Account of Romney’s Bain departure has evolved

Until his run for governor in 2002, Mitt Romney had characterized his departure from Bain Capital more as a “leave of absence” in which he would be a “part-timer.”

Romney fires back at Obama on Bain attacks

Mitt Romney on Friday and repeated his assertion that he left the Boston private equity firm in 1999 and not years later as some documents indicate.

Adrian Walker

Mothers united by enduring pain of senseless death

How, after all these years and so many lives senselessly cut short, can it be that precious little gets done about it? The grieving mothers are tired of asking.

Defendants must prove need for free lawyer, SJC rules

In a decision that stands to save taxpayers money, the state’s highest court ruled that people facing criminal charges have to prove they cannot afford their own lawyer.

Olivia Culpo was happy to be home in Rhode Island for a short while this month after being crowned Miss USA in June.

Victoria Arocho

Olivia Culpo entered pageants on a lark, came home Miss USA

The Boston University sophomore returned home briefly one month after becoming the first contestant from Rhode Island to be crowned Miss USA.

Alexis Medeiros (left) and Nathan Vieira played a round of miniature golf at Oceans 18, which has a glow-in-the-dark course.

The Roads of Summer

Indoor miniature golf beckons for vacationers

For people looking to escape summer heat, Oceans 18 Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, an indoor course with an undersea theme in New Bedford, is the perfect destination.

Advertisers could include airlines and banks and the city will provide public service messages.

Boston to install 400 solar-powered trash cans

The BigBelly trash and recycling receptacles, which have built-in compactors that squeeze trash so each bin can hold more, are going to be free for the city.

Christopher L. Gasper

Joe Paterno chose his legacy over integrity

The Penn State coach looked the other way, enabling a sexual predator and ignoring his victims, in the name of furthering a football brand.


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Red Sox start 2d half of season with win

David Ortiz hit his 23rd homer of the year and Franklin Morales pitched five scoreless innings as the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.

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