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Lottery results from Friday drawings

Man wanted in 2014 Mattapan double murder is apprehended in Georgia

Jones was the last of three men charged in the double homicide to be captured, officials said.

Twitter exec tells UMass Amherst grads to ‘hack the system’

In a soggy ceremony, Wayne Chang, who dropped out of UMass a decade ago, told grads not “let others box you in with their rules.”

Great Barrington police officer, 25, killed in crash

The 25-year-old off-duty police officer was killed early Friday morning when he lost control of the truck he was driving and struck a tree, officials said.

Moulton mourns death of Iraqi army officer

Lieutenant Colonel Ehab Hashem Moshen “regularly put his life on the line, not just for his country but for ours,” Moulton said.

Read investigator’s report on Newton graffiti

The investigator’s report was released Friday by the Newton School Committee’s attorney.

Lapses cited after graffiti found at Newton school

An independent investigation confirmed that Day Middle School’s principal did not notify central school administrators or police.

Students may be able to take a bite out of stress with new MIT lab

Student life can be stressful. The Puppy Lab is here to help.

Star Watch

The Arch of Spring is upon us in the western sky

As clear May evenings grow late, a great starry umbrella spans the darkening western sky.

Maine woman upset after Governor LePage adopts dog she wanted

Heath Arsenault who burst into tears when she saw that the governor had adopted the dog she’d had her eye on.

Maynard man charged with fourth drunk-driving offense

A Maynard man pulled over for speeding without his headlights on was arrested Thursday night and charged with his fourth drunk-driving offense, police said.

Man is beaten and seriously injured at Baseball Tavern

Police arrived at the Boylston Street pub — a block away from Fenway Park — at 1:05 a.m. Sunday.

MIT launches $5 billion fund-raising campaign

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology must accelerate the pace of its long-term research in order to entice venture capitalists to fund it.

Bulldozer backs over, kills worker in Phillipston

The Winchester man was pronounced dead at the scene.


Memo to commencement speakers: be brief and sit down

You know the speaker is in trouble when the best line in their college commencement address is this: “And in conclusion.’’

2 students who died overseas are remembered at NU graduation

Victoria McGrath and Priscilla Perez Torres were killed in a car crash in Dubai on March 6.

MBTA releases video of runaway Red Line train

The train traveled five miles last December before MBTA staff could bring it to a halt at the North Quincy Red Line station.

Georgetown gathers to discuss swastika incident

Some parents at the Thursday forum questioned why an in-school assembly wasn’t held to address the issue.

Harvard to bar final club members from leadership roles

Harvard University took its strongest step yet to rein in exclusive, all-male social clubs, barring members from leading campus organizations and sports teams.

Officials reject call to shut off school water fountains citywide

School officials in Boston said that all active fountains had been tested in recent weeks and showed no lead levels above regulatory standards.