Words boost, bedevil Romney

Mitt Romney’s top adviser implied on CNN that Romney could wipe away his arch conservative views espoused in the primaries once he pivots to take on President Obama.

Santorum seeking to coax delegates

Rick Santorum’s campaign believes it has found a way to prevent Mitt Romney from collecting the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination.

Grieving father hopes to turn loss into lesson

Malcolm Astley, whose 18-year-old daughter was allegedly killed by her former boyfriend eight months ago, wants to raise awareness about dating violence.

Fabricator to leave artist enclave

The helmet-maker company Ops-Core has agreed to move from Midway Studios to another location in Boston, a decision that sparked applause Wednesday night.

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Mild winter raises forest fire threat

Extraordinarily dry conditions from the lack of snowfall will make the next few months the most dangerous forest fire season in memory, state officials warn.

Atkins, for hire, helps keep Parker’s ‘Spenser’ on the case

The 40th novel in the “Spenser’’ detective series is due out May 1. It is the first not written by the prolific writer, Robert B. Parker, but by crime novelist Ace Atkins.

Tech Lab

New services let users expand on their Facebook network

Tools and apps let users expand on their online networks by identifying shared interests, which helps them make new friends.

Movie Review

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/22hungergames1_photo.jpg ‘The Hunger Games’ aims for solid entertainment and hits the mark

After a year of incessant pounding from the tribal drums of hype, the film adaptation of has arrived in theaters.


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Mattapan jurors push for verdicts in slay case

The jury in the Mattapan murder trial twice reported it was deadlocked on nine pending charges, but voted to continue deliberations Thursday.


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Hotel, sports complex in New Balance plan

The athletic shoe giant released detailed plans Wednesday for a new world headquarters in Brighton that would include at least four buildings.


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Payton, Williams suspended

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued part of his discipline in the Saints bounty scandal Wednesday, and it hit like a bomb across the league.


Trying the colored denim trend? Follow Kate and go red.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - or as we formerly knew her, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a pair of faded red skinny jeans to play a game of pickup field hockey.