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FAA rules Cape Wind will not affect air traffic

The agency ruled that towering wind turbines off Cape Cod will not pose a hazard to planes, clearing what is likely the final federal regulatory hurdle for the 130-turbine project.

CJ Adams, star of “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” says his newfound fame will not alter his humility.


Rhode Island’s CJ Adams stars in ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’

“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” could transform the 12-year-old Adams, who has never had an acting lesson, into a break-out kid celebrity.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Roca center in Chelsea on Wednesday, the first day that young people living illegally in the United States could apply for a work permit and a deferral from the threat of deportation.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Young immigrants learning to apply for their dream

About 20 members of the Student Immigrant Movement gathered on Friend Street Wednesday morning to commemorate a historic day: The first day young people living in the United States illegally can apply for the federal deferred action program. But the gathering also had a more nuts-and-bolts objective: to provide much-needed information on the application process.

Obama’s costly investment not yielding new voters

President Obama’s costly grass-roots investment is not paying off in new voter registrations. His reelection campaign has invested early and heavily in building infrastructure to reach his supporters and get them to the polls on Nov. 6, but in 10 key states which could decide the election, voter registration trends show scant evidence that the effort is bringing in new voters.

Architecture, therapy merge at new mental hospital

The state opens a $302 million state-of-the-art hospital for the mentally ill in Worcester on Thursday, featuring a special architectural design meant to replicate stages of psychological recovery. Patients begin in private rooms, and later get increasing access to public spaces ­— from home to neighborhood to downtown spaces in the hospital. The goal is a smooth transition back into the community.

Ships’ noise hinders whale communication

Anyone who lives near a busy highway can sympathize with the North Atlantic right whale: Research released Wednesday shows the leviathans off New England’s coast are subject to such a constant undersea din it is difficult for them to hear each other most of the time. It is a hazard that could be hindering the critically endangered species’ ability to navigate and avoid predators. Global trade and the cruise industry have brought more, larger, and noisier ships to the region.

The Nation

Amtrak ridership grows in the Northeast

The Amtrak Acela Express.

By Ron Nixon

With help from high airfares, flight delays, and slow airport security, Amtrak’s high-speed Acela trains have come to dominate in the corridor connecting D.C., New York, and Boston.

Man criticized Christian group before allegedly shooting their security guard


The suspect made a negative reference about the Christian lobbying group’s work before shooting and wounding a security guard at their headquarters, an official said.

Crews battle dozens of Western fires

A firefighting tanker plane dropped fire retardant on homes threatened by the Taylor Creek Fire outside Cle Elum, Wa., Wednesday.

By Jessie L. Bonner

Across the West, searing heat, dry weather, and strong winds have created one of the worst fire seasons in decades.

The World

More than 30 Syrians abducted inside Lebanon

Residents of Azaz, Syria, a suburb of Aleppo, carried a boy’s body after what activists called an airstrike by Syrian forces.

By Damien Cave and Dalal Mawad

Members of a powerful Lebanese Shi’ite family threatened to cause havoc until their family member was set free.

Australian court rules that graphic images can appear on cigarette packages

By Matt Siegel

Images of mouth ulcers, cancerous lungs, and gangrenous limbs will be on the front of all cigarette packages sold in the country and brand logos will be banned.

Israel sees monthlong war after Iran strike

By Amy Teibel

An attack on Iran’s nuclear program could trigger a bloody monthlong conflict on multiple fronts, Israel’s civil defense chief warned.

Editorial & Opinion

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Diplomacy is the best tool for Iran


By Nicholas Burns

The United States should do all it can to avoid war and look for another way to stop Iran’s drive for a nuclear weapon.


Boston Police would gain from a multi-faceted promotion process

A promotion process that considers leadership qualities, communication skills, and supervisory abilities would produce a police force that is more diverse at its upper levels.

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Should Bulger judge recuse himself?

By Joan Vennochi

Richard G. Stearns’s prosecutorial career in Boston and friendship with FBI director Robert Mueller raise a legitimate question about whether he can be an impartial judge in James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial.

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Juliette Kayyem

US would own the war in Syria

By Juliette Kayyem

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Highway investment shouldn’t overshadow passenger rail

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Look to our roads for inspiration

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This rail booster won’t settle for inefficiency

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Don’t be so quick to rip government-run health care

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$15 trillion debt load — solved!


FAA rules Cape Wind will not affect air traffic

By Beth Daley

The agency ruled that towering wind turbines off Cape Cod will not pose a hazard to planes, clearing what is likely the final federal regulatory hurdle for the 130-turbine project.

Ships’ noise hinders whale communication

A North Atlantic right whale in Cape Cod Bay in February 2012.

