Gunman, 3 others dead in central Maine shooting

A police officer walked outside a house where two women and a man were shot to death in Oakland, Maine, on Thursday.

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Two women and a man were shot to death inside a house in Oakland and the gunman?s body was found outside.

// Brigham, hospital critic clash as wife has surgery

An episode involving security and a court order is the latest twist in the battle between the hospital and Dr. Hooman Noorchashm.

The first-degree murder trial of Phillip E. Carrington (right), began on Tuesday.

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Opinion | Yvonne Abraham

Real life more chaotic, terrifying than a court document

An abuser?s hold on his victim defies reason and mocks the will.

//[1]-1050--90x90.jpg Bomb ?more likely than not? caused plane crash, Cameron says

Russian and Egyptian officials dismissed the idea that a packed Russian jet was brought down by a bomb as premature speculation.

// EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016

The refugee emergency has already proved a stern test of European Union border and reception capacities.

// Fatal South End crash remains under investigation

The crash on Thursday left a woman in her 70s dead and a second woman injured.

Philip Chism appeared in Salem Superior Court on Wednesday.

Jury selection resumes in Philip Chism murder trial

The teenager is accused of raping and murdering Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in 2013.

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This small business is making it big

The DIY couple behind Rustic Marlin is taking their artisanal business out of the garage and into commercial space.

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Freakout over Zipcar spaces shows perils of free parking

Boston can?t accommodate the number of people who might like to park for free. And it shouldn?t try.

// Patriotic displays at games? They?re basically paid ads

The Pentagon has spent $6.8 million since 2012 on questionable marketing contracts with sports teams, including $700,000 to the Patriots.

//[1]-1761--90x90.jpg George H. W. Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography

Bush said that Cheney acted too independently within George W. Bush?s administration, and that Rumsfeld ?served the president badly.?

// Ben Carson believes Joseph built Egypt?s pyramids to store grain

After a 17-year-old video surfaced with the GOP candidate making the claim, he confirmed to CBS that he still thinks it?s true.

divided nation

// Amid ouster cries, immigrants aid economy in Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa, has made a remarkable recovery in recent years, in part due to the contributions of immigrant workers.

Sebastian Vollmer doing what he does best: protecting Tom Brady.

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Sebastian Vollmer is holding the line at left tackle

Injuries forced the Patriots to move Vollmer from right to left, where he is protecting Tom Brady?s blind side.

album review | ROCK

// New box set recalls Bob Dylan on the ?Cutting Edge?

?The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12,? an exhaustive new box set, pulls back the curtain on a seminal period of Dylan?s recording history.

// Top moments from the CMAs

Steven Tyler had a lot of fun at the Country Music Awards last night, as did Justin Timberlake and winner Miranda Lambert.


// What we don?t get about homework

An organization based out of Stanford University works with school districts to focus on quality, not quantity, of assignments.


//[1]-3892--90x90.jpg Ken Oringer to close Clio at end of year

The French-American restaurant will close at the end of the year and reopen in early 2016 as an expanded and updated version of Uni.

The Big Picture

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The World Indigenous Games

Brazil recently hosted the new international event in which 2,000 athletes competed from 30 countries.


Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

// Apple TV is slick, but still can?t solve streaming chaos

Apple TV is not decisively better than rival boxes from Roku, Google, or Amazon.


// Amid leaks scandal, new Vatican book exposes greed and waste

?Merchants in the Temple? paints a picture of a bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste, and secrecy.