UMass suspends confidential informant program

The school said it would suspend the program pending a full review after a disclosure that a student informant died of a heroin overdose.

// New transit station to connect Allston to downtown

The tentatively titled West Station is meant to help transform the huge swath of land near the Allston Brighton tolls.

// For Baker, political evolution a problem

Charlie Baker’s altered policy stances, say Democrats, hint at a candidate who’s willing to say anything to win over voters.

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Mass. researchers get $10m in federal grants for brain research

The National Institutes of Health provided a total of $46 million to research groups in 15 states for quirky and creative ideas.

Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Noorullah Aminyar, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada.

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Afghan soldiers who left Cape Cod for Canada tell their story

They spent more than $1,600 on taxis to travel from Cape Cod to the border in Niagara Falls — just steps away, they hoped, from asylum.

High Island is a small, uninhabited island a mile off the coast of St. George, Maine

Town, environmentalists try to buy Maine island to preserve access

The campaign aims to prevent High Island from going the way of others that have been snapped up by wealthy buyers and closed to the public.

Steve Wynn, casino developer and chairman of Wynn Resorts, delivered a keynote at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Wynn stresses ‘wow’ factor during speech in Vegas

Steve Wynn told the Global Gaming Expo he plans to impress patrons “from the moment of arrival” at his Everett resort.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) is tackled by New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Patriots should have done more this offseason

The Patriots made a lot of moves in the offseason, but were they the right moves?

// First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The patient, described by the CDC as “critically ill,” is being kept in isolation at a Dallas hospital, officials said.

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My Morning Cup

// How does James Rosen take his coffee?

The chief Washington correspondent for Fox News shares his coffee drinking habits.