State could see up to a foot of snow

A rare October snowstorm is charging towards the Northeast, starting with cold rain arriving in Boston around 4 p.m. today.

Boston, MA - 10/28/11 - Shawna Brown, cq, a resident of Occupy Boston took advantage of today's sun to dry out her shoes and clothes. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Metro, reporter: arsenault, slug: 29occupy, LOID: 5.0.484106435.

Occupy Boston prepares for cold weather

Protesters at Occupy Boston are fortifying their tent city against the first roar of winter weather expected this weekend.

US official: 13 Americans killed in Kabul bombing

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bomber who rammed a van into an armored NATO bus today in Kabul, killing 13 American troops.

Court rules that FAA failed in its review of Cape Wind

A US Court of Appeals rejected the Federal Aviation Administration’s ruling that the proposed 130 turbines, each 440 feet tall, present “no hazard’’ to aviation.


World Series: Waiting for the midnight hour?

With baseball games that stretch deep into the night, Major League Baseball has seen per-game viewership plummet.

Despite concerns, party buses rock on

Party buses have become a popular means of pub crawling without walking and partying without driving, but to police and neighborhood leaders they are also a nuisance.

Roxbury, MA -- 10/28/11 -- Brandy K. Cruthird displays a basket of the healthy alternatives that she is offering kids for Halloween as she stands inside Body by Brandy 4 Kidz, in Roxbury, MA. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

Halloween defies push for healthy habits

Child health advocates are advising parents to restrict their children’s candy intake on Halloween. But local parents seem to have one response: Yeah, right.

Personal trainer Katie Boyd in her Pepto pink Wellesley gym the Miss Fit Club. Boyd is  the subject of the reality show “Wicked Fit,’’ on the Style Network.

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Just call her Miss Fit!

How Katie Boyd went from Wellesley trainer to reality TV diva on “Wicked Fit.”


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BOSTON, MA. 10/ 28/ 2011: At Black Falcon Pier, Norweigian cruise ship in port, 2 people died on the cruise, not related. ( David L Ryan / Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION : METRO TOPIC :29cruisedeaths REPORTER

Officials say two ship deaths not suspicious

The deaths of two people aboard a cruise ship that docked yesterday at Boston’s Black Falcon Terminal were unrelated and not the result of foul play, authorities said.


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Leaving no empty spaces

Partners of the Aquitaine Group have decided to open a fifth South End restaurant in the 5,500 square foot location left empty when Rocca suddenly closed in December.


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Marcus Cannon a return man for Patriots

The rookie offensive lineman, who has been undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma since he was diagnosed prior to the April draft, practiced with the team this week.


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Combining his influences

As the the hip-hop producer-turned-singer Mayer Hawthorne has proven, it doesn’t take an old soul to understand soul music.