Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

The complaint accuses the landlord and brokers of renting an illegal apartment with insufficient exits and a faulty fire alarm.

Journalist James Foley in a 2011 file photo.

Militants execute New Hampshire war correspondent

The Islamic State militant group said in a video that James Foley’s beheading was retaliation for US airstrikes in Iraq.

Rejected marijuana firm gaining support

Local leaders are pleading the case of a medical marijuana company that the state rejected for allegedly misrepresenting support.

Jogger saves 2 young children from reservoir

The jogger was able to pull the children from the water after the stroller they were in fell into the reservoir, an official said.

Alleged FBI imposter believed he was an agent, defense says

Gjergi Pelushi, 28, believes the FBI is “framing him and making him the fall guy for his mistakes,” his lawyer said.

Ashley Asquith performed a back flip at Gore Place in Waltham, Mass.

Trapeze school in Watertown offers novices a chance to fly

The new school is teaching potential circus performers and stressed-out 9-to-5 workers how to release and soar.

Thomas Farragher

From court of opinion to court of law, a misguided case

If the swells on Beacon Hill succeed in their clueless courtroom challenge, people like Chris Griffin will have to wait a long time to cross the street.

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steven Grossman were at Stonehill College Tuesday.

Democratic candidates for governor spar in debate

Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick talked about a range of topics ahead of the Sept. 9 primary.

Court records say Luz Forty identified Mario Gonzalez as the person who stabbed her.

Man may have been too drunk for murder conviction

The state’s high court says jurors got flawed instructions about how to consider allegations that an accused killer had been drinking.

New Hampshire college cancels fall classes

Lebanon College has canceled its fall semester, six days before classes were set to begin.

Kevin Cullen

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Thomas Farragher

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Adrian Walker

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Corey Griffin

Corey Griffin, at 27; his riches were family, friends, philanthropy

Philanthropic at an age when most focus solely on launching careers, Mr. Griffin solicited $100,000 in donations late last week for ALS.


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Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



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