By Beth Daley

Critically endangered right whales have lost about two-thirds of their ability to communicate with each other, affecting their ability to navigate, avoid predators, and care for calves.

Young immigrants learning to apply for their dream

Hundreds of people flocked to the Roca center in Chelsea on Wednesday, the first day that young people living illegally in the United States could apply for a work permit and a deferral from the threat of deportation.

By Martine Powers

On the first day young illegal immigrants could apply for a federal deferred action program, many gathered to celebrate and learn about the process.


Health insurers’ earnings plunge for 2d quarter

By Robert Weisman

Pressed to hold down premiums, Massachusetts insurers posted sharply lower earnings for the second quarter than in the same period a year earlier.

Tech Lab

New e-mail tools manage the chaos

By Hiawatha Bray

Products like Smartr Inbox, Organizer, FollowUpThen, and SaneBox show how efficient and powerful e-mail can be.

Boston-area hospital bosses earn up to $3 million

By Liz Kowalczyk

Chief executives mostly earned packages between $1 million and $3 million in 2010, and several received bonuses for attracting more patients, improving care, or for taking the job.


Sami Rohr, 86; philanthropist who inspired Jewish literature award


By Dennis Hevesi

Six years ago, the Jewish philanthropist’s children created the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, a $100,000 annual award intended to foster the careers of young, unknown writers.

Joe Kubert, 85, groundbreaking comics artist, educator


By Katie Zezima

Joe Kubert was best known for co-creating DC Comics’ iconic Sergeant Rock character.

Janet Hagerty Driscoll, 62, pioneering sportswear executive at Filene’s


By J.M. Lawrence

Ms. Driscoll started working part-time at the legendary Filene’s Basement as a teenager in the late 1960s and eventually became its first female vice president of sportswear.


Orioles 5, Red Sox 3

Orioles race by Red Sox again

Aaron Cook walked off the field after being pulled in the sixth inning against the Orioles.

By Michael Vega

Aaron Cook started with three perfect innings, then melted down in the sixth as Baltimore took the lead for good.

Sports log

Aresco looks to strengthen Big East

Mike Aresco said he intends to build a conference that schools who have departed would look at and want to re-join.

Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open

Nadal, a former champion who also missed the Olympics, is dealing with left knee tendinitis and hasn’t played since losing at Wimbledon.

Globe North

Melrose city, fire union at odds over assistant chief job

By Kathy McCabe

The two sides plan to have informal talks to discuss their concerns before starting formal negotiations.

Construction begins on Glover School in Marblehead

Jennifer Tapper, of Marblehead, holds three bricks from the Glover School that she collected to give to her children as memorabilia.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

The Glover School’s two buildings, built in 1916 and 1948, came down last week as part of a $26 million project that calls for a new K-3 school on the site.

Everett’s Sikh community reacts to Wis. shootings

By Jose Martinez

The Sikh Sangat Society held a vigil last Friday to pray for the victims and survivors of the Aug. 5 shootings at a Sikh temple.

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Globe North | People

Gloucester girl honored at State House

By Wendy Killeen

Globe North | Notebook

Masterful showing for Andover’s McDermott

By John Vellante

Globe South

Officials see gains in new CPA spending rules

By John Laidler

Municipal leaders are cheering legislation that gives them more flexibility in tapping the Community Preservation Act.

Dedham senior center hits opposition

A view of the main house on Dedham’s Endicott Estate, a town-owned property that is being considered as the site for a new senior center, over the objections of some neighbors.

By Natalie Feulner

Two recently formed groups are at odds over a tentative proposal to build the center at the historic Endicott Estate.

Horse enthusiasts fret as Milton stable faces eviction

Terri Hoy cares for 28 horses, including rescues, at her stable off Randolph Avenue in Milton and has more than 50 regular riders.

By Christine Legere

Horseplay Stables is being evicted by the property owner, who plans to sell it to a developer of an assisted-living complex.

Globe West

New rules for school lunches

New rules include: No trans fats can be used in food served at school.

Globe West | Arts

Three artists explore color in Maynard gallery exhibit

 “A Kiss to the Shore” by Iris LeeMarcus, one of three area artists being featured in “The Color Beneath,” a show opening Tuesday at the Gallery Seven in Maynard.

By Nancy Shohet West

The complex use of color is the theme of the exhibition at Gallery Seven.

Lincoln-Sudbury grad Sisk on the pitch at Amherst

Forest Sisk in action with the NewEngland Revolution Academy program. The Lincoln-Sudbury grad takes up college play this fall.

By Jason Mastrodonato

Forest Sisk is making the transition to being an impact player at the collegiate level.

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