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State board gave reprieve to Webster pharmacy

Months before a meningitis outbreak exposed major holes in the state’s oversight of pharmacies, regulators abandoned plans to shut down a Massachusetts pharmacy whose medication error sent a teenager to the emergency room with a heart attack. State records obtained by the Globe show that Royal Palm Specialty Pharmacy of Webster accidentally gave a boy thyroid medication that was 1,000 times too strong in July 2011, then failed to report the mishap. The incident suggests a “systemic problem” at the state pharmacy board, said one critic.

Bulger’s former protégé Weeks recounts tutelage

Kevin Weeks, the loyal tough guy whom James “Whitey” Bulger groomed as his protoge, told jurors in US District Court Boston this morning that he developed a friendship with the gangster while working as a bouncer at a South Boston bar, Triple O’s, that Bulger frequented.

Traffic at the base of the Sagamore Bridge was backed up for miles on both Sunday and Monday.

Cape Cod traffic becomes a 2-day nightmare

Even in the infamous annals of Cape traffic, the backups at the end of the July Fourth weekend were cruel and unusual.

After carrying the body of his brother, a man grieved outside a morgue Monday. His brother was killed at a Cairo rally.


51 Islamists killed during predawn rally in Cairo

CAIRO — The mass shooting of 51 Islamist protesters by soldiers and police officers at a predawn rally for the ousted president Monday injected new outrage into the Egyptian crisis and appeared to diminish hopes that the military led government who deposed him last week could reconcile the increasingly polarized political forces destabilizing the country.

John and Karen Odom stayed in Boston while he was treated for his injuries.

With grit and determination, Odoms adjust to a new life

John and Karen Odom were standing near the Marathon finish line when the first bomb exploded, sending shrapnel deep into John’s legs, nearly killing him.

The Nation

Calif. crash investigators review cockpit decisions

By Martha Mendoza and Joan Lowy

The experienced pilot involved in the crash of a jetliner in San Francisco was unfamiliar with the newer aircraft.

2 killed in Calif. crash excelled in school

Two teens killed in the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco were mourned Monday at a park in Jiangshan City, China

By Gillian Wong

The two 16-year-old Chinese girls killed in the San Francisco plane crash were close friends and top students.

Texas House sets vote on abortion restrictions

“We’ll stay here the rest of the week if necessary,” said Senator Jane Nelson.

By Jim Vertuno

State Republicans pushed on with aggressive efforts to approve tough abortion restrictions.

The World

Death toll rises to 13 in Canada train derailment

Officials fear they will find more bodies, now that investigators are able to approach the train wreckage in Quebec.

By Benjamin Shingler

Officials fear they will find more bodies, now that investigators are able to approach the train wreckage in Quebec.

Two-story hotel collapses in India

Rescue workers worked through the day to free victims trapped in the rubble of the hotel City Light, which collapsed in Hyderabad, India, early Monday, killing at least 12 people.

A two-story hotel collapsed in southern India early Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 18 others, police said.

Turkey again closes Istanbul park

An Istanbul park that was at the center of demonstrations opened for a few hours Monday, but authorities closed it as protesters headed to the area for a planned rally.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

How does this movie end?

Opponents of Mohammed Morsi danced during a rally outside the Presidential palace in Cairo on Sunday.

By Farah Stockman

As the cameras roll in Cairo, Egyptian protesters follow an uncertain script.


Rental empires bare teeth at car-sharing startups

By Tom Keane

Car rental companies are reacting aggressively to the innovative and cheaper car-sharing startups that endanger their business model.


A GOP case against immigration reform

By Joshua Green

Among Republicans is a growing belief that agreeing to reform the nation’s immigration laws isn’t necessary to repair the party’s problems with Hispanic voters.


Summer jobs add up to less violence in study

By Travis Andersen

City officials hailed a study showing that low-income teens who hold summer jobs are less likely to engage in violence.

Plainridge track says deal reached on slot parlor

By Mark Arsenault

Plainridge Racecourse became the fourth casino applicant to complete negotiations with its host community.

Teresa Heinz Kerry’s condition improves

Teresa Heinz Kerry has had a battery of tests.

By Bryan Bender

Heinz Kerry’s condition was upgraded to fair by doctors at Mass. General as they tried to determine what caused her to suffer a seizure.

