Komen will continue funding Planned Parenthood

After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.

US jobless rate lowest in 3 years

The unemployment rate in January fell to 8.3 percent, the lowest since February 2009, as employers added 243,000 jobs, much more than expected.

Developer plans 600-foot tower for Filene’s site

The developer taking control of the former Filene’s property in Downtown Crossing said it will build a tower that will rival the city’s tallest buildings.

Hackers take over Boston Police Department website

The BPDNews.com website, normally a colorful site full of information for the community, was hacked today, apparently by the group Anonymous.

Romney’s contraception stance has changed since 2005

As Mass. governor, Mitt Romney required all state hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims.

Scott Brown’s daughter was paid $9,500 to sing at campaign events

Ayla Brown, a onetime “American Idol’’ contestant, has been paid by her father’s campaign to sing at three events.


Mansion demolition order has Truro residents debating

The biggest house in Truro has been ordered demolished by the town because it does not qualify as an allowed “alteration’’ to a small home that sits a good distance away.

 A win Sunday would give Bill Belichick his fourth Super Bowl title as a head coach, an accomplishment only one other person can claim—the Steelers’ Chuck Noll in the 1970s.

Bill Belichick is chasing history

If Belichick becomes just the second coach with four Super Bowl wins, what is his proper place in history? Would he be considered the greatest coach the NFL has ever seen?

Dan Shaughnessy

Might Bill Belichick retire if he wins?

Belichick’s chipper comportment this week makes us wonder if he’s smelling the roses on his last go-around. What would be left to prove if he wins?

“That would be fine in Malibu, but Truro is not Malibu. It is the wrong scale, it is a very aggressive building, and it’s not legal.”

Nathalie Ferrier,  on a $10 million mansion in Truro

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N.E. groundhog shows sign of an early spring

After being released from her cage in front of a crowd of about 100 people yesterday, Ms. G walked around sniffing the area and showed no fear of her shadow.

Nation & World

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For Komen, a growing backlash

The renowned breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, faced an escalating backlash yesterday over its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.


Political Notebook

Senate OK’s bill barring Congress from insider trading

After aggressive backing from Senator Scott Brown and others, the Senate passed legislation yesterday banning members of Congress from profiting from insider information.


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Retail results a mixed picture

Retailers reported mixed sales results for January in a sign that US consumers continue to be cautious about when and where they spend their money in the shaky economy.


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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 16: Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after getting out of trouble in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park September 16, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Josh Beckett breaks his silence on Red Sox

The pitcher finally talked about last season’s meltdown that included clubhouse drinking. “What goes on in the clubhouse, it’s supposed to stay in the clubhouse,” he said.