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.


Expelled under new policy, ex-Amherst 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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Democrat Martin O'Malley made the announcement Saturday in Baltimore, telling a crowd of about 1,000 people — ‘‘I'm running for you.”

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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.

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

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

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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.

When you choose your plants, consider using the reliable “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” technique.

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Top picks for container gardens, window boxes

Tips on how to add color and interest to your home this summer with portable “gardens” in containers.

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

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


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

An Anheuser Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

Anheuser-Busch producing canned water for flood victims

An Anheuser Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

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.

The Vertex offices in the Innovation District.


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.

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.


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.