Surveillance and privacy
The case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden reveals a program with few checks and little accountability.
At the White House, no word on president’s coffee 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.
Two hospitals unite on behalf of the battered
Thanks to a partnership between MGH and Mass. Eye and Ear, Melissa Dohme’s face — and life — are slowly being rebuilt.
Schools’ wait lists called a drag on economy
Long lists for vocational and tech schools are creating a bottleneck in training as thousands of jobs go unfilled.
Undecideds in Auburn weigh familiar candidates in Coakley and Baker
As Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley both seek to shake the loser label from 2010, voters who passed on them four years ago are trying to make up their minds.
Taking a pill to prevent HIV
Despite recommendations that gay men take Truvada, a drug meant to protect against HIV infections, concerns and stigma remain, leading some men to hold off.
Where the gubernatorial candidates stand on taxes
Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker have one thing in common: both tread cautiously when it comes to talking taxes.
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.
Startup tackling helmet flaws
With a focus on reducing concussions, fledging company HeadSmart Labs is rethinking some of the ways that football players’ protective gear is used.
Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
INDIANOLA, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over ‘‘the guardians of gridlock’’ in a high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive.
‘‘Hello Iowa. I’m back!’’ Clinton declared as she took the podium.
Often, auto safety unit is slow to act
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a record of missteps.
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.
Search pressed for killer of Pennsylvania trooper
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a State Police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded.
Troopers also set up a checkpoint near the site where they were stopping motorists to ask if they had seen anything that could help with the case.
Fighting in Eastern Ukraine city kills at least 6; Luhansk residents celebrate easing of violence
DONETSK, Ukraine — Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between Ukrainian and rebel forces on the north side of Donetsk, killing at least six people in one of the most serious clashes since the 10-day-old cease-fire came into force.
The airport, where Ukrainian troops are almost surrounded, was on fire, billowing black smoke, and a house and a city market burned just off the main boulevard inside the city.
Various Artists, ‘Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro’
Billy Childs’s “Map to the Treasure,” featuring several guest artists, honors and deconstructs the late Laura Nyro’s legacy.
Cameron Kerry, former top US Commerce official, joins Sidley Austin law firm, will expand Boston office
WASHINGTON — Cameron F. Kerry, a former top official at the US Department of Commerce, is joining Sidley Austin LLP as senior counsel in its privacy, data security, and information law practice, the firm plans to announce on Monday.
Kerry will focus on expanding the firm’s recently opened Boston office.
Cameron announces response plan to beheading of British aid worker
LONDON — After an emergency meeting Sunday with Britain’s top security and military officials to form a response to the beheading of a British aid worker by the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron laid out a plan to support US military action in those two countries but made no commitment to a more vigorous military role.
“This is not about British combat troops on the ground,” Cameron said. “It is about working with others to extinguish this terrorist threat.”
Jhene Aiko, ‘Souled Out’
Promising R&B singer Jhene Aiko makes a confident LP debut with a collection of songs that span an emotional journey.
Renewing health coverage may not be as automatic as government says
WASHINGTON — Millions of consumers will soon receive notices from health insurance companies stating that their coverage is being automatically renewed for 2015, along with the financial assistance they received this year from the federal government. But consumer advocates and insurers say they see a significant potential for confusion because some of the information will be out of date and misleading on costs and other aspects of coverage.
US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
The court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., tore up his tourist visa upon arrival April 10 and admitted to want to experience prison life so that he could investigatethe human rights situation.