Prison time capped in fallout from drug lab scandal

The SJC addressed potentially thousands of cases where guilty pleas were made based on evidence handled by a disgraced chemist.

// Under pressure to resign, city planner wants to be fired

If he was fired, Boston?s chief city planner could take advantage of a benefit that would double his pension to $71,000 a year.

// Tennis champion Bob Hewitt sentenced to six years in prison

Charges of rape and assault against the retired doubles tennis champion were the result of a Globe investigation.

A deputy stood guard near a group of bikers in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday.

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About 170 facing charges after Waco biker shootout

Authorities increased security in the Central Texas town following the melee Sunday that left nine bikers dead.

// Kerry calls for more pressure on N. Korea over ?horrendous? acts

Speaking in South Korea, the secretary of state blasted Pyongyang for ?grotesque, grisly, horrendous, public displays of executions.?

// Pawtucket Red Sox president James Skeffington dies

The attorney was part of a 10-member group that purchased the team in February.

// Trial set for man accused in kidnapping, killing of Boston woman

Jury selection in the trial of 30-year-old Edwin Alemany is expected to start Monday in Suffolk Superior Court.

President Obama spoke in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

Obama bans some military-style gear given to police

The president is also putting stricter controls on other weapons and equipment distributed to law enforcement.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at an NFL press conference announcing new measures for the league's personal conduct policy during an owners meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Irving, Texas. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell looks on at left. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)


?Defiant and angry? Kraft speaks out on Deflategate

?To receive the harshest penalty in league history is just not fair,? the Patriots owner told Sports Illustrated?s Peter King.

Caption :Ted Wells, lead investigator in the Deflategate scandal.

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Wells Report author needs to speak up

It seems Ted Wells wasn?t totally genuine about the availability of locker room attendant Jim McNally.

// Patriots bring back linebacker Brandon Spikes, report says

Spikes played for the Bills last season, but is returning to New England on a one-year deal.

// An inspired ending for Don Draper ? and for ?Mad Men?

The AMC show went out on top, and with a big exclamation point at the very end.

// Northeastern to turn city park into athletics complex

The school will share the $26 million state-of-the-art intramural athletics complex with the public and youth sports leagues.

Dean Potter is famous for pushing the boundaries of climbing by going up some of the world?s most daunting big walls and cliffs alone, using his bare hands and without ropes.

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Extreme athlete dies in BASE jumping accident

Dean Potter, who grew up in New Hampshire, was renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps.

// Pakistani firm at the center of a global fake degree scam

The company Axact appears to have turned the centuries-old scam of selling fake academic degrees into an Internet-era scheme.

// Taylor Swift wins 8 Billboard Awards; Kanye West gets booed

Swift is now the most decorated artist in the show?s history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks? 19-win record.

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// Jurors hand down death sentence for Tsarnaev

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// Time for the Chamber of Commerce to embrace clean

There?s one thing the new CEO can do to bring the organization into the 21st century: pay more attention to clean energy.

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