Romney struggles for blue-collar vote

Whether Mitt Romney, the wealthy son of a Michigan governor and Detroit auto executive, can win over these voters may determine his success on Super Tuesday.

HENRYVILLE, IN - MARCH 03: A car lies overturned in the parking lot of the Henryville school after a tornado ripped through town March 3, 2012 in Henryville, Indiana. Severe weather and tornados have swept across the U.S. causing heavy damage and leaving at least 28 dead. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Storms, tornadoes demolish towns, at least 31 killed

Violent storms left a trail of destruction from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes yesterday.

Hockey dad mars playoff game

The father of a Winthrop High hockey player shined a laser pointer on the ice at a girls playoff game Wednesday, in a bizarre attempt to distract players on the opposing team.

Pentagon accused of end run on budget cuts

The Pentagon has shifted approximately $4 billion from its regular budget into a separate fund meant to pay for the war in Afghanistan, thereby avoiding new spending limits.

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Bobby Valentine managing Red Sox a different way

How did the Red Sox win two World Series and make the playoffs five times when they were clearly such a chaotic, disorganized mess in spring training for the last eight years?

Mattapan trial stirs up the emotions of victims’ families

The jury has witnessed their pain, grief, and anger, emotions that lawyers say can play a significant role in the quadruple murder trial’s verdict.

Syria bars aid to reeling Homs

Syrian authorities yesterday blocked a sanctioned Red Cross convoy laden with food and medical supplies from entering a devastated neighborhood in Homs.

A rendering of the proposed Foxborough casino.

Wynn shows his hand to Foxborough

Casino mogul Steve Wynn wants to develop a casino and convention center modeled after the design of his own luxury home in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Foxborough isn’t a place for neon and glitz. It’s a rural residential community, so this [design] is more of a lodge.”

Casino mogul Steve Wynn,  on his proposal for Foxborough

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Spain’s deficit tests Europe’s fiscal treaty

After leaders of 25 European countries signed a treaty to limit government overspending, Spain said it would miss deficit targets to spare itself from austerity overload.

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Putin may run again if he wins vote

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is likely to win a third presidential term tomorrow, said in an interview released yesterday that he may run for president for a fourth time in 2018.


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Celtics 107, Nets 94

A second-half 3-pointer by Kevin Garnett (right) led to some chest-thumping and put a smile Paul Pierce’s face.

Celtics crank it up

The Celtics concentrated effectively enough to limit their turnovers, dominate an opponent they should dominate, and follow through to the end.


“It would be a tragedy for all concerned if the popular uprising in Syria spawns yet one more cold monster of a state.”

Alan Berger 


“As criminal justice became a clash of mandates and bureaucratic rules, it became untethered from what was once its basic function: separating the guilty from the innocent and delivering fair punishment.”

Leon Neyfakh, on “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice”