Rapid7 of Boston warns of Android flaw
Boston-based computer security company Rapid7 a warning Monday that most of the world’s smartphones and tablet computers running Google Inc.’s Android operating system are susceptible to a security flaw that could let criminals steal users’ personal data.
Car crashes into sports shop in Marblehead
No one was hurt in the crash, but the store suffered “fairly substantial damage,” police said.
Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94
Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan’s wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.
Taking a pill to prevent HIV
Concerns and stigma remain about a new drug meant to protect against HIV infections, leading some gay men to hold off despite recommendations.
Surveillance and privacy
The case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden reveals a program with few checks and little accountability.
Many yet to be persuaded in Mass. governor’s race
Choosing the next governor can take a while when the choices are coming out of 2010’s recycling bin.
Two hospitals team up to aid domestic violence victims
An unusual partnership between Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass. General provides free or lower-cost treatment for victims.
At a White House rich in coffee lore, no word on president’s preference
It turns out that the Obama White House makes it nearly impossible to find the source of its coffee and how it is prepared.
Schools’ wait lists called a drag on the economy
Long lists for vocational and tech schools are creating a bottleneck in training as thousands of jobs go unfilled.
Baker, Coakley steer clear of far-reaching tax talk
Gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley are treading cautiously when it comes to the charged issue.
Fripp plays favorites with a new King Crimson
The first band to tour under the King Crimson name since 2008, the unorthodox septet plays the Colonial Theatre on Monday and Tuesday.
Arab nations offer military role in Mideast
Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State, if the missions are approved by Iraq.
Patriots defense was good, but bigger tests await
Let’s not get too crazy about the Patriots’ defensive dominance — without Adrian Peterson, there wasn’t much punch in the Vikings offense.
Startup tackling helmet flaws
Fledging company HeadSmart Labs is rethinking some of the ways that football players’ protective gear is used.
Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
Hillary Rodham Clinton implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over ‘‘the guardians of gridlock’’ in a high-profile appearance.
Tim McGraw, ‘Sundown Heaven Town’
McGraw follows up 2013’s “Two Lanes of Freedom” with the pleasant if more conventional “Sundown Heaven Town,” out Tuesday.
Boston police wisely jettison outmoded civil service exams
The new test will be well worth the price if the most experienced and well-rounded officers rise through the ranks.
6 dead in fighting in Ukraine
Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between Ukrainian and rebel forces on the north side of Donetsk, killing at least six people.