FBI begins Chelsea inquiry

Federal agents are looking at how the Chelsea Housing Authority may have “spun the budget’’ to cover up former director Michael E. McLaughlin’s $360,000 salary.


Cain gets cheers and wide berth at debate

Herman Cain drew loud cheers from the audience, and none of his rivals challenged him on the sexual harassment issue as the Republican presidential candidates met for their ninth debate.

In this screen shot provided by Activision, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” the upcoming installment of the popular shooter series, is shown. Activision is launching “Call of Duty: Elite,” an online platform for the game, later this year. (AP Photo/Activision)

Tech Lab

Video game 'threequels' thrill for the holidays

This fall is a season of video game sequels, or “threequels,’’ since so many of this year’s action games have the number three in the title.

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Hard work pays off for Pressley in City Council election

Ayanna Pressley’s first place finish can be traced to a groundswell of support that in many neighborhoods transcended race and traditional politics.

Steward lures 150 doctors tied to Beth Israel

Steward Health Care System lured physicians by making an offer so generous that Beth Israel’s lawyers question whether its terms amount to illegal kickbacks.

Penn State trustees fire Paterno

Football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier were fired amid furor over how the school handled child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 8, 2008 photo released by the Iranian President's Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital, Tehran, Iran. The U.N. nuclear atomic energy agency said Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 for the first time that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office, File)

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US, Israel have time to deal with Iran threat

Iran does not have a nuclear bomb, and nothing in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report released Tuesday brings the world any closer to doomsday.


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Hometown son makes it big, right out of school

Holyoke’s new mayor Alex Morse said his local roots give him plenty of local experience — even if, at age 22, being mayor of his hometown is his first job out of college.


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Bank of America scraps overdraft idea

Bank of America Corp. has abandoned a plan to charge hefty overdraft fees to customers who make debit card purchases with insufficient funds in their accounts.


Supercommittee members, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, arrive for a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Deficit panel at an impasse, GOP say

A Republican on the deficit-reduction panel said that talks with Democrats have been temporarily halted after the two sides were unable to bridge ideological rifts.

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Belichick not inclined to discuss Haynesworth

When Bill Belichick strode to the lectern yesterday, he opened his press conference by addressing the move to release Albert Haynesworth, but didn’t reveal many details.


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Stage Review

‘Moby Dick’ plunges into the soul

Conor Lovett delivers a performance that illustrates the power of storytelling to enlist an audience for a journey of the imagination.

Top Places to Work

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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.