Staples agrees to $6.9 billion buyout


The Framingham-based mainstay of office supplies has agreed to sell itself to a private equity firm for more than $6.9 billion.

Firefighters battle 6-alarm blaze in Dorchester

A six-alarm fire broke out in a multi-million dollar residential building under construction in Dorchester on Wednesday.

// A medical marijuana dispensary might be coming to Newbury Street

The City Council’s decision to issue Compassionate Organics a state-required “letter of non-opposition” was a victory for the dispensary.

James Isaac, center, stood in the courtroom during his arraignment at the Boston Municipal Court.

Man charged with damaging Holocaust Memorial

A Roxbury man allegedly used a large rock to destroy a pane of glass that was etched with the numbers tattooed onto the arms of Jews murdered in Nazi death camps.

// Cambridge councilor plans to challenge Capuano

Nadeem Mazen, the state’s highest-profile Muslim elected official, is planning a run against US Representative Michael Capuano in next year’s primary.

Council endorses mayor’s $3.15 billion spending plan

Only City Councilor Tito Jackson, who is challenging Martin Walsh for Boston mayor, opposed the budget.

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// McCarthy gets life for murder of Bella Bond

Michael McCarthy will be eligible for parole in 20 years for killing the 2-year-old.

// Trump promises a ‘big surprise’ on health care

President Trump said the GOP health effort is ‘‘working along very well’’ and suggested there could be a ‘‘big surprise coming.’’


// Needed: An end to the GOP’s pointless health care saga

The prolonged uncertainty about health care — fanned by the Trump administration’s irresponsible talk about intentionally sabotaging the exchanges — is taking a toll.

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SharkNinja moves into 175,000-square-foot headquarters in Needham

Not everyone is joining the crowds in Boston these days.

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Fourteen-year-old Tom Geraci is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. But none of the challenges he’s faced have dulled his spirit. Rather, they’ve given him something to sing about.

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Congressman Seth Moulton at the Salem Gay Pride Parade.

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Seth Moulton seemed to be in Nancy Pelosi’s fan club. And then he wasn’t.

Moulton, who represents the North Shore in the House, has adopted a striking change in posture about Pelosi.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez waves to fans from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Ramirez, who did not play on Monday, was not in the starting line up Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Hanley Ramirez says he cares, he really does

He says he wants to be in Boston and just wants to win. Honest.

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) guards Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13), during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Celtics may be angling for both Gordon Hayward and Paul George

The acquisitions would require a lot of roster shuffling and the loss of at least one key rotation player.

// ‘Dude, your lobster is all over the Internet’

A Georgia man is steaming mad that the TSA shared a picture of his 15-pound lobster on social media, calling it an invasion of privacy.

// Boston police sergeant charged with evading TSA security at Logan

Bruce Smith repeatedly claimed he was on official police business in order to fly with a firearm, officials said.

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// Shame on Yahoo’s Mayer for saying we shouldn’t blame Kalanick for Uber’s culture

Just as infuriating is Mayer at the same Stanford talk trying to paint what happened to Kalanick as typical for a startup.

President Trump tells Irish reporter she has a ‘nice smile’ during call to Irish PM

RTÉ news journalist Caitriona Perry called the interaction “bizarre” in a tweet posted alongside video Tuesday afternoon.


Donald Trump hates Fake News, except when it hangs on his wall

Oh, the irony.

A scene from Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja.”

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‘Okja’: a not-so-little piggy goes to Netflix

Bong Joon Ho’s jaw-dropping new film goes straight to streaming (almost).

// Syrian doctor caught in travel ban gives up, moves to Canada

A Syrian doctor says he won’t return to the United States to finish his studies at Brown University because of the travel ban.

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Jan Fontein, historian of Asian art and former MFA director, dies at 89

Dr. Fontein served from 1975 to 1987 as director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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// What to know if you maxed out a credit card and then stopped paying

The thing to know and pass along is that you don’t have to be bullied.

// Rabbits are hopping all over

They’ve been spied hopping near grassy lots in Southie, hiding under cars in Somerville, and strutting past the red-brick townhomes in Back Bay.


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Boston is the worst-driving major city in America, insurance company says

Boston loves being first in things, so here’s another. Among 200 major U.S. cities, Boston drivers were the most likely to be involved in an accident in 2017, according to a study of Allstate claims data released by the insurance company Tuesday. Put another way, the worst drivers in the country — at least among […]