Murray donors queried in probe

Two Chelsea Housing Authority employees were questioned this week about their connections to Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, part of an intensifying criminal investigation.

Harvard students bridle over test cheating investigation

All of the students interviewed by the Globe said the ground rules for the take-home final exam were so unclear that they did not realize they were cheating.

Lisa Baruzzi with golden retriever Richie at the Tufts obesity clinic for animals in North Grafton.

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Fat dogs and cats are getting professional help

America’s pets are having their own obesity crisis, studies show, with at least 35 percent of household dogs and cats above their ideal weight.

Alexander Greene of Olympia Movers helped freshman Amanda Kozakiewicz at Northeastern University.

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Movers help with the heavy lifting as Boston college students return

Schools are lending a hand — along with carts and dollies — so move-in day goes smoothly. Some, such as Northeastern, even provide private movers and maintenance workers.

Mitt Romney talked with a man on the side of the road while touring a hurricane damaged neighorhood in Lafitte, La., Friday.

Romney tours storm-ravaged Louisiana, ahead of Obama

Republican nominee Mitt Romney toured damage from Hurricane Isaac three days before President Obama, who canceled a campaign event to make room for the trip.

Despite the Red Sox’ dreadful season, and the public backlash, chairman Tom Werner (left) insists he and John Henry (right) have no plans to sell.

Tom Werner takes ownership for disappointing Red Sox

In an exclusive interview, the Red Sox chairman opened up about this fractured season and his hopes for the future.

Tiger Woods’s first-round 64 included six consecutive birdies.

Christopher L. Gasper

Is Tiger Woods back?

Every swing, every round he plays feels like a referendum on whether Woods is capable of replicating the dominance he displayed prior to injury and infidelity.


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Athletics 20, Red Sox 2

Pitching coach Randy Niemann couldn’t help Red Sox starter Aaron Cook, who allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Red Sox embarrassed by A’s

Former Red Sox Josh Reddick, George Kottaras, and Brandon Moss were a combined 9 for 15 with four home runs, nine runs and 13 RBIs.


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US swimmers stepped onto the podium in stylish shoes after winning the gold.

Neon sneakers make their mark at the Olympics

Experts say that after the intense exposure they received at the Olympics, bright-hued shoes will likely gain a bigger foothold in the $13 billion athletic footwear industry.


Political Notebook

Actor Clint Eastwood spoke on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Thursday.

Some Mitt Romney aides perplexed by Clint Eastwood’s routine

Several of the Republican presidential candidate’s top aides hustled to distance themselves from the decision to put Clint Eastwood onstage during the convention without a polished script.

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