Mitt Romney scrambles to nail down Michigan

A loss for Romney in the GOP primary in his native state would be a crippling blow, with only a week to recover before Super Tuesday’s 11-state blitz on March 6.

Deadline near, state gaming panel seats unfilled

A number of potential candidates have bowed out of contention for a position on the new gambling commission, leaving four of the five spots still open.

DA won’t investigate motive in Beverly officer’s shooting

Due to the suicide of the Hamilton police sergeant who shot a Beverly officer, there won’t be any criminal charges in the shooting.

Boston’s would-be chicken farmers lay out case

A movement to allow city residents to build chicken coops and harvest eggs has found an audience with Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Boston, MA - 09/03/11 - Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona (47) enjoys a relaxed moment in the dugout just before the start of today's game against the Texas Rangers. The Boston Red Sox took on the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of a 3 game series at Fenway Park. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Sports, reporter: Peter Abraham, slug: 04redsox.

Terry Francona calls beer ban a ‘PR move’

Appearing on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” show, the former Red Sox manager said “if a guy wants a beer, he can probably get one.”


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Constant distractions can take a toll

Distracted driving is dangerous, sure, but distractions at work, home, or anywhere can have disastrous effects.

“The Artist’’ won five Academy Awards on Sunday, including best picture.


‘The Artist’ triumphs at the Oscars

The movie won five Academy Awards, including best picture, becoming the first silent film to claim the top prize since the original ceremony 83 years ago.

Host Billy Crystal sings at the beginning of the Academy Awards broadcast last night.

84th Academy Awards | The show

A Crystal ball on a night of nostalgia

After the Great Youth Experiment of ’11 failed, you could almost sense the relief in the star-studded audience when Billy Crystal returned ‘‘home’’ as the host.

This Alexander McQueen gown had a very high potential for looking like something worn by a maiden at a renaissance fair.


A red carpet of many colors

At last night's Academy Awards, there was no dominant theme, no color of the night, and definitely no shape that appeared over and over.

“Most chicken owners consider their birds as family pets and would be devastated to lose them.”

Dakota Butterfield,  58, of Jamaica Plain

Globe Insiders

Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.


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Red Sox Notebook

For a lefthander, Red Sox starter Jon Lester is far too easy to run on.

Jon Lester wants to improve throwing to first

The Red Sox starter is one of the best in the game at throwing the ball to the plate. But when he throws to first base, it can be an adventure.

Health and wellness

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Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff

Targeting toxic stress in children

Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard, has launched a national campaign against ‘‘toxic stress’’ in childhood.


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“The End of Money” by David Wolman

‘The End of Money’ by David Wolman

Wolman examines the current state of the physical cash system worldwide, why we might be better off without it, and what the future might hold.