Elizabeth Warren may retool TV ads

The Senate candidate is facing pressure to make a major shift in her advertising with commercials that soften her image and focus more on her GOP rival, Senator Scott Brown.

Paul Ryan is engaged in a national campaign as Mitt Romney’s running mate, but he is also spending $2m in ads to keep his Wisconsin congressional seat.

Paul Ryan campaigns for old job as he seeks bigger one

The Republican is engaged in a national campaign as Mitt Romney’s running mate, but he is also spending $2 million in ads to keep his Wisconsin congressional seat.

Amy Bishop was led into the courthouse in Hunstville, Ala.

Amy Bishop pleads guilty to Alabama killings

Bishop pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three fellow professors and injuring three others in 2010, but the effect of the plea in the Mass. case against her for her brother’s death is uncertain.

Kyle Casey, Harvard’s leading scorer, is choosing to withdraw voluntarily, in an attempt to preserve his eligibility in the future.

Cheating case entangles athletes at Harvard

Basketball star Kyle Casey will withdraw from the school and fellow cocaptain Brandyn Curry is expected to follow after being implicated in a cheating scandal involving about 125 students.

Whitney Sisto enjoyed a break in South Boston as HipHost’s Evmorphia Stratis (right) led Micky Robinson of London on a harbor tour.

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HipHost tours connect visitors with locals

The Salem company sets up visitors with local guides in more than 100 cities around the world for quirky tours, from pub crawls to museum jaunts.

Jeff Jacoby

The higher-ed bubble will inevitably burst

Skyrocketing college costs and student debt are prompting Americans to no longer believe that a college degree is everything it has been cracked up to be.

2 grateful graduates give $60m to Northeastern

Two Northeastern dropouts who went on to earn their degrees after encouragement from a mentoring professor are teaming up to donate $60 million to the university.

 Katie Pakenham (left) and Teresa Mathai, relatives of victims, comforted each other Tuesday in the Garden of Remembrance at the Boston Public Garden on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

9/11 families welcome more intimate rites

For families and friends of the 206 Massachusetts victims of 9/11, Tuesday’s memorial services were smaller and quieter than ever before.

William Lantigua

2 with ties to Mayor William Lantigua indicted

Essex grand jurors charged the former chief of staff to the Lawrence mayor and the city’s deputy police chief with conspiracy, extortion, and other counts of corruption.


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Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates his winning single in the ninth, which put some revelry in the rivalry as the Sox played spoiler against the Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury lifts Red Sox in 9th

Ellsbury’s fourth hit of the night scored Pedro Ciriaco from second base for a 4-3 victory and dropped the Yankees into a tie for first place in the AL East with the Orioles.

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A pasta specialbeing prepared at Carlo’s Cucina Italiana in Allston.

10 underrated Boston restaurants

There are many local restaurants that should be on the radar and, for whatever reason, aren’t. The list could encompass hundreds, but for starters, here are 10.