Seven new hotels approved for Seaport District

The Legislature’s authorization paves the way for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to launch a $2 billion expansion of its convention center in the Seaport District.

// Questions raised about Tierney’s disclosures

At issue is whether John F. Tierney should have disclosed more than $200,000 his wife received while managing a bank account that held money from a brother’s illegal gambling business.

Arrests, deaths show Mansfield overtaxed by Comcast Center events

A week after two men died from overdoses at an all-day rave at the Comcast Center, police arrested 35 people at a hip-hop show Wednesday night, mostly for underage drinking.

// Sharks sightings are good business on Cape Cod

Officials and business owners say that while an apparent great white attack in Truro has spooked some swimmers, the publicity is actually boosting revenue.

Globe’s fish mislabeling series wins watchdog journalism award

The award recognizes groundbreaking journalism that creatively uses digital tools.

Serena Williams celebrated after winning the women's singles gold medal match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on Saturday.

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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova for Olympic gold

Williams won her first singles gold medal Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1.

US men’s Olympic basketball team beats Lithuania, 99-94

The US men’s basketball team survived its first test of the Olympics Saturday, beating Lithuania after trailing in the fourth quarter.

// Phelps wins 100m butterfly with stunning comeback

Michael Phelps came from seventh place at the turn to win the Olympic 100-meter butterfly, bringing his golden total to 17 with one more likely in Saturday’s 4 x 100 medley relay.

Few of Rhod Sharp’s legion of late-night BBC radio fans know that he’s coming to them live — from Marblehead.

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The BBC, live from Marblehead

Scotland-born Rhod Sharp hosts BBC Radio’s “Up All Night” news show for an estimated 1 million UK listeners, few of whom realize he’s broadcasting from the North Shore.

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// Obama vs. Romney: Who will win?

Join Globe editor Peter Canellos, author Michael Grunwald, and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for a look at the US presidential race.


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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa runs on carbon-fiber prostheses.

Oscar Pistorius will make history, no matter the outcome

On Saturday, the South African made his Olympic debut, achieving a historic milestone for disabled athletes everywhere as the first double amputee in the Games.

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Farrell as Doug Quaid with Jessica Biel as his freedom-fighter girlfriend.

Total mind games

This remake of “Total Recall,” the 1990 science-fiction movie, has excellent production design and starts well before it works its way toward average.