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Kevin Cullen

The mentor and his muscle

By Kevin Cullen

Bulger’s former protégé Weeks recounts tutelage

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia


Wareham man in critical condition after a near drowning

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


Man’s body found on embankment in Hyde Park

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Key figure in Odin Lloyd killing is arraigned

By Brian Ballou and John R. Ellement

Day 16


Logan’s seaside location drives safety plans

The Asiana Airlines Flight that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday came in too low over the water, hit a sea wall, and caught on fire. Two people died and more than 180 were injured.

By Katie Johnston

The recent Asiana Airlines accident evokes memories of similar crashes at Logan, including a deadly 1973 accident that is the worst in Boston’s history.

Pandora competing in local radio ad market

What Pandora and other Internet stations can offer is highly targeted advertising.

By Michael B. Farrell

The Internet music streaming service recently opened its first sales office in Boston as it makes a push for advertising dollars.

AG Martha Coakley gets OK to examine law firm

By Jenifer B. McKim

A state Appeals Court decision gave the attorney general permission — once again — to investigate a Newton law firm specializing in home foreclosures.


Rudy Keeling, 66, former college coach, ECAC commissioner

Mr. Keeling coached Northeastern’s men’s basketball team for five seasons. Upon arrival in Boston in 1996, he told reporters that leaving Maine was a difficult decision.

Mr. Keeling coached Northeastern’s men’s basketball team for five seasons.

Lo Hsing Han, 80; was once dubbed ‘godfather of heroin’

Mr. Lo and his son founded a conglomerate allegedly as a front for their dealings in the drug trade.

By Aye Aye Win

The Myanmar tycoon and his son founded a conglomerate allegedly as a front for their dealings in the drug trade.


Aaron Hernandez ‘duped’ Patriots, Robert Kraft says

“No one in our organization was aware of any of these kind of connections. If it’s true, I’m just shocked,” Robert Kraft said.

By Ben Volin

The Patriots owner said the team knew Hernandez was “immature,” but didn’t think his off-field activities ever would lead to a murder charge.

mariners 11, red sox 4

Red Sox are routed by Mariners

Red Sox starter Jon Lester is pulled by manager John Farrell after the first two batters reached in the sixth.

By Peter Abraham

Another poor performance by Jon Lester and shaky work by the bullpen led to the team’s 3rd straight loss on the West Coast.

Dick Radatz Jr. building summer baseball empire

The son of a Red Sox legend, Dick Radatz Jr. co-founded the Northwoods League in 1994 and is president of the 16-team operation.

By Stan Grossfeld

The son of the Red Sox legend presides over the thriving Northwoods League in the Upper Midwest, which has become a rival for the Cape Cod League.

G: Living

Afghan author, carpet seller, BU student tells powerful story

As he writes in his powerful new memoir, “A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story,” Qais Akbar Omar has cheated death more than once.

By Linda Matchan

Qais Akbar Omar weaves Afghanistan’s beauty, history, and horrors into his memoir of journey and survival.

Stage review

A piercing ‘The Seagull’ at Harbor Stage

From left: Brenda Withers, Stacy Fischer, and Amanda Collins in Harbor Stage Company’s production of  “The Seagull.”

By Don Aucoin

The cast finds ways to steer clear of cliché while delivering performances of psychological insight and emotional force.

Television Review

‘Drunk History’ mocks docu-dramas

Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth and Stephen Merchant as President Lincoln in the premiere episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.’’

By Matthew Gilbert

The wit of the historical re-creations, along with the excellence of the many guest actors in them, helps to overcome the repetitiveness.

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Music Review

The Zombies wake up Regent Theatre

By Christopher Muther

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews

Book REview

‘Illusion of Separateness’ by Simon Van Booy

By Michael Patrick Brady


Aaron Hernandez removed from video games

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Paul McCartney’s guitarist at Beatles art show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Paul Pierce flushed at World Series of Poker

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ gets closer to big screen

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Pittsburgh honors native son David McCullough

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Aly Raisman stands up for the Revolution

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Tickets for Sir Paul McCartney available. Maybe.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Lost’ opportunity for Lexington’s Rachel Dratch

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein