Officials name gunman, victim in Ottawa shootings

Authorities say Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo before being killed inside Canada’s Parliament building.

Mass. State Police on guard in response to Ottawa attack

The State Police said they increased patrols at key locations around the state, although there is no specific threat in Mass.

Judge tosses Mass. suit against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Attorney General Martha Coakley sued the lenders for refusing to sell homes in foreclosure to nonprofits.

SJC will hear petition to dismiss cases tied to Dookhan

The state’s highest court will consider a request to dismiss the thousands of convictions tied to Annie Dookhan, a disgraced former drug lab chemist.

Worry about Ebola outbreak growing in US, survey says

Forty-one percent of survey respondents said they were worried that they or their family members would be exposed to Ebola.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

// Here come the pay phones

This is no ordinary shopping spree. This is research into a quartet of digital wallets that transmit financial data to retail credit-card terminals.

It will be strange for Bruins fans (and former teammates) to see Johnny Boychuk in Islanders colors. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images


Johnny Boychuk returns to Garden with Islanders Thursday

The popular defenseman, who was traded by the Bruins before the season, is off to a hot start with New York.

Shirley Leung | Magazine

Why do female CEOs get fired more often than male ones?

The reason female CEOs get fired more often may lie in a term you’ve never heard: The Glass Cliff.

Demonstrators protested against the shooting death of Michael Brown last week in St. Louis.

Michael Brown was shot in hand at close range, experts say

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy and an accompanying toxicology report.

// Academic fraud case includes more than 3,100 UNC students

The students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received inflated grades.