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TSA to fire 6 bag screeners, suspend 14 at Logan

The bag-screening officers were distracted by their cellphones and other electronic devices, according to the TSA.

Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka made his return to the mound on Monday against the Royals.

Red Sox 5, Royals 1

Red Sox overtake Royals for 5-1 win

The match was a strong showing for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who made his return to the mound after missing the last 48 games on the disabled list.

Teachers accuse Boston of unfair labor practices

The charges filed by the Boston Teachers Union are the latest barb in the increasingly hostile contract talks, which have been going on for over two years.

Bountiful apple crop arrives early in New England

Apples at New England orchards are ready for harvest well ahead of Labor Day, the traditional start of picking season.

// Creating bright ways to light the way

A Lowell company is making photoluminescent paints that can be used to brighten stairwells or to mark runways, traffic lanes, and crosswalks.

Andre Beaudette braved the surf near Park Shore Beach in Naples, Fla.

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Isaac gains strength as it nears Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac may become a hurricane and possibly hit late Tuesday along a 300-mile stretch from the bayous southwest of New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle.

Ann Romney spoke in Frankenmuth, Mich., on June 19 with husband Mitt by her side.

Opinion | Peter S. Canellos

Putting Ann Romney in the spotlight is a smart move by the GOP

Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday night at the Republican convention will be a chance for women to hear a woman speak who is at ease and empathetic before crowds.

// Warren raised $3.7m, Brown $2.3m over last six weeks

Elizabeth Warren continues to raise more money than Senator Scott Brown, although Brown still has more money in the bank.


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David Ortiz hit against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on Aug. 24, 2012.

David Ortiz on 15-day disabled list, hopes for return

The Red Sox designated hitter believes a platelet-rich plasma injection will assist in healing his sore right Achilles’ tendon so he can return in September.


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Matthew Tomsicek earns money through YouTube.

Many reap profit in posting YouTube videos

Thanks to YouTube’s Partner Program, a new class of digital auteurs are turning the popularity of their videos into profits.

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Book Review

In “Fire in the Ashes,” activist Jonathan Kozol returns to the South Bronx.

‘Fire in the Ashes’ by Jonathan Kozol

In his new book, the education activist returns to the South Bronx to bring readers up to date on the children he has followed for decades.

Health and wellness

G Force

“I had one participant who said, ‘It feels like my stories are carried on my back and one by one I’m unloading the burden,’ ” said Pamela Post-Ferrante.

Using writing to aid the healing process

Pamela Post-Ferrante, who had four major cancer surgeries in the 1990s, recently wrote a book to help individuals and groups use writing as therapy.