Sources: Penn State planning Joe Paterno’s exit

The 46-year tenure of Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I history, could be over within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials, sources said.

Brown opposes NRA concealed weapons bill

Senator Scott Brown said he will vote against a plan that would nationalize rules on the carrying of concealed weapons by taking authority from states to regulate guns.

Joanna Weiss

Which comes first - person or egg?

In politics, simple ideas get stuck in people’s heads. Should we be surprised that Mississippi will vote to confer the full rights of a human on fertilized eggs?

Alexandria Margil, left, helped her husband, Raymond, cast his vote for Boston City Council candidates at Foley Apartments in South Boston today.

Boston City Council voting light throughout the afternoon

It’s Election Day in 53 communities around the state. In Boston, voters will decide the composition of the City Council.

Cain says alleged incident ‘simply didn’t happen’

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 8: Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain speaks at a press conference November 8, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cain is facing pressure after a fourth woman came forward Monday to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior when he was while CEO of the National Restaurant Association. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

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Herman Cain said today that he does not know a woman who publicly stepped forward yesterday to accuse him of sexual harassment.

On Football

Patriots had no choice but to cut Albert Haynesworth

Why was Albert Haynesworth released today by the Patriots? He disrespected the uniform and his teammates in the loss to the Giants. That’s the bottom line.

Arthur Winn

Winn pleads guilty in donation scheme

Columbus Center developer Arthur Winn, 72, admitted that he illegally gave $61,000 to an array of politicians between 2001 and 2008.


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Michael E. McLaughlin, former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority, stood in front of the Chelsea Housing Authority's Scrivano apartment development on October 27, 2011.

Housing receiver requested for Chelsea

City Council members are urging the governor to place the Chelsea Housing Authority into receivership amid outrage over the ousted director’s $360,000 a year pay package.


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Holiday job on many wish lists

Although holiday hiring at retailers is expected to be up slightly this year, many job seekers are still facing an impossibly competitive field for temporary positions.

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Gene Lamont (left) worked as third base coach for the Detroit Tigers this past season.

Red Sox schedule two more interviews for manager

Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo will interview with the Red Sox on Friday, and Detroit bench coach Gene Lamont will follow on Saturday.


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Bruce Conner’s flickering spirit

“EVE-RAY-FOREVER” is the product of the fecund creative imagination of Bruce Conner, one of the most underrated spirits in American art over the past half century.


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One man’s tiny addiction

Car enthusiast Charles Gould’s passion for collecting vintage vehicles is exceeded only by his reluctance to part with them.

Top Places to Work

Special section

Chelsea Pollen of Goog

Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


“This is the state of the abortion debate in Mississippi, and possibly beyond: Laws and lives could turn on whose slogan presents the situation in the most dire way.”

Joanna Weiss 


“Scholars who take on punk find themselves working amid bedeviling contradictions, as they try to methodically define a culture that refuses definition, rejects method, and denies the very idea of expertise.”

Leon Neyfakh