Senator Brown sought to loosen bank rules

Records show that after Scott Brown voted for the 2010 Wall Street overhaul, he worked to shield banks and other financial institutions from some of its tough provisions.

Utah is Mitt Romney’s key to Western contests

While Utah may be the safest state on Romney’s electoral map, its population and location are turning it into a vital piece of his political strategy.

The Celtics now stand two victories from what would be the most unexpected trip to the Finals in the team’s 66-year history.

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Bob Ryan | Celtics 93, Heat 91 (OT)

Celtics didn’t make it easy in Game 4 win

After scoring 61 points in the first 24 minutes, the Celtics scored only 32 in the final 29, capping it off by winning in OT by a 4-2 score to beat the Heat and even the series.

Rob DeRosa, Boston’s superintendent of waste reduction, at the site of the tainted compost in Mattapan.

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High lead content ruins Boston’s cherished compost

The thousands of tons of compost massed in the woods off American Legion Highway are now off-limits to Boston residents due to lead findings that puzzle scientists.

Developers lining up for Mass. wind farm project

Ten developers are interested in building wind farms off the coast that together could generate nearly 10 times the amount of energy of the Cape Wind project.

Justin Colamaria with his mom, Tina Foye, and the breathing machine that helps his sleep apnea.

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Overcoming sleep disorders in children

Nearly one-third of kids experience sleep issues at some point in their lives, but about 2 to 4 percent have structural defects that cause breathing difficulties during sleep.

Teen girl shot to death in Cambridge

One teenage girl was killed and another wounded in a double shooting on Willow Street in Cambridge on Sunday night, authorities said.

 A bicycle display shows heart rate and speed.

E Ink hunting for the next big thing

The Cambridge company is searching hard for new inventions that use its unique technology, before tablet computers like the iPad render it obsolete.


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Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1

FFor the first time since he became a starter in spring training after spending three seasons as one of the best setup relievers in the game, Daniel Bard admitted he’s not the same pitcher.

Daniel Bard struggles in loss to Blue Jays

The Red Sox starter walked six batters and hit two others, coming out of the game with two outs in the second inning in the 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays.


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 Margaret Catyb was a volunteer at her church.

Billerica woman killed in Florida crash

Margaret Catyb, 77, died when a vehicle driven by a 15-year-old pulled into the path of the car she was riding in, setting off a three-car accident.


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Political Notebook

Statistics show that Massachusetts’ job growth ranking improved dramatically from Mitt Romney’s first year in office to his last, but its cumulative ranking during Romney’s four-year term was markedly lower than it was under his predecessor.

Obama, Romney camps battle over Mass. job growth figures

The sparring is over what is the most repeated statistic of the political moment: Mass. ranked 47th out of 50 states in job growth when Mitt Romney was governor.

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Health and wellness

G Force

“Soldiers who need the help the most are least likely to seek help, because they’ve been trained to be so independent and not weak in any way,” Dr. John A. Parrish said.

Finding the way home

Dr. John A. Parrish has just written a book about the traumatic legacy of his service in a military field hospital in Vietnam.