Mass. hospitals promise openness, apologies

Seven Massachusetts hospitals plan to offer patients harmed by medical errors a prompt apology and financial settlements before they resort to lawsuits.

Aides say Mitt Romney, shown in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, had difficulty being likable in the rough primaries.

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‘Likability’ a growing issue for Mitt Romney

The probable GOP nominee for president faces a set of numbers any management genius would find daunting: ballooning poll figures suggesting voters don’t much like him.

Senator Brown works hard to woo South Boston

Republican Senator Scott Brown is courting voters in the most fertile neighborhood in Boston for independent and crossover support.

Diverse BC High group heads to Harvard

The friendship of four Harvard-bound seniors at BC High School, each from an immigrant family, offers a glimpse of a generation that’s redefining what inclusion means.

Succeeding together

Four seniors at Boston College High School prove the value of diversity.

US missed state’s bright job growth, report finds

New jobs data indicate the Mass. economy is recovering at a steady pace — a picture clouded by US Labor Department figures last month showing minimal job growth in 2011.

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Soaring greed at Liberty Mutual

The insurer that just got $46.5 million in city and state tax breaks, and paid former CEO Ted Kelly $50 million a year for the past four years, has its own air force.

Local craft brewers start canning their beers

After decades building a devoted fan base, craft brewers are now attempting what once seemed unthinkable: getting customers to drink expensive beer out of a can.

Police knew suspect was armed before fatal raid in N.H.

Police were aware that Cullen Mutrie might be armed and even watching them through surveillance cameras when they stormed his Greenland home, according to court documents.


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Dawnmarie Hines spoke to a reporter outside her home in Dorchester yesterday after her daughter, Samantha Pinson, was killed in a single-car accident in Dorchester, along with two friends.

Three die in predawn crash in Dorchester

On Tuesday morning around 4:30, three young people were killed when their car careened off a curve and slammed into a bridge abutment on Morrissey Boulevard.


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Fewer expected to attend biotech meeting in Boston

About 15,500 people will attend the Biotechnology Industry Organization's annual convention, significantly fewer than the 22,500 who came in 2007, the last time the event was held here.


Political notebook

The super PAC ad accuses Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, of plotting to slash social programs while cutting taxes for wealthy Americans, like himself.

Super PAC ad takes swings at Mitt Romney

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC founded by a pair of former aides to President Obama, will spend $660,000 to air a television ad attacking Mitt Romney in four swing states.

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New York 118, Boston 110

New York’s Carmelo Anthony took a shot over Boston’s Greg Stiemsma during the second half Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Pierce scores season-high 43 points but it isn’t enough

Boston could have claimed its fifth straight Atlantic title but couldn’t overcome Carmelo Anthony’s second career triple-double and a torrent of three-pointers by the Knicks.