Romney to pick Ryan for running mate, source says

Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president, the Associated Press is reporting. The announcement will be made Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.

Romney built a golden IRA while he was at Bain

Mitt Romney has used the seemingly bland investment vehicle known as an individual retirement account to shield at least $20 million and as much as $100 million from initial taxes.

Lillian McLean, 85, said she is upset that she will have to relocate after living at Goddard House for three years.

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Goddard House nursing home a casualty of funding, times

The rise of assisted-living facilities and a shift to care allowing elders to remain at home have caused a decline in the number of facilities like the Jamaica Plain center.

Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, and Bianca Knight won gold in the women’s 4 x 100- meter relay final.

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US women set world record in 4 x 100

The relay team earned redemption and made history in 40.82 seconds, a time that was almost unfathomable and entirely unexpected.

Sunday’s final will be a rematch of the 2008 title game after Team USA and Spain won their respective semifinals.

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Spain regroups for golden rematch with US

Spain struggled but won the games that counted. Now they will play the Americans Sunday in a rematch of the 2008 basketball title game.

Home buyers outpace sellers in Boston

The number of homes for sale has dropped from a year ago, increasing competition and pushing up long-depressed prices, a trend that could speed the market’s recovery.

In his lawsuit, J. Geils (left, with Peter Wolf) says he twice tried to quit the band that bears his name.

J. Geils Band poised for battle over name

Peter Wolf and the band insist their tour is still on, and the group will bill itself as the J. Geils Band without Geils, who has filed a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement.

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Scott Brown vs. ‘the welfare vote’

For Senator Brown, registering people on welfare to vote is a waste of money, ­apparently, and a dirty trick. Voting is for the kind of people who will vote for you.


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Clay Buchholz tossed his second complete game of the season, throwing 104 pitches Friday night and improving to 10-3.

Buchholz goes the distance to boost Red Sox

Clay Buchholz pitched a complete game and Cody Ross hit a two-run homer to propel the Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Indians Friday night.


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Bob Adelson attended to his booth at the flea market at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre this week. About 200 vendors set up shop at the market, which has been in operation for 40 years.

Cape Cod flea market still thriving after 40 years

Four mornings each week, the Wellfleet Drive-in Theatre devotes nearly a square mile of parking lot to one of the area’s largest and most legendary flea markets.


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Vicki Kennedy, left, will speak to groups at the Democratic National Convention about health issues.

Vicki Kennedy to talk at DNC

Senator Edward Kennedy’s widow will attend the Democratic National Convention to trumpet the president’s record on health care reform.