Mass. woman dies at Harvard-Yale game

A U-Haul truck accelerated into an area designated for pregame tailgating, killing one and injuring two others.

Beacon Power to sell assets

A Massachusetts company that received a $39 million Department of Energy loan before declaring bankruptcy has decided to sell its assets rather than reorganize.

 Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is the head of a group considered responsible for many atrocities.



Ugandans wonder: Is US after Kony, or oil?

Many are questioning the reasons behind the Obama administration’s intervention in the manhunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony, writes Jackee Budesta Batanda.

Community colleges dispute call for overhaul

Community college presidents reacted with surprise yesterday to a Boston Foundation report recommending a structural and financial overhaul of their system.

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Amateur choruses give voice to the season

Amateur choruses do what they do for the sake of the music itself, in the best sense of the word “amateur’’ - for love, not money.

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In the woods with the New England Orienteering Club

Orienteering might seem interesting only to the Boy Scouts, but an energized group of devotees scurries through the woods nearly every weekend throughout New England.


Prepare to get rocked

There are no interactive exhibits. In fact, there is no touching whatsoever – Plymouth Rock is an all-holds-barred experience. And it can be gripping.


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Boston, MA 111811 Boston Police detectives, near the scene of a multiple shooting on Warrenton Street last night, search the area(far right) and interview a civilian, seated far left, in Boston's Theatre District, Friday, November 18 2011. (Globe Staff Photo/Wendy Maeda) section: Metro slug: 19shooting reporter: Brian Ballou

Boston board asks nightclub to close after shootings

Boston’s licensing board has asked a Theatre District nightclub to close pending a hearing, after four people were shot in what police called a gang-related incident near the establishment.


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MIT begins building Pfizer facility

The 230,000-square-foot building will house research operations focused on developing cures for illnesses ranging from type 2 diabetes, to Alzheimer’s, to schizophrenia.


R After a screening of a documentary he produced with his wife that promotes American exceptionalism, GOP candidate Newt Gingrich said he has been stunned by his rise in the polls.

Gingrich says firm took funds, distances self

At an event in Harvard University last night, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich distanced himself from payments his consulting firm collected from Freddie Mac.


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Roster status doesn't rattle Patriots' Ventrone

Many players who are released never again make a professional team’s roster. But Patriots safety Ross Ventrone is not easily discouraged.

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