Romney responds to cult reference

The day after a Texas pastor said Mormonism was a cult, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered his own comments in a speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington today.

Sunday temperatures may break record

Five weeks after the official start of autumn, Bostonians are enjoying the last hurrah of summer.

Al Davis

Raiders owner Al Davis dead at 82

The Pro Football Hall of Famer and Brockton native was a three-time Super Bowl champion and a legendary figure in NFL history.

A quizzical response to the new bar codes

A kind of bar code known as Quick Response, or QR, codes have quickly become the darling of the mobile marketing world. But what exactly are they?


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Art in motion at ICA

A new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art bursts with ideas that go beyond the boundaries of art and dance.

Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, the stars of the new Footloose movie, stopped by ballet class at the Boston Arts Academy.

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Kick off your shoes

Stoughton native Kenny Wormald dances his way into the starring role of the “Footloose” movie remake.

John Senders, in video stills, during his 1960s research.

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Distracted driving, 1962 edition

Long before cell phones, John Senders took to the highway blind — in the name of science.

“It lets you house your digital life in one place - your social media links, your Google +, what have you, videos, photos, a bio page. We call them your social print.”

Tammy Lewis,  of Skanz, on Quick Response codes


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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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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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Cardinals 1, Phillies 0

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal reacts as he runs off the field after Game 5 of the National League division series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Phillies can't finish

The wild-card Cardinals scored in the first inning when Rafael Furcal led off with a triple and Skip Schumaker followed with a double. And that was it.


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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