Jurors deadlock on corruption charges against Cahill

Former state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill called the outcome a “total vindication,” although charges are still pending.

A two-year quest by Attorney General Martha Coakley to prove former state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill used public funds to boost his run for governor ended in a mistrial.

Attorney General Martha Coakley defended her decision for bring the charges as “neither frivolous nor arbitrary.”

Effect of outcome on Coakley’s future a matter of debate

The amount of the damage from the Cahill mistrial on Attorney General Martha Coakley’s political ­career sparked a debate among political and legal analysts.

Four to leave Patrick’s cabinet

Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral will join the Patrick administration as the state’s public safety secretary.

The Google Nexus 7 is among the year’s best tablets.

Tech Lab

In time for the holidays, the year’s best gadgets

Of the dozens of consumer tech products Hiawatha Bray has tested in the past 12 months, here are the ones he’d consider buying as gifts.

John Burbine stood with his lawyer, Bill Barabino (left), at his arraignment. Burbine pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors trace grim trail of child sex abuse

Convicted sex ­offender John Burbine pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 100 criminal counts related to the rape and sexual abuse of children in his wife’s day care business.

Brent Anderson is operations manager at a Wanxiang solar facility in Illinois.

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A123 buyer has quietly built a presence in US

The Chinese company slated to buy Waltham battery maker A123 Systems has been a fixture in the US for two decades, building a Midwest base and saving thousands of old-line factory jobs.

Yvonne Abraham

Justice, but no end

Justice has been served. The man who abused an autistic 15-year-old just went to prison. Now what?

Western Mass. viewed as territory for fracking

The possibility that Massachusetts may hold limited deposits of shale gas is catapulting the contentious issue of hydraulic fracturing into the state.

Bill has penalty for nations that bar deportation

Lawmakers are calling for federal legislation to compel the State Department to deny diplomatic visas to nations that block the deportation of foreign criminals.


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Celtics 117, Mavericks 115

It’s look out below as Celtics forward Jeff Green throws down an alley-oop dunk from Rajon Rondo (9) during the fourth quarter.

Paul Pierce’s work lifts Celtics over Mavericks, 117-115

Paul Pierce scored 8 points in double overtime, including five free throws, and the Celtics outlasted Dallas, 117-115.


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Steve Wynn toured the site of the former Monsanto chemical plant on the Mystic River with Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. of Everett last month.

Wynn to make pitch for a casino

Las Vegas casino mogul Steven Wynn secured a 14-month lease on the former Monsanto chemical factory, and plans to build a $1 billion casino there.


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Movie Review

Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of director Peter Jackson’s new Tolkien trilogy.

‘Hobbit’ has striking visuals, slow pace

“An Unexpected Journey” — the first in a planned trilogy for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” — feels like an overproduced amble.