Many Mass. workers settle for part-time jobs

The number of people who took part-time jobs because they were unable to find full-time work has grown nearly fourfold since 2000, a Northeastern analysis shows.

Despite past support, GOP now skeptical of payroll tax cut

Extending the payroll tax cut is an idea that had once garnered bipartisan support but this year has received a tepid reception from many Republicans.

Seven seeking open council seat

Like all open seats, the departure of longtime Councilor Maureen E. Feeney attracted a swarm of candidates vying to represent the heart of Dorchester.

Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff

Cash-strapped T looks to sell Newton Centre Station

The proposed sale of the historic station comes as the MBTA considers a fare increase and faces mounting pressure to wring money from other sources.

Latino children show low ADHD rates

In the US, Latino children are diagnosed with ADHD at roughly half the rate of non-Latino black and white children, a statistic that has stumped researchers.

Jonathan Papelbon struck out Austin Romine with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the ninth inning last night.

Bob Ryan

Finally, Red Sox came up with a big win

The Sox wouldn't have cared if they needed to play 114 innings before heading to Baltimore. But 14 innings was enough to get the job done.


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Revolutionary engine may face uphill climb

The Massachusetts-designed "split-cycle" motor gets 65 miles per gallon, but selling the radical engine to the world’s automakers will be a challenge.


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Hikers, freed from Iran jail, return to US

Declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, not their actions, two Americans held for more than two years in an Iranian prison came home yesterday.


Yemeni ruler states no plan to leave

Yemen’s defiant president addressed his troubled nation for the first time since returning to the country after an assassination attempt, making no promise to immediately step down.


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Bills 34, Patriots 31

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick argued a call as the Bills roared back from a 21-0 deficit yesterday in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Patriots are shocked by Bills

Tom Brady threw four interceptions while the Bills roared back from a 21-0 deficit yesterday to beat the Patriots, 34-31, on a 28-yard field goal as time expired.

Health and wellness

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What’s a preschooler to eat?

While most anti-obesity campaigns are aimed at educating families, recent studies call for a secondary focus: early child-care providers.


“Could it be true, Pinker wondered, that humans had actually become less violent with time, as opposed to more? And if so, how had we done it?”

Leon Neyfakh,   on Steven Pinker’s new book about violence in history