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Man Fatally Shot After Allegedly Pointing BB Gun At Brockton Police Officers

July 2, 2015

Police were responding to a complaint that a man was threatening to burn down a house. They say the man had two guns on him that “closely resemble authentic guns,” and he pointed one of them at officers.

Quotation Of The Week: ‘Minimal’ Olympic Risk?

July 2, 2015
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Whether voters agree that Olympic risks are “very minimal” — and/or worth potential benefits — well, that’s the question going forward.

What Boston Looks Like Today, From Space

July 2, 2015

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly shares a photo of the Hub of the Universe.

Suspect Who Shot Good Samaritan Following A Traffic Accident In Lynn Remains At Large

July 2, 2015

Police and witnesses say a good Samaritan who came to the aid of an elderly man who was being assaulted following a traffic accident in Lynn was himself shot by the assailant who then fled the scene.

Harvard Says Recent Computer Data Breach May Have Compromised Email Logins

July 2, 2015
People walk through Harvard Yard at Harvard University. (Lisa Poole/AP)

Administrators are recommending that people who work at the affected departments and schools change their passwords.

Forecast: Long Stretch Of Fantastic Weather Ahead

July 2, 2015

The holiday weekend is looking sunny and pleasant, with temperatures largely in the 80s. With humidity decreasing, try to get outside and enjoy this nice stretch of beautiful weather.

Porcello's Struggles Continue As Blue Jays Rout Red Sox, 11-2

July 2, 2015

The Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays in Toronto yesterday. Starter Rick Porcello Gave up three homers before he was pulled after the second inning.

Pressure Is On For Boston 2024 To Generate More Public Support For Bid

July 1, 2015

The pressure is on for Boston 2024 to generate more public support for its plan to host the Olympics here.

New UMass President, Talking With Students On 1st Day, Proposes 3-Year Programs For Veterans

July 1, 2015
In an interview with WBUR in May, UMass President Marty Meehan talks about his plans for the five-campus system. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Marty Meehan discussed the proposal while answering questions from selected students at UMass Boston Wednesday, his first day on the job.

Former Patriots Player Pleads Guilty, Gets Probation In Hit-And-Run

July 1, 2015
Brandon Spikes talks with reporters in Foxborough in May. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Brandon Spikes will serve a year of probation in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people.

What You Need To Know About Boston’s Fourth Of July Festivities On The Esplanade

July 1, 2015
Fireworks captured in the sky after the Boston Pops July Fourth performance in 2011. (Courtesy Lei Han/Flickr)

A complete guide on everything you should know before Boston’s Fourth of July celebrations on the Esplanade.

New Hampshire’s Ban On Drivers’ Use Of Handheld Cellphones Goes Into Effect

July 1, 2015
In this file photo, a driver uses their cellphone in Los Angeles in 2011. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

The new law applies to all handheld devices, including GPS units, tablets and laptops. Violators face a $100 fine for the first offense.

Calls From Boston Not To Vacation In Dominican Republic

July 1, 2015

Some Boston leaders and community members ask Bostonians to boycott vacationing in the Dominican Republic following the country’s attempts to expatriate some 200,000 people of Haitian origin born in the Dominican Republic after 1929.

USOC Lauds Boston 2024’s Revised Bid, But Says ‘A Positive Trend’ In Support Is Needed

July 1, 2015
From left: United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, USOC Chair Larry Probst, Boston 2024 Chair Steve Pagliuca and Boston 2024 Vice Chair Roger Crandall speak during a news conference Tuesday in Redwood City, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Boston 2024 met with USOC officials in California to present its new bid. The group stressed public support could affect Boston’s Olympic future.

In Effort To Stem Opioid Crisis, Mass. Congressional Delegation Reaches Across The Aisle

July 1, 2015
Normally adversaries, Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, are requesting a surgeon general report on the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic. (AP)

Democrats from Massachusetts are uniting with Republicans from the Midwest on several bills aimed at stemming the opioid epidemic.

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