Romney vows vast military growth

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his first major foreign policy address to cadets at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., yesterday. In his speech, Romney accused President Obama of damaging US credibility and global standing.

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Mitt Romney uncorked a withering broadside against what he called President Obama’s “feckless’’ foreign policy yesterday and detailed his plans.

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Remembering through her music

Naomi Kliman was a piano teacher in Dorchester and Milton for 65 years. Now she is 82 and has Alzheimer’s disease and has forgotten everything — except her music.

A quizzical response to the new bar codes

With 35 percent of adults owning a smart phone, QR codes have quickly become the darling of the mobile marketing world. But what exactly are they?

R.I. slashes restrictions on illegal immigrants

The stunning turnaround reflects the fickle nature of immigration politics in a state that still remains deeply divided over the issue, with critics vowing to push back.

Men are left to wonder as PSA test is disputed

Men over 50 who have a yearly PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer may get more harms than benefits, according to draft recommendations posted online by the US Preventive Services Task Force.


Toxic traces in the air

Hundreds of property owners are complaining about new state requirements to protect against toxic chemicals that have contaminated soil and groundwater.

Reliving the Pan Am experience

Four hundred former Pan Am stewardesses reunited for their group’s World Wings International conference. The most buzzed about topic: ABC’s new drama “Pan Am.”


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Brighter forecast for Vt. tourism

As leaf peepers come out in droves this holiday weekend, 99 percent of Vermont’s highways, many devastated by Tropical Storm Irene in August, are open.


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Jeremy Gonzalez picked tomatoes on a farm in Steele, Ala., on Oct. 3. Many of the migrant workers who normally work these fields have moved after Alabama's immigration law went into effect last week.

US asks court to halt Alabama’s immigration law

The federal government asked an appeals court yesterday to stop state officials from enforcing a strict immigration measure that has driven away migrant workers and Hispanic students.


Libyan revolutionary fighter exchanged firing positions while attacking pro-Khadafy forces in Surt yesterday.

Libyan revolutionary fighters surround Surt

Fighters assaulted Moammar Khadafy’s hometown in what they hope will be a final all-out offensive to crush resistance in the bastion of regime loyalists.


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Henry ready if Epstein exits

The Red Sox owner did not comment directly on reports that the Chicago Cubs have asked to Theo Epstein, but indicated the team would not stand in his way.


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Football coach turns art curator

Williams College football coach Aaron Kelton is set to take his turn as a guest curator today at the university’s Museum of Art.


“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