After court ruling, Cape Wind poised to move forward

After a favorable ruling from the state’s highest court today, the company behind the controversial wind farm said construction could begin within a year.

Mitt Romney tops new Iowa poll

Mitt Romney has jumped to the top of a new CNN poll in Iowa, putting him in the lead just six days before the first-in-the-nation caucuses.


Emerson to launch theater center

The school’s Center for the Theater Commons will encourage the creation of new plays with funding through 2014 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Senator Scott Brown visited Mul's Diner in South Boston today.

Brown calls himself ‘most bipartisan’ in Senate

Painting himself as an “underdog,” Senator Scott Brown expressed confidence in a win if he faces the “very, very liberal” Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.

North Koreans salute, cry for late leader

In an elaborate state funeral, tens of thousands of mourners wailed and stamped their feet in grief for Kim Jong Il.

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A funeral procession was held for Kim Jong Il, the late North Korea leader.


Thousands flooded the streets to say goodbye to the man known as the "Dear Leader."


Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un saluted his father.


Mourners grieved during the funeral procession.

The Red Sox have traded for Oakland relief pitcher Andrew Bailey, seen here in action against the Tigers in July.

Red Sox acquire A’s closer Bailey

The Red Sox have traded for Oakland closer Andrew Bailey, addressing one of the team’s offseason needs, and outfielder Ryan Sweeney, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

City supermarkets shrink to fit

The convergence of major food chains zeroing in on the urban landscape presents a host of challenges, including having to work with less real estate.

“Put simply, a casino would be a permanent stain on the fabric on our town. A casino will not leave Foxborough better off for generations to come.”

 Foxborough resident Greg MacKinnon


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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston.

City sees banner year for conventions in 2012

In another sign that Boston is shaking off the economic downturn, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority reported today that 2012 will be its best year since 2007.

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Matt Humphrey sat out a year after transferring from Oregon.

BC’s Humphrey looking for comfort zone

Matt Humphrey, who sat out a year after transferring from Oregon, is still trying to find some sense of stability at Boston College.


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The Roots reign supreme at House of Blues

Though ostensibly promoting the group’s acclaimed Dec. 6 release, “undun,’’ the Roots’ sold-out, one-off show spanned the decades.