CVS pays $3.5m to settle federal probe

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It is believed to be the largest such settlement in state history, according to federal law enforcement authorities.

MassHealth to pay for hepatitis C drugs for all infected members

The state had previously required that many patients show evidence of liver damage before the powerful drugs became available.

Mass. man charged with plotting Islamic State inspired attack

Alexander Ciccolo’s apartment in Adams contained several partially constructed Molotov cocktails.

Scott Kirsner | innovation economy

// I come to bury voice mail, not to praise it

Be honest: When was the last time you listened to your voice mail?

// Vermont reaches $5.9m settlement in ski resort probe

The settlement was related to a fraud investigation of real estate developments at two ski resorts, including Jay Peak.

//[1]-8896.jpg Martin Meehan closes campaign account with $4.35m balance

The move essentially ends the UMass president’s career in politics.

University of Massachusetts trustees will vote on how much to raise student costs on July 14.

UMass to raise student fees after modest state funding boost

It is not a question of whether tuition and fees will increase, but by how much.

// At Pilgrim, a probe into whether backup generators were offline

Federal regulators are investigating whether emergency diesel generators at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station were offline.

// Al Gore’s daughter arrested in Boston pipeline protest

Karenna Gore will be arraigned Friday on charges stemming from the arrest.

// State won’t cross Southie over Spooky World-style event

In the ongoing tension between longtime South Boston residents and newcomers, score one for Old Southie.

// Disney World is erasing evidence of alligators, crocodiles

Depictions of Louis, a trumpet-playing alligator, were among those removed after a 2-year-old was killed in an attack at a park resort.

Adnan Syed was seen before a hearing in February.

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Judge grants new trial to Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast

A Baltimore judge has granted a new trial to a convicted murderer at the heart of the popular “Serial” podcast.

// Man, 49, dies in Methuen car crash

A 49-year-old Beverly man died after he lost control of his car while exiting Interstate 93 at a high rate of speed.

// Got $425,000? These Back Bay parking spots could be yours

Do you have nearly half a million dollars to spend but nowhere to stash your car? You’re in luck.


// Throwback Thursday: Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck

A walk down memory lane to see six nearly-forgotten moments from the careers of the two local stars.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Fireworks, Dylan, and a friendly giant

Everything fun to do around Boston over the Fourth of July weekend.

// Boston officials plead for peace over Fourth of July weekend

The July 4th weekend has historically been one of the city’s most violent, with an average of 12 shootings each year.


// Mike Tirico gets uncharacteristically warm sendoff from ESPN

The network generally eschews sentimental farewells, but an exception was made for the accomplished veteran.

The interior of a Tesla Model S is shown in autopilot mode in San Francisco, California, U.S., April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage/File Photo


In a first, self-driving car driver killed in Florida collision

The driver of a Tesla car using the ‘‘autopilot’’ automated driving system died in a collision with a truck in Florida last month.

//[1]-9946.jpg Vince Wilfork bares all on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue

The former Patriots defensive lineman is one of 19 athletes who will appear nude in the issue, which hits newsstands next week.


// Which were the real Sox — those of April/May or June?

A 10-16 month seemed to expose a lot of flaws, and Dave Dombrowksi has to decide what he has.

The scene at Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 29.

Austrians are the most likely to sunbathe nude (and other fun beach behavior facts)

If you’re headed to the beach this holiday weekend, you should know your fellow beachgoers are judging you and your annoying habits.

Opinion & Ideas


// Don’t use test scores to judge teacher quality

The Mass. Legislature should act promptly to endorse a bill that repeals the mandate to use test scores in evaluating teachers.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.