US judge blocks Mass. ban on painkiller

A fed­eral judge struck down the state’s first-​​​​of-​​​​its-​​​​kind emer­gency ban on Zohydro on Tuesday, saying Mass­a­chu­setts had no authority to over­rule a fed­eral deci­sion to approve the pow­erful, con­tro­ver­sial painkiller. … read more »

Marathon memorial enshrined

A snaking hose from a com­pact vacuum drooped from Emily Shafer’s shoulder as she moved its fil­tered nozzle inside a pair of worn, dirt-​​​​smudged run­ning shoes. “They’re just kind of gritty,” … read more »