Medical examiners to bolster staff
The medical examiner’s office hopes hiring more support staff will help reduce a backlog of unfinished autopsy reports.
Blurring the line between fantasy sports, gambling
Local start-up DraftKings denies an accusation often leveled at the company — that it is essentially a gambling operation.
GOP hopefuls to take center stage this week
A platoon of Republican candidates will confront a pair of strong opportunities this week to break free of the field.
Cyberbullying on rise, particularly for teen girls, study says
The percentage of local students who experienced cyberbullying jumped from 14.6 percent to 21.2 percent over six years.
Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin, 54; surgeon cared for others as doctor, patient
Dr. Kaelin was founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple growers anticipate a bountiful harvest this fall
Apple pickers, rejoice: This year promises to be fruitful for New England’s classic autumn treat.
How to attract hummingbirds to your yard
A number of readers wrote distressed that they could not seem to attract hummingbirds to their yards. What to do?
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.
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.