Cranberry industry lobbying to avoid school ban

Industry officials are leveraging high-profile political support to help keep cranberry juice cocktails off the list of sugary drinks that could soon be banned from schools.

A road on Hatteras Island, N.C., was flooded in August 2011 after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.


Rising sea level a threat in East, study says

The seas along the East Coast from North Carolina to New England are rising three to four times faster than the global average, and Boston is especially vulnerable.

On Baseball

It’s a nice sendoff for Kevin Youkilis at Fenway

The best thing that happened to Youkilis over the past few weeks occurred Sunday, before he was traded to the White Sox, when he was able to say goodbye to Red Sox fans.

The N.H. Fish and Game Department oversees 150 to 180 rescues each year.


Reliance on smartphones leaving hikers in a bind

Officials say more hikers are skipping basic gear and relying too heavily on phones with GPS and a slew of gear-like apps to bail them out of a jam.

Social media make a play for youth sports

A number of start-ups are offering Internet platforms designed to link coaches, parents, and players in youth leagues.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has said he is “profoundly concerned’’ that religious liberty has been eroded.

Bishops launch a push vs. mandates

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is joining dioceses across the US in a drive to protest what US bishops consider to be escalating attacks by government on religious liberty.

G Cover

Supersized servings a big concern

Heaping plates of pasta and giant cups of sugary drinks may be good values for the wallet, but they can also be a health hazard, researchers say.

 Egyptian riot police guard the parliament building in Cairo against protesters last week, following a declaration by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces that the military was taking legislative power after a court ruling dissolved parliament.

Juliette Kayyem

An emerging democracy requires more than just elections

If the actions of the Egyptian military merely hinted at the old adage that power, once captured, is rarely relinquished, the Egyptian courts have proven it.


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Red Sox 9, Braves 4

With his trade to the White Sox soon to be official, Kevin Youkilis leaves the field for a pinch runner in the seventh and salutes the cheering Fenway crowd.

Kevin Youkilis aids win, is traded to White Sox

The Red Sox veteran contributed to a 9-4 victory against the Braves and before the game was over had been traded to the Chicago White Sox.


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A spontaneous memorial was left on River Street in Hyde Park for Tinesha Julien, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Hit-run victim was anticipating birthday gala

Relatives are grieving for a 22-year-old Somerville woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hyde Park. Police are searching for a black Jeep Liberty.


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Drug firms seek new ways to do business

Drug makers have been merging and striking research partnerships for years, but several new twists were discussed at last week’s BIO convention.


Political Notebook

Overall, the June 14-18 poll found that among registered voters, 47 percent say they will vote for President Obama and 44 percent for Mitt Romney, a difference that is not statistically significant.

Obama, Romney vying to win wavering voters

One-quarter of US voters are persuadable, according to a poll, and both President Obama and Mitt Romney will spend the next four months trying to sway these fickle individuals.

Nation & World

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Egyptians celebrated the election of their new president, Mohammed Morsi, Sunday in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Egypt rejoices as Islamist wins vote

Egypt’s military rulers on Sunday recognized Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as the winner of the country’s first competitive presidential election.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

Can loneliness shorten your lifespan?

Researchers have once again found that those who report feeling lonely or living alone have a higher risk of dying than those who don’t, according to two studies.


All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

It’s time to toast local athletes for their achievements. Led by Carla Forbes of Newton North, the season’s best shined bright.