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Mitt Romney to announce running mate Saturday

Romney is planning to announce his vice presidential pick at 9 a.m. in Norfolk, Va. The Associated Press is reporting the choice will be Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

Lillian McLean, 85, said she is upset that she will have to relocate after living at Goddard House for three years.

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Goddard House nursing home a casualty of funding, changing times

The rise of assisted-living facilities and a shift to care allowing elders to remain at home have caused a decline in the number of facilities.

Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, and Bianca Knight won gold in the women’s 4 x 100- meter relay final.

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US women set world record in 4 x 100

The relay team made history in 40.82 seconds, a time that was almost unfathomable and entirely unexpected.

Frank Medeiros and his wife, Anne-Marie Baker-Medeiros, put their Concord house up for sale in late July as buyer interest increased. They decided not to wait for the fall.

Home buyers outpace sellers in Boston

The number of homes for sale has dropped from a year ago, increasing competition and pushing up long-depressed prices.

In his lawsuit, J. Geils (left, with Peter Wolf) says he twice tried to quit the band that bears his name.

J. Geils Band poised for battle over who owns the name

Peter Wolf and the band insist their tour is still on, and the group will bill itself as the J. Geils Band without Geils, who has filed a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement.

The Nation

Funeral held for 6 victims of Wis. shooting

Mourners embraced during the funeral service Friday for the six victims killed in the mass shooting in Oak Creek, Wis.

By Dinesh Ramde

On Friday, thousands mourned the six victims gunned down before a prayer service last Sunday.

Time and CNN suspend columnist for plagiarism

Fareed Zakaria apologized for plagiarism.

CNN and Time magazine suspended Fareed Zakaria after the TV host and columnist admitted lifting several paragraphs by another writer.

Pa. pair guilty in dog hoarding case

Two Pennsylvania brothers have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty less than a month after 185 Chihuahuas were seized from their home.

The World

Israeli soldiers reported in Egypt

By Mark Lavie

Israel has been sending soldiers into Egypt’s ­Sinai desert to stop African ­migrants and handing them over to Egyptian forces, human rights groups charged Friday.

Police officer in Afghanistan kills 3 Marines

By Kay Johnson

Thirty-one coalition service members have died this year at the hands of Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in Afghan uniforms, according to NATO.

Mourners gather for Ghanaian president’s funeral

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed the guest book while attending the funeral of Ghana’s president.

World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians on Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills.

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Does anthrax risk end at city limits?

By Lawrence Harmon

In case of an anthrax attack, most Boston residents could expect next-day delivery of antibiotics. But those living just outside the city limits will require contingency plans.

opinion | cathy young

Russian rulers get religion

 Three feminist punk rockers — from left in glass cage, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich— wait at a courtroom in Moscow Wednesday.

By Cathy Young

The prosecution of members of an all-female, anti-Putin punk bank is a cautionary tale about the entanglement of church and state.

Christoph Westphal

Biotechs, Apple have different patent needs

By Christoph Westphal

Strong patent protections are crucial to the biotechnology industry, which forms a key part of the Massachusetts economy.

Metro

Goddard House nursing home a casualty of funding, changing times

Lillian McLean, 85, said she is upset that she will have to relocate after living at Goddard House for three years.

By Peter Schworm

The rise of assisted-living facilities and a shift to care allowing elders to remain at home have caused a decline in the number of facilities.

EEE-carrying mosquitoes found in Reading

By Kay Lazar

The finding marks the first time this season that EEE-carrying insects have been found outside of Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Roads to Summer

Cape Cod flea market still thriving after 40 years

Bob Adelson attended to his booth at the flea market at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre this week. About 200 vendors set up shop at the market, which has been in operation for 40 years.

By Wesley Lowery

Four mornings each week, the Wellfleet Drive-in Theatre devotes nearly a square mile of parking lot to one of the area’s largest and most legendary flea markets.

Business

Home buyers outpace sellers in Boston

Frank Medeiros and his wife, Anne-Marie Baker-Medeiros, put their Concord house up for sale in late July as buyer interest increased. They decided not to wait for the fall.

By Jenifer B. McKim

The number of homes for sale has dropped from a year ago, increasing competition and pushing up long-depressed prices.

Health insurance costs rise modestly in Massachusetts

By Robert Weisman

Small businesses and individuals whose annual health insurance policies renew on Oct. 1 will see average premium base rate hikes of 2.1 percent in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts sales tax holiday gives retail workers a chance to make extra money

Vincent Carvelli checked out a recliner Friday at Bernie & Phyl’s in Braintree. The store has prepared for a busy weekend.

By Laura Finaldi

The weekend is a boon to retail employees who are able to log more hours and earn more money in a sluggish economy.

Obituaries

Les Holtzblatt, 61; specialist in technology studied Torah

LES HOLTZBLATT

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Holtzblatt was a leader in the Sudbury Jewish community, a student of the Torah, a short-story writer, a political junkie, a Red Sox fan, and a doting grandfather.

Ben Heineman, executive, lawyer; advised LBJ

Ben Heineman led a proxy fight in 1954 to control the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. He became its CEO.

By Denise Grady

Ben W. Heineman, a lawyer and corporate leader who became a close confidant and adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson, died Sunday at age 98.

Dr. James W. West, physician ran Betty Ford Center; 98

JAMES W. WEST

By William Yardley

Dr. West, whose struggles with alcohol led him to develop treatments for addiction and eventually to become medical director of the Betty Ford Center, died July 24.

Sports

Shane Vereen showed promise for Patriots

Shane Vereen, a popular interview at camp, could play a bigger role in his second season.

By Alex Prewitt

Vereen was still instrumental in orchestrating a 97-yard touchdown drive in the Patriots’ 7-6 victory.

Patriots can learn a lot from exhibition opener

The Patriots will be missing linebacker Dane Fletcher for an extended period after he left Thursday night’s exhibition game with an apparent knee injury.

By Shalise Manza Young

After going through the film of his team’s 7-6 win, Bill Belichick found some positives and some areas that need improvement.

Tunisian swimmer makes history with open water win

Harvard’s Alex Meyer (right) Australia’s Ky Hurst was in medal contention but swam into trouble halfway through the race, finishing 10th.

By John Powers

On a day when Oussama Mellouli was the first man to win Olympic medals in both the pool and outdoor swim, Harvard grad Alex Meyer came 10th after running into a jam.