Big shifts in summer heat tied to death risk

Large daily temperature may shorten life expectancy for elderly people with chronic medical conditions, potentially causing thousands of deaths each year, a Harvard study has found.

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Tropical Storm Irene still taking toll on trailer park

Seven months after the storm punished Williamstown, nearly 200 residents of The Spruces mobile home park no longer live there, and 158 of 225 trailers have been condemned.

Boston wins authority to control cable fees

In a victory for Mayor Menino, the Federal Communications Commission said that it will restore the City of Boston’s authority to regulate basic cable rates.

Edith Pearlman, here in her Brookline home, has published more than 250 short stories. Her latest collection is “Binocular Vision.’’

Literary awards pile up for Brookline writer

More than 40 years after Brookline’s Edith Pearlman published her first story, she is finally being celebrated by the literary establishment.


Boston Marathon charity runners race to find donors

The $4,000 BAA minimum for charity runners is $750 higher than last year, and the tens of thousands of fund-raising “athons’’ nationwide mean donors can suffer fatigue.

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Elizabeth Warren sets Mass. Senate fund-raising pace

Warren’s campaign raised $6.9 million in the first three months of the year, continuing her staggering pace and doubling the figure collected by incumbent Scott Brown.

Tenants lined up for old Borders site

Three high-profile merchants are planning to open or expand in the Back Bay building on Boylston Street abandoned by Borders.

100 years later, Harvard takes swings at Fenway

The current Harvard team took batting practice at Fenway Park to mark the 100th anniversary of the 2-0 Red Sox exhibition game victory over the Crimson on April 9, 1912.


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Al Qaeda supporter pleads with judge for leniency

Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury and his supporters appealed for leniency in sentencing for his conviction of supporting Al Qaeda. Federal guidelines call for life in prison.


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Grand jury won’t investigate Florida shooting case

Special prosecutor Angela Corey ruled out a grand jury investigation of the Trayvon Martin killing, leaving the decision of whether to charge the shooter in her hands.


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Boston 4, Toronto 2

Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles threw to first after forcing out Toronto’s Kelly Johnson on the first half of a double play during the first inning Monday night.

Red Sox rally for season’s first win

The Red Sox scored three in the ninth, and Alfredo Aceves retired the three batters he faced for the save, as Boston won after opening the season with three straight losses.


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Book Review

Novelist John Grisham has taken on the great American pastime with his story of “Calico Joe.’’

‘Calico Joe’ by John Grisham

John Grisham’s new book details a career-ending baseball pitch and a reconciliation sought between two players and an estranged son.


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Billie Jean King: A battler in sport and more

King, 68, who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 39 majors overall during her stellar tennis career, spoke in Boston at the Simmons Leadership Conference.