State braces for nor’easter

The cold rain falling this afternoon will give way to a potentially record-breaking storm that could deliver 1 to 3 inches of snow in Boston.

A NATO helicopter flew over the site of the bomb blast in Kabul today.

Suicide bomber kills 12 Americans in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bomber who rammed a van into an armored NATO bus today in Kabul, killing a total of 17 people.

Boston, MA 9/17/11 Bride to be, Dawn Macdonald's (cq) dancing with friend, Ketih Nicholson (cq) of Lowell during her and Jack and Jill party (combined bachelor and bachelorette) on the Boston Super tours,

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.

Tom Keane

Swimming in lies

More than 100 years after the horrific description of the meatpacking industry in the 1906 novel, “The Jungle,’’ ultimately led to the creation of the FDA, do we need the same kind of regulation of seafood?

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.



Exclusive Sunday Preview | Travel | Sarasota

The circus inheritance

In 1927, John Ringling’s circus empire made Sarasota, Fla., its winter home. Today, while headquarters have moved to Virginia, Ringling’s legacy is all over Sarasota.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | music

Beach Boys finally ready to ‘SMiLE’

“SMiLE’’ - the album that the Beach Boys abandoned 44 years ago - is The Holy Grail of bootlegs. Tuesday, “SMiLE’’ goes legit.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Ideas

How long will America last?

Cliodynamics, a new field of study that uses a quantitative approach to understand history, can tell us about the future of America.


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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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Consumers spending more, saving less

Americans’ incomes have stagnated for three straight months. Yet they boosted their spending in September 0.6 percent - three times the increase in August.


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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.