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Using technology to battle PTSD

Before returning to treatment, former Army bomb technician Brian Sullivan used a smartphone app to cope with PTSD.

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Veterans are finding new allies in their fight against war-induced post-traumatic stress disorder: online programs and mobile phone apps.

 Dorothy Wolferseder (center) with her son, Scott, and her former daughter-in-law, Erica Arsenault, in Fitchburg.

Woman donates kidney to former mother-in-law

When she learned the mother of her former husband needed a kidney, Erica Arsenault immediately volunteered to find out if she were a compatible donor.

Carl Crawford backpedals to the warning track to haul in a ball hit by Eric Chavez to end the first.

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It’s time for Red Sox to look to the future

No one is going to hammer the organization if it starts making moves with an eye toward 2013. This starts with letting Carl Crawford have his Tommy John surgery.

Kevin Kit Parker, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a professor at Harvard, chatted with Springfield police Lieutenant Rupert Daniel.

To counter gangs, Springfield adopts tactics from war zones

US soldiers’ strategies to stop insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a new application in an odd place: the tough neighborhoods of Springfield.

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Romney raps Obama on Medicare in N.H.

Speaking to thousands of New Hampshire voters in a Town Hall-style meeting, Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan accused President Obama of distorting the GOP ticket’s policies.

In Missouri, conservative Republican Todd Akin is running against Democrat incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill for a US Senate seat.

Brown calls on Akin to drop out of Missouri Senate race

US Representative Todd Akin of Missouri, who is running for US Senate, said women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape.”

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The home of the Masters is admitting Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore, 10 years after critics first protested its lack of female members.

Tony Scott was known for his hyper-kinetic action and editing on such films as his most recent, the runaway train thriller ‘‘Unstoppable,’’ starring regular collaborator Denzel Washington.

Director Tony Scott dies after jumping off bridge

Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as ‘‘Top Gun’’ and ‘‘Beverly Hills Cop II,’’ died Sunday in an apparent suicide.

Warren, Brown’s no third-party ad pledge holds

A pact between Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren to prevent third-party ads in the race has survived, to the amazement of partisans around the US.


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Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki makes his way around the bases after the first of his two homers.

Yankees leave Josh Beckett, Red Sox reeling

After Sunday’s loss, the Sox are 13½ games behind the Yankees and 7½ games out in the wild-card race with 40 games left.


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Art Review

A still from the video “Drawing a Line With the Tide.”

In ‘water, water,’ a collaborative ebb and flow

The mother-daughter artist team of Sarah Hollis Perry and Rachel Perry Welty take collaboration as a theme at the Cape Ann Museum show.