McGee quits gaming commission post

Carl Stanley McGee, the newly appointed head of the state’s gaming commission, has resigned, citing the “growing distractions” created by the allegations of sexual abuse against him.

President Barack Obama was interviewed by Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

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In shift, Obama backs gay marriage

In a TV interview, President Barack Obama said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, a departure from his previous stance.

Gay-marriage supporters in Mass. applaud Obama

For gay rights supporters in Massachusetts, President Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage was cause for celebration — and pride.


On gay marriage, Obama is on the right side of history

President Obama’s support for gay marriage marks the end of an evolution for the president and, to an extent, for the country.


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What mom wants for Mother’s Day

She’s always on the go and doing things for others. It’s time to spoil her a little.

Back Bay power outage traced to faulty power supply unit

NStar said today that Tuesday’s brief outage was caused when a power supply failed during ongoing repairs to an electrical substation that caught fire in March.

Fenway announcer Carl Beane killed in car crash

Beane, 59, was killed in a single-car accident in Sturbridge. He has been the public address announcer at Fenway Park since 2003.

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, left, returns to the dugout past Kansas City Royals catcher Humberto Quintero (33) after striking out in the third inning a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox don’t have enough against the Royals

Red Sox pitchers kept the game tight, but it was their hitting that let them down this time, for the team’s eighth loss in 10 games.


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Report: Josh Beckett played golf before missed start

The Red Sox pitcher, who missed a start last week, is alleged to have golfed at a local course two days prior to his turn, a radio station reported.


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Nancy Selvage’s “Navigation’’ at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Paintings that go beyond the surface

Cate McQuaid surveys local gallery offerings, including Paul Shakespear’s “Corrientes” and Karl Baden’s “In and Out of the Car” at Howard Yezerski Gallery.


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In an interview, US Rep. Edward Markey said he would “seriously consider’’ supporting a proposal by Spectra Energy Corp. of Houston to expand the Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline that delivers natural gas to New England.

Markey urges more investment in gas pipelines

US Rep. Edward J. Markey called for increased investments in domestic pipelines — which could boost recent efforts to expand a natural gas pipeline that serves New England.

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Scariest question a mother can face

It can strike terror in the hearts of mothers, who are tasked with preparing dishes and meals to satisfy a range of tastes: “What’s for dinner, mom?”