Rescuer describes stopping assault of homeless man

“I think anybody would have done the same thing,” the woman said. Two former college football players are charged in the assault.

Afghan hospital attendants helped a patient after a shooting at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 doctors

The US Embassy in Kabul confirmed that three American citizens were killed in the attack, but didn’t say if they were doctors.

Watertown safari company accused of exploitation

A lawsuit claims Thomson Safaris illegally obtained land in Tanzania, beat villagers, and burned down homes — charges it denies.


A leadership loss for Boston’s schools

Andrew Bott, principal of a Roxbury school that has become a nationally recognized poster child for successful turnarounds, is leaving the city.

Umpire Gerry Davis eventually found the foreign substance on the neck of Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda. Elise Amendola/Associated Press

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Christopher L. Gasper

What a foolish mistake by Michael Pineda

Pineda’s crime isn’t using pine tar, it’s using it so blatantly that the Red Sox were forced to say something.

Shirley Leung

// How the Wegmans landed in New England

In the future, when we wonder how our region became awash in Wegmans supermarkets, we might trace it back to the time when two old grocery families got together.

// In portrait of late artist Jon Imber, life and love endure

A one-hour film chronicles the career, remarkable family life, and the late creative flowering of a renowned Somerville artist diagnosed with ALS.



// More candor please, Senator Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s continued refusal to acknowledge the significance of identifying herself as a minority as a law professor is disingenuous.

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Nawal Ilyas, 27, works on core and balance in an exercise class at Equinox health club in the Back Bay.

Balance training moves to high-end gyms

Stability used to be something only the elderly worried about. But now, athletes of all ages are working on balance to improve performance.

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From the archives

// The Old North Church

Boston’s oldest church structure is where Paul Revere told patriots to hang two lanterns that warned of the impending British occupation.