She sought a fresh start in Maine. Her story had a horrific finish

 Police found the body of 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas early Sunday in her home in Litchfield, Maine.


Kimberly Mironovas left suburban Ashland for Litchfield, Maine. Now her son and two other teens are accused in her killing.

// ‘When he did come up, she sounded scared’

Lukas Mironovas and two friends are accused of strangling and stabbing his mother.

// Veteran WBZ news reporter Lana Jones dies at 62

The veteran news reporter and familiar voice on AM radio died suddenly Wednesday morning at a Worcester hospital.

Deputy sheriff is fatally shot in Norridgewock, Maine

A massive manhunt is underway in Maine for the 29-year-old suspect.

12-year-old Plymouth boy expected to survive after allegedly being stabbed in neck by his mother

A Plymouth woman allegedly stabbed her 12-year-old son with a knife at their home on Wednesday morning and then stabbed herself, Plymouth police said.

// Subway sandwich chain plans 500 US store closings amid global growth

Last year, more than 800 stores went dark, with the total US count dropping to 25,908.

The US Supreme Court will be asked Wednesday to consider a core question of President Trump’s rise to power.

Supreme Court will rule on Trump’s motive for travel ban

The president’s lawyers insisted the ban had nothing to do with religion.

// Prosecutors say Bryon Hefner engaged in a pattern of assaults

Hefner, estranged husband of the former state Senate president, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a number of charges, including sexual assault.

Senator Ed Markey spoke at a news conference last month.

Markey calls on nuclear regulators to protect plants against rising seas

Senator Ed Markey expressed “serious concerns” about how Pilgrim plans to store spent fuel.

// Danish inventor convicted of reporter’s murder, gets life

Peter Madsen denied murdering Kim Wall but confessed to cutting up her body and throwing the parts into the sea.

Automatic for the people: Logan to study if a train (or monorail) should replace shuttles at the airport

Officials will spend $15 million to design and study the feasibility of a “people mover” like the trains or monorails used at other busy airports.


// Boston comic Nick Di Paolo fired by SiriusXM for tweet to ‘future school shooter’

“It’s true,” the comedian wrote on Twitter, “Sirius XM fired me for a poorly worded tweet that warranted suspension at best.”

//[1].jpg Former R.I. governor Lincoln Chafee considers run for old Senate seat

Chafee was a Republican when he lost the seat to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in 2006, but now he’ll run as a Democrat.

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// Debunking the 2016 election ‘economic anxiety’ myth

According to this study, white Americans felt under siege by engines of change.

// Republicans unsettled by narrow win in Arizona

The GOP held onto an Arizona US House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

// The MFA, the FBI, and the 4,000-year-old mummy

If an advanced method of genetic testing could work on an ancient mummy, it could work on some of the FBI’s more difficult criminal cases.

// Scientists release the most detailed star chart of the Milky Way yet

The European Space Agency released the most accurate census yet of stars in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies.


// Hank Azaria willing to ‘step aside’ amid criticism of Apu

The actor performed the “Simpsons” character’s voice at a Tufts commencement ceremony two years ago.

Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold could be the next Browns quarterback.

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Ben Volin’s 2018 NFL mock draft

The teams are about to restock, and this is how our expert sees the first round going (trades included).

// Crazy snake worms are not on the plane — but they may well be in New England gardens

Crazy snake worms are slithering into gardens across New England, and they mean big trouble, experts say.

A scene from the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.

Television Review

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ remains dark and bold

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.


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// ‘Regifting’ transplanted kidneys could ease the organ shortage

A surgeon has transplanted three “regifted” kidneys from previous transplant recipients who died — breaking an unspoken taboo.


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These cars are solid picks for college graduates

The only thing more tearful than the goodbyes of dropping a freshman off at college are the four years of tuition, rent, food and books that follow. The College Board pegs the average annual cost, overall, at in-state institutions at $25,290.