Man talked of Pamela Geller in terror scheme

The plan to make the political activist a potential target may have been ?wishful thinking,? a police official said.

// Family members of slain man to speak out today

Usaama Rahim, who was the target of a terrorism probe, was killed after allegedly approaching investigators with a knife.

Ussama Rahim in the 2007 Brookline High yearbook.

Slain man?s online activity embraced rage, radicalism

Facebook accounts linked to Usaama Rahim, the man killed by anti-terrorism officers, offer a window into his state of mind.

Boston, MA., 04/27/15, Jeffrey Leiden, CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Vertex shareholders reject multimillion-dollar bonuses

The advisory vote amounts to a rebuff of management as the company awaits a decision on US approval of an important drug.

// Pamela Smart?s teen lover paroled after nearly 25 years

William Flynn was 16 when he and three friends participated in Smart?s alleged plot to kill her husband in N.H.

// Under new Olympic plan, New Bedford would host sailing

It would be the first change under the committee?s new Olympic venue plan.

Evan Horowitz | Quick study

// What will the Olympics cost ? and who?s paying?

Even a frugal Olympics could easily cost $12 billion to $15 billion, and it?s hard to raise a sum like that without public dollars.

// Judge grants new trial in death of D.C. intern Chandra Levy

Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing the 24-year-old woman who was romantically linked with then-US Rep. Gary Condit.

Xander Bogaerts is batting .287 this season.

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Alex Speier

It looks like Xander Bogaerts has really turned a corner

Comfortable at both shortstop and the plate, the 22-year-old has been a bright spot for the Red Sox this season.

Yvonne Abraham

// Mayor Walsh on the wrong side of marijuana debate

This is a losing battle for Walsh, and not just because he hasn?t got time for it. Legalization is not just inevitable. It?s right.

// Plan for Faneuil Hall makeover runs into resistance

The Boston Landmarks Commission denied plans for new glass enclosures alongside the marketplace?s central building.

The tower at 500 Boylston Street.

Two Back Bay office buildings on market for $1.5 billion

The high price of the adjacent towers could lead to one of the biggest real estate deals ever in Boston.

Fox?s Megyn Kelly conducted an interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

Fox News via AP

Duggars give interview in wake of molestation allegations

Family members from TLC?s ?19 Kids and Counting? spoke to Fox, including a sister who says she was a victim of Josh Duggar.


// As ships approach, blue whales don?t know what to do

A new study documents just how bad blue whales are at avoiding collisions with large ships.

// Planning to cash a bad check? It?s going to cost you more

Trying to deposit a bad check, even innocently, is going to cost you 20 percent more starting this week.


// Caitlyn Jenner?s multifaceted statement

The mirror Jenner and photographer Annie Leibovitz are holding up reflects us far more than its subject.

This photo provided by Dunkin' Donuts on Monday, May 5, 2014 shows a selection of the doughnuts they sell. The restaurant chain Dunkin' Donuts is testing whether that deep-fried classic American snack, the doughnut, can compete successfully against entrenched competition from some of the world?s most famous sweet snacks in their own homelands, including the waffle in Belgium, apple strudel in Austria and the Danish in Denmark. (AP Photo/Dunkin' Donuts)

Celebrate ?National Donut Day? with a free doughnut

Dunkin? Donuts and Cumberland Farms are giving out free doughnuts on Friday to anyone who buys a drink.

Ground Game

// 2016 candidate Graham has problems in home state

Senator Lindsey Graham?s worst-case scenario ? losing the South Carolina primary badly ? could be politically fatal.


Dan Payne

// Hillary Clinton is political, but her foundation isn?t

Judging by the politics of its donors, people give and support the foundation without regard to Clinton?s campaign.

The Big Picture

A survivor is rescued by divers from the Dongfangzhixing or ?Eastern Star? vessel which sank in the Yangtze river in Jianl

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The Big Picture

Chinese cruise liner?s sinking

The recovery effort continued Wednesday for victims of the cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River in China earlier this week during a storm.