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The twisted, fatal journey of the accused Appalachian Trail killer

The transformation of James Jordan into the menacing Sovereign, say many who know him, was at once shocking and sadly predictable.
Case highlights challenge of intervening on behalf of the mentally ill

Lawrence man is arrested in connection with death of 13-year-old Amesbury girl

Carlos Rivera, 47, was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly giving Chloe Ricard drugs, according to the Essex district attorney’s office. She was pronounced dead Monday. 3 hours ago
What we know about the death of 13-year-old Chloe RicardFamily identifies girl, 13, pronounced dead at Lawrence hospital

Red Sox starter David Price, feeling ill, leaves game against Astros after 15 pitches
The Red Sox said the lefthander was suffering from “flu-like” symptoms. 2 hours ago

The commencement speech playbook: Make joke, pretend to be humble, impart lesson

The genre of the Commencement Speech is fixed and rarely transcended. Boston, home to what feels like an infinite number of graduations, is Ground Zero for this ritual rhetoric.

The Bruins could do something unprecedented if they win the Cup

Should the Bruins win the Stanley Cup, they would become the first NHL team to capture a championship with so many more Americans than Canadians on the roster. 32 minutes ago

Memorial Day

Thomas Farragher
A reach across time for his saviors from war
A handmade roadside bomb would forever changed the contours of Rich Newcombe’s world and what the solemn national holiday we celebrate this long weekend means to him. 3 hours ago

Memorial Day weekend promises to be sunny and warm

It’s the unofficial start of summer — and the weather is expected to live up to the hype.

Your guide to Boston Calling

Recommended acts, what’s new this year, and a look behind the scenes at Boston’s big music festival

Irish famine memorial dedicated on Deer Island
The monument honors 850 Irish immigrants who died on the island while they were quarantined there.

Veterans official on suspect identified in memorial vandalism: ‘Pray for the guy’
The man, who was not identified, was taken into custody without incident Saturday morning by troopers and UMass Boston police officers, according to authorities.

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine
A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Paquin, 76, to serve 16 years in state prison for sexually abusing an altar boy during trips to Maine in the 1980s. He already served more than 10 years in prison in Massachusetts for sexually abusing another altar boy in that state.

Trump enlists Barr on ‘new front’ in attack on intelligence agencies
The new strategy could offer a more effective blueprint for President Trump to take aim at his perceived political enemies.

People in Quincy, Weymouth may have been exposed to child with measles, state officials warn

A child diagnosed with measles on May 24 visited several locations in Quincy and Weymouth during the disease’s infectious period, state health officials said.

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks is rescued in Maui forest

Amanda Eller was found alive after an extensive search that involved hundreds of volunteers and helicopters.

A ‘tremendously fun’ opening day for Newton recreational pot shop

“It’s been tremendously fun — we couldn’t be happier with how today went,” Julia Wentworth, director of retail at Garden Remedies, said Saturday evening. 2 hours ago

She nearly drowned in a flood. Then came the tornado

Olivia Rogers graduated from high school last Sunday, and a day later, she thought her life was over.

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Amid drama, Encore prepares for June opening

The sweep of the casino’s effort is unique in Massachusetts history: readying a five-star hotel, a massive casino, 15 restaurants and lounges, a conference space, a spa, and more — all to open in one fell swoop.

The Big Picture
Some of the best sports photos in Boston history
Bobby Orr flying through the air, Larry Bird with a victory cigar in his mouth, Jason Varitek serving A-Rod his just deserts. Here’s a look at some of the best sports photos in Boston history.

What happens next with Brexit, now that Theresa May is resigning?
The EU claimed its fourth victim in the past three decades on Friday, as a choked-up Theresa May acknowledged that her attempt to get Britain out of the bloc with her career intact had failed.

Students learn to speak Latin, ‘the un-dead language’
Immersive Latin offers to make a historically elite subject more equitable.



Red Sox starter David Price, feeling ill, leaves game against Astros after 15 pitches

The Red Sox said the lefthander was suffering from “flu-like” symptoms. 2 hours ago