Olympic group backs off tax plan

The group may propose public spending for infrastructure, but backed away from a tax financing plan it had not disclosed to the public.

MATTHEW CAVANAUGH FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Expelled under new policy, ex-Amherst College student sues

The lawsuit claims the plaintiff was falsely accused of rape, not given a fair investigation by the college, and denied justice.

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The Baker administration’s decision deals another blow to longstanding efforts to redevelop a prominent city-owned site.

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After initially supporting his bid to be released, prosecutors asked a judge to deny a request for freedom from Darryl “God” Whiting.

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The move comes as outlets seek alternative revenue and marketers try to embed their messages in the programs people consume.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/fb1de9d4bcf843fa96c39dcc4faaa40a-3dd8e4bef09c490b8dad99dd58f12967-0.jpg Anthrax shipments broader than first thought, Pentagon says

The department said 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect anthrax samples.

These days, a different type of weather — such as heat and lightning — is causing some of the commuter rail delays, officials said.

Snow is gone, but delays persist on commuter rail

These days, a different type of weather — such as heat and lightning — is causing some of the delays, officials said.

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The former House speaker made payments to a man he allegedly sexually abused decades ago in return for the man’s silence.

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“If we walk past a restaurant and it has a low rating, we’re not going in,” one diner said.

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BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Tom Brady mum on his suspension appeal at practice

After the Patriots’ offseason workout, the quarterback headed to Harvard Stadium to lead a charity touch football game.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/sil2beetapplesCulinaire.jpg Eating your way through Copenhagen’s red hot culinary scene

Copenhagen has become Europe’s culinary hot spot, as chefs play with new ways of preparing local ingredients.

Santander is among the state’s four largest commercial banks.

Mass. banks still make millions on overdraft fees

The state’s four largest banks collected a combined $517 million in overdraft fees in the first three months of the year.

Dinari (pictured) is one of the two new lions at Franklin Park Zoo.

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New lions make a quiet debut at Franklin Park Zoo

Dinari and Kamaia, a pair of six-year-old cats, came in from Texas after the zoo’s former lion, Christopher, died.

BetaBoston

The Vertex offices in the Innovation District.

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Pricey biotech drugs steer health care to precipice

The biotech industry needs to consider ways to trade short-term “profit maximization” for its own long-term vibrancy, writes Scott Kirsner.

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The parishioners have kept a round-the-clock vigil for more than a decade at the shuttered Scituate church.

The Essex County Bulldogs U12 rugby team practicing a scrum before  a recent match.

Rugby’s popularity rising among American youth

Rugby is the fastest-growing youth game in the nation, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

Ground Game

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James Pindell tracks the state’s 115 most desirable endorsements for Democrats seeking the presidency.

Opinion

Robert Ellis

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The country was once seen as “the shining star of the Muslim world.” Now the gilt has worn off the ruling party.

The Big Picture

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Scenes from daily life in May 2015

From graduations to beautiful beaches to blooming flowers, a look at daily scenes around the world this May.