Romney seeks to reach America from Boston

The plan to make Mitt Romney the next president is being hatched deep in the heart of a city that conservatives across the country view as enemy territory.

Judge won’t give life sentence to Mehanna

Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man convicted in December of supporting Al Qaeda, is expected to be sentenced this morning at a hearing in US District Court.

Partners in talks to acquire South Shore Hospital

Partners HealthCare System’s move to acquire South Shore Hospital in Weymouth would reshape the competitive landscape in the region’s health care market.

New Balance plans Back Bay ‘Experience’

The 2,500-square-foot space at 583 Boylston St. will feature a live video feed from the Boston company’s manufacturing plant during work hours.

A dash of late-career celebrity will not spoil Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, nor make him abandon his commitment to faith and family.


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What makes Tim Thomas tick?

A dash of late-career celebrity hasn’t spoiled the Bruins goaltender, whose commitment to faith, family, and limited government has led him into controversy at times.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Pricey Spectre laptop oozes cool, but performance is lukewarm

The new HP Envy 14 Spectre’s sleek design and solid performance come at a gasp-inducing price — $1,399.

Murder charge brought in Trayvon Martin case

The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after weeks of mounting tensions.

Yvonne Abraham

Time to end hazing crisis

Hazing hits headlines when somebody dies trying to fulfill some alcohol-soaked initiation rite, or when police happen upon humiliated hopefuls in Allston, but it’s everywhere.


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Political Notebook

Obama tax plan draws wealthy backers

President Obama said raising the taxes of multimillionaires was popular among the gilded elite from Warren E. Buffett on down.


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Celtics 88, Hawks 86 (OT)

Paul Pierce urged Celtics fans to cheer during the second half.

Celtics win again in OT

The Celtics took winning ugly to another level. “That was the worst game we’ve ever won,” Doc Rivers said of the victory.