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Banks in Mass. accused of violating foreclosure rules

Despite increased scrutiny, many banks are still not adhering to basic legal requirements when foreclosing on properties, according to housing attorneys.

No pause in political fund-raising in Mass.

Democratic fund-raisers are plying the state in what campaign-weary contributors say is the busiest non-election-year summer in memory.

From left, Andrew Lawless, Morgan Yeager, Dan English, and Ghia Parow put their backs to a tug of war at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff

Gay, transgender teens bond at Cape program

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens find a home and a sense of belonging at Camp Lightbulb in Provincetown.

An armored personnel vehicle guarded the US Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, on Sunday.


Lawmakers say terror threats most serious in years

WASHINGTON — Rattled lawmakers in both parties applauded President Obama’s decision to shut 22 US diplomatic posts across the Middle East and North Africa this weekend, calling the threat of a fresh terrorist attack credible, specific, and the most alarming in years.

In West Roxbury, signs for Conley and Connolly compete.

Will Conley, Connolly confuse voters in mayoral race?

Voters in Boston’s open race for mayor would never get tripped up by the similar sounding names of Daniel Conley and John Connolly. Right?

// 3 groups say they topped Henry’s bid for Globe

Three of the groups that lost out in the bidding for The Boston Globe say their offers were higher than Red Sox owner John Henry’s winning $70 million bid.

The Nation

Man jailed after car barrels down LA boardwalk

The driver maneuvered between a store and some poles built to keep vehicles off the boardwalk and drove into the crowd.

By Tami Abdollah

Authorities arrested a 38-year-old Los Angeles man after he walked into a police station in neighboring Santa Monica and said he was involved.

Officer kills armed 14-year-old in NYC

A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old on a street after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at officers, authorities said.

Ohio killer set for execution found hanged

A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary was found hanged in his cell just days before his execution.

The World

Lawmakers say terror threats most serious in years

An armored personnel vehicle guarded the US Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, on Sunday.

By Lori Montgomery

The State Department announced that diplomatic posts across the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed this week.

Drop sanctions talk, Iran’s leader says

President Hasan Rouhani called on the West to abandon the ‘‘language of sanctions’’ in dealing with the Islamic Republic over its contentious nuclear program.

Heavy flooding kills 58, damages Afghan homes

An Afghan child on Sunday viewed the remnants of a mud-walled structure in the Sarobi district of Kabul, Afghanistan, where heavy rains caused the collapse of many homes.

It is estimated that 30 other people remain missing after floods struck parts of Afghanistan early Saturday, officials said.

Editorial & Opinion


‘Grand bargain’ is a grand head fake

By John E. Sununu

President Obama’s proposal to cut top corporate tax rates to 28 percent while insisting that Uncle Sam collect even more in taxes than before is economically dangerous.

opinion | Marcela García

Mayoral candidates pursue Latino voters in unprecedented ways

Felix Arroyo was one of the Boston mayoral candidates participating in the annual Puerto Rican parade on July 28.

By Marcela García

From a few conversations at the Puerto Rican parade, it’s clear that Hispanic allegiances are all over the map, and the scramble is on for votes.


The pope’s ‘culture of solidarity’

Pope Francis waved from his popemobile on the Copacabana beachfront in Brazil.

By James Carroll

The accumulation of surprises from Pope Francis points to the possibility of historic change with implications reaching beyond the church.


North End dig hits archeological pay dirt

Archeologists Rosemary Pinales and Scott McGaughey worked at a site undisturbed by centuries of nearby development.

By Brian MacQuarrie

During two weeks of digging, tens of thousands of items from the 1700s were unearthed behind the 18th-century Clough House.

Amid immigration debate, a call to stay deportations

By Maria Sacchetti

Advocates are voicing concern that officials are still targeting people for deportation who may benefit from a measure being debated in Congress.

Mayor William Lantigua gives $1 gift to critic

Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua

By Andrea Estes

Lawrence City Councilor Marc LaPlante was surprised to find a crisp dollar bill in a birthday card from the Lawrence mayor.

Business ǀ Science

Teams vying to give brawny robot a brain

Worcester Polytechnic Institute students work on an Atlas robot, which was delivered as part of a Pentagon project.

By Hiawatha Bray

Teams from local universities are competing in a $2 million contest to expand the capabilities of a man-shaped robot named Atlas.

Professor seeks substitute for BPA

By Karen Weintraub

Daniel Schmidt of UMass Lowell found a chemical that might replace BPA in cans, but his effort is years away from fruition.


Who’s hiring: taking a tech rundown

Facebook is getting its own space.

A recent study determined which tech companies went on a hiring tear last quarter, and identified other up-and-comers.


Betty Jones, 94, conservator of paintings at Fogg Museum, MFA

Betty Jones is shown examining an X-ray of a portrait by artist John Singleton Copley.

By Kathleen McKenna

Ms. Jones left the Fogg after 22 years to become conservator of paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1975.


red sox 4, diamondbacks 0

Red Sox shut out Diamondbacks

Red Sox starter Felix Doubront is pumped to get Gerardo Parra to ground to short to end the top of the seventh.

By Michael Vega

Felix Doubront delivered a gem as the Red Sox ended a successful seven-game homestand with a 4-0 victory.

Christopher L. Gasper

These Red Sox are Dirt Dogs again

Shane Victorino held a little impromptu meet-and-greet with some of the 37,611 Fenway Faithful in Sunday’s game.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Shane Victorino’s wall-charging mentality is indicative of these first-place Red Sox, who don’t seem to know when to quit.

Rob Gronkowski’s first back rehab detailed in book

The Patriots need Rob Gronkowski at the end of the season, and for years to come, more than they need him early in the 2013 season.

By Ben Volin

“Growing Up Gronk” gives us a pretty good idea of what the Patriots tight end is going through as he rehabs from surgery.

G: Health


How much exercise is too much?

Runners compete in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

By Deborah Kotz

Growing evidence shows that overdoing endurance training may damage your heart and shorten life expectancy. But don’t hang up your running shoes just yet.

Q&A | Donna Newman-Bluestein

Engaging patients through dance, movement

By Karen Campbell

For 35 years, therapist Donna Newman-Bluestein has gone into classrooms and institutional settings to spread the joy of movement.

Daily Dose

7 mistakes doctors commonly make for back pain

By Deborah Kotz

Learning about common mistakes doctors make when treating low back pain might help you avoid unnecessary tests and overtreatment.

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Bill Belichick, Tom Brady make teen’s wish come true

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