Officials: Mother hit with mallet in drug robbery plot
Prosecutors said three men arraigned today in connection with the death of Krista Dittmeyer, 20, who disappeared from a New Hampshire ski area parking lot, plotted to rob her of drugs and money. (Globe, 2:35 p.m.)Mass. House passes Probation changes
The bill, which is intended to eliminate patronage hiring in state government and repair the department's image, passed unanimously this afternoon. (Globe, 2:30 p.m.)Most fuel-efficient new cars
With gas prices spiking, there's no better time to think about buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle. And major advances in technology mean there are many options.Man accused of interfering with flight
Robert Hersey of Arlington pleaded not guilty today to charges he tampered with a plane's emergency exit door during a flight from Orlando to Boston. (Globe, 2:01 p.m.)The natural world
A 2-year-old Bengal tiger swam after a chunk of meat at Six Flags Vallejo, Calif. See more nature scenes.Widow files suit over 'Ginsu guardrails'
The widow of Brian Hicks, who was killed in an accident that hurled him into handrails, filed a lawsuit asking for $2 million in compensatory damages. (Globe, 1:20 p.m.)