Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated

Romney has asserted he left the firm in 1999, but records show Bain listed him on government filings as the man in charge through 2002.

Mass. ballot to include marijuana, end-of-life questions

Voters this fall will be asked whether to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives, and to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Brown raises his most in a quarter

Senator Scott Brown raised about $5 million between April and June. Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren collected $8.67 million.

Mashpee tribe reaches deal with governor on casino

A Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino would pay 21.5 percent of its gambling revenue to the state, though legal obstacles remain.

“The article I read this morning was so ...  scientific. I didn’t really get all of it,” said Brian Connor, a math teacher.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff

Higgs boson particle stirs some, perplexes many

It took thousands of physicists and a $10 billion particle accelerator to find it. But it’s the laypeople struggling to understand its significance who have to do the real heavy lifting.

Blue Cross plan shows reduction in spending

The largest private-sector effort to tame medical costs in Massachusetts reduced health care spending growth by 3.3 percent.

Yvonne Abraham

// Boston school chief fails test

Carol Johnson has put herself in an impossible position by mishandling a headmaster’s domestic assault arrest.

The Red Sox have been without Jacoby Ellsbury since April 13, when he suffered a right shoulder injury.

On baseball

Red Sox have what it takes to improve

The most injured team in baseball needs Jacoby Ellsbury and others to be healthy, and key players to step up.

Tech Lab

TiVo Premiere is in the running

TiVo’s Premiere is an impressive set-top box, delivering cable, Internet entertainment, and more in one package.