NStar won’t pay damages; more outages planned

Thomas May, the top official at NStar, said the utility will not pay area businesses for lost business, income, or food. The utility also said it will cut power to 8,000 customers overnight.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai listened to a family member of Afghan civilians who were killed Sunday, allegedly by a US soldier.

Karzai slams US, questions massacre explanation

Afghanistan’s president angrily accused the US on Friday of not sharing information about how an American soldier allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghans in two villages.

Rutgers gay suicide

Former Rutgers student convicted of hate crime

Dharun Ravi was accused of filming and broadcasting the love life of his gay roommate, who later committed suicide.

Bobby Valentine in trying to install a fresh outlook for the Red Sox in his first season as manager.

Tony Massarotti

The big unknown: Are Red Sox champs or chumps?

We just don’t know what to expect. The 2012 Sox have the talent to be World Series contenders. Or they could sink far down in the AL East.


Globe staff photos of the week

The top picks of this week included scenes of sunny days, dark nights, hard falls, and a festive canine.

Samah and Grover Norquist with daughters Grace and Giselle

Exclusive Sunday preview | Globe Magazine

Grover Norquist: America’s most powerful (unelected) man

How anti-tax crusader Norquist rose from Weston to Washington, all in the politics of no.

Actor George Clooney was led to a police vehicle after being arrested during a protest at the Sudan Embassy in Washington.

George Clooney shares jail time with McGovern, Olver in Sudan protest

George Clooney was joined by Representatives Jim McGovern and John Olver, both of Mass., in a protest over the ongoing strife in Sudan. All were subsequently released.

Quincy Nang (right) waited to enter the Apple Store in Boston today to purchase the new Apple iPad.

In Boston, Apple fans rave about the new iPad

About 200 people waited this morning outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street to get the company’s newest gadget.

“This has been going on for too long. You have heard me before. It is by all means the end of the rope here.”

Afghan President Hamid Karzai,  on civilian deaths

Globe Insiders

To Grammar’s House

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/SPRINGCLEANING2.jpg Spring cleaning for grammar rules

Grammar’s House can get a bit cluttered sometimes, often with rules that are capricious, spurious, or flat-out erroneous.


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Clergy calling for boycott of OneUnited Bank

A group of religious leaders urged customers to withdraw their funds because the bank is planning to foreclose on the nearby Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church.


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Stage Review

One nation, divided, in ‘Ameriville’

The play delivers a fierce and scorching reminder of the lives that were shattered by Hurricane Katrina, and the governmental incompetence or indifference that allowed it to happen.

Spring Style Magazine


Spring Style

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


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont