Two missing artworks found at Boston Public Library

The found artworks were displayed by Boston Public Library officials.

Boston Public Library

The valuable artworks have been found at the library ? approximately 80 feet from where they should have been filed.

UMass Amherst paid its commencement speaker for the first time this year, giving $25,000 to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, along with covering his other expenses.

Three Mass. public colleges spent big on speakers

UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, and Westfield State led the way in commencement honorarium spending in the state.

Renters around Boston will be able to reserve an inflatable pub.

Inflatable Irish pub coming to Boston

Local entrepreneurs are hoping to rent out the attraction ? popular in the British Isles ? for corporate gatherings, backyard parties, and more.


13 restaurant dishes that rule Boston

Move over Bristol Burger. RIP Hamersley?s chicken. These are the city?s new classics.

Alan Dershowitz

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Why is Alan Dershowitz suing over a bathroom floor?

Harvard law scholar Alan Dershowitz?s lawsuit against TD Garden has a distinct aroma of ambulance-chasing.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will have to stretch the Cleveland defense with their outside shooting if Golden State is going to win the NBA championship. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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Who will win the NBA Finals?

Cleveland vs. Golden State. The series most NBA fans desired when the playoffs began starts tonight in Oakland.

Members of a teacher's union marched in Mexico City this week.

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Big cities don?t always bring big economic growth

Today?s bursting mega-cities provide fewer economic benefits than those of past centuries.

Amy Schumer at the the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.

At Glamour awards, Amy Schumer spotlights sexism with comedy

Schumer received an award from Glamour magazine, and her acceptance speech unapologetically promotes women?s self confidence.

Data breach affects up to 4 million US workers

The massive breach of personnel information involves the agency that handles security clearances and employee records.

Lawyer calls for ?transparent investigation?

The family of Usaama Rahim is waiting for more evidence to be revealed ?in order to form a reasoned and informed opinion.?

// Usaama Rahim was on FBI?s radar since 2012, Lynch says

US Representative Stephen Lynch said Usaama Rahim was in Saudi Arabia as a freshman, and at the time was a follower of the Muslim Brotherhood.

An FDA panel voted 18-6 in favor of approving Sprout Pharmaceutical?s daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the drugmaker develops a plan to limit its risks.

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FDA panel backs approval of pill hailed as ?female Viagra?

Government health experts stress that the pill must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure, and fainting.

Aaron Hernandez appeared in court last month.


Hernandez scheduled for Dec. trial in South End murders

Prosecutors say the drive-by shooting was sparked by a man spilling his drink on Aaron Hernandez in 2012.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Warren decries stock buybacks, high CEO pay

Senator Warren called on the SEC to launch an examination of rules that allow US firms to buy back billions of dollars of their own stock.

// Baker proposes $83m plan to help MBTA in winter

The plan calls for third rail replacements, switch heater upgrades on outdoor sections of the Red and Orange lines, and other improvements.

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.



// Police transparency requires an open invitation

With the death of Usaama Rahim, Boston became ground zero for the dueling pressures authorities face today.

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.