Casino bill includes $50m for health care overhaul

Legislative leaders said the money may be used to buy new computers and software that will enable providers to better coordinate patients’ care and track costs.

New Haven and Yale Police investigated the scene of an accident at Yale Bowl Lot D before the football game between Yale and Harvard today.

Mass. woman dies at Harvard-Yale game

A U-Haul truck accelerated into an area designated for pregame tailgating, killing a 30-year-old woman and injuring two others.

2 dead in Egypt clashes

Riot police stormed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square today to dismantle a protest camp, setting off clashes around the country that killed two people and injured hundreds.

Patrice Bergeron scored in the first period of the Bruins’ rout of the Islanders.

Bruins 6, Islanders 0

Bruins crush the Islanders

Chris Kelly scored two goals and Tim Thomas turned away 22 shots to lead the Bruins to their eighth straight win, a 6-0 rout of the Islanders.

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His ‘Marilyn’ fling lasted more than a week

British director Simon Curtis, who makes his feature film debut with “My Week with Marilyn,” understands the cultural romance between America and England.

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Why our brains make us laugh

Matthew Hurley was an undergraduate at Tufts when he asked a vital question: Why is the human brain equipped with a sense of humor? The answer he proposed became the basis for a new book.


Ski resorts add plenty of play to their activities

With more families traveling with children, even the smallest ski hills are rebranding themselves as family-style winter playgrounds.


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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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