Suffolk poll: Romney still in lead in N.H.

Despite Newt Gingrich’s status as frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, he will have a difficult time catching up with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, according to a new Suffolk University/7NEWS poll.

Police investigate double homicide in Andover

A couple in their 60s was found fatally shot this morning in their Andover home, and their black Lexus was set on fire in Boston’s North End last night.

Boston teacher’s aide a suspect in second alleged child assault

A teacher’s aide who is accused of inappropriate conduct with an autistic student at Harbor Pilot Middle School is also suspected in a similar incident last year.

Bruins 5, Senators 2

Bruins capitalized on Senators mistakes

Tim Thomas made 47 saves, Daniel Paille scored twice and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to three games with a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.

Exclusive Thursday Preview | Tech Lab

Some gift-worthy gadgets

The Globe’s Hiawatha Bray almost has a direct pipeline to Santa’s workshop with new products pouring in all year long. Here is a list of gadgets that earn a spot under the tree.

Tech Lab: Tech gifts for the holidays

In this edition of Tech Lab, Hiawatha Bray has some tech gift suggestions for the holidays. (By Alan Miller, Globe Staff)

Exclusive Thursday Preview | Movie review

Castro’s ‘Unfinished’ business

Directors Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray show how artistry can withstand wear and tear better than brick and mortar.

People walk over a world map engraved in marble in Lisbon September 14, 2011

To grammar’s house

Wait, there’s a word for that?

When you work on a news copy desk, you come across a certain number of grammatical problems. And then occasionally, there’s just something downright bizarre.

“Why? Shouldn’t the gift be more about quality, emotional attachment, something from the heart?”

Amy Bucher, 32,  on buying gifts at resale stores


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The first group of protesters appeared in Municipal Court yesterday, and 16 were given probation, while eight chose to continue to fight their charges. Twenty-two more protesters will be arraigned today.

Occupy protesters arraigned; some get probation

24 Occupy Boston protesters were arraigned yesterday in what has become a familiar place to the movement, Courtroom 17 in Boston Municipal Court.


Anna Townes of Beacon Hill checked out a Lindt chocolate bear at the Lindt & Sprungli store on Boylston Street. The company is giving the Lindt Bear top billing for the Christmas season.

Lindt launches high-tech chocolate bear

The star of the Swiss chocolatier’s holiday collection has a premium milk chocolate figure, a fancy gold foil wrapper, a red ribbon necklace, and yes, its own iPhone app.

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Protesters marched against the rule of Syria President Bashar Assad.

Syrian activists say more than 25 killed

Those killed included eight soldiers, who were gunned down by army defectors in a retaliatory ambush after government troops destroyed a civilian car, activists said.


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Hornets, Clippers agree on Paul trade

The Hornets have agreed in principle to deal Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. The 26-year-old is a four-time All-Star who averaged 18.7 points last season.

Fall All-Scholastics


The Watertown Raiders hold their trophy aloft as they react to their 3-1 victory over Oakmont in the Div. 2 field hockey state final at Worcester State University on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

Fall All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

A Boston Globe tradition continues as we toast local athletes from Barnstable to Georgetown for their achievements this fall.