Cyclist?s death spotlights Mass. Ave. peril

Police and crime investigators were on the scene after a bicyclist killed Friday when she was hit by a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

The tractor-trailer that struck and killed a woman in her 30s in the Back Bay on Friday has been located out of state.

Republican presidential debate

// Clinton team smiles while GOP debates

The zingers of the night didn?t touch her candidacy, and, instead, GOP candidates played to their conservative base.

During Thursday?s debate, Megyn Kelly confronted Donald Trump for previously calling ?women you don?t like ?fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.? ?

Donald Trump misfired, N.H. GOP women say

In N.H., home to the nation?s earliest primary, the state?s leading Republican women called Trump?s comments improper.

// Debate becomes reality TV, and ratings records fall

The debate shattered records for all previous presidential primary debates, even rivaling the audience for ?Sunday Night Football.?

Curt Schilling?s company released just one game, a modestly successful title called ?Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.?

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Lawsuit over Schilling?s firm to be partly settled

A Rhode Island agency sought to recoup some of the $75 million in loan guarantees it had used to lure Curt Schilling?s company to the state.

// College placement exam raises concerns

One three-hour exam decides the fate of many Mass. college students. It isn?t the much-feared SAT, but it?s just as controversial.

Gardner Museum guard doesn?t recall visit

A former security guard said he doesn?t remember letting a man into the museum the night before it was robbed.

// Typhoon threatens China after 10 dead or missing in Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor barreled toward mainland China on Saturday.

Kathleen Boyd (right) and Kristin Livingston reacted to water mist in the MX4D theater at Showcase Cinema de Lux.

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New seating system shakes up cinema

A new screening room in the Revere Showcase theater complex has ?4-D? seating that bombards moviegoers? senses with vibrations and motions.

// Recovered Thoreau account provides a long-lost history

The acquisition is rare and important because it unites three of New England?s leading intellectuals and Transcendentalists.


At 51, Boxford woman going strong in bodybuilding

?The discipline not only helps me physically, but in other aspects of my life,? said championship bodybuilder Lauren Laplante-Rottman.


// Red Sox score early and often, hold off Detroit

Koji Uehara was helped off the field after being hit in the wrist by a line drive, but X-rays were negative.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greeted well-wishers upon arrival on Martha's Vineyard on Friday.

Obama begins Martha?s Vineyard vacation a day early

President Obama and his family arrived in Mass. on Friday, a day earlier than originally scheduled, for a 17-day break.

08/06/15: Foxboro , MA: As a ball boy (right) walks by with an armfull of footballs, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (left) is pictured as he talks to back judge Tony Steratore (112, center) during the New England Patriots practice session this afternoon. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots(1)

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Patriots get lowdown on how NFL will inspect footballs this season

On a visit to Foxborough, NFL official Tony Steratore explained the new procedures on the handling of footballs.

// Historic Nantucket Lightship shines bright in Boston

The beacon of the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 shone brightly Friday during a landmark event in East Boston.

// Hard-core or veteran, there?s a place for you to camp

The key for novices is finding a campground that suits your needs. Here?s how to find one that fits you like Jellystone Park fits Yogi.

Verizon will drop phone contracts, end discounted phones

The move was made in the name of simplification, but it could result in some customers paying more.

love letters

// He?s great, they have fun, but for her, it?s only for now

The issue that has started to crop up is that I don?t view him as ?the one? and never have. I view him more as the ?one for now.?

Ground Game

//[1]-8417.jpg 7 key moments from the Republican presidential debate

Here are seven critical moments from the most consequential day yet in the 2016 Republican presidential race.


Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta

// When doctors make mistakes, the guilt stays with us

The technologist looked at me with piercing eyes and said, ?I know you. You took care of my dad. Because of you, he suffered and died in pain.?

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

70 years after the atomic bombs

The 70th anniversary of the world?s first nuclear attack was marked this week.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

// With hiring apps, companies can get employees on demand

The days of the resume and the sweaty sit-down interview may be dwindling.


// The ?Francis agenda? is making inroads in the US

From the environment to annulments, Francis? priorities are influencing the Church in the United States.

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