48 people have died in Mass. this year from fires
“Fire continues to take just an awful toll in our state,’’ State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said Tuesday.
Ben Bradlee, at 93; hard-charging journalist who guided Watergate coverage
Bradlee led the Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal.
From Dorie Greenspan’s Paris kitchen to mine
The popular baker shows how simple it is to bake lovely pastries she learned to make from French friends.
Coakley, Baker spar in first one-on-one televised debate
Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker, in their first one-on-one televised debate, on Tuesday night revealed glimpses of their personalities and threw occasional jabs as they attacked one another’s records and plans for the future.
Future uncertain for one of city’s largest law firms
One of Boston’s most prominent law firms — buffeted by partner defections, shrinking demand for work, and changes in the legal industry — is struggling to stay in business after a storied 123-year run of representing shipping magnates, bankers, and other corporate titans.
2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire
A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.
Staples may be the latest target in string of credit card hacks
If its breach is confirmed, Staples would be the latest of many consumer brands that has fallen prey to hackers. Since the retailer Target was hacked in late 2013, hundreds of millions of credit card records and personal records have been stolen, affecting as many as 6 in 10 Americans.
Nurses union says Brigham and Women’s cutting staff to unsafe levels
The accusations, denied by hospital officials, are being aired as a new state law on minimum nursing staff levels takes effect.
Medical labs’ leftovers find uses elsewhere
Kerafast Inc. is helping institutions clean out their freezers and reuse biological materials for new research through an online marketplace — a sort of craigslist for biologists.
Recipe for fruit and nut croquants
Croquants are something like biscotti or mandelbrot except they are baked only once.
Yes, Jeff McCormick is still running for governor
What about McCormick? Why is this political neophyte still running?
After weeks of clashes, Hong Kong takes time out to debate political showdown
BEIJING — Hong Kong’s political showdown shifted Tuesday from the streets to a drab university hall as prodemocracy student leaders faced off with government officials in a primetime debate marked by sweeping discourse but few concessions from either side.
Charlie Baker struggles as Martha Coakley finds her zone
Beneath the dutiful discussion of issues, a psychodrama brewed.
North Korea frees US man; two more still detained
North Korea’s reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub. But Pyongyang refused to hand over two other US citizens who are being held.
Recipe for custardy apple squares
Dorie Greenspan calls this a “back-pocket recipe,” by which she means she can make it when she needs something quick and wonderful.
Ebola causing spike in demand for protective gear
Many hospitals said they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.
Top mortgage firm accused of abuses
An investigation found that Ocwen Financial Corp. inappropriately backdated foreclosure warnings and letters that rejected mortgage loan modifications.
New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans
While banks will see relaxed guidelines for packaging and selling mortgage securities, fewer borrowers likely will need to make hefty down payments.
The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items
Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are false.