Romney pledges to stand with Israel

Speaking in Jerusalem, Mitt Romney declared the city the capital of Israel and said that blocking Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons is “our highest national security priority.”

Syrian regime ‘is coming to an end,’ Panetta says

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday the country’s crisis is worsening but gave no indication the administration would intervene militarily.

Michael Phelps and the US men won silver Sunday in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay final.

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France wins 4x100 freestyle relay over US

The French caught the US team on the final lap for the win, exacting revenge after losing to the Americans in Beijing four years ago.

US gymnast Jordyn Wieber was in tears after she failed to qualify for the women's all-around finals.

In a stunner, Wieber doesn’t qualify for all-around final

Jordyn Wieber, the current world champion and a favorite to win the gold in all-around gymnastics, didn’t earn a trip to the final, and was ousted by Needham’s Aly Raisman.

Artist and dissident Ai Weiwei.

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Documentary on Ai Weiwei is story of art — and art of dissent

Director Alison Klayman found a portrait of contemporary China in avant-garde artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei.

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Party conventions are coming! (woot! woot!)

The conventions are a pageant that everyone should see up close at least once, and it’s hard to imagine presidential politics without them, writes John E. Sununu.

 Elizabeth Warren’s fearless image helped propel her effort to win a Senate seat.

Warren’s star rose in D.C. battles

Elizabeth Warren earned a bold reputation that helped catapult her into the nation’s most high-profile Senate race, but also laid the groundwork for attacks against her.

Photo e-mailed from Mass. led to child porn network

The image of a toddler clutching a stuffed rabbit was the beginning of a case that led from a Milford man to a serial abuser in the Netherlands, and to traffickers in seven countries and counting.

Innovation Economy

High-tech dress shirts being developed by Ministry of Supply

A team of MIT alumni is designing a men’s dress shirt that uses synthetics to regulate heat — and an antimicrobial coating to minimize odors.


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Hubway, turning 1, is about to expand

From 61 stations and 610 bikes, the bicycle-sharing network is set to grow by the fall to nearly 110 stations and 1,100 bikes, spreading from Boston to Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline.


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Critic’s Notebook

Katy Perry with fans in London, for the European premiere of “Katy Perry: Part of Me.’’

Pop stars get cozy with their fans

Lately you can’t escape the rise of the touchy-feely pop star who has clearly taken a particular Beatles song to heart: “All we need is love.”