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3,300 gas leaks are found in Boston

A new study underscores the explosion risk and environmental damage from aging infrastructure under city sidewalks and streets.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. is considering whether to appeal Judge Kathe M. Tuttman’s decision in the case of Ben Peirce, now 17, who is charged in the 2010 slaying of 29-year-old Adam Coveney.

Mass. seeks new policy on life sentences

The state has to be brought into compliance with new federal law outlawing mandatory juvenile life without parole for murder.

Heidi Cron downloaded “Downton Abbey” before it aired in the United States.


TV spoilers are becoming unavoidable

The obsession with sharing everything we know on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites means that what happens on TV doesn’t stay on TV.

President Obama exchanged formalities with Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany, Monday in Phnom Penh, where he pressed the longtime ruler to release political prisoners, stop land seizures, and hold free and fair elections. Aides said Obama would have stayed away from Cambodia if it were not hosting regional summits.

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President Obama hits Cambodia on rights

President Obama on Monday became the first sitting US president to visit Cambodia, arriving to little fanfare and then pointedly criticizing the country’s autocratic leader on the issue of human rights during a tense meeting. The meeting came hours after Obama was cheered by massive flag-waving crowds in Myanmar, a long-isolated country to which he offered a ‘‘hand of friendship’’ as it rapidly embraces democratic reforms.

In this Oct. 13 photo, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, right, strategized with local union leaders.

Hospital room is now Mayor Menino’s office

For the past 25 days, the mayor has been working from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is being treated for a ­variety of ailments.

Chicken is on St. Anthony Shrine’s holiday menu.

Turkey price has pantries parting with custom

Higher prices and growing demand have forced more charity groups to hand out chickens instead of turkeys to struggling families.