Facebook sets price range for IPO

The company, which will seek between $28 and $35 a share, is valuing itself at as much as $96 billion in its initial public offering.

Poll: Romney gains on Obama in three swing states

A new poll shows a virtual tie between President Obama and Mitt Romney in Florida and Ohio, and a single-digit lead for the president in Pennsylvania.

Gasless BP stations get new supplies

Many of the stations that had been without gas for weeks finally got some relief when new suppliers stepped in with shipments.

Osama bin Laden

Documents show frustrated bin Laden

In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network, according to documents released today.

“This Is Not a Film” considers the plight of Iranian director Jafar Panahi, confined to his home and banned from making films.

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‘This is Not a Film’ a sly commentary on Iran

Iran’s Jafar Panahi has been banned from making movies for 20 years, so this is, technically, “not a film.” What is it, then? It’s the world within an apartment, and it’s quietly devastating.

Igor Vovkovinskiy being fitted for custom-made new shoes by workers at Reebok in Canton.

Reebok measures feet of tallest man in US for new shoes

Igor Vovkovinskiy had started a social media campaign to get new shoes to help ease his pain, and Reebok offered to fit him for a free pair of shoes.

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The keys to keeping Boston free of riots

Confrontational methods that authorities have traditionally used could easily have turned Occupy Boston into a bloody urban explosion.

About 30,000 people jammed City Hall Plaza in 1974 to see the Celtics in post-playoff celebrations. The ceremony included Johnny the Most, then-owner Bob Schmertz, and legend Red Auerbach. NBA Finals MVP John Havlicek (pictured) shook hands with fans in the parade motorcade.

From the Archives | Photos

Celtics in the NBA playoffs

This selection from our archives looks back at the 1960s and 1970s, when Celtics championships seemed as expected as snow in December or fireworks on the Fourth of July.


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Junior Seau, 1969-2012

NFL stunned by Junior Seau’s death

The league, beset by deaths of players with brain trauma, must now hunt for answers after Seau died in what police said was likely a suicide.


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Joseph Wright at his arraignment in Lynn District Court on Thursday.

Double-murder suspect ordered held without bail

A 23-year-old man was arraigned today in Lynn on charges that he murdered his mother and grandmother, slitting their throats from “ear to ear.”


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Beyond vegetables: Chris Kurth’s Siena Farms in Sudbury raises free-range chickens whose eggs are sold in a wide variety of venues.

Farmers put focus on retailing

Agriculture’s new retail-oriented entrepreneurs are finding success by becoming more diverse — offering everything from baby lettuces to farm tours.

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Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, in wheel chair, met his wife Yuan Weijing, right, daughter Chen Kesi, in blue shirt at second right, and son Chen Kerui, left, at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday.

US confirms blind activist wants to leave China

The rural Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic standoff between Washington and Beijing now wants to leave China with his family, a US spokeswoman said.