Latest news


Obama, Romney offer differing takes on jobs data

President Obama spoke Friday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, while Republican presidential candidate Romney spoke at a trucking company in North Las Vegas.

Left: ASSOCIATED PRESS; Right: Reuters

President Obama seized on a report that showed the US gained 163,000 jobs in July, while Mitt Romney pointed to the rise in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent.

Curt Schilling says he ‘failed’ 38 Studios employees

The ex-Red Sox pitcher, whose video game company collapsed earlier this year, said he is now “just trying to manage day-by-day.”

// Shark ‘didn’t like the taste of me,’ says Truro attack victim

Chris Myers, the wisecracking Boston native who survived the first great white shark attack on a Massachusetts swimmer since 1936, spoke at a press conference on Friday.

AFP/Getty Images

Stage set for sprinting showdown

The marquee event of these Games is the men's 100 meters, writes Chad Finn, which will feature Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and Americans Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin.

Michael Phelps, right, celebrated after winning gold again.

Michael Phelps is golden again

The American swimmer won his record 17th career Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly, his final individual race.

Missy Franklin, left, celebrated her gold medal with Elizabeth Beisel, who won bronze.

Gold for Missy Franklin, bronze for R.I.’s Elizabeth Beisel

Franklin set a world record in the 200-meter backstroke to claim her third gold medal of the Olympics. Rhode Island’s Elizabeth Beisel won bronze.

John Fine of Bedford carried his kayak to the water’s edge at Walden Pond in Concord on Saturday.

Photo Gallery

Globe photos of the week

The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.

Globe Insiders

Globe Insiders Event | Sept. 13, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

// Obama vs. Romney: Who will win?

Join Globe editor Peter Canellos, author Michael Grunwald, and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for a look at the US presidential race.


Tags in this section:

Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown have differing views on greenhouse gases.

Brown, Warren split on environmental policies

US Senator Scott Brown, who says he regrets having supported the region’s effort to cut greenhouse gases, has dismayed environmental advocates, who have turned to Elizabeth Warren.


Tags in this section:

Movie Review

Farrell as Doug Quaid with Jessica Biel as his freedom-fighter girlfriend.

Total mind games

This remake of “Total Recall,” the 1990 science-fiction movie, has excellent production design and starts well before it works its way toward average.