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President pledges new limits on surveillance

President Obama called for greater transparency and more oversight of America’s extensive electronic spying programs.

The cab of a truck that broke through a guardrail this afternoon was lifted back onto the road.

Boston traffic snarled after truck crash on I-93

A tractor-trailer truck hurtled off the road and plowed through a guardrail Friday on Interstate 93 north heading out of Boston, leaving the truck’s cab dangling over the Leverett Connector ramp 40 feet below in a drama that played out in front of stunned motorists, authorities said.

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An ongoing survey of mammals on a half-dozen of the close-in islands has found thriving populations of coyotes, foxes, and deer.

Island getaways lure creatures great, small

Animals like coyotes and deer are making their way to Boston’s scenic Harbor Islands, creating an unexpected population boom.

Boston police still seek clues in triple homicide, 1 year later

Authorities have released surveillance images they hope will spur leads in the shocking shooting deaths of three 22-year-old women.

Steve Davis, brother of alleged James “Whitey” Bulger victim Debra Davis, addressed the media on Friday in front of the J. Joseph Moakley US Courthouse.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Bulger jury to resume deliberations on Monday

Jurors in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger have deliberated for 28 hours over four days, after listening to 35 days of testimony from 72 witnesses.

The Nation

Fort Hood trial quickly progresses after delays

By Nomann Merchant and Paul J. Weber

Major Nidal Hasan has barely contested anything in the trial’s first week, resulting in a swift procession of witnesses.

New York Public Library attempts to sell 22,000 vinyl records

All the albums shoppers perused Friday at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts were priced to sell at $1.

By Karen Matthews

The three-day sale is intended to clear out space and to raise money for acquisitions and for preserving the library’s collection, curator Jonathan Hiam said.

NYC area still struggling after Sandy

Only one home out of nearly 130 that burned in Breezy Point during the hurricane has started to be rebuilt.

By Meghan Barr

Government inefficiency, cumbersome permit laws, and general confusion has hampered the recovery effort in Breezy Point, a symbol of the storm’s devastation.

The World

Pakistan braces for possible militant attack

By Salman Masood and Declan Walsh

More than 2,000 officers were deployed across the capital after reports indicated a planned attack on the headquarters of the air force and navy.

Israel risks losing EU research funding over settlements

By Karin Laub and Ian Deitch

Europe’s tough new stance against Jewish settlements could cost Israel hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants.

Obama rethinks US-Russia relations

By Matthew Lee

President Obama said he is reassessing the relationship because of a growing number of issues on which the two countries differ.

Editorial & Opinion


Trash cash

By Renée Loth

Boston needs to get serious about a pay-as-you-throw system for trash pick-up, whereby residents pay for extra bags of garbage, while recycling is free.


In bullying cases, where are the parents?

By Joanna Weiss

Today’s parenting crisis is whether we’re abdicating our biggest responsibility, to make sure kids treat each other humanely.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Baseball’s integrity still isn’t restored

Alex Rodriguez looked up toward photographers after leaving a news conference in Tampa in 2009.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

If baseball is serious about its drug crisis, it should impose full-season suspensions for first offenses and lifetime bans for second offenses.


Everett mayor takes aim at Menino over casino site

By Kathy McCabe and Nikita Lalwani

The battle between backers of Boston-area casinos became unusually personal, with the mayor of Everett accusing Mayor Thomas Menino of being a bully.

Oyster thieves striking in Cape Cod

By Nikita Lalwani

The issue is an increasingly common one, with thousands of oysters being stolen from sites in Barnstable and Dennis in recent weeks.

Fla. prosecutor to investigate Todashev shooting

By Maria Sacchetti

Civil liberties groups said they hoped the review would hold the FBI accountable if it is found negligent in the death of Ibragim Todashev.

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Boston traffic snarled after truck crash on I-93

By Martin Finucane and Melissa Hanson

Bulger jury to resume deliberations on Monday

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia


Greenway to get hotel, food market

By Casey Ross

Developers plan to build a 180-room hotel and food market on one of the last prime pieces of real estate along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Beer line cleaning system hopes to tap into US market

Co-owner David Buckley attached a keg line to a cleaning connector at the Port Tavern in Newburyport.

By James Sullivan

David Buckley of Newburyport is one of the backers of Glanola, which was developed in Dublin and is used in pubs in Ireland and Great Britain.

Expanded Landmark Center would host Wegmans, residences

The Landmark Center currently hosts Best Buy, among other stores.

By Casey Ross

The $500 million complex could reach 20 stories in height, matching the size of other large projects that developer Steve Samuels has built along Boylston Street.


Charles Varnadore, 71; whistle-blower at nuclear lab

Mr. Varnadore complained about safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, where he worked as a technician.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Varnadore drew national attention for publicizing questionable safety practices at a nuclear research center, and he found allies in the federal government.

Michael J. Morwood, helped find ‘new human’; at 62

A team of Australian and Indonesian researchers discovered bones from “the little people of Flores” at Liang Bua cave.

By John Noble Wilford

Mr. Morwood in 2004 discovered the remains of what became known as the little people of Flores, thought to be a previously unknown extinct species of the genus Homo.

Norris ‘Norrie’ Hoyt, 76; was Vt. official

Representative Hoyt, a Democrat, spoke on the House floor in Montpelier in 1981. He had moved to Vermont in 1969.

Mr. Hoyt, once a state representative, served in top offices in the administrations of both Republican and Democratic governors for almost three decades.

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Red Sox fail to hold onto early lead

Jake Peavy allowed six runs on 10 hits against the Royals.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox handed Jake Peavy a three-run lead in the fourth inning, but what should have been an easy cruise turned into one of the worst losses of the season.

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New-look offense doesn’t skip a beat in Patriots’ win

Tom Brady set the offense while playing against the Eagles.

By Shalise Manza Young

Tom Brady kick-started New England in a game that saw more Tim Tebow at quarterback than planned.


Jason Dufner flirts with 62, settles for PGA lead

Jason Dufner finishes up at the 18th hole for a 63, tying the lowest round ever shot in a major championship. Jeff Haynes/Reuters

By Michael Whitmer

Dufner had a chance to break the record, but he left a 12-foot putt on 18 well short.

G: Family

Obama’s Amazon visit riles up independent booksellers

“There are still lots of customers who like to hold a book in their hands and feel it and smell it,” said Bill Johnston, of Commonwealth Books, referencing the president’s recent visit to an Amazon facility.

By James H. Burnett III

Some independent bookstores called the president’s effort to highlight Amazon as a positive example of job creation “misguided.”

From the Archives

From Globe archives: Dog days of summer

Dogs are great subjects for photographers. Throughout the years, they have appeared in numerous photos in The Boston Globe, illustrating daily life.

Television Review

‘The White Queen’ scratches the itch

Rebecca Ferguson and Max Irons star in the British period drama “The White Queen” on Starz.

By Matthew Gilbert

Set amid the political chess game that was England’s 15th-century Wars of the Roses, the 10-part show gets awfully mired in melodrama.