Huntsman to withdraw, will endorse Romney

Jon Huntsman will withdraw tomorrow from the race for the Republican presidential nomination and will endorse Mitt Romney, according to his campaign.

Cast  and crew of “The Artist” posed with their trophy for Best Motion Picture.

‘Artist,’ ‘Descendants’ win big at Globes

The black-and-white silent film ‘‘The Artist’’ led the Golden Globes with three wins, while “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney, won for best drama.

The Costa Concordia cruise ship lay on its side today off the Tuscan island of Giglio.

Blame on cruise captain mounts

As the number of dead from the Costa Concordia crash rose to five, the Italian subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines said ‘‘significant human error’’ led to the accident.

Ravens 20, Texans 13

Ravens move into AFC title game

A fierce defense lead Baltimore to victory over the Houston Texans and sent them to the AFC title game against the Patriots.

Linda Victor of Lexington suffers from balance problems but still commutes to work with the use of a cane.

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Restoring balance

With advancing age come problems of unsteadiness and dizziness. Researchers are looking for ways to stop the falls.

Students put their lofty ideals into action by painting murals in a housing project in Boston yesterday.

Students team up for MLK day of service

Project 351, started last year by Governor Deval Patrick, uses the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as an occasion to gather students for a day of community service in Boston.

special section: the gardner grows

Confessions of a former Gardner Museum night guard

He worked mostly at night, alone with masterpieces and nothing but a flashlight as a source of illumination.

“You have to create a climate for kids so they want to go to school. Chronic absenteeism is a leading indicator of whether a school is on track.’’

Hedy Chang,  director of Attendance Works


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Absenteeism rife at Boston high schools

More than a third of the students in the city's public high schools were chronically absent last year, even as the city undertook additional efforts to lure students to school.


Political Intelligence

Mitt Romney said he was prompted to run against President Obama because the liberal Democrat had sold out his country overseas - an allegation disputed by fact-checkers.

Candidates’ attacks on Obama border on dangerous territory

Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich are not just disputing President Obama’s policies but his belief in the country, its Constitution, and its founding principles, writes Glen Johnson.


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Chris Rossi, senior vice president of North American operations for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Running an airline is about the people and the food

Quincy native Chris Rossi is senior vice president of Virgin Atlantic’s North American operations, overseeing the carrier’s 11 destinations in North America.


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Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, right, was fired Nov. 27, 2011 amid an investigation into child molestation allegations against him.

One of Bernie Fine’s accusers says he lied

A prison inmate who accused the former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach of abusing him as a child admitted that he made up his claim.

Health and wellness

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“Air pollution is an example of something you’re not able to modulate easily on your own,” said Dr. Megan Sandel. “You are relying on the federal and state government to regulate it.”

The doctor prescribes clean air

Dr. Megan Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston Medical Center, is an expert on asthma and air pollution.


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Sarah Jones and Sam Neill star in the new Fox series, “Alcatraz,’’ from “Lost’’ creator J.J. Abrams.

‘Alcatraz’ a new island of mystery

The island of “Lost’’ and the famous prison exist in different worlds, but “Alcatraz’’ has story DNA from previous J.J. Abrams efforts.