Dick Clark, legendary TV host, dies at 82

Dick Clark

AP File Photo / 2002

Long dubbed ‘‘the world’s oldest teenager’’ because of his boyish appearance, Clark hosted an annual New Year’s Eve special and supplied a variety of game shows and music specials to TV, including the American Music Awards.

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ESPN reported the former Red Sox manager, who had declined the invite because of hard feelings over his departure, now plans to attend the park’s 100th anniversary Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/APTOPIX NCAA Tennessee Baylor Basketball.JPEG-0c4b0--90x90.jpg Pat Summitt steps aside as Tennessee coach

The Hall of Famer, 59, an eight-time women’s basketball champion who has early onset Alzheimer’s, will remain involved as the team’s “head coach emeritus.”

It’s time for the Patriots to pay Wes Welker, Bob Ryan says.

Bob Ryan

Going through the sports thought process

Globe columnist Bob Ryan muses on the hot sports topics of the day, including how he thinks the Patriots should lock up Wes Welker long term.

Law enforcement officers from several New England states paid their respects today at the wake for Greenland, N.H., Police Chief Michael Maloney in Hampton, N.H.

Cheryl Senter for the Boston Globe

Officers gather to honor fallen N.H. police chief

Hundreds of officers, including some from Massachusetts, attended a wake for Michael Maloney, the police chief of Greenland, N.H., who was killed last week.

Judge quits Trayvon Martin case, cites conflict

Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shared a laugh while meeting with a group residents in Bethel Park, Pa., on Tuesday.

Romney closes gap with Obama in new poll

Likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney has pulled into a tie with President Obama among registered voters, a new poll shows.

Panetta apologizes for photos with corpses

The White House and the Pentagon voiced regrets for photos that reportedly show US troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.


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Fewer expected to attend biotech meeting in Boston

About 15,500 people will attend the Biotechnology Industry Organization's convention, significantly fewer than the last time the event was held here.

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If approved, the deal would be the largest mass settlement of claims over formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers to date.

Trailer makers OK $14.8m Katrina victims’ deal

Twenty-one trailer manufacturers agreed to pay a combined $14.8 million to settle claims that the units they offered after Hurricane Katrina produced hazardous fumes.


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Claude Julien: Capitals’ allegations ‘ludicrous’

The Bruins coach said “it’s ridiculous” for the Capitals to suggest Boston has been targeting Nicklas Backstrom’s head during the playoff series.

Food & dining

At Brasserie Jo, chef Nicholas Calias makes tarte flambée.

Alsatian pizza, once made from scraps, is simple to make at home

Tarte flambée, says celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who was raised on it in Alsace, was conceived out of thrift, to use up dough after bakers had finished making the day’s bread.