In rare public plea, Boston Fed chief urges action

Eric Rosengren is urging the nation’s central bankers to ignore election-year pressures and do more to jump-start the economy.

// Wis. gunman encouraged others to act

The picture of Wade M. Page that is beginning to develop suggests he was a white supremacist who wanted to see his beliefs advanced with action.

Sikhs held a vigil at the New England Gurdwara Sahib in Milford Monday for the victims of the Wisconsin attack.

Sikhs feel misunderstood, at risk since 9/11

Sikhism, the major religion at the center of the Wisconsin shooting, remains little known and widely misunderstood in the US.

Calculating the cost of tax breaks in Mass.

Over the past 16 years the state has more than doubled the amount of tax breaks it offers but has only a vague idea whether they are worthwhile.

Bulger plans to take stand in his defense

James “Whitey” Bulger will for the first time address the charges against him, hoping to convince a jury that federal officials once granted him immunity for his many crimes.

Aly Raisman performed on the balance beam en route to the bronze medal.

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Aly Raisman wins bronze medal on beam

The Needham gymnast originally appeared to finish fourth, but a scoring change elevated Raisman onto the podium.

Light welterweight Jamel Herring was down after a loss to Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yelessinov. He was one of five US fighters to lose in their first bout.

Lean times for US men’s boxing

Unless welterweight Errol Spence Jr. can beat Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy on Tuesday, the US males will leave the Olympics without a medal for the first time.

Maryanne O’Hara at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown.

Author revisits a long-submerged history

Maryanne O’Hara’s debut novel takes place in a fictional town modeled on those that were wiped from the map to make way for the Quabbin Reservoir.

Bobby Valentine watched batting practice before Monday’s game.

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Are the Sox backing Valentine?

John Henry issued an ultra-defensive vote of confidence for his beleaguered manager, but it doesn’t look like the team will let Bobby be Bobby.


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Backed by his owner and GM, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine responds to a pregame media question about his job safety by giving a thumbs up.

Red Sox stand behind Bobby Valentine

With many calling for Valentine’s firing, John Henry and Ben Cherington offered support and said they weren’t planning to make a change.

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