Warren’s extended family split about heritage

Elizabeth Warren has never fully explained her assertion of Native American ancestry, and the Senate candidate’s extended family has mixed opinions on the question.

Casey Chamberlain contracted anthrax in 2001 after opening a letter to Tom Brokaw while she was working at NBC.

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Struggles remain for victim of anthrax attack

Casey Chamberlain wants people to remember that there were two sets of terrorist victims: those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, and those infected soon after with anthrax.

Jeffrey Boyd says he initially had privacy concerns when Progressive offered him the chance to try its Snapshot program. Now he is happy about the savings he could realize.

Privacy is the price for lowering car insurance

Auto insurance companies are increasingly offering drivers sharply lower rates in exchange for permission to install a device that tracks when, where, or how you drive.

Wes Johnson was looking to hitch a ride in Monson to the trailhead.

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A town that steps up on the Appalachian Trail

The residents of Monson, Maine, are famous up and down the trail for opening their homes, their cars, and their wallets to hikers in need.

While pressing Arab leaders to tamp down the unrest, President Obama and his advisers are left to consider whether to scale back diplomatic activities in the region.

US sees extended Mideast turmoil

Although the tumult subsided Saturday, Obama administration officials said they had concluded that the protests in Muslim countries may presage a sustained crisis.

Christopher L. Gasper

Boston fans still have it good with owners

It might not always feel like it, but we’re privileged to have the ownership we do in this town for the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and even the Red Sox.

Sides in NHL labor faceoff unable to break the ice

The league locked out its players upon the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement at midnight, thanks to a disagreement that centers on on revenue sharing.

On board his Alicia Ann, Greg Walinski (left) said, “we don’t want sharks being killed only for their fins, but we aren’t doing that.”

Shark fin bans ensnare New England fishermen

Local fishermen fear a ban on possession of dogfish fins, which they take from dead sharks but others in the world remove from live animals.

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America’s first lighthouse guided vessels entering Boston Harbor from Sept. 14, 1716, and the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island was the last to be automated, in 1998.


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Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2

Pedro Ciriaco drove in the game-winning run with an RBI double in the ninth inning.

Pedro Ciriaco’s hit gets Red Sox another win

Ciriaco’s clutch, two-out double drove in the winning run in the ninth inning as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, to stay out of last place in the AL East.


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On the Hot Seat

Joseph L Hooley, chief executive, State Street Corp.

State Street remains committed to Boston

Joseph (Jay) L. Hooley is chief executive of State Street Corp., a major financial services firm in Boston and one of the state’s largest employers, with 12,000 workers here.


Political Notebook

President Obama’s campaign spent about $6 million to buy airtime for the new ad in the key battleground states.

Obama makes fresh push on economy in key states

President Obama launched an aggressive new effort to convince voters in the most competitive states that Republican rival Mitt Romney is risky for the nation’s recovery.

Nation & World

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Steve Klein, a California salesman who has protested at mosques, was listed as promoter of the controversial film.

Few details on funds for anti-Islam movie

An ex-convict, an insurance salesman, and a Christian charity were behind the production of a crudely crafted film that ridicules Muslims and the prophet Mohammed.