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Academy head’s false credential draws scrutiny

Federal investigators plan to examine whether the chief executive of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences violated any laws by inflating her academic credentials as part of efforts to win more than $1 million in government grants over the past decade.

Boston, Suffolk Downs at odds on casino payments

The two sides remain “miles apart” on how much money a casino at the East Boston track should pay to the city.

Boston Fire Lieutenant John Flowers and State Trooper T.J. Hannon stood aboard the USS Constitution Tuesday along with nearly 400 others who aided victims after the April 15 Marathon bombings.

Marathon first responders honored by Navy

Nearly 400 law enforcement and medical personnel were honored aboard the USS Constitution for their response during the bombings.

James “Whitey” Bulger was silhouetted in the back seat of a car as he arrived at federal district court in Boston.

The trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Defendant ‘Whitey’ Bulger meets potential jurors

Jury selection is underway this morning in the federal court trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster accused of committing 19 murders and a host of other crimes during a fearsome, decadeslong reign in Boston’s underworld. “Both parties have the right to a jury that is fair and impartial, one that is not biased or partial one way or another. That is, both parties are entitled to a jury that does not have its mind made up one way or another,” US District Judge Denise J. Casper told a group of potential jurors.

Gabriel Gomez’s misstep in calling Rep. Edward Markey (left) “pond scum’’ underscored his inexperience on the campaign trail.

US Senate debate | 7 p.m., WBZ

Missions clear for Gomez, Markey in debate tonight

The debate presents an opportunity for Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey to rewrite some of the story lines of the race.

Ire rises over Mass. plan for electronic billboards

A proposal to introduce a slew of electronic billboards around the state has stalled following stiff opposition from former governor Michael S. Dukakis and Mayors Thomas M. Menino of Boston and Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, who say they will ramp up their efforts to keep local billboards from going digital.