Olympic organizers face pressure as plans get revamped

Intense demands are piling up on organizers of the Boston Olympics as they attempt to reestablish credibility and community support.

Jahvon Goodwin (center), 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2012 stabbing death of Rashad Lesley-Barnes.

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Man gets life in prison for killing MBTA passenger

Jahvon Goodwin, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2012 stabbing death of Rashad Lesley-Barnes.

State panel approves nurse staffing rules

A Health Policy Commission on Wednesday approved the state?s first-ever mandate on nurse staffing in hospital intensive care units.

Mass. man fighting with Kurds killed in battle with ISIS

Keith Broomfield was killed in battle on June 3 near the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish fighter said.

Nobel Prize laureate Tim Hunt

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Comments on ?girls? in science highlight persistent gap in field

Women are outnumbered in laboratories ? often dramatically ? in 80 percent of world nations, including the US.

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The man?s death unnerved some tenants of the 126-unit building known as Fort Point Place, which caters to professionals.

Medicare patients given millions of tranquilizers

A Fall River psychiatrist ranked behind only four other doctors in the US for tranquilizer prescriptions in 2013.

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Gen Xers are still paying off student loans while raising families on wages that have barely budged in recent years.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) spoke while Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin listened during a news conference in front of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.

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N.Y. prison escapees may be in Vermont

Two inmates who escaped this weekend from an upstate New York prison may have gone across the border to Vermont, officials said.

The Spanish Navy's Juan Sebastian De Elcano is coming to Boston.

Boston Harbor to host series of Tall Ships this summer

Visitors will be able to climb aboard and take tours of the historic vessels coming from as far as Portugal and Spain.

John L. Allen Jr. | Analysis

Tribunal is meant to hold bishops accountable

Pope Francis approved a tribunal to judge bishops charged with failing to apply the Church?s ?zero tolerance? policy for abuse of minors.

Opinion | Ellen Goodman

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/10/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/caitlynjenner200-1207.jpg Caitlyn Jenner?s cover is not just a display of sexism

Why couldn?t Caitlyn come out as a 65-year-old woman rather than a 25-year-old starlet?

Chen Jun Li a cook at Shojo in Chinatown, held an order of suckling pig bao at the gate of the neighborhood.


Where to eat and what to order in Boston?s Chinatown

These 14 restaurants get it right, from sublime dumplings to classic, crispy duck.

Maynard girl gets birthday surprise ? her father home from the Army

Macenzie Rampley knew her third-grade class would help celebrate her ninth birthday, but she didn?t know her father would be there, too.

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Brett Lawrie?s bat cracked in half during a game and flew into the stands, hitting Tonya Carpenter in the face.

Walsh took to Twitter Wednesday.

Mayor Walsh ?rickrolls? resident during Twitter chat

Walsh may have danced around some Olympics questions, but he happily used a musical Internet fad for some laughs.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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The state?s economy generates about $68,000 for every person in the state, which puts us ahead of Sweden, Canada, and the US.

Ground Game

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The debate rules mean that some Republicans with weighty resumes will be excluded from participating.


Kent Greenfield

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The ?watch at your own peril? policy has long been standard, but today?s fans don?t really understand the risks.

The Big Picture


Volcanic activity 2015

From Japan to Chile, volcanoes have erupted in dramatic fashion recently, causing destruction and prompting evacuations.