Between Brown, Romney, support but little chemistry

As Senator Brown’s star has risen as a moderate, and Mitt Romney has worked hard to court the GOP base in his presidential bid, their paths have diverged.

Austerity vs. stimulus debate revived by elections in Europe

Last week’s elections in France and Greece, where voters booted out incumbents who advocated or accepted austerity policies, has reenergized the debate.

Gunman kills Afghan peace council member in Kabul

Arsala Rahmani was a former Taliban official who reconciled with the government and was active in trying to set up formal talks with the insurgents.

Nathan Brown (left) and Peter Schroer work at Aras Corp., an Andover company Schroer founded in 2000.

Route 128 at center of manufacturing

Today, just about every product that consumers touch is likely to have been created with software developed in the area surrounding Route 128.

JPMorgan CEO: ‘Dead wrong’ about trading concerns

Jamie Dimon said on Sunday morning television that he was mistaken when he dismissed concerns about JPMorgan’s trading last month. The bank announced a $2 billion loss last week.

Police and fire crews examined the scene of a minivan crash near Taupo, New Zealand, in which three Boston University students died.


Dawn rose on their adventure, then disaster hit

The promising lives of BU students Roch Jauberty, Daniela Lekhno, and Austin Brashears were cut short in an early-morning crash on their way to a popular New Zealand hiking site.

// Girl named Grace a gift to family, science

With the help of Boston scientists, one family turned the unthinkable into a future ruled by hope.

The Celtics are widely perceived as gritty and the embodiment of team spirit.

Dan Shaughnessy

Celtics giving their all, as Fenway draws boobirds

While the Celtics have been the embodiment of team spirit in the NBA playoffs, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox have a huge image problem.

Josh Beckett, Bobby Valentine and Kelly Shoppach

Sunday baseball notes

Why are Red Sox pitchers struggling?

Just what has caused this terrible starting pitching by the Red Sox? The pitchers? The catchers? The pitching coaches? All of the above?


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Game 1 | Celtics 92, 76ers 91

Mickael Pietrus and Paul Pierce celebrate after Pierce’s shot gave the Celtics a 90-84 lead en route to their Game 1 victory.

Celtics rally past Sixers in Game 1

Kevin Garnett scored 29 points and Rajon Rondo had a 13-point, 12-rebound, 17-assist triple-double Saturday night as Boston beat Philadelphia, 92-91.


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Patton’s estate becomes part of his adopted hometown

General George S. Patton’s legacy is as stalwart in Hamilton as the Sherman tank guarding a park named for the World War II hero in the town center.


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Product Reviews

Slacker’s guide to a great lawn

Consumer Reports suggests several ways in which homeowners can reduce their hours working in the yard, but still have an attractive lawn.

Nation & World

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 Tourists smoked a joint at the Grey Area cafe in Amsterdam, where a ban on foreign tourists at cannabis cafes is scheduled to take effect next January.

Netherlands bans pot for foreigners

Enforcement of a new law banning all but Dutch residents from pot coffee shops has started in southern cities in the Netherlands, and will take effect throughout the country on Jan. 1.


Even though JFK’s assassination has been exhaustively scrutinized, Robert Caro offers new details.

‘The Years of Lyndon Johnson’ by Robert A. Caro

It is the most celebrated political biography of its era. The previous three volumes have won every major literary award, and the newest serving promises to be a prize-winner as well.