Candidates chafe at video trackers

Video trackers have been used for at least 16 years in Mass., and the contest between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren is no exception.


The political paparazzi

US Senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren try to shake off trackers hired by the opposition.

Cape Wind foe Koch chips in for Romney

William Koch, the Osterville summer resident who helped bankroll Cape Wind’s opposition, donated $2 million to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney.

This combination of file images shows Republican Mitt Romney(L) and President Barack Obama. The race for the White House is tightening up with President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in a dead heat on the question of who could best fix the economy, a new poll showed May 22, 2012. The incumbent and his all-but-certain challenger are tied at 47 percent apiece on handling the economy, according to the survey by ABC News and The Washington Post, although if the election were held today Obama would enjoy a narrow 49-46 percent overall advantage. AFP PHOTO/FILESFILES/AFP/GettyImages

Poll: Romney, Obama in dead heat on economy

A new poll shows Mitt Romney and President Obama tied at 47 percent on the issue of the economy, which Romney had dominated in earlier surveys.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker


Newark Mayor Booker has the right to disagree with Obama

A sign of a healthy political system is when there’s disagreement not just between the parties, but within them.

Mass. median home prices rise

In a sign that the housing market could be on the mend, the median price for a single-family home rose for the first time since September.

Judge won’t release lien on house of Greig’s sister

A federal judge said Catherine Greig has an interest in the South Boston property, which could be seized when she is sentenced next month for harboring Whitey Bulger.

Casino mogul bypassing Mass.

Boston native Sheldon Adelson, known for building lavish gambling resorts, said the state’s plans to license up to three casinos will dilute the market.

Study suggests online courses as good as classroom

The only difference between the two groups in the study was that the online students appeared to learn faster.

SpaceX rocket

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Launch ushers in new era of space flight

A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station Tuesday morning, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.


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Alfredo Aceves picked up his fifth save since May 11 on Monday night.

Red Sox bullpen at heart of their rise

A season that looked to be sputtering two weeks ago suddenly looks more promising, and the once-maligned bullpen is a big part of why.


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G Force

Bird watching for kids

Bill Thompson III is editor of the bimonthly Bird Watcher’s Digest and author of “The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America.”

Globe 100

From Sunday’s Globe | Globe 100

Left to right: Monalisa Smith of Mothers for Justice and Equality, David Hunter of REBIScan, Hugh Herr of iWalk, and David Cancel of HubSpot.

The most innovative people in Massachusetts

These 12 pioneering individuals embody the creativity and ambition that distinguish our state.