EEE risk called worst in decades

State health officials announced that planes will again take to the skies to spray six communities against Eastern equine enchephalitis-carrying mosquitoes.

A new seven-story learning center for the New England Conservatory on Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street would include 60 practice rooms and a public jazz cafe.

New England Conservatory to expand campus

For its first major expansion in five decades, the prestigious conservatory plans to erect a pair of modern glass buildings that will shake up a dated section of Huntington Avenue.

Gambling board to take casino applications

A $400,000, nonrefundable application fee will earn developers the right to compete for one of the state’s commercial casino licenses.

The numbers problem Obama has is writ large in Johnstown, Pa., and across the 12 Congressional District.

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Race still a factor for Pa. voters

Four years after the late John Murtha called his district in western Pennsylvania a haven of racists, black and white voters say a post-racial society is still a long way away.

Jeremy Renner stars in “The Bourne Legacy,” the fourth movie of the action-packed series.

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‘Bourne Legacy’ can’t revive the franchise without Matt Damon

If you’re going to make a “Bourne” movie without Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner isn’t a bad second choice. But even the star’s runty determination can’t wake the dormant series.

Warren backs off demand that Brown release more tax returns

Senator Scott Brown has already released six years of tax returns while Elizabeth Warren has refused to release more than four years of her filings.

Aly Raisman won the floor exercises, a first for an American gymnast, after taking the bronze on the balance beam.

For Needham’s Raisman, individual gold is worth the wait

In the final day of artistic gymnastics, Aly Raisman put in the best floor routine of her life to earn an individual gold medal, and added a bronze on the balance beam as well.

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Stern’s under-23 proposal for Olympic basketball going nowhere

If David Stern’s really testing the waters for a possible switch to an under-23 men’s basketball tournament at the Olympics, he’s sure to find them unseasonably cold.


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Rangers 6, Red Sox 3

Dustin Pedroia appears to check his swing in the eighth inning (above left), then reacts after he is called out (above right). Pedroia is still yelling at first-base umpire Paul Nauert, who made the ruling, as he returns to the dugout (right), with manager Bobby Valentine joining the chorus. Nauert ejected the Red Sox second baseman in the top of the ninth.

Pedroia, Red Sox check out in angry loss

A Will Middlebrooks three-run homer notwithstanding, Boston followed the same old script as the Rangers took advantage of poor pitching and missed opportunities at Fenway Park.


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Bulger had no license to kill, analysts say

Even if he had an official deal with prosecutors, James “Whitey” Bulger could never have received such a complete blanket of protection that it would have allowed him to commit murder, legal analysts said.


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Talbots was acquired Monday by Sycamore Partners, a buyout firm. The Hingham retailer is trying to reconnect with core customers.

After buyout, former Vitamin Shoppe president to lead Talbots

A day after Sycamore Partners acquired the struggling Hingham women’s clothing retailer, the private equity firm said it has tapped Michael Archbold to serve as CEO and CFO.