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Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge in Boston court
Batali, 58, is charged with indecent assault and battery in what appears to be the first criminal charge to arise from a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

A look at Mario Batali?s rise and fall

Prominent professor warned Harvard of sex harassment threat to grad students

Harvard officials received a detailed warning a year ago by a prominent faculty member that graduate students were vulnerable to sexual harassment by powerful professors. 2 hours ago

Trump administration rule rolls back protections for transgender people

A new Health and Human Services rule states that laws banning sex discrimination in health care don?t apply to people?s gender identity. 2 hours ago
Trump has aides vouch that he?s ?very calm?
Dave Epstein

Long weekend will feature plenty of sunshine in New England

This year, our Memorial Day weekend is looking quite nice. 8:30 a.m.

These are the best and worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend

It?s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means you can cue the sunshine, backyard barbecues, and, of course, holiday traffic.

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

Two shark attacks ? including the state?s first fatal attack since 1936 ? rattled beachgoers last year.

Fire up the grill: Your guide to a memorable Memorial Day cookout

Build your perfect menu from these reinvented grilled classics, complementary side dishes, and refreshing desserts.

Swan brake: Orange Line delayed by bird on tracks
The bird delayed service for six minutes, officials said. 2 hours ago

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Pay up or you?ll never see your data again

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and a ProPublica investigation shows that some victims don?t even know they are paying crooks ? and sometimes terrorists ? to regain control. 2 hours ago

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama?s new abortion ban

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions. an hour ago

Racism allegations put MFA in the spotlight
The museum found itself under siege as educators, politicians, and civil-rights activists assailed the reports of disturbing behavior during a Dorchester school?s field trip.

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Jeneé Osterheldt: Racism at the MFA is not an isolated event. It?s a microcosm of life in America

The racism on display at the MFA for the Leadership Academy students is not an isolated event. It?s an ongoing exhibit.

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These pills could kill you
In the US, 90 percent of drugs are generics and nearly all are manufactured abroad. Many of them aren?t what they claim to be. 2 hours ago

Your guide to Boston Calling

Recommended acts, what?s new this year, and a look behind the scenes at Boston?s big music festival 3 hours ago

State veterans boss ?disappointed and angered? over vandalism at Dorchester Vietnam memorial

The vandalism occurred just one day after repairs to the monument were completed from a prior defacement in October. 2 hours ago

Man arrested on drug and weapons charges at R.I.?s Twin River Casino Hotel

Joseph Fortes, 35, was allegedly in possession of ?high-grade fentanyl? and a handgun when troopers arrived at the hotel around 2 p.m. Thursday to assist workers with a reported overdose. 2 hours ago

Someone broke into his house. But they didn?t take anything ... they just cleaned it.

A Marlborough resident came home from work and was surprised to find his house had been thoroughly cleaned. But by whom?
Your view: Creepy cleanliness or unblemished blessing?

Worker rescued after collapse at Lynn apartment building construction site

A construction worker was injured after a large amount of rebar fell on him at the worksite of a Munroe Street apartment building Friday morning. 2 hours ago
Stanley Cup Roundtable

Five questions about Bruins-Blues, answered by our hockey writers

Concerns about Boston?s long break? Edge between Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington? Key on-ice matchup to watch? Who is St. Louis?s agitator? Unsung heroes to watch?

Three students hurt when dump truck hits school bus on I-93 in Randolph

Three of the 15 Norfolk County Agricultural School students on board the bus were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, State Police said. 8:29 a.m.

Wampanoag face opposition from inside and out on Vineyard bingo hall

The Aquinnah Cliffs Casino, which would feature 250 video slot machines, has stalled amid opposition from town officials and some local members of the tribe itself, who argue a casino will ruin the town?s tranquil beauty and close-knit feel.

Victim in Dorchester homicide identified

Boston police have identified the man who was fatally shot Tuesday on Millet Street in Dorchester as 43-year-old Carl Brown. 8:50 a.m.

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Plans to improve Cape Cod bridges could take as much as 15 minutes off summer Saturday delays

State officials hope upgrades like tripling the current width of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges could shorten summer Saturday delays and make the daily commute much faster the rest of the year.
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The fall of Mario Batali
The celebrity chef is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Boston on charges that he groped and kissed a woman in a Back Bay restaurant two years ago.

How to spot and respond to the signs of a stroke
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What we know about the death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard
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John Havlicek tribute celebrates a champion of sport and of life

At Trinity Church, Celtics legends and family friends gathered to say farewell to the great Hondo.