Video goes viral, and an obscure Woburn tech company has a hit

Will Cady of Source Audio demonstrated the Hot Hand device while playing the bass guitar at the company’s office in Woburn.

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Source Audio had been struggling to attract customers, until a tweet by Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee put them in the spotlight.

For years Shoshana Blumenfeld avoided eating carrots, peaches, and anything with nuts. A new test has revealed that she was misdiagnosed and that she actually is only allergic to birch pollen. Now she can eat almost anything she wants.

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Fighting food allergies

Better tests and new treatments could turn the tide on rising food allergies in children.

Neil Armstrong on the moon

James Carroll

After Neil Armstrong’s small step forward, two steps back for America?

The Apollo missions were perhaps the last clear triumph of American government.

A case containing the remains of Pfc. Shane W. Cantu, of Corunna, Mich., sits on a loader during prayer at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday.

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Afghan war still rages, yet soldiers get no play in Tampa

Our focus on domestic issues has not only silenced most national security discussions; it has also left service members by the wayside.

Michael Pemberton (left) and Michael Samuel Kaplan in Kevin Rice’s “Oblomov” at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

Stage Review

Snore of the crowd a sign of the success of ‘Oblomov’

Russian napper extraordinaire Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is the fictional subject of Kevin Rice’s delightfully capricious dramatization at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre.

President Barack Obama toured LaPlace, La., in the Saint John the Baptist Parish, to survey the ongoing response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Isaac Monday.

Obama campaigns in Ohio, consoles Isaac’s victims in La.

Barack Obama toured the Gulf Coast on Monday after spending the early part of the day stoking the enthusiasm of union voters in the industrial heartland.

Mitt Romney held a o.7 percent lead over President Obama in an average of recent North Carolina polls, according to RealClearPolitics.

Charlotte offers promise, pitfalls for Democrats

The Democratic Convention will be held in North Carolina’s largest city this week, but the state will pose a challenge for President Obama in his reelection race.

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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Monday at age 54, less than eight weeks after suffering a heart attack from which he never fully recovered.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

The hulking, prolific bodyguard-turned-character actor suffered a heart attack in July and never fully recovered, his publicist reported.

Deutsche Bank Championship

// McIlroy passes Oosthuizen, holds off Woods for win

Rory McIlroy shot a four-under par 67 to win by one stroke over Louis Oosthuizen at TPC Boston. Tiger Woods finished third.


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Boston's Dustin Pedroia stole second base in the sixth inning in Seattle Monday.

Mariners hand Red Sox 7th consecutive loss

Dustin Pedroia notched his 1,000th hit, and starter Clay Buchholz held the line, but Boston’s offense was not able to deliver in Seattle.

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School safety concerns for parents to consider

Scary headlines about a rise in whooping cough and toxic chemicals in school supplies may have parents concerned about school health hazards.