Steward sues Globe, serves papers on patient

The hospital operator wants permission to release a patient’s medical records in order to rebut an upcoming Boston Globe story.

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The judge reserved the right to reject Dias Kadyrbayev’s plea in the obstruction case related to the Marathon bombing investigation.

Slain journalist James Foley.

Militants sought $132.5m ransom for James Foley, official says

The demands were sent in e-mails to Foley’s family in New Hampshire, an official said.

Boil-water order issued for Wellesley

The move comes after a test found contamination in the water supply.

Boston’s reputation as a center for ideas and research should distinguish it from the competition in the eyes of the decision-makers at the IOC.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File

Opinion | Andrew W. Lo and Tom Rutledge

Boston’s intellect could boost Olympic bid

There’s no better place to look for solutions to the challenges of hosting the Olympics than to our academic expertise and innovation.

Evan Horowitz

Five years into recovery, Mass. economy still not on track

Recent data show a big gap between where we are and where we’d be if the recession never happened.

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Dozens of people were hospitalized for drug- and alcohol-related illnesses at a June 25 electronic dance concert.

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Governor Jay Nixon said order in the city had been largely restored and that the presence of the Guard was no longer needed.

BetaBoston

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PayPal, which has a notable office in Boston, could be spun off from its parent company as early as 2015.