Mattapan jury reaches verdict on 10 of 19 charges

The jury foreman wrote it “does not appear there is a path to meaningful dialogue” with the lone holdout on the remaining nine charges in the murder trial against two men.

Tanicia Goodwin was arraigned in Salem District Court Monday.

Salem mother said she sought to ‘protect’ children

Tanicia Goodwin, who is accused of slashing the throats of her two children, said she planned to kill them and then commit suicide, a prosecutor said.

Did Scott Brown steal Santorum joke from Conan O’Brien?

While Brown’s joke aimed at Rick Santorum during the Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast was almost the same as one made a few weeks ago by O’Brien, the Brown campaign insists it was only a coincidence.

Three-year-old Dennis Flores went for a dip in the water at Memorial Beach in the Mystic River Reservation in Winchester on Monday, the last official day of winter.

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Boston hits 73 degrees, sets another record for warmth

The mercury is expected to keep rising this week, with temperatures near 90 degrees possible on Thursday.

Peyton Manning, left, worked out for Broncos executive John Elway on Friday.

Report: Peyton Manning chooses Broncos

Manning, a free agent and the only four-time NFL MVP, told his agent to work out a deal in Denver, ESPN reported.

Mitt Romney at the University of Chicago

Mitt Romney rips Obama over economy

Romney called the president’s policies an “assault on freedom,” speaking just steps from Obama’s house, and on the campus where he used to teach.

“In order to do our job well — the main job of making decisions on up to three casinos and a slot parlor — we have a huge amount of work to do.”

Stephen Crosby,  Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Globe Insiders

To Grammar’s House 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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Mitt Romney said President Obama had wanted energy prices to go up, but only recently had ‘‘an election- year conversion’’ to push them down.

Mitt Romney urges firing of energy officials

Romney not only blamed President Obama for the rising gasoline prices, but said that the president should fire three of his Cabinet members who oversee energy issues.


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Red Sox Notebook

Bobby Valentine said  the decision on Ryan Lavarnway is getting tougher, but as far as giving him a spot on the team, “I’m not quite there yet.’’

Ryan Lavarnway impressing Red Sox

Bobby Valentine loves what he’s seen from the catcher, but he’s not quite ready to give him a roster spot.


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Playing at full volume at South by Southwest

More than 2,200 bands played official showcases at the music festival, not including all the ones who showed up to play day parties and anywhere else with an electrical outlet.


“If the founding of the printed Encyclopaedia Britannica was a milestone of human improvement, its passing is even more so.”

James Carroll 


“If the Solutrean hypothesis becomes widely accepted, it would mean that the sea played a central part in human expansion. And in the matter of ‘who came first,’ it would mean that all the Americas have a new origin story to contend with.”

Gareth Cook