Steward sues Globe, serves papers on patient

Steward Health Care is seeking a court order to permit the release of a patient’s medical records in order to rebut an upcoming Boston Globe story.

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A man who tried to rescue people was killed when he apparently became disoriented and could not find his way out, officials said.

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Mike Grant and James Skerry ran into the burning building to help victims, and even used a ladder from their vehicle to rescue a young girl.

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The attorney for Dias Kadyrbayev did not say whether the plea was part of a sentence-reducing deal with prosecutors.

John Hersey

Magazine

How my brother’s life ended with a fentanyl overdose

George Bell’s family was powerless to stop his brother’s lifelong, and life-ending, drug and alcohol addiction.

The State Department

US bars diplomats from participating in Ice Bucket Challenge

State Department lawyers said participation by US foreign service officers runs afoul of federal ethics rules.

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Officials announced the release of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol from an Atlanta hospital on Thursday.

James Foley was met by fellow journalists after his release by the Libyan government in May 2011. He had been jailed, along with two other journalists, for 44 days.

Militants pressed for ransom before killing James Foley

The United States refused to pay a multimillion-dollar ransom for the release of the N.H. reporter.

BetaBoston

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PayPal, which has a notable office in Boston, could be spun off from its parent company as early as 2015.