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Boston Olympics organizers: Critical consultants’ report didn’t fully analyze the plans

BOSTON — Boston’s failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday.

Padres’ rookie sharp again

SAN DIEGO—Colin Rea’s second big-league start was less dramatic than his first.

But it ended the same way: with a victory for the San Diego Padres’ right-hander.

Rea became just the seventh starter in Padres’ history to begin his big-league career 2-0, pitching into the sixth inning of San Diego’s 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves last night.

Tiny Alaska village seeks to reunite with long-lost relatives from nearby Russian island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Across the Bering Strait, Robert Soolook can easily see the looming hulk of the neighbouring Russian island where some of his relatives used to live before they were forced to relocate to the Soviet mainland at the start of the Cold War.

High-tech cars helping blur traditional boundaries of auto, tech industries

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There’s a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone’s pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony.

Welcome to the Palo Alto home of the Ford Motor Co., six miles from the headquarters of Google.