Springfield a magnet for casino hopefuls

As many as four top-tier casino developers have informed Springfield officials that they would like to build a gambling resort in this struggling city on the Connecticut River.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tierney%20Weds--90x90.jpg Troubles in paradise Rep. Tierney somehow missed

A review found that US Representative John F. Tierney had many chances to learn of the illegal actions by his wife’s brothers — and by her.

Victoria Reggie Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy Jr. at the 2011 inaugural ceremony for the institute.

Kennedy’s sons at odds with his widow over institute

The late Senator Edward Kennedy’s two sons are growing increasingly convinced that Vicki Kennedy is mishandling the creation of the $71 million institute that bears his name.

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Workers covered the statue of former football coach Joe Paterno near Beaver Stadium on Penn State's campus on Sunday before taking it down.

Penn State removes Joe Paterno statue

The statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday even as the NCAA announced possible actions against the university.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Colorado%20Shooting%20Vigil.JPEG-05298.jpg Assault rifle jammed in Colo. attack

The semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater jammed during the attack, a federal law enforcement official said.

If you want to make a deal this year, you’d better get out in front because if you want a Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza (above), or Francisco Liriano, there are likely 8-10 teams with which you’re competing.

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Sunday Baseball Notes

MLB trades may involve sticker shock

If a team doesn’t want anyone to touch their top prospects, they probably won’t have what it takes to make a blockbuster deal by the trade dealine.

The greenheads are especially nasty this year, thanks in part to the heat.

Greenhead season plagues Mass. ocean towns

The big nasty flies with green eyes are out in force, biting at ankles and forcing beachgoers to cover their skin on sweltering hot days.

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In the company of women

Here’s to new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, for her induction into a club that we probably shouldn’t have at all.


The Higgs boson ‘nightmare scenario’

To some physicists, the apparent discovery of the Higgs boson just confirms a model we already know is flawed-- and may have bad implications for how much we can really learn in the future.

Globe magazine | Thrill of the Grill

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/wiggs_grilling_1mag.jpg Chef Tiffani Faison: Taking the heat

The Sweet Cheeks chef talks about barbecue, business, and what she loves to grill at home.


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In time for the summer travel season, Consumer Reports rated 44 of the nation’s biggest hotel chains based on a survey of more than 22,000 readers.