Maine man killed wife, son, then self, police say

State police say detectives have concluded Svend Jorgensen shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself.

// Wynn threatens to sue Mayor Walsh for defamation

Wynn Resorts wants Walsh to apologize for “false statements and untrue innuendo” contained in subpoenas and other documents.

Two boys seriously injured after lighting firework in park

A 9-year-old lost his hand and another faces serious burns after they happened upon a stray firework on a basketball court.

Derrell Fisher (left) and Epshod Jeune (right) were led to a Middlesex County Sheriff’s van.

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Alleged killers plotted to rob escorts, officials say

A second woman was attacked in the Red Roof Inn in Woburn just minutes before Sanisha Johnson was killed, officials say.

Union sues state over early retirement plan

The suit by a public-sector union claims Baker administration officials improperly blocked some employees from taking advantage of the program.

// Sleeping woman killed by errant rifle shot in Lawrence

The shooting death inside an apartment led to the arrests of three men who stand accused of heroin and cocaine trafficking.

// Mansfield man charged with threatening to kill Obama

The 28-year-old allegedly announced plans to murder the president on an FBI website.

A South Carolina state trooper stood at the bottom of a Confederate flag at the base of a confederate memorial in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, S.C.

S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

The legislation must still pass the House and be signed by Governor Nikki Haley before the flag is removed from the Statehouse.

Ten arrested for underage drinking at Hingham home

The 19-year-old resident was throwing a party for 40 to 50 people while her parents were away in Maine, police said.

Brock Holt has played every position this season except pitcher and catcher.

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Brock Holt chosen as Red Sox’ All-Star

Xander Bogaerts was also chosen to be one of five candidates for the fans’ final vote for the AL roster.


Harvard MBA offers $10,000 to the person who can find him a girlfriend

“If you introduce me to a girl and I date her for more than 6 months, I’ll pay you $10,000,” Ren You wrote on a newly-launched website.

Bill Cosby in 2014.

Bill Cosby said in 2005 he got drugs to give women for sex

Bill Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.

Mother of man killed by firework says rules are too lax

The mother of a 22-year-old man who died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head is pushing for stricter controls.

// Historic lightship’s beacon to shine for first time since 1975

The lightship, which once lit passage through the Nantucket Shoals, has been dark for years.

// You shouldn’t be surprised Carli Lloyd led US World Cup victory

The star midfielder has a knack for playing her best in her team’s biggest games.


Separating trash from sports treasure is a chore

Trying to declutter an office full of a lifetime of sports memorabilia has the author feeling like a hoarder.

ATHENS, GREECE - JULY 06: Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis faces a barage of media questions as he leaves the finance ministry after resigning this morning on July 6, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Politicians in Europe and Greece are planning emergency talks after Greek voters rejected EU proposals to pay back it's creditors creating an uncertain future for Greece. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Five numbers that explain the Greek financial crisis

Voters soundly rejected the lastest EU offer, but world markets largely shrugged off the news.

// Video appears to show FSU quarterback hitting woman

De’Andre Johnson has been charged in the June incident at a Tallahassee nightclub.

// Maine artist recalls making iconic Burt’s Bees logo

Burt Shavitz, who died Sunday, is remembered for his role as the face of Burt’s Bees. Behind the bearded-man logo is self-taught Maine engraver.

Ground Game

// In N.H., Chris Christie says he’s ‘Telling It Like It Is’

Christie is trying to win over voters with charm and personal rapport.



// Hillary Clinton ropes reporters

Shielding the former secretary of state from reporters’ questions has become something of a specialty her political operation.

The Big Picture

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Greece rejects austerity

The Greek people voted to reject the creditors’ deal for more austerity measures in exchange for rescue loans.