Deficit panel appears deadlocked

Republicans and Democrats appeared no closer today to reaching an accord to tackle growing budget deficits.

Many alleged abusers left off church list

Cardinal Sean O’Malley is credited with going public when many dioceses have not, but critics say he has stopped far short of a full accounting.

Catherine E. Greig and Whitey Bulger in 1988.

The long, unlikely journey of Cathy Greig

Who is the woman who lit out with Whitey Bulger, and stuck by him for all those years? Bookish, ambitious, she was no one’s image of a gangster’s moll — until she was one.


Yvonne Abraham

A legacy of excellence

How do you turn an abandoned school in a crime-ridden neighborhood into a beacon drawing children and parents from across the city? The answer is Margarita Muñiz.

No more free passes on MBTA

The MBTA is cracking down on riders who do not pay the fare, at a time when the T boasts record ridership but is under financial pressure to raise prices and cut service.

Undercover MBTA police catch fare evaders

Time to pay up: MBTA police go undercover on the Green Line to catch riders who do not pay their fare. (Video by Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff, edited by Lauren Frohne/Globe Staff).

Book review Stephen King ups the stakes of history

In his new thriller, “11/22/63,’’ King ponders what would happen if you time-traveled to 1963 and killed the assassin before he got to President Kennedy.


Scene of the crime

Arguments do happen and sometimes in restaurants. But does that mean we have to blacklist the place forever?


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DeLeo to oust a top lieutenant

House Speaker Robert DeLeo is accusing assistant majority leader Charles Murphy of undermining his leadership in an effort to launch his own bid for the speaker’s office.


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Barry Bluestone is an economist and dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.

A plan to get people buying homes again

Unless we find a way to get people buying homes again, says Barry Bluestone, an economist at Northeastern, it will be very hard to see much progress in the overall economy.


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) speaks during a news conference September 8, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans held a news conference to discuss jobs, the economy, and President Barack Obama speech on jobs tonight. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

N.H. Senator Ayotte to endorse Romney

US Senator Kelly Ayotte plans to endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a rally this afternoon in Nashua, N.H.

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Tom Brady directed two touchdown drives when the Patriots went to the no-huddle offense in the second half against the Jets last Sunday.

Patriots going no-huddle can drive defenses mad

Everything a defense hates is what an offense loves about going to a no-huddle attack, and the Patriots’ offense has used it to its advantage this season.


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36 hours in Dubrovnik

The beach town far outshines regular stopovers like Nice and Positano, boasting a special mix of natural beauty and historic interest.