Romney takes GOP reins with N.H. speech

Mitt Romney spoke in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday night.

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On a night when he swept five primaries, Mitt Romney implicitly accepted the GOP presidential nomination and vowed to defeat President Obama.

James Reed coated pastries before placing in the oven. He makes homemade ketchup and toaster pastries at home.

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Homemade vs. store-bought

“The Homemade Pantry” book is an ode to the joy of making everyday foods at home, from ketchup and butter to granola bars and chicken nuggets.

Mike Aviles of the Boston Red Sox celebrated a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning.

Boston 11, Minnesota 2

Red Sox dominate Twins behind Beckett, Ortiz

Josh Beckett pitched six strong innings, and David Ortiz homered and drove in three runs as the Red Sox had little trouble with the Twins.

Celtics forward Paul Pierce tried to work past Miami Heat forward Shane Battier in the first quarter.

Boston 78, Miami 66

Pavlovic helps Celtics get past Heat

With both teams resting their top players ahead of the playoffs, the Celtics defeated the Heat, aided by Sasha Pavlovic and his 12 fourth-quarter points.

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In rare public appearance, Fidelity’s Johnsons honored

Edward C. Johnson III and his family accepted a “Distinguished Bostonians” award before an estimated crowd of 1,600 tonight at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Poll: Obama has big lead over Romney among young voters

The results among 18- to 29-year-olds are encouraging for the president, but they also indicate he is not as popular among young voters as he was four years ago.

Brown, Warren announce plans to release tax returns

US Senator Scott Brown’s campaign announced plans to release six years of returns, while rival Elizabeth Warren responded with plans to release four years.

Apple earnings surge on strong iPhone sales

Apple reported net income for the second quarter of $11.6 billion, up from $6 billion a year ago, as sales of the iPhone exceeded expectations.

New case of mad cow disease surfaces in Calif.

The disease was discovered in a dairy cow, but the animal was not bound for the nation’s food supply and posed no danger, the Agriculture Department said Tuesday.


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Andy Davis will begin May 7.

Steward names new president of Carney Hospital

Davis, the former chief executive of the Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C., replaces Bill Walczak, who abruptly left earlier this month.

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Red Sox Notebook

Mike Aviles advanced safely to third on a hit by Dustin Pedroia in the first inning.

Bobby Valentine, Mike Aviles deny report of incident

On Sunday, a New York tabloid reported that there was a “very ugly scene’’ between the Red Sox shortstop and manager during spring training.


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Tooth Fairy economics

How much is a tooth worth these days? Some parents feel pressure to give an amount equal to their child’s peers. It’s keeping up with the Fairy Joneses.