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Raytheon is in the hunt for a $3b space project

Even as spending is being slashed across the military, a battle over billions of defense dollars is underway at Bedford’s Hanscom Air Force Base, where Waltham-based Raytheon and Maryland’s Lockheed Martin are fighting to win the right to create a first-of-its-kind “space fence” to track orbital junk.

// Gabriel E. Gomez blasts Edward J. Markey on safety

Gabriel E. Gomez unleashed a frontal attack on Representative Edward J. Markey’s homeland security credentials.

MIT scientist Kanako Miura was hit by a truck near Kenmore Square, and her bike was dragged 75 feet before dislodging.

Visibility at issue in fatal crash with cyclist

The truck driver that fatally struck an MIT scientist probably did not even see the 36-year-old when the vehicle collided with her bike Sunday afternoon.

Rescuers pulled a child from the rubble of an elementary school in Moore, Okla., Monday and passed her to a triage center after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs.

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Immense tornado kills at least 91 in Oklahoma

MOORE, Okla. — A massive tornado flattened homes and destroyed at least two schools packed with children near Oklahoma City on Monday, sending rescuers and residents dashing to dig out buried survivors.

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Overruns may cost each member of the Belmont Country Club at least $28,000.

Clubby atmosphere vanishes as costs escalate in Belmont

What began two years ago as an elaborate $18 million clubhouse reconstruction at Belmont Country Club has grown into a nearly $30 million fiasco.

The Nation

Immense tornado kills at least 91 in Oklahoma

Rescuers pulled a child from the rubble of an elementary school in Moore, Okla., Monday and passed her to a triage center after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs.

By Nick Oxford and Michael Schwirtz

Officials said the death toll would likely climb after a massive tornado tore through towns near Oklahoma City on Monday.

Ark. treasurer faces extortion charges

The Arkansas state treasurer was accused Monday of taking at least $36,000 in cash — sometimes stashed in a pie box.

87 shipwrecks cited as pollution threats

The Potrero del Llano,  carrying 1.8 million gallons of oil, was sunk in 1942 by a U-boat off Florida.

A report details 87 shipwrecks — most sunk during World War II — that could pollute US waters with tens of millions of gallons of oil.

The World

Spate of Iraqi violence stirs concerns on Syria

Baghdad was particularly hit hard Monday, with ten car bombs, including one in an eastern area, targeting Shi’ite shops.

By Sinan Salaheddin

The widening shadow from Syria’s conflict increasingly threatens to feed into Iraq’s sectarian strife.

Suicide bomber kills 14 at Afghan province council

Police evacuated a person wounded when a suicide bomber struck outside a provincial council headquarters in Pul-i-Khumri in northern Afghanistan on Monday.

A suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform killed 14 people including a prominent provincial council chief in northern Afghanistan on Monday, authorities said.

Villagers flee new fighting in Congo

Clashes erupted Monday in eastern Congo between government troops and a rebel group believed to be backed by neighboring Rwanda.

Editorial & Opinion


An electrifying ride

The Tesla S has lots of luggage space under the hood — because the car has no engine.

By Tom Keane

The Tesla Model S may be about to spark an automotive revolution, with an environmental benefit.


New Mass. law has eased foreclosures

By Paul McMorrow

A sudden drop in foreclosures proves that foreclosure avoidance efforts work, if banks are serious about making them work.

Marcela García

Sinking in an English-only classroom

By Marcela García

Many students who aren’t native English speakers may become victims of a 2002 statewide referendum that gutted bilingual education in Massachusetts.


Ex-swim coach accused of abuse appears in court

Paul A. Collins pleaded not guilty in Cambridge District Court Monday to charges of child sexual assault that allegedly occurred at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

By Peter Schworm

Paul Collins pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing several boys while he was the swim coach at a Boys & Girls Club in Arlington during the late 1970s.

Two Marathon victims attend BC commencement

Marathon bombing victims Brittany Loring (left) and Liza Cherney received their diplomas during the BC commencement.

By Matt Rocheleau

Liza Cherney and Brittany Loring, still with some visible wounds and bandages, were among the 4,395 BC students to receive ­degrees.

Quilt project aims to honor Marathon victims

Participants worked on the Mending Boston quilt project at the Boston Asian Youth Essential Service in Chinatown. They were among the first people to work on the project.

By Brock Parker

Artist Clara Wainwright is also looking to bring people together through her Mending Boston quilt project.


Youth jobs program facing deep cuts in Mass.

By Megan Woolhouse

Lawmakers are considering deep cuts in funding for a youth summer jobs program even as teen unemployment remains near record levels.

With train service curtailed, commuters turn to buses

Passengers at Boston’s South Station lined up on Monday to board a bus bound for New York City run by Greyhound.

By Taryn Luna

Bus lines increased their service between Boston and New York to handle an overflow of passengers following last week’s train derailment in Connecticut.

10 Mass. firms recognized for growth, resilience

(From left to right) Dawn Dearborn, CEO of Tantara Corp.; John Haley, CEO of Watermark Environmental Inc.; Bill Bellissimo, CEO of Crunchtime Information Systems.

By Alyssa Edes

Ten established companies made the Inner City 100, an annual compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing urban businesses.


Ray Manzarek, founding member of the Doors, dies at 74

To many rock fans, Ray Manzarek’s spidery organ on ‘‘Light My Fire’’ is instantly recognizable.

By Chris Talbott

Mr. Manzarek’s versatile keyboards complimented Jim Morrison’s gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock’s most enduring songs.


White sox 6, red sox 4

Jon Lester handed first loss of season

Jon Lester is 4-5 with a 5.43 earned run average in 10 career starts against the White Sox.

By Peter Abraham

Lester gave up five runs in the first two innings, and the Red Sox offense couldn’t bail him out.

Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski making a case to stay

Through two games of this second-round series, Matt Bartkowski has been Boston’s No. 3 defenseman after Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Through two games of the second-round series, the young defenseman has shown that he can deal with the pressure of the playoffs.

Christopher L. Gasper

Durability of Rob Gronkowski still in question

His arm infection appears to be cleared up, but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski still may be facing back surgery.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Patriots tight end has the skills to land in the Hall of Fame. But with his injury history, will we end up asking “what if he had stayed healthy?”

G: Living

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Poetry slam fosters hope

Solome Nakimuli and Sarah Gustache of Cambridge Rindge and Latin celebrate after Gustache’s performance in the preliminary round of the Louder Than a Bomb competition at Mass College of Art and Design.

By James Sullivan

Students participating in the “Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam competition find words — even raw, emotional words — can heal.


Seeing firsthand how life could be fragmented

By Sebastian Smee

Kurt Schwitters was one of the most fascinating of modern artists, and this large work is his most commanding in the United States.

Television Review

When wartime appearances were deceiving by design

An inflatable rubber tank weighing 93 pounds.

By Mark Feeney

The 23d Headquarters Special Troops, which served during World War II, is the subject of the documentary “The Ghost Army.”

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