Perry drops out, backs Gingrich

The Texas governor abandoned his presidential bid and endorsed Newt Gingrich.

Ex-wife says Newt Gingrich wanted ‘open marriage’

Dredging up a past that Newt Gingrich has worked hard to bury, the GOP presidential candidate’s ex-wife reportedly says Gingrich asked for an ‘‘open marriage’’ in which he could have both a wife and a mistress.

Mass. jobless rate falls to 6.8%; lowest in three years

Despite the drop in the unemployment rate, employers cut more than 6,000 jobs last month, and revised data showed they added far fewer in November than first reported.

Yoga-averse rejoice over new book warning of injuries

Never mind that endless reports praise yoga’s psychological and physiological benefits. With just one publication, the yoga-free say, the shame of never having done the child’s pose has been eliminated.

Studio shot of young woman practicing yoga. The scorpion pose, vrshikasana

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A new book called "The Science of Yoga: the Risks and Rewards" warns of yoga-related injuries. Here, the scorpion pose.

Studio shot of young woman practicing yoga. The firefly pose, tittibhasana

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Brain and nerve damage, degenerated hips, and back problems are some of the rare yoga injuries the book cited.

Yoga devotees decried the book's findings, but those who have avoided the fitness trend were overjoyed.

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Yoga devotees decried the book's findings, but those who have avoided the fitness trend were overjoyed.

Boston, MA 011412 Saturday, January 14 2012. (Globe Staff Photo/Wendy Maeda) section: Lifestyle slug: Yogaglee reporter: Beth Teitell

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Tonielise Tepfer, a preschool teacher in Boston, was glad to hear that yoga might not be all that it's hyped to be.

Studio shot of young woman practicing yoga. The camel pose, Ushtra asana.

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Tepfer takes spinning, zumba, and pilates classes, but never felt right after doing yoga. Here, a model demonstrated the camel pose.

Once a part-time player limited to special teams, Rob Ninkovich now contributes in many ways, according to his coach.

Rob Ninkovich carved out place on Patriots defense

Signed in 2009 as a failed long snapper with some untapped defensive skills, Ninkovich has authored a textbook tale of maximizing opportunity.

Three weeks into the season, murmurs are growing louder that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge should blow up the roster and begin preparing for the next era after a 5-8 start.

Danny Ainge won’t hesitate to make a deal

The Celtics president won’t allow his core of All-Stars to age and decline drastically the way Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish did in the early 1990s.

“I don’t think anybody on the board ever signed up for this.”

Foxborough Selectman Mark Sullivan,  on the pressure from the Foxborough casino proposal

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Cruise liner’s captain claims he fell overboard

The saga of the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia took further twists yesterday, with news that the captain claimed he had slipped and tumbled overboard to wind up in a lifeboat.


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Already a shadow of its former self, cash-poor Kodak will now reorganize in bankruptcy court as it seeks to boost its cash position and stay in business.

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11

Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, raising the specter that the 132-year-old trailblazer could become the most storied casualty of the digital age.


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Tom Brady, Ravens give ill will a rest

The trash talk that has marked previous battles between Brady and the Ravens is gone this week as the sides face off for a spot in the Super Bowl.



Bring your bling to a Sell Your Jewelry event

Beacon Hill boutique Cibeline will soon be closing its doors as owner and designer Cibeline Sariano focuses on fashion consulting and other projects.