Invasive seaweed threatens New England coast

Smelly seaweed covered rocks at Stage Point Cove near Plymouth.

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From Cape Ann to Cape Cod, beaches have been blanketed in recent weeks with the smelly seaweed that hails from Japan.

“Ted,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted, is not for those who frown on juvenile humor.

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‘Ted’ a crass but hilarious bromance

Seth MacFarlane’s debut feature film is a crass, mostly hilarious, surprisingly sentimental bromance about a grown boy and his teddy bear.

Sheldon Rotenberg played violin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for more than four decades.

Sheldon Rotenberg; BSO violinist saw music history up close

Mr. Rotenberg began his tenure at the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the revered Serge Koussevitzky and continued under four other music directors. He died at 95.

Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg, has been rolling out new e-mail addresses for users.

Facebook irks users with e-mail switch

The social network changed contact information on profile pages to display new e-mail addresses, while hiding the other addresses users previously listed.

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Damaged buildings are seen after gunmen stormed a television station near Damascus Tuesday, in this photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA.


Syria violence escalates as US seeks turning point

Gunmen attacked a pro-government TV station, killing seven employees as world powers prepared for a high-level meeting that the US hopes will be a turning point in the crisis.

David Ortiz watched his 399th home run fly in the fifth inning at Fenway Park Wednesday.

Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 4

Red Sox batter Toronto

Boston scored six runs off of the Toronto starter’s wild first inning and David Ortiz hit his 399th career homer in the win.

Boston University student Alexander Nisenzon, 21, attended his arraignment hearing at Brighton District Court for his participation in an alleged hazing incident at an Ashford Street residence in April.

BU hazing defendants appear in court

Charges stem from an alleged April incident in which Boston University students were bound, beaten, and covered with honey, hot sauce, and other condiments.


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Office high-rise would join list of Boston’s tallest

Entrepreneur Steve Belkin is renewing his effort to build a skyscraper in the Financial District that would rival the city’s tallest buildings.


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Brazilian singer Céu mixes Latin and Caribbean rhythms with Brazilian ones, and even adds a rock beat to some of her songs.

Brazilian’s road album draws from touring, tradition

Céu, who plays Brighton Music Hall on Thursday, says her third CD, “Caravana Sereia Bloom,” is meant to capture “many aspects of the road.”