Heat is growing concern for officials

With temperatures expected to surge into the 80s Monday, Mayor Thomas Menino and organizers urged participants to consider whether to run.

A woman sorted through belongings in her destroyed home in Woodward, Okla., which suffered the worst of the destruction from the storms.

Residents take stock after deadly Midwest storms

Tornadoes reported across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday and early Sunday left five people dead, including three children.

An Afghan policeman ran by the scene of a suicide bomb attack outside the airport in Jalalabad on Sunday.

Taliban attack Afghan capital, 3 other cities

In their boldest and most complex assault in years, the Taliban targeted on Sunday NATO headquarters, the parliament, and diplomatic residences.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared at a military parade in Pyongyang to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung, on Sunday. Kim gave his first public speech since taking power, portraying himself as a strong military chief unafraid of foreign powers.

New North Korean leader makes first public speech

North Korea’s new leader addressed his nation and the world for the first time Sunday, vowing to place top priority on his impoverished nation’s military.

Mark McGinnis

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Drugs that target high cholesterol come with new cautions

New FDA warnings about the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins have physicians and patients weighing the risks and benefits of taking these drugs.

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Mike Wallace and his blues brothers

Obituaries of Mike Wallace noted that he shared a history of depression with two famous friends, the columnist Art Buchwald and the novelist William Styron.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke Sunday on CBS’ ‘‘Face the Nation.’’

Geithner slams Romney on job loss claims

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday a claim by Mitt Romney about disproportionate job losses by women during Obama’s term was ‘‘misleading and ridiculous.’’


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Minuteman reenactor gives up deadly role

For decades, Jim Hart has played Jonas Parker, a Minuteman at the Battle of Lexington who is fatally stabbed by a Redcoat. On Monday, he takes one for the team a final time.


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Lighting design creates the right feeling

Nancy Goldstein, principal of Light Positive, a Marblehead lighting design firm, has been in the lighting profession for more than 30 years.

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If it’s too hot, runners can defer to 2013 race

Amid growing concerns about high temperatures on race day, the Boston Athletic Association announced a deferment option for this year’s Boston Marathon.


Book Review

Tom Bissell offers short essays that appeared in various magazines.

‘Magic Hours’ by Tom Bissell

Bissell’s main targets are writers (living and dead), filmmakers (Werner Herzog), and TV producers (the guy behind “Big Bang Theory”).


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Television Review

From left: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet.

HBO’s ‘Girls’ brings grimaces, grins

“Girls” is an angsty, younger bizarro take on “Sex and the City,” as viewers tag along in the lives of four very different twentysomething friends.