Afghan crisis deepens after killing of 16 civilians

Officials said a US Army staff sergeant shot dead 16 civilians, mostly women and children, in an incident that Afghan President Hamid Karzai called an “assassination.” Tsunami Anniversary.JPEG-08999.jpg Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

The country paused Sunday to remember the 19,000 people who were killed and to take stock of the monumental tasks ahead.

Newt Gingrich reiterated Sunday that he will not drop out of the race.

Gingrich counting on a Southern surge

Newt Gingrich is setting his sights on beating Rick Santorum in the Southern states that vote on Tuesday.

Minority banks are struggling, even with bailouts

Some longtime supporters of minority-owned banks are questioning whether they are still viable and can thrive in today’s banking environment.


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Taking a break from eating

New research is looking at short-term fasting as a way to boost healing and fight diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.

Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker, center, and his Harvard Crimson team will play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

Breaking down the brackets

The Globe’s Joe Sullivan looks ahead at the matchups in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Jeff Jacoby

Medallion system shackles cabbies

A lawsuit aimed at improving cabbies’ difficult lot was filed in Suffolk Superior Court last week, and it shows how shackled they are by rents, middlemen, and regulations most workers would find intolerable.

“I know people don’t necessarily believe it, but we’re not all about revenue. We look at tickets as a deterrent.”

Thomas Tinlin,  commissioner of Boston’s transportation dept.

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Join Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke for a talk about the city’s comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed.

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The season’s freshest fashion feels airy and easy — think fluttery shapes, pretty prints, and nothing too structured or serious.


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Big-box retailers shrinking floor space to reduce costs

Brands such as Staples, Old Navy, and Kmart are downsizing their footprints to cut costs following a long period of tepid consumer spending and steady growth in online shopping.

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Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmed Hassun, second from right, introduced UN envoy Kofi Annan to other religious figures in Damascus Sunday. Annan, the former UN chief, held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but departed without an agreement to end the violence.

International push to end Syrian conflict stalls

U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan departed Syria on Sunday without an agreement from President Bashar Assad to end the conflict, and Syrian forces kept up an offensive against rebels.


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Tiger Woods reacted Sunday after hitting a shot on the sixth hole in Doral, Fla.

Tiger Woods withdraws from Cadillac Championship

The golfer had to leave the tournament due to an apparent left leg injury. Woods has had four surgeries on his left knee dating to when he was at Stanford.