All three finalists for UMass Boston chancellor job withdraw from consideration

The finalists withdrew four days after the faculty at the Dorchester campus called the candidates unqualified for the job.

// Mass. ponders hiring a computer to grade MCAS essays. What could go wrong?

In an effort to speed up the delivery of MCAS results, the state is exploring the idea of replacing human scorers with a computer program.

// Prosecutors file motion to protect witness at mob trial

Prosecutors in the murder trial of “Cadillac Frank” Salemme said clearing the courtroom when witness protection officials testify is a matter of “life and death.”

// Man arrested for allegedly stealing shrimp after Whole Foods notices something fishy

A Boston man was arrested Sunday night after he took off with several bags of shrimp allegedly stolen from a Whole Foods in the South End, police said.

// Officials successfully rescued 7 stranded dolphins stuck on a Dennis beach

Officials spent nearly an entire day rescuing seven stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphins found on a Dennis beach Sunday morning.

At Dreamland Wax Museum, Delores Steinlilber took a seat and let “Queen Elizabeth” stand.

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When this wax museum opened in Boston, it was hard not to wonder: ‘Why?’

They’re dated, sure, but wax museums play an important societal role: They allow us to feel superior to something.

// Trump worries N. Korea summit could embarrass him and wonders if he should cancel

President Trump is increasingly concerned that the meeting with Kim Jong Un could turn into a political embarrassment.

DALLAS, TX - MAY 04: Lt. Colonel Oliver North speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on May 4, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The National Rifle Association's annual meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oliver North — who endorsed violent game — blames shootings on ‘culture of violence’

The incoming National Rifle Association president wasted no time in jumping into the gun control debate.

Bus carrying schoolchildren collides with dump truck in Beverly

An elementary school student was taken to the hospital after a school bus crash involving a dump truck on Route 128 northbound.

// Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. It wasn’t enough, authorities said.

Richard Goodwin at his home in Concord.

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Richard Goodwin, Kennedy speechwriter and husband to Doris Kearns Goodwin, dead at 86

Goodwin died Sunday evening at his home in Concord. Doris Kearns Goodwin said he died after a brief bout with cancer.

A look at the four teenagers who died in East Bridgewater crash

A portrait has emerged of the four Stoughton High School students who were killed in a devastating single-car crash over the weekend.

// ‘It’s really raw right now.’ Stoughton mourns after 4 high school students die in weekend car crash

Four teens were killed in a crash Saturday in East Bridgewater; the driver remains hospitalized. “We’re going to do everything we can” for students and families, Stoughton’s school superintendent vowed.

// Roger Goodell says NFL will seek uniform standards on sports gambling

The NFL commissioner detailed the league’s position in a statement released Monday.

// Barack and Michelle Obama sign on with Netflix

Netflix says that it has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce material for the streaming service.

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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory urges BC graduates to heed power of words

“Words can heal and they can inflame,” Gregory told the more than 4,200 graduates gathered under a cloudless sky at BC’s Alumni Stadium.


// First official royal wedding portrait released

Monday, Kensington Palace released several images, shot by celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle set to be a ‘feminist’ duchess

Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in two new pages posted on the royal website.

NBA East Finals | Game 4: Celtics at Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m.


// What to watch for in Game 4 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series

Coming off a 30-point stomping in Game 3, Boston needs to get its defensive communication and lineups straightened out, among other things.


// NBA’s all-time best? It’s LeBron James

Stop fighting the notion that Wilt or Michael or Larry or Russell was better.

// Hillary Clinton ribs Trump with Russian fur hat at Yale’s Class Day

Clinton warned students of the “tumultuous times” that await them and used the school’s tradition of over-the-top headwear to poke fun at the president.

// N.C. man allegedly drives into restaurant, killing daughter and daughter-in-law

Roger Self had been struggling with mental illness, according to a pastor who is a family friend.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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Opinion | Margery Eagan

// Abolish the job of first lady

Free first ladies “from decorative servitude, so that they may go about their own legitimate business.”


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Is homegrown food safer? Not necessarily. Take these precautions.

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that’s frequently an illusion. Food-borne illnesses are almost as likely to be caused by homegrown produce as by fresh foods acquired elsewhere.