Republicans spar at Michigan debate

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) reacts after former Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) said he was unable to remember one of the three federal agencies he is vowing to close if elected president, during the CNBC Republican presidential debate in Rochester, Michigan, November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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The debate focused on jobs and the economy, but included a response from Rick Perry in which he could name only two of the three federal agencies he wants to abolish.

Occupy movement heads to Harvard

Harvard University locked the gates to its storied yard at one point tonight to prevent protesters from erecting tents as part of the Occupy demonstrations.

Stocks plunge amid European turmoil

The Dow fell 389 points as Italy’s borrowing costs rose to a record high and a newspaper reported that Germany may be seeking a way for some countries to stop using the euro.

File - In this Oct. 8, 2011, file photo Penn State president Graham Spanier, left, and head football coach Joe Paterno chat before an NCAA college football game against Iowa in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)


Penn State fires Paterno, university president

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier were fired tonight in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving the school’s football program that authorities suggested wasn’t taken seriously by university officials.


They put the ‘bro’ in yoga

How two “Broga” enthusiasts hope to make yoga more accessible for men.

Warren says she expects Rove group to launch attack ads

US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign says a group organized by Karl Rove has bought advertising time in Massachusetts and that she expects to be the focus of attack ads.


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People walked by a car on display at Toyota's Tokyo, Japan, headquarters.

Toyota recalls 550,000 cars for steering issue

Toyota Motor Corp. said today it is recalling about 550,000 vehicles worldwide — mostly in the United States — for problems that could make it harder to steer.

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Chad Ochocinco has struggled to develop rapport with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Haynesworth a lost cause — but Chad Ochocinco isn’t

The Patriots waived Albert Haynesworth because his deplorable effort left Bill Belichick with no other choice, but there’s still hope for the struggling Ochocinco.

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Top Places to Work - 2011

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