Drought likely to push up prices

The drought that has hit much of the nation, including parts of New England, is expected to drive up food and gasoline prices in the coming months.

Pete Hegener and wife, Rachel Kuhe, are writing their own obituaries.

Julia Cumes for the boston globe

Self-written obituaries give many the last word

Having done all they can to dictate exactly how their funerals will go — down to playlists, menus, and off-beat hearses — many are now taking control over the story of their lives.

Paul Ryan denied he sought stimulus funds

After seeking millions of dollars in 2009 from a federal stimulus program he opposed, Paul Ryan appeared on a Boston radio program a year later and denied lobbying for the aid.

Researchers take a step toward male birth control pill

The half-century-long quest to ­develop a male birth control pill has just received a boost from an unexpected corner: a Boston laboratory working to craft potent anticancer drugs.

The remains of Marine Lance Corporal Gregory T. Buckley arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Monday.

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Afghan war barely echoes in US

The longest war in American history commands little attention or debate — in the halls of Congress, on the presidential campaign trail, or in the public square.

Besides lifting the 6.25 percent sales tax, many retailers also offered additional discounts to further attract shoppers.

Tax holiday may have produced best yet results, Mass. retailers say

Massachusetts retailers hailed last weekend’s tax holiday, saying sales and traffic may have reached new highs for the event.

Bobby Valentine and Dustin Pedroia have a dugout chat before Thurs­day night’s game, which was attended by the Red Sox owners.


Close inspection and introspection for Red Sox

With a dysfunctional team at a low point in this 10-year ownership, the Sox have moved closer to being on the same page, but they continue to shoot themselves in the foot on the field.

Christopher L. Gasper

Please come to Boston? NBA stars just say no

Some players don’t see the Celtics in the same light as the Lakers, Heat, Knicks, or Mavericks. It is more a reflection of the state of the NBA than the state of the Celtics.


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