Romney says he would cut at least $500b

Declaring that the US has a “moral responsibility” to reduce government spending, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney promised he’d target Amtrak and family planning programs.

Icy conditions to blame for Murray’s crash

State Police today confirmed that icy road conditions were to blame for the accident suffered by Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray yesterday in a state-owned vehicle.

A celebratory pose shared between AliAboubakr, Daniel Spaulding, and Tarek Mehanna at the World Trade Center site in 2005 or 2006. Aboubakr testified at Mehanna’s trial today.

Tarek Mehanna, right, at Ground Zero. (Government Exhibit)

Mehanna supported 9/11 attacks, witness says

Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man on trial facing terror-related charges, allegedly called the World Trade Center towers “legitimate targets.”

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‘Oranges and Sunshine’ examines the tale of nation’s shameful secret

This debut feature from Jim Loach is laudably earnest, but dramatically inert.

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Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy steal laughs in ‘Tower Heist’

This film is smoothly made, smart enough, and funny. It’s not going for too much, but provides plenty of laughs.

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‘Harold & Kumar’ in 3-D is a shameless, hilarious holiday romp

Say what you will, but these movies have their fingers on the pulse of the nation.

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‘Like Crazy’ is a tiny film with big hype

How you feel about this Sundance-winning film will depend on how you feel about puppy love in all its silliness and glory.


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Michael E. McLaughlin resigned as executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority after backlash over his high salary.

Housing director resigns after high salary criticized

Governor Deval Patrick demanded the resignation of the Chelsea Housing Authority’s executive director after a Globe report showed he makes $360,000 a year.


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Fed less optimistic on growth and job gains

The Federal Reserve sketched a bleaker outlook for the economy, which it thinks will grow more slowly and face higher unemployment than estimated in June.

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou left a cabinet meeting at the Greek Parliament today.

Greek PM backs away from referendum on debt plan

Ignoring increasing calls to step down, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said he would seek emergency talks with opposition conservatives over the European bailout plan.


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Patriots coach Bill Belichick watched his team practice yesterday.

Bill Belichick won’t sell out cornerbacks

The Patriots coach was challenged on the questionable play of his cornerbacks last Sunday, but refused to blame players individually.



Oficio creators Charlie Weisman (left) and architect Nima Yadollahpour.

Duo offers stylish business space

For workers with coffee shop fatigue, Oficio rents out conference rooms, a work area, and on-site staff at a Newbury Street loft.