during the time that Richard Berman has attacked him.

Broken City

Washington’s robust market for attacks, half-truths

A look inside an industry of distortion, where unnamed corporations pay richly to bend the debate their way.

Giant Powerball jackpot is sold in Florida

One ticket, sold in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million.

Christine Keene of Lubec, Maine, checked one of her mother’s glass eel nets in the Penobscot River.

Eel fishing has been a boon to many in Maine

Soaring prices have brought a welcome windfall to residents who net the slippery little fish. But warning signs are on the horizon.

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White House says Obama was not involved in IRS targeting

A White House adviser said President Obama did not know the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups even as Republicans pressed for more answers.

The nurses assigned to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at Beth Israel Deaconess felt ambivalent but duty-bound to care for him.


For bombing suspect’s nurses, angst gave way to duty

The nurses assigned to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at Beth Israel Deaconess did what they had to do, and did it well.

// MGH guard brings his gifts to Haiti, his ancestral home

Harold Roy hopes to transform the security officers for Zanmi Lasante, the sister organization of the Boston-based charity Partners in Health, into first responders.

John Tortorella didn’t feel much like talking after his Rangers lost to the Bruins Thursday night in overtime in Game 1.

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Rangers’ John Tortorella has always been intense

The 54-year-old Concord native and Rangers coach has matched his edgy personality with an insatiable appetite for practice and a relentless will.

summer arts previe | theater

// For fringe theaters, summer is a season of opportunity

Joey C. Pelletier, artistic director of Heart & Dagger Productions, makes sure that each one of his fringe theater company’s seasons features a summer show.

Globe 100

Tech firms guiding stars for Mass. economy

Technology companies dominate the Globe 100 list again this year, but other sectors are following their lead.


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Red Sox 12, Twins 5

David Ortiz admires his three-run homer in the first. He added an RBI single and a two-run blast for six RBIs.

David Ortiz, Red Sox crush the Twins

The Red Sox DH drove in six with a pair of home runs to right field as the Red Sox beat the Twins, 12-5.



The bedroom at Blantyre (left) and the appetizer of grilled foie gras at Wheatleigh.

Berkshires inns offer high quality, higher costs

Two of the state’s top inns, Blantyre and its nearby rival, Wheatleigh, are internationally ranked and exorbitantly priced.