2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire

A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_3188-8446.jpg After Keene, N.H., riots, soul-searching and a mortified citizenry

For locals, the incident is a considerable black eye for the city, which is known for its postcard-cute Main Street and its beloved festivals.

Dr. Vivek Murthy was in Washington in February for a confirmation hearing to be surgeon general.

Amid Ebola worry, nomination for surgeon general languishes

Politicians in both parties oppose the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/home150-8411.jpg Blackstone home where infants’ bodies found being torn down

The demolition of the squalid house was scheduled to begin Tuesday and expected to take two days.

The MBTA said last year it expected to begin delivering Orange Line cars in the winter of 2018, and the Red Line cars in the fall of 2019.

Top bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from China

The possible deal comes amid concerns about the company’s links to the Chinese government, which has been criticized for human rights abuses.

KEVIN CULLEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8442.jpg Teaching the wrong lesson at Duxbury High

The town spent $128 million on a new high school, but can’t afford common sense for school administrators.

Mental health record may be predictor for Charlie Baker

Baker’s strategy with the state’s mental health system in 1991 may be a window into how he might handle costly issues as governor.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/shelter.jpg Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

Some 700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island now live in cramped, disorienting conditions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/staples150-8453.jpg Staples looking into potential credit card data breach

Staples has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

Robel Phillipos (center) is charged with lying to the FBI.

Closing arguments begin in trial of Robel Phillipos

The friend of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with lying to the FBI.

Man arrested in murder of woman killed by errant bullet

Catherine Gomez, 35, was inside a Shawmut Avenue residence in Chelsea when she was struck by a stray bullet Sunday.