Harvard students bridle over cheating probe

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.

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.

Former official, dentist seek visibility in key House race

In the Fourth District’s Republican primary, Elizabeth Childs faces Sean Bielat and David L. Steinhof. The winner will face the victor in a Democratic field led by Joseph P. Kennedy III.

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Romney, Obama hit battleground states

President Obama and Mitt Romney, are chasing each other through politically competitive states as the Labor Day start of the final campaign stretch approaches.

Owen Troy, 13, traversed granite boulders with dad Mark on their way to explore a cave at Purgatory Chasm in Sutton.


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Purgatory Chasm offers hikers a thrill

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation just south of Worcester features jutting rock faces and hidden caverns that delight hikers.

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.

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

Movers help students with the heavy lifting

Local colleges are lending a hand — along with carts and dollies — so move-in day goes smoothly.

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

Overweight pets get 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.


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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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