Democratic National Convention

Democrats to stress protections for middle class

The convention will focus heavily on persuading middle-class voters that President Obama will look out for their interests.

In N.C., Warren summons memory of Ted Kennedy

Elizabeth Warren told members of the Mass. delegation that the late Senator Edward Kennedy inspired her by fighting against changes in US bankruptcy law.

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Body recovered from Uxbridge fire

Officials were searching for a 45-year-old woman and her young daughter. The identity of the body has not been released.

Marriott Copley Place project flouted pay law

An $18 million renovation that paid low wages to men from a Philadelphia church was rife with violations of tax and labor laws, a state investigation found.

(Clockwise from bottom) Steve Harvey, Katie Couric, Ricki Lake, and Jeff Probst.

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Daytime talk shows trot out TV veterans in fresh roles

This year’s new crop of daytime talk shows feature stars like Katie Couric, Ricki Lake, Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst, all looking to shake up a stale medium.

Author Giles Slade makes the point that the better technology gets, the more isolated we, as a society, get.

Book Review

‘The Big Disconnect’ by Giles Slade

In his fascinating and revealing new book, Slade argues that, as an inherently isolating force, technology has never been a friend of friendship.

David Shortt, owner of Wee Packet in Dennis Port, said he expects the busy summer at his restaurant to continue a few weeks more.

A sunny summer on the Cape for businesses

Business owners said nice weather had driven soaring sales, both during the holiday weekend and throughout the summer.


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N.H. music teacher, 66, takes on piano solo competitions

Concord pianist and teacher Catharine Dornin was a finalist in the solo piano division of the 2012 American Prize national music competition.