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Fla. man ‘not capable’ of alleged attack, father says

In an emotional telephone interview, the father of the man who was shot by an FBI agent Wednesday said “They killed my son and then they made up a reason to explain it.”

// Obama to address security issues

The president is expected to talk about use of US drone strikes and reaffirm efforts to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Beacon Hill church director accused of stealing funds

Edward J. MacKenzie, 54, was indicted on charges of racketeering, extortion, bribery, and money laundering.

Mass. tries to retain $250 million for hospitals

The “Bay State boondoggle” is at risk as Congress considers a bill that would end extra payments for Massachusetts hospitals.

Jacoby Ellsbury follows through on a single in the second inning on Wednesday.

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Red Sox should fight to keep Jacoby Ellsbury

Only a handful of players have a skillset like Ellsbury, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Rangers fans pour into Madison Square Garden to see the Rangers, but elsewhere around the city many fans ignore them.

Dan Shaughnessy

New York just isn’t a hockey kind of town

There is no buzz in the city around the Rangers, who trail far behind the Knicks, Yankees, Giants and Jets for local attention.

Chris Curtis, shown at the West Concord 5&10 in February, spent two weeks a year in Tornado Alley.

West Concord personality chases his last storm

Christopher M. Curtis II, 49, spent two weeks a year chasing storms. But just hours after writing about the Oklahoma tornadoes, he died in his sleep.

Tech Lab

Your smartphone, maximized

Don’t let bloatware suck your phone’s memory: Delete apps you don’t need, shut off Facebook notifications, and clear the cache.

GOP Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez (right) is urging opponent Ed Markey to release his tax returns.

Gabriel Gomez reports 6 years of income to be $10.1 million

The Republican nominee for the US Senate special election paid an effective tax rate of 21 percent over that period.