July 13, 2011

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Judges vow to
shut 11 courts

The state’s top judges, angered by budget cuts approved Monday, urged Governor Deval Patrick to stop appointing new judges and said they have no choice but to close 11 courthouses and lay off employees.
(By Michael Levenson and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Hundreds stranded below
in another T breakdown

More than 400 commuters were left stranded for hours aboard packed, muggy subway cars near Porter Square Station, triggering a carefully choreographed evacuation by foot through MBTA tunnels and spawning hours of delays across the Red Line.
(By Laura J. Nelson and Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff)

Republican would let Obama raise limit

From the White House and Congress to financial centers, pessimism spread yesterday about the prospects of a debt-limit deal between President Obama and Republicans, prompting the Senate Republican leader to propose a “last-choice option’’ that piqued the administration’s interest. (By Jackie Calmes, New York Times)

Lawyer seeks to shield Greig

Catherine Greig’s most serious mistake was fleeing with a man that many Bostonians at the time considered a hero and whose alleged brutality was not revealed until years after the couple had left, her lawyer said in a motion yesterday that appeared to lay the groundwork for her defense. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

Most cellphone voice mail
is vulnerable to hackers

Breaking into someone’s voice mailbox - in the style of the hackers at the British tabloid News of the World - can be as easy in the United States as it is on the other side of the Atlantic. (By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff)


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