US hostage dies in military rescue attempt in Yemen

President Obama said he ordered the rescue attempt, in which a South African also was killed, because of ??imminent danger.??

Dish Network and CBS ended their dispute over carriage fees early Saturday.

CBS, Dish Network reach agreement over fees

The deal means WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV remain available for Dish Network subscribers.

Foxborough-12/06/14- High School Superbowls- Cohasset vs Littleton- Cohasset's Nicholas Hall is congratulated after a 2nd qtr touchdown. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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Cohasset turns tables on Littleton in Division 6

Cohasset lost to Littleton in last season?s title game, but Cole Kissick led the charge as Cohasset won this year.

// Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power and toppled trees in a region still haunted by massive death and destruction from another storm last year.

President Barack Obama hosted newly elected governors, including Charlie Baker (far left), at the White House Friday.

Charlie Baker meets with President Obama

The governor-elect said he felt confident about collaborating with an administration more accustomed to Democrats from Mass.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Challenges face Ashton Carter at Pentagon

The former Harvard scholar, now President Obama?s nominee for defense secretary, will have to build consensus amid a sea of security issues.

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Governor Patrick eyes job at MIT

As he prepares to leave office in January, the outgoing governor appears to be aiming for a job in academia.

Mark Wahlberg spoke to reporters during the premiere of

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As Mark Wahlberg seeks a pardon, some aren?t ready to forgive

To those who remember the havoc Wahlberg wreaked, his request to erase his teenage offenses from the record is infuriating.

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Another night of protests in area over Eric Garner decision

About 600 protesters marched through Somerville and Cambridge, blocking major roads Friday night as they demonstrated ?die-ins.?

Will Middlebrooks batted just .191 with two home runs in 215 at-bats last season. (File/AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Will Middlebrooks at a crossroads with Red Sox

After two injury-filled seasons, plus the Sox? addition of Pablo Sandoval, Middlebrooks might need a fresh start elsewhere.

Galaxy star Landon Donovan will be going after his sixth MLS Cup title.

Landon Donovan wants to go out a winner vs. Revolution

The Los Angeles Galaxy star and US soccer icon plays his final game Sunday in the MLS Cup.

Joe Thompson, director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, looked out a window in Building 6 on the museum?s campus, which is in the process of being restored.

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In the shadow of a masterpiece

Downtrodden North Adams has benefited little from hosting the sprawling Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

 Jonathan Carr of Carr?s Ciderhouse would be hurt by not being able to distribute his cider to retailers.

Mass. farmer-wineries decry change to law

Legislators accidentally deleted a provision allowing the businesses to distribute their wine and cider to retailers.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. said the alternative path would follow existing rights-of-way along utility lines, meaning it would cross fewer Massachusetts communities.

Facing opposition, company to reroute gas pipeline

A Houston energy company says it will pursue an alternative route that bypasses many Mass. communities.

Adnan Syed was found guilty in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. ?Serial,? an NPR podcast, has examined his case.

?Serial? finds its spot in serialized entertainment

The NPR distributed podcast tells the story of Hae Min Lee, a high school student who was murdered by strangulation 15 years ago.


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// Eric Garner outrage overshadows major reforms

New York City is taking steps to focus on mental health in its justice system, which could serve as a model for other cities.

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The Big Picture

Rio de Janeiro?s affordable housing crisis

The city is dealing with a housing crisis daily, with about 220,000 people without a proper place to live.