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In N.H., Romney and Ryan blast Obama’s health law

Speaking before some 3,000 attendees at a Town Hall-style event, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan said the Republican ticket would be more likely to put Medicare on sounder footing.

Brown calls on Akin to drop out of Missouri Senate race

Scott Brown was among the first prominent Republicans to call for Todd Akin to end his Senate bid after Akin made controversial comments about rape.

// Shooting victim recalled as a woman of ‘courage’

Sharrice M. Perkins, one of three women fatally shot on Aug. 12 on Harlem Street in Dorchester, was laid to rest today during a teary-eyed funeral ceremony.

Augusta National adds first two women members

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and businesswoman Darla Moore are the club’s newest members, breaking an eight-decade gender barrier.

Unless Ryan Mallett (above) catches fire in the final three exhibitions, he’s not ready to be a viable backup to Tom Brady, so Brian Hoyer stays.

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Preseason football | EAGLES AT PATRIOTS, 7:30 P.M

Projecting the Patriots’ 53-man roster

This year’s roster, after an offseason focused on improving the depth, will be even harder to trim than normal.

‘‘She died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face,’’ her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, told The Associated Press.

Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95

Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, died Monday morning in Los Angeles.

Space probes focus on radiation belts

University of New Hampshire scientists are playing a vital role in a NASA mission to investigate the radiation belts that girdle the earth.

Daily Dose

Should junk food be regulated like alcohol?

Public health officials now believe our environment makes it nearly impossible to avoid overeating.

 Want some bacon peanut brittle at jm Curley’s? Be polite.


A test of manners in a Boston gastropub

The colorful gastropub called jm Curley, in Downtown Crossing, is setting out to show that good manners beget good service.


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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and Kelly Shoppach never saw eye to eye.

In Red Sox blame game, there are no winners

Kelly Shoppach said he didn’t start the texting campaign against manager Bobby Valentine, but who cares? The ex-Sox catcher isn’t that important.


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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 in apparent suicide

Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as ‘‘Top Gun’’ and ‘‘Beverly Hills Cop II,’’ died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.