A new era for Libya, region after Khadafy’s death

Rebels celebrated the capture of Moammar Khadafy’s hometown of Surt today.

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The 69-year-old former Libyan dictator, who was killed today along with one of his sons, is the first leader to perish in the wave of popular uprisings that has swept the Middle East.


An act of justice

The defeat of Moammar Khadafy should be considered a striking victory for Libya and the international community.

Convicted serial killer to get new trial

A federal judge today overturned the 2004 death sentence of Gary Lee Sampson, determining the Abington-raised convict is entitled to a new trial.

Author Norton Juster in his Amherst home. He says the audience for his 1961 classic, “The Phantom Tollbooth,’’ built slowly over the years.


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At 50, ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ lives on

The children’s musical, based on author Norton Juster’s classic book, can be seen at the Wheelock Family Theater.

The Bruins celebrated after pulling ahead 4-1 in the third period.

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Bruins unleash offense to drop Toronto

The Bruins handed the Maple Leafs their first regulation loss of the season, 6-2, with strong performances from Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic, and Tyler Seguin.

“We all are surrounded and often ‘fooled’ by the powerful music industry,’’ wrote Gidon Kremer.

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Violinist hits a sharp note about music’s ‘star’ system

Gidon Kremer has forged a career that unites intelligence, adventurousness, and a refusal to abide conventions he finds distasteful.

Movie Review

Reborn? This Johnny English is more of the same

After a fast, funny start, Rowan ”Mr. Bean” Atkinson’s latest James Bond spoof again gets hemmed in by its inclination to follow espionage conventions.


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Deval Patrick tries to boost ties with West Bank tech leaders

A group of Palestinian high-tech entrepreneurs came to Boston this month to help change the region’s reputation here, and to form ties with the state’s tech community.


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West Coast firm takes on Fort Point

Gerding Edlen plans to begin construction next spring on a 20-story tower in Boston’s Fort Point that will be the neighborhood’s largest residential building.

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An activist covered his face while walking past a burnt caravan yesterday as police moved to begin evicting Irish Travelers from a camp in Basildon, England, where they’d lived for more than a decade. Police said officers were attacked with rocks and other missiles. Residents and supporters, however, said police used excessive force.

UK riot police clear illegal camp

British police used sledgehammers, crowbars, and a cherry picker to clear the way for the eviction of Irish Travelers from a site where they have lived illegally for a decade.


Bargain Bin

Cool looks to fit weather

Now that fall seems to have settled in after on-and-off summer-like warmth, it’s a good time to scoop up deals on cooler-weather clothing.