Former Patriot Junior Seau found dead in home

Junior Seau played in New England from 2006-2009.

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Police were investigating Seau’s reported suicide at his Oceanside, Calif., home.

Harvard, MIT partner to create major online learning brand

The universities will offer free online courses under the superbrand “edX,” making them major players in the burgeoning online education sector.

Joseph Wright was detained after trying to cross into Canada.

Son of victim arrested in double murder

Joseph Wright was apprehended near the Canadian border and allegedly confessed to killing his mother and grandmother and dumping their bodies at a Saugus school.

Superhero stars (from left) Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo join together.

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‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ is action-packed comic book fun

The Globe’s Wesley Morris says there’s almost nothing to dislike; it’s as close as a movie can come to the fantastical reality of a good comic book.

Assaults on MBTA drivers, other employees on the rise

Twenty-nine assaults have been reported against T workers this year, up from 22 at this time last year, officials said.

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich officially exits presidential race

Ending a yearlong campaign, the former House speaker said he would help Mitt Romney try to defeat President Obama.

Brown: Warren’s criticism on insurance is ‘sad’

Senator Scott Brown defended his decision to continue insuring one of his daughters through the health care law that he has tried to repeal.

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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is seen in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing.

Activist now wants to leave China

The blind Chinese activist at the center of a six-day diplomatic tussle between the US and China said he fears for his family’s lives and wants to leave China.