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Mid-Atlantic power outages could last days

Electricity might remain out for up to a week in areas hit by strong storms in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, where up to 3 million people were without power amid sweltering temperatures.

The Celtics are willing to offer Ray Allen, left, a two-year contract for $12 million, according to reports.

Report: Celtics are willing to offer Allen 2-year deal for $12 million

The Celtics’ offer to Ray Allen would be larger than a one-year deal for $3 million from the Miami Heat, accroding to ESPN.

David Ortiz hit a home run against Toronto in the first inning of a game June 25 at Fenway Park.

David Ortiz is Red Sox’ lone All-Star

Ortiz, who will be the American League’s starting designated hitter, was the only Red Sox player selected for the first time since 2001.

Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates scoring his team’s third goal on their way to a 4-0 victory over Italy in the EURO 2012 final Sunday.

Spain 4, Italy 0

Spain breezes past Italy to claim Euro championship

The Spanish national team continued its stellar run in international play with a dominating victory over the Italians.

 Vinicius Quirino, 26, said he is happy for his friends who can remain in the United States. But he’s sad that because he was 17 when he immigrated from Brazil, he doesn’t qualify.


Immigrants who missed deadline for Obama reprieve lament

For these young people, unlucky timing means that they will remain in limbo, fearful of deportation and frustrated by their inability to seek legal employment.

London’s new Olympic Stadium (foreground) came with a price tag of $764 million. The Aquatics Center (background) cost $423 million.

London hopes Olympics worth hefty price

With a final price tag expected to reach $15 billion-$20 billion, London’s legacy could depend on what happens to the venues and redeveloped areas after the crowds depart.

The injury situation with Kevin Youkilis was certainly real. But the Red Sox put him out there for everyone to see, and his health seemed to get better and better.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Why did teams stay away from Kevin Youkilis?

It’s baffling why other teams didn’t compete intensely with the White Sox for Youkilis and it seems they may be kicking themselves before all is said and done.

Bob Ryan

ABCD comes up with a ‘Dream’ pairing

Boston’s official anti-poverty agency will get a big boost from the Red Sox and the Celtics this September with a fascinating doubleheader.


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Globe reporter Bobby Caina Calvan dangled Extremo Tarzan swing.

Volcano, cloud forest, and all sorts of wild things

For a week, Costa Rica was the author’s playground. He zip-lined, rappelled down waterfalls, rafted rapids, and traversed rain-muddied trails by horseback.


book reviews

4 novels by Clarice Lispector

New translations of four novels by the innovative and beguiling Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector offer a fresh opportunity to assess her talents.