President Obama and Mitt Romney turned a Town Hall conversation with several dozen voters into a combative duel, delivering punches and counterpunches on the economy, taxes, and social issues.
Kerry rips into Romney before debate
Senator John Kerry sharply criticized Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts before Romney’s debate with President Obama.
Fact checks and analysis
The Globe provided real-time fact checks and analysis during tonight’s presidential debate.
A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Maine about 20 miles west of Portland and was felt as far south as Boston, according to the US Geological Survey.
Investigators search Framingham pharmacy
Criminal investigators Tuesday visited the facility at the center of the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.
New NHL offer is progress, but no clincher
The league’s latest proposal to end the lockout shows some willingness to compromise and save the hockey season.
Chief Judge Mark Wolf to retire from full-time duties
Wolf presided over some of the most high-profile cases the state has seen in recent years.
In sudden departure, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit steps down
Pandit steered the bank through the 2008 financial crisis and the choppy years that followed.
A123 Systems files for bankruptcy protection
The Waltham company said it was calling off a major deal with a Chinese auto parts conglomerate that was expected to save the firm.
Nation & World
Paintings stolen in major art heist
Thieves broke into a Dutch museum and made off with works by Picasso, Monet, and Matisse worth possibly hundreds of millions of dollars.
A darkly comic ‘Behanding in Spokane’
Theatre on Fire and Charlestown Working Theater are offering a pungent slice of low life from the mind of Martin McDonagh.
Globe Talk | Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Join Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, authors of “The Real Romney,” to discuss the Republican presidential candidate’s life and history.
“The strategy that underlies American policy, the Carter Doctrine, is now more than 30 years old, and in dire need of an overhaul. …Today, it drives American engagement in a Middle East that looks far different from the region for which it was invented.Thanassis Cambanis , on the need for a new Middle East policy