Elizabeth Warren had key role in asbestos court case

In a 2009 Supreme Court appearance, Elizabeth Warren, who has gained fame for defending consumers against big business, worked on behalf of Travelers, the nation’s largest insurer.

Many conservatives are hoping Mitt Romney will pick a staunch social and economic conservative as his vice presidential nominee, as a sign that he will not abandon conservative principles as he refocuses on swing voters and the general election.

Mitt Romney striving to win over the right

Even as Romney begins courting moderates and independents, his campaign is still working to gain support from conservatives who have yet to fully embrace him.

The board voted to place Robert Covelle on leave from his $126,000-a-year job just days after Governor Deval Patrick demanded Covelle’s resignation following a federal audit that found widespread problems in the authority’s management.

Medford housing director on leave

The housing authority’s board gave Robert Covelle an unpaid two-week leave of absence amid state and federal investigations into hiring and contracting at the agency.

Rajon Rondo (9) was ejected for bumping referee Marc Davis (left). It could have a huge impact on the series.

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Playoff suspensions can be a knockout

NBA history so often centers around the Celtics, and that includes playoff suspensions, which often change the fate of a series.

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Poor reception plagues tech hotbed Kendall Square

Many who work in Kendall say reception is so weak in some places, spotty in others, that dropped signals, failed calls, and stalled e-mails are frequent problems.

Faster Internet coming to Cape businesses

Nonprofit OpenCape Corp. is building a $40 million broadband network offering speeds up to 10 times faster than the region’s fastest commercial service.

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Love by the pound

The Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem is one of New England’s oldest and largest no-kill adoption shelters for cats and dogs.

Harvard, BU trustee conflicts are cited

A new report finds that 70 percent of Massachusetts’ wealthiest private colleges did business in fiscal 2009 and 2010 with companies affiliated with trustees on the schools’ boards.

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Three Ecuadoran judges convicted Luis Guaman, a fugitive from Mass., in the slayings of a mother and her 2-year-old son in Brockton last year.


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Rajon Rondo is suspended for Game 2

The Celtics guard made his case in a telephone interview, and the NBA handed down the minimum sentence, banning him one game for bumping an official.



Tea Party movement favorites were swept into Congress on a wave of anger over government-funded bailouts of banks.

Wall Street funds Tea Party stars

Tea Party movement favorites are collecting thousands of dollars for reelection campaigns from the same Wall Street firms whose excesses they criticized.

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Fun and games with Jeff Hammel’s North Star

Jeff Hammel, who is the events director for The North Star, discusses his efforts to make the establishment Boston’s best themed bar.