US Senate race

In first Mass. Senate debate, Dems agree on a lot

Frontrunner Elizabeth Warren did not stumble as the six candidates faced off in their battle to challenge US Senator Scott Brown next year.

CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 04: Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller speaks about retail price of the new iPhone 4s at the company’s headquarters October 4, 2011 in Cupertino, California. The announcement marks the first time new CEO Tim Cook introduced a new product since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned in August. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Reaction to Apple’s new iPhone is lukewarm

The new phone has a more powerful processor and a sophisticated speech control system, but some analysts and users were hoping for a bigger splash.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced he would not seek the 2012 Republican nomination in Trenton, N.J.

Christie: ‘Now is not my time’

Despite intense courtship by Republican donors and party elders, N.J. Governor Chris Christie announced today that he will not run for president.

Rains wreak havoc on North Shore

In Peabody, an estimated 100 homes were inundated with water and the flooding was so widespread that the deputy fire chief said there were “too many places to list.”

Red Sox management

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Dan Shaughnessy

Silence is deafening on Yawkey Way

The tight-lipped Red Sox management needs to clarify GM Theo Epstein’s status with the team. Only then can the Sox go about rebuilding a ball club that went down in flames this season.

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre, right, hits a solo home run in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach and umpire Greg Gibson during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League division series, Tuesday Oct. 4, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Rangers 4, Rays 3

Texas powers its way past Tampa

Adrian Beltre hit three home runs as the Rangers eliminated the Rays in four games.

Longy, Dudamel to join forces

The Longy School of Music is linking itself with conductor Gustavo Dudamel to develop a program inspired by Venezuela’s lauded, community music education philosophy, El Sistema.

CHESTER, NH -- sept 28, 2011 -- Carmalized popcorn gets chocolate dripping - called


Elevating flavored popcorn to the gourmet shelf

Hot flavors in the fancy food world have jumped across the aisle and landed in an unlikely place — the lowly popcorn bowl.


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Big shakeup coming at Suffolk

After a decade of explosive growth, the university is expected to drastically change its leadership by appointing 12 new members to its board tonight.


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Eric Wilbur

John Henry has not made any public comments since cameras caught him emerging from a meeting with Terry Francona on the day the manager left the Red Sox on Friday.

Why the silence from John Henry?

Chaos reigns on Yawkey Way. Yet, the Red Sox owner remains mum. There are no votes of confidence, no apologies, and no promises to make things right.


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On ‘Metals,’ Feist mines bolder, brasher statements

Four years after her breakout album, Feist follows up that crossover with “Metals,’’ a mercurial record as high-minded as anything she has ever done.


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It’s not easy being vegan

In theory, it’s all about health and kindness and ecology, but how many of us can actually commit to soy milk and tofu?


“To become a citizen of a nation is a choice that involves more sacrifice and pain than tearing down the sculpture of a dictator.”

Gal Beckerman,   on the challenges facing some Middle Eastern countries