T plans weekend Red Line closures

The MBTA will shut down the Red Line north of Harvard Square on weekends from November through March to complete a $80-million repair project.

Online political hacker group hits Boston police websites

A politically motivated hacker group attacked dozens of police websites around the country and posted e-mail information about nearly 1,000 Boston police officers yesterday.

Ron Harvey, right, and Laura Schwaneer are adaptive rowers competing in this weekend's Head of the Charles.

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Sven Breidenbach, right, helped Schwaneer up the ramp to her boat.

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Harvey, left, and Schwaneer surveyed other rowers on the Northeastern University boat launch.

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Harvey lifted his legs into the boat as Schwaneer held onto her seat.

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Schwaneer attached a pontoon to their shell.

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Boston10/21/11- Head of the Charles- Ron Harvey from Long Beach, California and Laura Schwaneer from Sewell, N.J. are disabled rowers and have adapted their boat for this purpose. They will compete in sundays event. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

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Head of the Charles Regatta

Athletes drawn to the healing waters

US adaptive rowing teammates Ron Harvey and Laura Schwanger bring world-class ability and determination to the 47th Head of the Charles Regatta.

Fear factor a black mark against darkest of cats

Overlooked in shelters and associated with bad luck, black cats are often passed over by would-be admirers drawn to more colorful felines.

Herman Cain, who made a campaign stop in Detroit yesterday, has been among the GOP presidential hopefuls who have captured the hearts of Tea Party and religious conservatives.

Tea Party still hunting for its champion

Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain captured the hearts of religious conservatives and Tea Party activists, but none has been able to sustain that support.

Theo Epstein will be the Cubs’ president of baseball operations.

Theo Epstein leaves for Cubs

Theo Epstein resigned as general manager of the Red Sox last night and on Tuesday will be introduced as the president of baseball operations of the Cubs.

Ex-deputy fire chief acquitted in fraud case

A Boston district fire chief was acquitted of pension fraud in federal court, the second firefighter to be cleared in the pension scandal that rocked the department.


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Fort Point plans add outdoor restaurant

Berkeley Investments Inc. is proceeding with plans for a residential building that will include smaller “innovation’’ apartments and the area’s first outdoor dining spot.

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Obama says troops will leave Iraq by year’s end

The announcement brings to an end a nearly nine-year military engagement that cost the lives of 4,400 troops, divided the public, and came to define America’s role in the world.


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Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus runs to score the winning run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning in Game 2 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis, Missouri, October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Andrus rises up for Rangers

Elvis Andrus played a pivotal role in Texas winning Game 2, making two terrific plays in the field to end innings, then using his speed and smarts to score the winning run.


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Butch Walker produces by day, rocks by night

The twists and turns of Butch Walker’s career could fill a book. So he wrote one. The Globe chatted with Walker recently about his new album and memoir.