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Child rapist to be freed after 43 years; docs say he’s no longer sexually dangerous

A serial child rapist who has been locked away for 41 years — the past 11 as a sexually dangerous person civilly committed by the state — is set to be released this week after two forensic psychologists said he no longer poses a threat.

University of Massachusetts Boston faculty blamed for chancellor finalists’ dropouts

University of Massachusetts Boston faculty were unrepentant yesterday after UMass President Martin T. Meehan spiked the search for a new chancellor, blaming the staff and their union for public criticism that drove the three finalists to…

LeBron James’ 44 points bring Cavs all even vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND — No amount of studying extra video, or vowing to communicate better, or moving the ball more, has been able to help the Celtics on foreign hardwood this postseason.

Justice Department heeds Trump's call for investigation


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has agreed to look into tactics used to investigate the Trump campaign, including the use of an intelligence informant, after President Trump summoned top Justice and intelligence officials to the White…

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Manhunt for suspects in Baltimore area after officer's death


PERRY HALL, Md. — Police backed by aircraft and trained dogs scoured a greater Baltimore suburb into the early hours Tuesday, seeking suspects believed armed and dangerous after the death of a female officer.

Pizza deliveryman's killing: Man ordered free decades later


BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago.


Donald Trump critic suggests Charlie Baker run in 2020

Gov. Charlie Baker is being drawn into the Never Trumpers’ seething push to oust their own party’s president, with prominent conservative Bill Kristol floating the centrist Republican’s name as a potential Trump rival in 2020.

Massachusetts General Hospital doctors: Only funding stands in way of ALS cure


When Mike Ballon graduated from Oberlin in 1978, many of his friends started down the traditional paths — law school and business.

Martin Meehan must take control of UMass Boston crises

Reeling from the roundly criticized Mount Ida College deal and the abrupt collapse of the University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor search, UMass President Martin Meehan faces the biggest crisis yet of his three-year tenure, with a…

Nathan Carman’s aunts say he won’t give up gun they suspect is murder weapon

A Vermont man suspected of murdering his mother at sea is refusing to give her three sisters the assault weapon they contend Nathan James Carman used five years ago to kill their wealthy father, the aunts’ lawyer said yesterday.

Slugging Red Sox J.D. Martinez still feels his bat will get better

What’s the most amazing aspect of J.D. Martinez’ terrific start to the season?

Man with $1 million cash indicted on trafficking charges

BOSTON — A Methuen man has been arraigned in a Massachusetts court in connection to a large narcotics trafficking operation bust.

Son of Boston police captain pleads guilty to plotting IS attack

SPRINGFIELD — The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty yesterday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Islamic State group, three years following his arrest after his father alerted…

Swing for best Dad’s day gift!

How to win Father’s Day: Ditch that same whiskey you’ve given dad for the past four years and trust David Ortiz. Big Papi has your back this June as he hosts a contest with a couple of pals.

Drunken Hyannis man referred to slain cop in taunts, say Barnstable police

Police say an intoxicated man having a meltdown late Friday night over “pizza points” inside a Domino’s restaurant in Hyannis taunted them about the murder of Yarmouth K-9 Sgt. Sean Gannon, citing his freedom of speech.


No Brady or Gronk, but plenty of storylines at Patriots OTAs

Phase Three of the Patriots voluntary offseason workout program has begun. In other words, we’re on to passing camp.


Celtics need Al Horford to get his shots in Game 4

CLEVELAND — The Celtics, defense-oriented unit that they are, can still look bad offensively, with one of the most alarming numbers from their Game 3 loss the lack of involvement by Al Horford in the mix. He didn’t take a shot in the first…

All 3 UMass Boston chancellor candidates withdraw after faculty protest


All three candidates for the chancellor'sd post at the University of Massachusetts Boston have withdrawn in the face of last week's criticsm and protest from faculty members, UMass Presdient Martin T. Meehan announced in an open letter…


Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86


NEW YORK — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great…


Tom Brady not at the start of the team's OTA's today

Tom Brady is continuing his absence from the voluntary workouts. Phase Three began today. It's the first OTA session, which is essentially passing camp, and the quarterback, who is operating under a different offseason plan, spending more…

Monday, May 21

President Trump’s demand for investigation may lead to ‘constitutional crisis’


WASHINGTON — President Trump’s tweeted plan to demand a formal probe of the investigation of potential ties between his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election could bring about a showdown with Justice Department officials…

Boston Celtics field NBA 2K team on virtual parquet floor

As the Celtics buckle down in Cleveland tonight for Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, another group of Celtics is still trying to grapple with how far they’ve come, even in the face of doubts all around them.

Stoughton mourns four students killed in horrific car crash

Stoughton High senior football player Matthew Hadley was wearing a symbolic shirt Saturday when he learned he’d lost four classmates — two of them his Black Knights teammates — in a horrific car crash in East Bridgewater.

Sunday, May 20

Parents of slain student accept diploma on his behalf

SALEM, Mass. — The parents of a young man killed by gunfire have accepted a diploma on his behalf from a Massachusetts university.

5 teens involved in fatal crash were Stoughton High School students


EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — The teenagers killed in a Massachusetts car crash were identified as high school track team members with a promising future.

Four teens killed in deadly crash in East Bridgewater

Four teens were killed yesterday and another was transported to a Boston hospital after a violent crash in East Bridgewater, according to the Plymouth County DA.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry seal royal bond with kiss


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sealed their trans-Atlantic union with a kiss seen around the world.

Saturday, May 19

Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true.

Texas teen knew school would be target


A Texas teen’s premonition that “eventually” her school was next to be shot up went viral after she spoke outside Santa Fe High School after at least 10 were killed yesterday — with her dad saying soon after the horrific slaughter of kids…

T troubles cost state $9B in 6 yrs

The MBTA’s aging infrastructure has cost the Boston area 13,155 jobs and a $9 billion hit in wages over six years due to seeming endless commutes and delays, according to a new report.

GOP reps seek to impeach Salem judge who gave heroin dealer no jail time; ICE reviewing case

Republican state lawmakers want to impeach a Salem Superior Court judge who sentenced a heroin dealer to probation this week instead of jail, saying it’s time for the jurist to go.

Friday, May 18

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people


SANTA FE, Texas — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in…

Celtics rising star Jaylen Brown says his best is yet to come

WALTHAM — For most, Jaylen Brown’s star ascended early. The Celtics wing is young, electric and, over the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, often an explosive counterpoint to Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.

David Price, home runs lift Red Sox past Orioles

We’ve known this for a while, but last night confirmed it.

Fighting to police the Seaport

The staties and Boston cops will have a chance to stake their claims to policing the contested Seaport District today, as the City Council public safety committee holds a hearing on jurisdiction over Massport and other state-controlled…

Thursday, May 17

'Baby Doe' mom Rachelle Bond violates probation

WORCESTER — The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston beach in 2015 has violated her probation.

State lawmakers push for campaign child care funding

Like politicians don’t have enough perks already, here’s the latest: free babysitting.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh: Airbnb PR push ‘not way to go’

Airbnb and its critics are gearing up for a final push next week, as the City Council prepares to vote on strict new short-term rental regulations — but Mayor Martin J. Walsh is slamming the latest PR efforts from the home-sharing giant as…

Celtics must resist living up to goon squad label

Eleven years ago, Danny Ainge flew to Los Angeles and rang the doorbell at Kevin Garnett’s Malibu home.