Boston Marathon runners battle record-breaking heat

Dozens of runners were felled by illness in the unusual heat today as temperatures in Boston reached a record of 87 degrees.

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A blistering Marathon Monday

Runners and spectators alike contended with oppressively high temperatures during this year’s marathon.

Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kissed the trophy after claiming their respective divisions.

Kenyan runners prevail in sweltering race

Wesley Korir came from behind to win the men’s division, while Sharon Cherop took the women’s division by a mere two seconds.

Sox downplay Valentine-Youkilis flap

The team insists there is no discord between Kevin Youkilis and Bobby Valentine after the manager commented on the third baseman’s slow start.

Daniel Bard walked Evan Longoria with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the seventh inning. It was the only run of the game.

Rays 1, Red Sox 0

Red Sox stymied by Rays in finale

Daniel Bard walked in the only run of the game as the Red Sox’ bats were silenced by Tampa’s James Shields.

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron, left, with Wesley Morris, the paper's film critic who was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, during an announcement ceremony in the newsroom.

Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris honored with 2012 Pulitzer Prize

Morris’s win represents the third time in the past five years, and fourth since 2001, that the Globe has won the Pulitzer for criticism.

Beth Myers at the Romney campaign office in Boston in 2008.

Romney taps aide to lead search for running mate

Longtime Mitt Romney confidant and top adviser Beth Myers will be vetting candidates during the vice presidential search process.

Paul Weiskel

Photo of protest confrontation prompts Boston Police review

Boston Police are reviewing officers’ response to a protest rally Sunday on Boston Common after a photo appeared to show an officer with his hand around a protester’s neck.

Mortgage aid helps more hold off default

The improving success rate for loan modifications comes as banks are under mounting pressure from federal and state officials to offer real relief to borrowers.


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AVEO set to move from start-up to producer

AVEO Pharmaceuticals plans to apply for federal approval of its first drug, for kidney cancer, and is set to add 120 new employees in 2012.



Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner argued that it is unfair to look only at the latter portion of an economic downturn that began before President Obama’s inauguration.

Geithner challenges Romney claim on women’s job losses

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


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Dustin Pedroia and Bobby Valentine shared a laugh in the dugout before Monday’s game.

Dustin Pedroia backs Kevin Youkilis

The second baseman rebuked Bobby Valentine’s criticism of Youkilis. “I have his back and his teammates have his back,’’ Pedroia said.

Health and wellness

G Force

Dr. Russell S. Phillips

Problems with primary care

Dr. Russell S. Phillips, a doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was recently named the inaugural director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.