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DA may seek to try ‘Whitey’ Bulger and allies

Suffolk County prosecutors will now look at whether there is any evidence to charge Bulger or his accomplices at the state level.

The carousel on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

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Creatures ready for a spin on Greenway carousel

A carousel long in the making was unveiled on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, with an opening scheduled for Aug. 31.

Partners hospitals, doctors top health-payment list

Nearly one-third of all the money that Mass. insurers spent on acute hospital care last year went to Partners HealthCare, according to a new analysis.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/graves90-10502.jpg Graves Island Light brings in bids of up to $738,000

When the Globe reported two weeks ago on the public auction of the 110-year-old lighthouse, the top bid was $101,000.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/juror90.jpg Witnesses raised Bulger jurors’ ire, suspicions

Some jurors grew so irate while debating the testimony of the career criminals in “Whitey” Bulger’s trial that they shouted at each other.

Lisa Saunders parked her car for hours at a time in a valet-only zone.

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Back Bay businesswoman used valet spot of her own

Lisa Saunders appears to be the only person in Boston who had a valet parking spot for her own personal use.

Filene’s project may get tax break from Boston

In an abrupt shift, Mayor Menino’s administration is considering a tax break for a towering redevelopment on the former Filene’s property downtown.

The Nation

NRC flouting law on Yucca proposal, court rules

Majority leader Harry Reid noted that Congress has nearly eliminated funding for Yucca and is unlikely to restore it.

By Matthew Daly

A federal appeals court ordered the NRC to reach a decision on the proposed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

‘In Cold Blood’ killers’ DNA not linked to Fla.

By Tamara Lush

The convicted killers, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, were long suspected in the slayings of Cliff Walker, his wife, Christine, and their two children.

5 in musical’s cast die in Texas crash

Members of the cast of ‘‘Texas’’ were returning from an end-of-the-year party Monday night when the accident occurred.

The World

Expectations low on eve of latest Mideast talks

By Karin Laub and Josef Federman

The odds for success will be steep when Israeli and Palestinian negotiators convene again Wednesday in quest of a peace deal.

Israel intercepts rocket headed toward resort city

By Isabel Kershner

Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted a rocket that was fired from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

Ex-UK spy joins Guantanamo protest

A former British intelligence officer says he has launched a hunger strike to show solidarity with Guantanamo detainees.

Editorial & Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

Easing the drug laws

By Derrick Z. Jackson

The nation’s drug laws have been a form of American apartheid for the last quarter century.

JEFF JACOBY

Fort Hood victims deserve Purple Hearts

Retired Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford describes one of his wounds from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

By Jeff Jacoby

To deny the victims of the attack the medal they earned with their lives or blood is no way to pay tribute. They deserve better.

SCOT LEHIGH

The GOP’s Obamacare whale hunt

By Scot Lehigh

Obamacare has become a public policy white-whale for the ideological Captain Ahabs driving the GOP, a leviathan that must be harpooned at any cost.

Metro

Plea deal shines light on scope of worker’s crimes

Michigan native David M. Kwiatkowski worked in 19 hospitals in eight states.

By Patricia Wen and Sarah Schweitzer

David Kwiatkowski hid a dangerous drug-stealing tactic that spanned eight states and infected dozens with Hepatitis C, court documents say.

Flash drive with Boston students ID information lost

By Matt Rocheleau

The Boston school system was forced to redesign student identification badges after a vendor lost a computer device containing data on 21,000 students.

Camp Harbor View offers kids fun, career insights

(From left) Triston Champagnie, Kamal Williams, and Jakieh Blevins at a Camp Harbor View race.

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Mayor Menino and philanthropist Jack Connors founded the camp on Long Island in 2007 in their quest to curb youth violence.

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Adrian Walker

Getting back to business at the Forum

By Adrian Walker

Witnesses raised Bulger jurors’ ire, suspicions

By Maria Cramer and Travis Andersen

Business

US files lawsuit against airline merger

By Katie Johnston

Many industry analysts had expected the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to sail through the approval process.

After big tax break, cop film ‘RIPD’ was a flop

R.I.P.D, filmed in Boston, Raynham, and Providence, accounted for more than 70 percent of film tax credits issued by the state last year.

By Erin Ailworth

The movie received nearly $27 million in state film tax credits on its way to becoming one of this summer’s biggest flops.

Mayflower II’s return boosts Plymouth merchants

Over the past few months, many tour buses carrying international tourists or day-tripping seniors skipped Plymouth Harbor because the Mayflower II was missing.

By Gail Waterhouse

Waterfront businesses had to cope with less predictable flows of tourists while the replica of the 17th-century ship was repaired.

Obituaries

Keith W. Rawlins Jr., 86, social worker in Mass.

Mr. Rawlins helped to find welcoming families to host foster children and worked at the Public Welfare agency.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. Rawlins helped to find welcoming families to host foster children and worked at the Public Welfare agency.

Jon Brookes, 44, drummer for Charlatans

Jon Brookes backed the Charlatans at a festival in 2012.

Mr. Brookes was a founding member of the band, which drew on funk, rock, and psychedelia.

Lothar Bisky, 71; led Germany’s Left Party

Mr. Bisky was a publisher of a socialist newspaper.

By Robert H. Reid

After German reunification, Mr. Bisky helped steer discredited East German communists into the mainstream of national politics.

Sports

Red sox 4, blue jays 2

Red Sox outlast Blue Jays in 11

Shane Victorino (winning two-run single in the 11th) is congratulated at game’s end by Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes.

By Peter Abraham

Shane Victorino delivered a two-out, two-run single in the 11th inning that helped the Red Sox extend their AL East lead to 4 games.

Patriots rookie safety Duron Harmon on the ball

Duron Harmon, picked 91st overall in the 2013 draft, is pushing for a job in the Patriots’ defensive backfield.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Harmon has been sharp with his assignments and execution, and his smarts have shown up in his training camp performance.

Passion colors Dana White’s promotion of UFC event

UFC president Dana White, from South Boston, still maintains ties to the city.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

The UFC president, who has many ties to Boston, brings the event back to the city with a card featuring Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun’’ Rua.

G: Food

The year of the second restaurant

Cambridge restaurateur Jason Bond and sous chef Rachel Miller at the future site of a second Bondir, in Concord.

By Kara Baskin

Fueled by an improving economy and a desire to diversify, several prominent restaurateurs are branching out.

dining out

Posto: more than ‘just’ a pizzeria

Posto’s rings of fried calamari with lemon and pine nut romesco sauce.

By Devra First

Chef-owner Joe Cassinelli’s recent hires telegraph how seriously he wants his restaurants to be taken.

A primer on Vietnamese cuisine

At Pho Le in Dorchester, you can try noodle soup with shredded vegetables on the side.

By Matt Barber

Pho is one small part of this fresh and vibrant cuisine, which is bright and layered, both complex and simple.

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Cookbook Review

Vietnamese recipes reward that extra step

By T. Susan Chang

Seasonal Recipe

Recipe for stove top salsa

seasonal recipe

Recipe for salsa verde

a tank away

Searsport, Maine, is a destination all its own

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Music Review

Backstreet Boys all grown up, almost

By Sarah Rodman

names

Obama gets takeout and agents spy a goat

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

names

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen chat about style

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Boston Book Festival celebrates October lineup

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Backstreet’s Back . . . at Legal Harborside

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein