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Freed hostages return to Boston

The two Massachusetts residents kidnapped in Egypt earlier this month landed at Logan airport, capping a religious trip to the Middle East that turned into a harrowing ordeal.

// Suspected Colo. shooter applied to join gun range

James Holmes never became a member of the gun range because of his behavior and a ‘‘bizarre’’ message on his voice mail greeting, the range’s owner said.

Ernie Els of South Africa holds the Claret Jug, 'The Golf Champion Trophy' in front of the scoreboard on the 18th green after winning the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lytham, England.

Ernie Els wins stunning British Open

Els won his second Open after Adam Scott bogeyed the last four holes in a historic meltdown amid windy conditions that also saw Tiger Woods falter.

NCAA to issue sanctions against Penn State

The NCAA announced Sunday that it will levy ‘‘corrective and punitive measures’’ against Penn State in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester walked to the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning.

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Blue Jays 15, Red Sox 7

Red Sox can’t overcome Lester’s shaky start

Jon Lester was booed off the mound after giving up a career-worst 11 runs as the Red Sox were swept by the Blue Jays and fell back to .500 and last place in the AL East.

// London ready to complete Olympic triple play

This week, when London becomes the only city to stage the Games three times, it will have spent nearly $17 billion amid the country’s worst recession in a century.


// Looking back on 1972’s sizzling summer of film

Obviously, any year that saw the release of “The Godfather” deserves an honored place in movie history.

Globe magazine | Connections

You’ve got mail — and it’s insane

An outspoken author discovers that if you publish your e-mail address online, readers will bring the craziness.


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Tips for finding the best hotel deals

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.