FAA rules Cape Wind will not affect air traffic

The agency ruled that towering wind turbines off Cape Cod will not pose a hazard to planes, clearing what is likely the final federal regulatory hurdle for the 130-turbine project.

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive by bus to speak at a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa, August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Obama’s costly investment not yielding new voters

President Obama’s campaign has invested early and heavily in grassroots infrastructure, but in 10 key states voter registration trends show scant evidence that the effort is bringing in new voters.

A cafe, general store, bank, library, game rooms, and gyms encourage patients to interact with others in the hospital.

Architecture and therapy merge at new state mental hospital

The state’s $302 million hospital for the mentally ill in Worcester features a special architectural design meant to replicate stages of psychological recovery.

A North Atlantic right whale in Cape Cod Bay in February 2012.

Ships’ noise hinders whale communication

Critically endangered right whales have lost about two-thirds of their ability to communicate with each other, affecting their ability to navigate, avoid predators, and care for calves.

CJ Adams, star of “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” says his newfound fame will not alter his humility.


Rhode Island’s CJ Adams stars in ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green‘

The movie could transform the 12-year-old, chestnut-haired Adams, who has never had an acting lesson, into a break-out kid celebrity.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Roca center in Chelsea on Wednesday, the first day that young people living illegally in the United States could apply for a work permit and a deferral from the threat of deportation.

Young immigrants learning to apply for their dream

Immigrants gathered to celebrate and learn about the application process on the first day young people living in the US illegally can apply for a federal deferred action program.

Tech Lab

New e-mail tools manage the chaos

Products like Smartr Inbox, Organizer, FollowUpThen, and SaneBox remind us of how efficient and powerful e-mail can be.

Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, and Jordin Sparks star in the remake “Sparkle.”

Friday Preview | Movie Review

Whitney Houston brings luster to otherwise dull ‘Sparkle’

Dominated by Houston’s performance as a churchy, overbearing mother, “Sparkle” is a better movie than the 1976 girl-group drama that inspired it.


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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, seen above, as with other consumer electronics, required teams of engineers to develop its software. The engineers often work long hours to meet deadlines, leading to poor eating and exercise habits for many.

Behind smartphones, sleepless nights

In the 219.1 billion industry, companies are under pressure to meet deadlines for unveiling cutting-edge features, and many software engineers suffer health consequences.

Nation & World

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Residents of Azaz, Syria, a suburb of Aleppo, carried a boy’s body after what activists called an airstrike by Syrian forces.

More than 30 Syrians abducted inside Lebanon

Members of a powerful Lebanese Shi’ite family threatened to cause havoc and extend their Lebanon kidnapping spree until their family member, taken hostage by Syrian rebels, was set free.


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A diver takes the plunge during training for last summer’s Red Bull Cliff Diving competition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Cliff Diving World Series to return to ICA

Competitors will once again start on top of the ICA and leaping some 26.5 meters — about the height of three Green Monsters — into Boston Harbor.



Ryan Higginson sports a casual look while hanging at Emerald Lounge with Megan Demianiuk (left) and Jill Miller.

Hot spots try to get guys to improve their style

In Boston, where pulling on a clean Tom Brady jersey counts as dressing up for a lot of guys, a handful of restaurant and bar owners around the city are trying to turn that around.