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Coroner rules James Brady’s death a homicide

It was not immediately known whether John Hinckley Jr., 59, could face new charges. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity after he shot Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981.

By Peter Hermann and Michael E. Ruane

Monday’s death of former President Reagan’s press secretary was linked to the gunshot wound he suffered in the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan.

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping Tea Party

Joe Carr, seeking the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Tennessee, conceded to Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary on Thursday.

By Donna Cassata

Tea Party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.

Paul Ryan urges colleagues to offer new solutions

By Thomas Beaumont

The Wis. congressman said criticism of President Obama alone is insufficient to fuel a GOP comeback.

The World

Airstrikes have had effect on militants, Obama says

President Obama speaks from the White House Saturday about Iraq before his departure for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

By Matt Viser

Speaking Saturday, President Obama said US strikes have destroyed Iraqi militarnts’ arms and equipment.

Israel, militants resume airstrikes as Gaza truce ends

Israeli airstrikes hit northern Gaza City on Friday in response to rocket attacks by Palestinian militants as a three-day truce ended.

By Jodi Rudoren and Isabel Kershner

The renewed violence more about jockeying for leverage in talks that had made little progress toward a longer cease-fire.

WHO declares Ebola in West Africa a health emergency

A quarantine officer checked the body temperature of a passenger at Incheon International Airport in South Korea.

By Alan Cowell and Nick Cumming-Bruce

The organization stopped short of saying there should be general international travel or trade bans.

Editorial & Opinion


From the right, common sense on drug policy

By Tom Keane

Senator Rand Paul’s embrace of criminal-justice reforms reflects a broader move away from the war on drugs.

Lawrence Harmon

Unfair slams on a worthy judicial pick

Parole Board chairman Josh Wall.

By Lawrence Harmon

Parole Board chairman Josh Wall displays attributes that would make a strong Superior Court justice.

Alex Beam

No ghost stories at camp?

By Alex Beam

Summer camps have been phasing out scary storytelling, which can be useful for teaching children to conquer fear.


At 13, Jeffrey Eli Miller’s a budding star, fresh off Vine

Jeffrey Eli Miller has attracted over a million followers.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Jeffrey Eli Miller of Norfolk is both boy next door and breakout star on the video-sharing service.

Mass. sticking with its health insurance website

By Felice J. Freyer

The Health Connector will use its own software rather than relying on the federal website when open enrollment in subsidized insurance starts in November.

Maintaining a friendly Roslindale-West Roxbury rivalry

Natives of Roslindale, filled with three-decker houses (pictured left), tend to view West Roxbury as full of “rich” snobs in single-family homes.

By Billy Baker

Gentrification has blurred the relationship, but the two sides still enjoy a chance to win bragging rights.

More Stories

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Nanny fill-in is always on the go

By Nestor Ramos


Killing fields survivor determined to carry on

By Thomas Farragher


Crews rescue woodchuck from sewer grate

By Kiera Blessing


MIT trains teen business titans

Team members delivered their presentation before judges at the Stata Center at MIT.

By Hiawatha Bray

The Launch is a summer program to help teenage entrepreneurs start businesses.

Summer programs offer kids nutritious meals

Campers recently enjoyed the spray from a hose at the YMCA day camp in East Boston.

By Sarah Shemkus

Activities held at more than 600 sites statewide encourage participation in a federally funded extension of the school lunch program.

Accountant denies knowing of alleged TelexFree fraud

In this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 photo, Homeland Security Investigators raid telecommunications and marketing firm TelexFree in Marlborough.

By Beth Healy

Joseph Craft was stopped by federal agents from carrying a bag of $38 million in cashier’s checks out of TelexFree in mid-April.


Richard Marowitz, 88; smashed Hitler’s hat

Mr. Marowitz was 19 when he found Adolf Hitler’s top hat in an apartment in Munich. Days earlier, Mr. Marowitz had been at Dachau concentration camp.

By Chris Carola

Mr. Marowitz was just a day removed from witnessing the horrors of Dachau when he found a top hat on a shelf in a closet in Adolf Hitler’s Munich apartment.

Andrew Ian Dodge, 46; Maine Tea Party activist

Mr. Dodge was a former candidate for office, seeking a US Senate seat in 2012.

Walter Sullivan, 91; known as master of Cambridge politics

Walter J. Sullivan (right) was sworn in as Cambridge mayor by his brother, Edward J. Sullivan, a former mayor, in 1986.

By Jeremy C. Fox

Mr. Sullivan was considered one of the last of the old-time Irish Catholic pols who dominated Boston-area politics in the first half of the 20th century.


Red Sox 4, Angels 2

Red Sox hold Angels at bay

Sox starter Allen Webster struck out three and gave up two runs in 6⅔
 innings against the Angels in Anaheim. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

By Peter Abraham

A three-run third inning was enough for the Red Sox to snag the victory.

nick cafardo | ON BASEBALL

Will Middlebrooks needs to get back to being his best self

Injuries over the last two years have kept Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks from reaching his potential. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt/File)

By Nick Cafardo

He’s projected as a 30 home run/100-RBI man. Middlebrooks hasn’t quite been that player.

Rory McIlroy surges to lead at soggy PGA

Rory McIlroy pumped his fist after an eagle putt on the 18th green Friday.

By Michael Whitmer

McIlroy shot a 67 and is one stroke ahead of Jason Day (65) and Jim Furyk (68) after two rounds.

G: Family

New astronomy exhibit opens at Children’s Museum

Allison Hersey and her son Jaelen, almost 2, from Portland, Maine, in an outdoor tent that is part of the exhibit.

By James Sullivan

The Boston Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit, “My Sky,” is a collaboration among the museum, NASA, and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

From the Archives

By Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

A photo from August 12, 1942, depicts the scene on Tremont Street by Park Street Station just as a surprise air raid alert sounded.

Television REview

‘Outlander’ suffers from a kilt complex

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in a scene from “Outlander.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The new Starz show, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon, is not bad, but then it’s not good enough to inspire loyal viewership.