A game of chance was anything but

The Boston Globe has found that lottery managers for years allowed and some say even encouraged high-roller groups to manipulate the game, Cash WinFall.

 John Henry before the first game of the 2007 World Series.

For John Henry, biggest Sox challenges ahead

In the turbulent wake of the Red Sox historic September collapse, John Henry enters the most critical, unsettled and unsettling, period of his nearly 10-year ownership.

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Why Europe matters to Mass.

If the economic crisis across the Atlantic continues to worsen, it could create waves on this side of the Pond, destabilizing Massachusetts' shaky recovery.

Hiker completes creation of 162-mile trail

Two weeks ago, under a misty fall sky, Kim Nilsen, now 63, finished his trail from N.H.’s White Mountains to the Canadian border. It had only taken 33 years.

Tough City Council race creates rare alliance

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and John R. Connolly have agreed to share resources and split campaign costs in a fierce reelection fight.

New age begins for Boston protests

The Occupy Boston protest has borrowed themes and tactics from activists of the past, transforming it into a movement both familiar and pioneering.

Kevin Cullen

Caret’s quest for support takes different route

UMass president Bob Caret knows he has taken on one of the most daunting challenges in the state. He has to change more than minds. He has to change a culture.


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Foreign companies that aren’t so foreign

European firms are investing billions in Mass. and playing key roles in some of the state's leading industries, including high tech, biotechnology, and medical devices.

Nation | World

Militants assault US base in Afghanistan

The militants failed to breach the gate of the base in Panjshir province’s Rakha district, though they did hit a security tower with a rocket-propelled grenade.


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Bruins 3, Blackhawks 2

 Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, Johnny Boychuk, and Brad Marchand are uplifted after a shootout victory in Chicago.

Bruins find their finish in Chicago

Paced by Nathan Horton’s third-period goal that gave them a 2-2 tie, and then Tyler Seguin’s goal in the shootout, the Bruins squeezed by the Blackhawks.


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Critic's Notebook

 Openly gay personalities on TV include (from left) Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Sara Gilbert, T.R. Knight (above), Chris Colfer, Rachel Maddow, Andy Cohen, Nate Berkus, Don Lemon, Alan Cumming.

Openly gay actors working — on TV

Hollywood still operates under a don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy, but television has become a far more frank environment where openly gay actors are finding lots of work.


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travel | New York

Retail's the game

Christopher Muther compiles a list of shops for future New York trips relying on advice from friends particularly the suggestions of a shopaholic friend Peter Reyes.