Colorado gunman kills 12, wounds 59 in movie theater massacre

Tom Sullivan embraced family outside the high school where he had been waiting for word about his son, Alex.


A man dressed in full body armor and carrying three weapons opened fire in a crowded theater at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie early Friday, officials said.


Wake up, Capitol Hill

Another shooting tragedy erupts, and few have the courage to talk gun control.

Moviegoers describe scenes of horror, chaos

One survivor said that when a man appeared at the front of the theater clad in dark clothing looking like a SWAT team member, the audience ‘‘thought it was a joke, a hoax.’’

Christopher L. Gasper

NBA’s Olympic age-limit proposal isn’t golden

Kobe Bryant is right. NBA commissioner David Stern’s proposal to limit the NBA players in the 2016 Olympics to those 23 and under (with three age-limit exceptions) is “stupid.”

Boston school chief announces full review of top staff

Following recent questions over her leadership, Carol R. Johnson said a full review of her leadership team would probably lead to a major shakeup and possibly some departures.

Kelly Ayotte’s chances for the nod may depend on national politics.

VP speculation marks latest stage of Kelly Ayotte’s ascent

The New Hampshire senator, less than two years into her first term, is being considered as a serious contender to join Mitt Romney’s Republican ticket.

The Saucony marketing team prepared to ship running shoes to London for athletes competing in the Olympics.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Mass. firms sponsor Olympians for chance at global exposure

With 4 billion people expected to watch the Olympics, endorsements can boost sales for companies such as Saucony, New Balance, and Gillette.

Adrian Walker

Lowell teens fight for right to vote

The Legislature should do the right thing and give 17-year-olds the right to vote in city elections.


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Kayak sold 3.5 million shares at $26 almost two years after the company first filed paperwork to go public.

Online travel firm Kayak rises in Wall Street debut

Shares rose 28 percent on Friday, the company’s first day of trading in the only initial public offering for a consumer Internet company since Facebook’s disappointing debut.


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Stage Review

Lauren Weintraub (left, with Elena Carmichael) in the lead role of North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “Annie.”

On the North Shore, an ‘Annie’ for hard times

Despite the down economy, there’s nothing like hearing “Tomorrow” to make you think that financial security is just around the corner.