Patriots 13, Cowboys 10 | 3rd quarter

Patriots have the upper hand

FOR SPORTS. Foxboro, MA 10/16/2011 Patriots QB Tom Brady #12 throws a pass to TE Aaron Hernandez #81 in the 1st quarter. The New England Patriots play the Dallas Cowboys in week 6 of the regular season at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Sunday, October 16, 2011. NFL (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: SPORTS Slug: 17pats Reporter: Shalise Manza Young LOID: 5.0.432592277

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The Cowboys turned in a sustained drive to score a touchdown at the half, but the Patriots are on top by three.

BOSTON, MA - 10/24/07.. World Series Game One - Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies - Red Sox principle owner John Henry walks across the field before game one of the World Series where Boston Red Sox play against Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park Wednesday, October 24, 2007. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff) Library Tag 10252007 Sports Baseball: World Series: Red Sox vs Rockies - Game 1 Library Tag 07032009 Sports

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.

Dan Shaughnessy

Riveting drama at Fenway theater

Is there any football-, basketball-, or hockey-related event that could saturate our region the way the Red Sox just took over our lives for the last 18 days?

Lottery officials helped high rollers see windfalls

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.

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.

The Joint Service Color Guard present the colors as Nova Nelson signs the National Anthem at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial dedication Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 in a ceremony hosted by the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation in West Potomac Park. (AP Photo/The News Journal, Suchat Pederson)


Thousands attend dedication of MLK memorial

President Obama, Aretha Franklin and poet Nikki Giovanni, as well as people of all ages and races, gathered in Washington, D.C., to honor the civil rights leader.


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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.


Political Notebook

The crowd cheers as Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the Jobs and Justice rally of thousands in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Large rally for jobs in Washington

Led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, thousands of Americans called for easier job access and decried the gulf between rich and poor.

Nation | World

A group of protesters clashed with riot police yesterday in Rome.

Rome riot damage to cost more than $1m

Rome’s mayor said today that it could cost at least $1.4 million (1 million euros) to clean up after a group of protesters smashed windows and torched cars yesterday.


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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.


“A string of new studies suggests that the modern chase after happiness—and even happiness itself—can hurt us. Happy, it turns out, is not always the way you want to be.”

Gareth Cook,   on the dark side of happiness