Patrick touts progress in school achievement gaps

Governor Patrick cited recent MCAS results showing gains by African-American and Hispanic students.

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Why Americans have irrational Ebola fears

About half of US adults are concerned there will be a large Ebola outbreak inside the country in the next year, a poll shows.

// Ex-Mountie hailed as a hero after Ottawa shootings

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers shot the gunman who killed a soldier and stormed Canada’s seat of power on Wednesday.

// Wrong riot? Keene police circulate apparent W. Va. photo

One of the potential suspects identified by the New Hampshire department may have been 600 miles away.

Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara will be a free agent this offseason.

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Red Sox bullpen just needs one key piece

The Red Sox have a solid foundation for their bullpen in 2015, and can make it great with one crucial move.

// Celtics assistant Walter McCarty pleads not guilty in larceny case

The dispute stems from kitchen cabinets McCarty ordered for a home that is under construction.

// Slain Dorchester woman recalled as doting mom

Maria Sanchez’s life ended violently Saturday in an attack loved ones say started as an argument over a cigarette.

Traffic on Route 146 in Sutton after a pothole disabled nearly 50 cars.

Tire-wrecking pothole disables nearly 50 cars in Sutton

The pothole on Route 146 disabled nearly 50 cars in the span of about five minutes early Thursday morning.

// Duxbury official details attack on students by ex-coach

A large crowd gathered in support of Harry Taylor, who allegedly punched two members of the football team.