Kerry, in Egypt, discusses balancing human rights and terror fight
Secretary of State John Kerry told Egyptian authorities Sunday that they would not be able to defeat terrorism at home unless they showed greater respect for human rights.
Jen Welter’s NFL job speaks to women’s strength
It is vital that girls and women are able to participate in football – on and off the field.
How to attract hummingbirds to your yard
A number of readers wrote distressed that they could not seem to attract hummingbirds to their yards. Some had hummingbirds last year but they didn’t see them this year. What to do?
N.Y. health official expects more Legionnaires’ disease cases
A New York City health official says it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in the coming days, amid an outbreak that has killed four and sickened dozens.
Heroine of Mission Hill housing development turnaround is honored
Mission Main, once known as the scene of a racially charged murder case, is now recognized as one of the success stories of public housing. Adline Stallings was recently honored for her key role in the neighborhood’s improvement.
Canada PM triggers election with vote in October
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.
1 dead, others hurt as tour bus slams car on I-95 in N.C.
A Florida woman is dead and the driver of a New York City tour bus is among the injured after an early-morning highway crash in North Carolina.
After announcing planned closure, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies may live on
A campaign by alumni at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies to forestall the school’s planned closure has given way to talks about a new partnership that could ultimately keep its doors open.
18-year-old suspect in fatal shooting arrested in Utica, N.Y.
Thomas Lee Newton, Jr. will be charged in Utica, N.Y., with being a fugitive from justice, then taken to Pittsfield to face murder charges.
3 rescued from sinking boat off Deer Island
The US Coast Guard rescued three people from a sinking boat about 100 yards off Deer Island Sunday afternoon.
Three-alarm blaze destroys two buildings, injures firefighter
The fire displaced 14 adults and 3 children, and sent one firefighter to Elliot Hospital with heat exhaustion, said fire officials said.
Samaritans revive girl pulled from Milton pond
Two good Samaritans rescued a drowning 7-year-old girl and performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived.
2 Pa. canoeists are found dead in Chandler Bay
The Coast Guard officials say a Pennsylvania couple found dead after setting out on a canoe trip earlier this weekend were both wearing life jackets when their bodies were found.
Massachusetts man dead after motorcycle-truck crash
New Hampshire police are asking for the public’s help about events leading up to a fatal collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck in Concord.
Mass. man found dead in overturned car
A Massachusetts man has been found dead in his overturned car in the middle of a road in the eastern Connecticut village of Moosup.
Assembly Square complex in the works
Developers are proposing housing, a hotel, and up to 1 million square feet of office and lab space in the Somerville hotspot.
‘Ghostbusters’ stars make surprise visit at Tufts children’s hospital
The stars of “Ghostbusters” — which is filming around Boston this summer — visited with patients at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children.
Obama rule for power plants to compel steeper emissions cuts
Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract
Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.