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A-Rod Ties Mays For 4th With 660 HRs; Yanks Top Red Sox 3-2

May 2, 2015
Alex Rodriguez runs to first after hitting a solo homer.  Rodriguez has now tied slugger Willie Mays with 660 career home runs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. And, by the way, won a game for the New York Yankees.

Quotation Of The Week: Saigon Falls, A War Ends

May 1, 2015
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Some Vietnamese view April 30 as the day they lost their country. Others, like Nguyen Huu Thai, call it a day of independence.

Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Grew Up In Boston

May 1, 2015
Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, announces criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who on Friday declared Freddie Gray’s murder a homicide, grew up in Boston and graduated from Boston College Law School.

Marty Meehan, UMass Lowell Chancellor And Ex-Congressman, Named Next UMass President

May 1, 2015
Marty Meehan replies to an interview question before being named the new president of the five-campus UMass system Friday in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Marty Meehan was chosen as the new president of the University of Massachusetts five-campus system Friday in a unanimous vote by the system’s board of trustees.

Ex-Boston Cop Sentenced To Probation After Lying To FBI

May 1, 2015

An ex-Boston police officer has been sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,000 fine for lying to federal agents investigating a street gang whose membership included his childhood friend.

Tufts Students Protest Planned Janitor Layoffs

May 1, 2015

Some 35 janitors are expected to lose their jobs at the end of next month. Tufts police arrested five students and an older man as protesters sat down on College Avenue.

‘Like Walking Into A Tomb': What It’s Like In The Supermax Prison

May 1, 2015
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If the jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison it’s considered likely he’d be sent to the “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado. We speak with a former inmate.

‘The Door Is Closer To Being Closed': Marines Reflect On Their Return To Vietnam

May 1, 2015
Former U.S. Marines John Ghilain, from Malden, left, and Bill Newell, from Hopkinton, speak to WBUR atop the Saigon Star Monday in Ho Chi Minh City. In 1975, the building was their barracks. This is their first trip back to Vietnam since they evacuated 40 years ago. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)

Images of those final chaotic days of the war are seared into the soldiers’ memories, and they each see reflections of their experiences in America’s military involvement today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

3 Ex-Guards Indicted In Inmate Death At Bridgewater Prison

May 1, 2015

Three former prison guards were indicted Thursday on involuntary manslaughter and civil rights charges in connection with the restraint death of a mentally ill inmate in 2009.

BPD Commissioner: Sergeant ‘Wrong’ For Telling Man Not To Videotape Cops’ Interaction With Teen

May 1, 2015
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A police sergeant will apologize to a man for telling him he could not videotape officers investigating a situation involving a 14-year-old with a realistic-looking fake gun in Roxbury.

Gov’t Charges Ex-FBI Agent With Perjury In Bulger Case, Claiming He Is A Liar, Not A Hero

May 1, 2015
Robert Fitzpatrick walks from federal court in Boston Thursday, accompanied by his wife, Jane. Federal officials are accusing Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent, of lying to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Former FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick is often credited as a whistleblower who helped expose “Whitey” Bulger. Now, Fitzpatrick faces charges of perjury and obstruction of justice stemming from his testimony in Bulger’s trial.

Forecast: Chilly Today, But The Weekend’s Heating Up

May 1, 2015

There could be a shower or two today, but most rainfall will occur south of Boston. Temperatures will really begin to warm on Sunday, which will be in the mid 70s.

Partners HealthCare Data Breach Affects 3,300 Patients

April 30, 2015

Workers at the health care giant responded to “phishing” emails last year, compromising their email accounts and potentially giving unauthorized users access to patient Social Security numbers and clinical information.

A Vietnamese Parade, And A Solemn U.S. Ceremony

April 30, 2015
Men in military leadership pose for a portrait during the Reunification Day parade Thursday in Ho Chi Minh City. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)

It was a day of contrasts in Ho Chi Minh City — the Reunification Day parade downtown, and a solemn ceremony honoring the last U.S. soldiers to die in the war.

Photos: Flag Of South Vietnam Raised At Boston City Hall

April 30, 2015
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Members of Boston’s Vietnamese community gathered on City Hall Plaza Thursday to raise the flag of South Vietnam on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

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