Court mismatch makes OUI justice elusive

Lawyers who specialize in defending drunk drivers enjoy huge legal advantages built into state law, and have the ear of some judges prone to favor their arguments, no matter how far-fetched.

Scallopers wary of new gear required to protect turtles

The new rules are angering some local scallopers who say the change to new dredges could end up costing them thousands of dollars and reduce their catch.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warmed up before the game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Patriots 37, Jets 16 | Final

Patriots put the brakes on Jets

Tom Brady threw for 329 yards with three touchdowns as the Patriots beat the New York Jets, 37-16.

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Strangers on a train

How a Globe writer learned to stop griping and love the no-good, broken-down T.

The Word

Talk your way to a better you!

Two new books suggest that you can improve your life by learning old tricks of rhetoric.


For soup maker with Italian roots, food is love

M. Peter Thomson has been in the packaged food industry for decades, first with private-label gravies, sauces, and salsas, and now with homemade-style soups.


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Cambridge, MA 111211 Mary Kay Henry (cq) (foreground :purple top under dk coat short hair), the International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), was among the close to 200 hundred janitors, organizers, students and supporters marched around Harvard Yard on Saturday November 12, 2011 to stand up for full-time, work, affordable health care, and equality between direct and contracted out employees for the janitors who clean Harvard University. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET

Harvard custodial workers OK strike

Harvard custodians voted unanimously to strike if their union's bargaining committee does not negotiate a new contract before it expires at the end of Tuesday.


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Product Reviews

Reining in the energy pigs

As discussions about federal regulations on Energy Star ratings and energy efficient products continue, Consumer Reports offers these energy savings tips.


Elizabeth Warren addressed supporters today at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

Warren clarifies Iran remarks

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said in Boston today that she favors a coalition-building approach to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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NFL roundup

New Orleans Saints' Chase Daniel (10) embraces John Kasay (2), who kicked the winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Atlanta. Quarterback Drew Brees is at left. The Saints won 26-23. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)

Falcons’ gutsy call backfires in loss to Saints

John Kasay kicked a field goal in overtime to give the New Orleans Saints a 26-23 victory over Atlanta after Falcons coach Mike Smith decided to go for it on fourth down deep in his own territory.


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Travel | England

Confessions of a crop circle chaser

Crop circles appear every summer in Wiltshire, England, and they attract “croppies” who, like storm chasers, scout the landscape for agriglyphs.