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Death by inspection


Jennifer Graham on how a perfectly useful car met an unnecessary and wasteful end.

The Clemens trial, though he was acquitted, was a reminder of the Mitchell Report’s impact since Roger Clemens was mentioned prominently in the report that became the official document of steroids in baseball.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Mitchell Report laid groundwork for major strides

The effects of the report and naming big names has helped clean up Major League Baseball, increasing testing as well as penalties for infractions.

It was barely two years ago that Kyle Arrington was overjoyed at making a roster out of Patriots training camp.

Sunday Football Notes

Kyle Arrington won’t pick this time to slack off

The cornerback won’t be anonymous this fall as teams prepare to face the Patriots. When you’re one of the reigning leaders in interceptions, it’s a bit tougher to hide.

Latest news


Obama, Romney keep sparring over Bain, tax returns

President Obama’s campaign continued Sunday to hammer Mitt Romney on the length of his tenure at Bain Capital.

Near-record heat forecast for Tuesday

The hot weather will continue in New England early this week after showers tonight, with the highest temperatures forecast for Tuesday.

Church prays for pastor abducted in Egypt

Family and church members prayed Sunday for the 61-year-old Boston Pentecostal pastor kidnapped with two others in Egypt.

Kasey Kahne holds off Hamlin at Loudon

Kahne won his second Sprint Cup race of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/07/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06deleo_photo1--90x90.jpg DeLeo, others targeted in probation inquiry

Federal prosecutors are focusing on legislators who may have benefited from the Probation Department’s allegedly rigged hiring system.


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Red Sox 7, Rays 3

Josh Beckett gave up three runs to the Rays in the first inning, but he shut them out in his next five frames.

Beckett and Sox rally in win over Rays

Josh Beckett persevered after a rough first inning, going six innings and not allowing another run as the Red Sox rallied to beat the Rays Sunday, 7-3.


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Investigators and rescue personnel worked at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 24 North in West bridgewater early Sunday.

Two killed in ‘horrific’ crash in West Bridgewater

A driver heading the wrong way on Route 24 caused a three-car crash early this morning that claimed the lives of a teenage girl and a man in his 40s, State Police said.


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On the Job

Iris Matos carves fruit into bouquets and other creations as the production manager at at Edible Arrangements.

‘Fruit artist’ puts her skills on display

Iris Matos prides herself on beautifully arranged bouquets and arrangements of sculpted fresh fruit that she creates for Edible Arrangements in Methuen.

Nation & World

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Adnan Hawash (right), a former Syrian army officer staying in Antakya, Turkey, learned that his son had been killed in fighting Thursday.

Reports of Syrian massacre challenged

New details emerging about what activists called a massacre of civilians near Hama indicated that it was more likely an uneven clash between the military and local fighters.