Romney attacked on Bain exit date

Obama’s campaign accused Mitt Romney of lying about the length of his tenure at the helm of Bain Capital, while the Romney team called the charge “reckless.”

Mass. health coverage architects in demand in other states

There is a rush on to hire people who helped implement universal medical coverage in Massachusetts as states scramble to comply with President Obama’s health care law.

Advocates, families fight jail phone fees

Inmate advocates, public defenders, prisoners, and their families say outside vendors charge astronomical costs for calls, in some cases $10 for just a few minutes.

Work to rebuild the Whittier Memorial Bridge, along with four other major bridge projects, is expected to begin in the next few months.

Union-only labor for bridge project irks firms

Nonunion contractors said the Patrick administration’s decision to restrict work on a $285 million project over the Merrimack River is election-year pandering.

Brown’s staff walks back claims again

Senator Scott Brown said Tuesday that President Obama and other powerful Democrats regularly call him for help to pass legislation. But his campaign said otherwise.

Beth Rimas, an EMT whose son Sean is autistic, says it is critical for rescuers to know if someone in a house is disabled.

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Boston special-needs list could aid emergency crews

A proposed citywide registry would alert rescuers before they arrive if a child or an adult has a significant physical, mental, or developmental disability.

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Maine seafood shack owner claws to the top

Steve Kingston, owner of the unassuming Clam Shack in Kennebunk, has taken to calling himself “The King of the Lobster Roll” after winning an event in New York.

Rose Art Museum names new director

Christopher Bedford would be the museum’s first permanent leader since Michael Rush left in protest over Brandeis University’s plan to sell its collection.

The athletes will stay in apartments like these in London, but tourists are likely to find hotel rates doubled during the Games.

Few Massachusetts spectators expected at London Olympics

The Olympic torch lands in London in two weeks, but Boston-area travel companies that sell packages have not found many takers.

Plume Giant plays an Electric Earth concert at Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, N.H.

Monadnock Music, Electric Earth music festivals try to get along

As Monadnock Music emerges from controversy with new leadership, it faces the upstart classical series Electric Earth.


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Ryan Newman, who has won six poles and captured three Sprint Cup victories at NHMS, is back at Loudon this weekend.

Ryan Newman has excelled at NHMS

Newman, who has won six poles and captured three Sprint Cup victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, is back at Loudon this weekend.


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The number of people seeking jobless aid plunged last week as automakers skipped their summer shutdowns.

Positive jobs report belies deeper concerns

The number of people seeking US unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason is that automakers have skipped some of their usual summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, causing fewer temporary auto layoffs.



Senator Susan Collins’s streak began in 1997 when she voted to confirm Madeleine Albright as secretary of state.

Biden urges NAACP to back Obama

Speaking at the NAACP conference in Houston, Vice President Joe Biden rebutted Mitt Romney’s claim that his policies would be better for black families.

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