Facebook to go public, files for $5 billion IPO

The massive social network, founded eight years ago in a Harvard University dorm room, is poised to be the biggest technology company debut since Google went public in 2004.

US eyes end to Afghan combat next year

The United States and other international forces will switch to training and advising Afghan forces through 2014, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

Egypt soccer riot


At least 73 killed in riot after Egypt soccer match

Fans flooded the field seconds after a match against a rival team today in one of the country’s worst incidents of sports violence in decades.

Hedge fund moguls top donors to pro-Romney super PAC

Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, raised $30.1 million last year and has played a major role in his success in the race for the Republican nomination.

Maine girl heads home after 6-organ transplant

A 9-year-old girl is heading home today, three months after enduring one of the most extensive transplant surgeries in the region.


Six-organ transplant saves 9-year-old Alannah

Alannah Shevenell, 9, of Maine, recovers after a six-organ transplant to remove a rare, life-threatening tumor at Children's Hospital Boston.

Officers with the Boston Municipal Protective Services saluted as the funeral procession for former Boston mayor Kevin White passed.

Former Boston mayor Kevin White remembered with procession, Mass

The former Boston mayor was remembered today with plaudits, prayers, and wisecracks.

American Airlines aims to cut 13,000 jobs

The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs — 15 percent of its workforce — as the nation’s third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection.


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Words simmer on talk of legacy, a spoiled scoop

A verbal brawl centered on the late Kevin White and a spoiled Boston Herald scoop erupted Monday night on the set of the public affairs television show, Greater Boston.


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Super Bowl the last stop for Bill O'Brien

The Massachusetts native is coaching his last game with the Patriots on Sunday. On Monday, he assumes the responsibilities of being head football coach at Penn State.