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NCAA hits Penn State with heavy penalties

The school was fined $60 million, banned from the postseason for four years, and had Joe Paterno’s wins since 1998 vacated as punishment for a child abuse scandal.

In this image taken from video provided by, James Holmes, left, the suspected gunman in Friday's Colorado theater massacre, made his first appearance in court with his attorney in Aurora, Colo.


Colorado shooting suspect appears in court

Wearing orange-red hair and looking dazed, the man accused of killing 12 in a deadly rampage at a movie theater appeared in court for the first time.

“Let’s Talk About Bikes’’ uses text, photos ­— and bicycles — to celebrate cycling.

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Art Review

‘Bikes’ extols freedom of two-wheelers

“Let’s Talk About Bikes” is an enthusiastic and informative, if also somewhat scatty, exhibition that runs at BSA Space through Aug. 31.

Competitors ages 5 to 15 had to swim, bike, and run in the New England Kids Triathlon Sunday.

Athletes as young as 5 taking on triathlons

More than 400 youngsters ages 5 to 15 paddled, pedaled, and pumped in the first ever New England Kids Triathlon hosted at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center.

Ian Bowles recently added solar panels to his rooftop. He receives a subsidy for connecting panels to the area’s grid.

Wind, solar subsidy in Mass. set for review

The cost of the little-known subsidy is being borne by other utility customers.

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Reconsidering the PSA prostate cancer test

Men are weighing the pros and cons of the prostate-specific antigen blood test and digital rectal exam in light of new testing guidelines for prostate cancer.

Liverpool FC, one of Europe’s storied teams, will play at Fenway Park Wednesday. A Boston fan club of the team boasts more than 100 members, most of whom are Americans.

Touring European teams could boost US soccer

Many top-level European clubs, in an effort to extend their fan bases in the US soccer market, are doing so with summer tours here.


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Jon Lester tries to figure it out as J.P. Arencibia rounds third base after his three-run homer in the second.

Blue Jays crush Jon Lester, Red Sox

The lefthander gave up a career-high 11 earned runs as the Red Sox were swept by the Blue Jays and fell back to .500 and last place in the AL East.


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“You’re never going to be able to completely delete yourself, but you can reduce your profile,’’ says Abine privacy analyst Sarah Downey, shown with the Boston start-up’s chief executive, Bill Kerrigan.

The battle for your data on the Web

Boston start-up Abine Inc. is part of a crop of online privacy companies that promise to help people control their personal information on the Internet.


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Book Review

“Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus” by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy.

‘Rabid’ by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

The book unpacks our fear of rabies and explains its history. The result is a very readable, fascinating account of a terrifying disease.

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Why can’t Yahoo CEO take a real maternity leave?

Marissa Mayer promised that when her child arrives she’s going to take just a few weeks of maternity leave, and she’ll “work throughout it.”