Mitt Romney has financial edge in final months

The growing financial advantage comes after months of hoarding money as the Obama campaign spent heavily on TV ads trying to brand Romney early in the minds of voters.

Todd Akin rejected calls from Mitt Romney and other Republicans to end his bid for US Senate.

Republican plank opposes all abortions

The GOP platform committee approved language seeking a constitutional amendment for a total abortion ban, adding to the furor over Rep. Todd Akin’s rape comments.

Governor Patrick has been ratcheting up his activities on the campaign trail for President Obama.

Governor Patrick makes pitch for Obama in Midwest

Even while he said in an interview he had no ambition for higher office, Governor Patrick made a two-pronged appeal for President Obama’s reelection in Iowa and Wisconsin.

Dustin Pedroia went 1 for 5 against the Angels in another demoralizing 5-3 loss as the Red Sox dropped five games under .500.

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Dustin Pedroia gives his side of the story

Tuesday night, the Red Sox second baseman came home to Fenway Park, wearing the scars of his first public flogging by the beast of Boston baseball.

Dr. Paul Ridker, a Brigham and Women’s cardiologist who led the 2008 trial and is heading the new trials, gave a tour of the storage facility.


Blood storage lab holds clues for disease prevention

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have stored blood from more than 150,000 study subjects over the past two decades in a lab deep beneath Commonwealth Avenue.

MGM Resorts International’s ambitious Springfield project would include a mix of new construction and the renovation of some existing architecture over three city blocks.

A vast casino plan for Springfield

MGM’s ambitious $800 million project would remake the heart of the struggling Western Mass. city and rebuild areas severely damaged by a 2011 tornado.

Neighbors criticize bird-feeding resident in Hull

An 18-inch bird feeder has sparked a squall in this South Shore village, pitting a 70-year-old, bird-loving resident against her neighbors and Hull enforcement agencies.

Providence-based Citizens, the second-largest bank in Massachusetts, will lose four of its five ATMs at Logan Airport.

Logan Airport changes its ATM landscape

JP Morgan Chase, with no branches in Massachusetts, will hold more money machine spots than any other bank at the airport, forcing some local travelers to pay more.

Competition fierce in Mass. for software talent

The technology sector has added 3,300 computer engineering and Web development jobs since the beginning of this year, 50 percent more than in the same period in 2011.


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Angels 5, Red Sox 3

Mark Trumbo’s long two-run homer in the fifth inning off Aaron Cook decided the game. The shot also may have ended Cook’s tenure in the rotation.

Struggling Red Sox fall to Angels

Mark Trumbo’s long two-run homer in the fifth inning off Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook decided the game as the Angels beat the Sox, 5-3.


The survey by the Pew Research Center found 72 percent of respondents were aware of Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to provide vouchers for the purchase of private health insurance, which the Wisconsin congressman has since revised.

Majority opposes Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

More than seven in 10 Americans have heard of Rep. Ryan’s proposal to eliminate Medicare, and among them, those who oppose the idea outnumber supporters, according to a poll.

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Kindergarteners lined up for lunch on the first day of school Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lunchtime can be a crucial part of a child’s school day.

Food coaches push nutrition in US schools

At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard tips about how to get children to make healthy food choices in the cafeteria.