Boston still fails student athletes

John Fish?s multimillion-dollar charity works wonders to address deficiencies in Boston?s athletics. But the city has yet to step up.

Beau Biden, shown with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, in 2004.

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Vice President Biden?s son, Beau, dies of brain cancer

The younger Biden was a lawyer, member of the Delaware National Guard and former Delaware attorney general. He was 46.

// Officer shot in face talks of his recovery

John Moynihan is looking forward to looking in the mirror and seeing a smile return to his partially paralyzed face.

Anthrax sent to Mass. lab, Pentagon says

A research lab in Massachusetts is believed to have mistakenly received a shipment of suspected live anthrax samples.

Nadia Alawa sorted donated clothing to be bagged and shipped at a Nashua storage facility.

From small-town N.H., a stream of relief to Syria

A mother of 8 and an all-out force for good, Nadia Alawa built an aid organization in her home, providing supplies, schooling, and more to Syria.

Woman loses arm in Boston Harbor boating accident

A woman lost an arm Saturday night after falling overboard from a recreational vessel near Spectacle Island.

Cambridge fire crews responded to a three-alarm fire at the Martin Luther King Jr. School.

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Crews knock down three-alarm fire in Cambridge

The blaze caused as much as $3 million of damages at the Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge, officials said.

Carolyn Lynch, wife of legendary Fidelity Magellan fund manager Peter Lynch, honed her bridge skills during a long convalescence.

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Trumping all comers, and expectations

Carolyn Lynch, wife of the legendary former Fidelity Magellan Fund manager, has quietly become a world champion bridge player.

Senator Elizabeth Warren told Bunker Hill graduates that she was the first member of her family to attend to college.

Warren uses personal story to inspire Bunker Hill grads

Elizabeth Warren was the first in her family to attend college, but the path to her degree was ?pretty checkered,? she told graduates.

New Boston liquor licenses make slow progress

After making more licenses available, officials expected many applicants from underserved neighborhoods. It hasn?t happened yet.

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 30: Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox loses his bat in the first inning during a game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 30, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)


Reeling Red Sox routed by Rangers

Boston commits three errors on the way to its fifth loss in six games.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Joe Kelly might face final start for Red Sox on Sunday

The righthander has the second worst ERA in the American League.

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Some ?Manhattanhenge? hopes dashed by clouds

The highly-photographed event is a twice-a-year occurrence where the setting sun aligns with the street grid of New York City.

?I?ve never seen anything like it,? worker says of lingering snow pile

Crews from the Boston department of public works are dealing with trash left by the melting snow ? and the job stinks.

// A primer on the free-trade bill

Proponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would reduce tariffs, promote trade, and strengthen international regulations.

The Toy Shop has been a Concord Center fixture for 72 years.

Concord teen turns to crowdfunding to save toy store

After the venerable Toy Shop of Concord announced plans to close, a 16-year-old resident set up a GoFundMe page for the store.

Ground Game

// N.H. endorsement tracker

James Pindell tracks the state?s 115 most desirable endorsements for Democrats seeking the presidency.


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// Turkey on the brink

The country was once seen as ?the shining star of the Muslim world.? Now the gilt has worn off the ruling party.

The Big Picture

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Scenes from daily life in May 2015

From graduations to beautiful beaches to blooming flowers, a look at daily scenes around the world this May.