Patrick urges patience as crews work to restore power

Governor Patrick said crews were “making progress” on restoring power, but officials warned outages could last until Friday.

State to probe drunken driving acquittal rates

The state’s highest court opened an inquiry following a Globe Spotlight investigation into high acquittal rates in trials presided over by district court judges. Herman Cain decries ‘witch hunt’

The GOP presidential candidate said allegations that he sexually harassed women in the 1990s were false.

Critics say voters aren’t happy with Mayor Lisa Wong’s austerity cuts in Fitchburg.

Groundbreaking mayor losing favor

After helping pull Fitchburg from the brink of bankruptcy, Mayor Lisa Wong is being criticized for cutting and saving rather than spending some of that money.

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Mindy Kaling of ‘The Office’ finds lots to laugh about in new book

Kaling, who grew up in Cambridge, has written a book that's like an extended stand-up routine.

State of fear: Four haunting Mass. tales

It’s the season when the spirits come alive, and Massachusetts abounds in scary tales. Here are four of them.

Juliette Kayyem

The battle of military suicides

The Veterans Administration estimates that a veteran dies by suicide every 80 minutes — and the problem is growing.

BU physicist H. Eugene Stanley (left) and Boris Podobnik, a visiting scholar, proposed a new model to understand credit rating changes.

Mixing physics, economics to gauge risk

Boston University physicist H. Eugene Stanley and his collaborators are proposing a better model for predicting the likelihood of big fluctuations in credit ratings.


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Robert Kraft

Patriots owner Kraft evasive on casino plans

Robert Kraft was evasive, and a bit cryptic, this afternoon when asked about the potential for a casino on land he owns across from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.


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Robots as soldier stand-ins

Waltham’s Boston Dynamics has developed a Terminator-like robot that will help the Army test protective clothing.

Nation & World

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On Football

Mark Anderson and the Patriots fell to 5-2 after yesterday’s loss.

Humbling by Steelers shows Patriots aren’t NFL elite

The Patriots have won and will win a lot of games, and that is a credit to coach Bill Belichick. But against teams with a certain formula, they can’t compete.

Health and wellness

G force

John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Ensuring health care insurance

John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, has just published a new book, "Inside National Health Reform."