In N.H., Obama redraws battle lines over jobs act

In his first visit to New Hampshire in nearly two years, President Obama challenged Republicans to extend payroll tax cuts set to expire.

Patrick signs casino bill into law

The signing, which ends a years-long battle on Beacon Hill, paves the way for full-scale casinos and slots in this state.

Merck to pay $950 million over Vioxx drug

Nearly $10 million will go to Massachusetts’ Medicaid program as part of the settlement, which stems from an investigation by the US attorney here.

Protesters reject concessions offered by Egyptian military

Egypt’s military ruler said he would move up the date for transferring power to civilians, but protesters rejected the offer.

Scot Lehigh

Questionable judgment

As he plots a run for governor, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray is dogged by dubious alliances and activities that have created enduring questions about his judgment.

GOP rivals clash over foreign policy in Washington

U.S. Republican presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain (R) listen to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during the CNN GOP National Security debate in Washington, November 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

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The GOP candidates tonight clashed — at times vigorously — over their visions for American security, although their target was largely President Obama.

Exclusive Wednesday Preview | Movie Review

‘Hugo’ an intricately imagined gift from Scorsese

In this exhilarating tale of magic, machines, memories, and dreams, Martin Scorsese pulls off the neatest trick of all.

Movie Review

Pure fun, no strings attached in ‘The Muppets’

This musical comedy is ingenious. Everything about it is satirical, but the Muppets television show means something to the filmmakers.


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Knight Foundation merging media, minds, and money

The foundation has fostered more than 200 media and tech projects, and the Boston area has reaped a considerable amount of that funding - $18.4 million in grants to 19 projects.


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On Football

Mark Anderson and Andre Carter team up to sack Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko in the second quarter.

Carter counting on complements

With three sacks and another six QB hits, the performance of Andre Carter and the Patriots defense against the Chiefs was a baby step in the right direction.

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Director Caitlin Lowans (center, in black) directs a theatrical adaptation of “The Nutcracker” at the Stoneham Theater.

Holiday Arts Preview

Our critics give their top picks for what to see and experience this holiday season in the worlds of theater, dance, movies, DVDs, classical music, and pop music. This is your guide to holiday season entertainment.