As push to hire more pathologists stalls, state medical examiner’s office plans to add support staff
By Sept. 1, officials plan to have hired about a dozen workers who will support medical examiners, according to Felix Browne, a spokesman for the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, which oversees the medical examiner’s office,
Study of Boston-area teens suggests cyberbullying on rise
A study of more than 16,000 Boston-area high school students found a substantial increase in cyberbullying between 2006 and 2012—a change driven primarily by young women and the proliferation of cell phones and other technology.
Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin, 54; after her diagnosis, top breast cancer surgeon infused her work with a patient’s perspective
Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin, 54, who lived in Boston and died July 28, was the founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who, after her own breast cancer diagnosis, wrote books and focused on patient education.
Trump fires adviser after racially charged Facebook posts
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired a campaign aide after racially charged Facebook posts surfaced on the aide’s account.
Kerry, in Egypt, discusses balancing human rights and terror fight
Secretary of State John Kerry told Egyptian authorities Sunday that they would not be able to defeat terrorism at home unless they showed greater respect for human rights.
Suspect hunted in killing of Memphis officer
Police were searching Sunday for a male suspect in the fatal shooting of a patrol officer during a traffic stop in Memphis.
Historic Roxbury school’s razing backed
Boston is moving ahead with plans to raze the century-old Dearborn school building this fall and replace it with a new one.
Israeli leader vows ‘zero tolerance’ for Jewish extremists
Israel’s security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have “zero tolerance” for Jewish extremists.
Jen Welter’s NFL job speaks to women’s strength
It is vital that girls and women are able to participate in football – on and off the field.
Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes
Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.
Tired of waiting at Boston RMV? Try Tuesday afternoon
A 23-year-old Brighton resident used an online tool to analyze waiting times and find trends around the state.
Suicide attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey kills 2 soldiers
Kurdish militias carried out a suicide attack on a Turkish military police station in eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, local authorities said.
How to attract hummingbirds to your yard
A number of readers wrote distressed that they could not seem to attract hummingbirds to their yards. Some had hummingbirds last year but they didn’t see them this year. What to do?
Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.
Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches
A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants at two churches in southern New Mexico.
N.Y. health official expects more Legionnaires’ disease cases
A New York City health official says it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in the coming days, amid an outbreak that has killed four and sickened dozens.
Heroine of Mission Hill housing development turnaround is honored
Mission Main, once known as the scene of a racially charged murder case, is now recognized as one of the success stories of public housing. Adline Stallings was recently honored for her key role in the neighborhood’s improvement.
Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time
NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.
Vandals cut short robot’s hitchhiking adventure
HitchBOT had covered a lot of ground since its July 17 departure for San Francisco, including Boston, but was vandalized in Philadelphia.
Canada PM triggers election with vote in October
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.