Lawmakers blast Secret Service director at hearing

Julia Pierson’s promised review of the Secret Service and a recent White House security breach left lawmakers from both parties cold.

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Jack Cranney was arrested in Texas for allegedly stealing $6 million in investments from 15 of his clients.

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The Mass. secretary of state says an effort to attract people to invest in a mobile phone service resembles the alleged pyramid scheme.

KEVIN CULLEN

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Even if Cathy Greig knew where the rest of Whitey’s dough was stashed, she wouldn’t give it up. After all, that’s her pension.

Facebook and other social media allow users to present a curated self, showing friends or the public a happier or more accomplished version of a person.

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Overblown Facebook personas making us miserable?

Studies have suggested that looking at idealized versions of our friends’ lives leaves us feeling more unhappy with our own.

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The Olympic swimmer was charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-064.png At what age do NFL QBs start to decline?

Tom Brady, at 37, is in the age range where other big-name quarterbacks have begun to decline. Can he reverse that trend?

Ben Volin | On Football

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Everything should be on the table now with Tom Brady and the Patriots, if Bill Belichick truly wants to do what’s best for the team.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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The Patriots right now are all out of “In Belichick We Trust” platitudes to explain their gaping roster holes.

Double Shot

My Morning Cup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/morning-cup150-4653.jpg How does James Rosen take his coffee?

The chief Washington correspondent for Fox News shares his coffee drinking habits.