Council OK’s disputed remap of Boston districts

The City Council voted 7-6 to approve a redistricting plan that immediately came under fire, with complaints that it dilutes the political influence of the city’s people of color.

Abortion uproar may hurt GOP bid for Senate control

Representative Todd Akin’s refusal to abandon the Senate race in Missouri could gravely complicate the battle for the US Senate.

Abortion, gay marriage put party platforms in spotlight

These typically obscure documents have been elevated to national prominence by comments by Todd Akin and a widening gap in political philosophies.

From left, Jackie Liu, Maddy McAlpine, and Sophia Gerner went shopping before the new school year.

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Teens hold off on back-to-school shopping

The bulk of back-to-school shopping still takes place at this time of year, but many are delaying purchases so that when trends emerge, they can strike quickly.

A commuter waited for a bus beneath the McCarthy overpass — a vestige of planning ideas from the 1950s, when the goal was to eliminate bottlenecks for auto drivers.

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Replacing 1950s overpasses is costly, complex

Short-term repairs have been criticized, but the state’s top highway official said it would be a mistake to remove overpasses without being ready to build re­designed surface roads.

Leroy McPherson (center) and others huddled after a Teen Police Academy workout.

Boston police, teens bond at academy

This year, about 40 youngsters graduated from the Teen ­Police Academy, a program designed to change the way ­adolescents ­regard police officers who ­patrol their neighborhood.

Tech lab

Samsung’s new Galaxy shoots for iPad, misses

The Galaxy Note 10.1 adds a more powerful processor, a stylus, handwriting recognition, and multitasking, but it’s still not nice enough to topple number one.

As reliance on natural gas increases, supply worries arise

New England’s increasing reliance on natural gas has officials worried about potential shortages, especially if the area is hit with an extremely cold winter.


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Angels 7, Red Sox 3

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine took the ball from starting pitcher Clay Buchholz as he pulled him from the game in the sixth inning.

Against the Angels, a rare false start from Clay Buchholz

The usually reliable Red Sox starter surrendered seven runs and 12 hits, both career highs, and got yanked in the sixth inning on the way to the Sox’ third straight loss.

Nation & World

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Movie Review

“Side By Side,” directed by Christopher Kenneally, examines the differences between film and digital moviemaking.

No comparing film and digital in ‘Side by Side’

This entertaining, enlightening, if overlong discourse fails to go deeply into an inexorable irony: Digital is the future but the theater remains stuck in the past.