Stubbornly unconvinced could swing the election

Undecided voters may have an outsize impact on the outcome in the critical swing state of New Hampshire.

Grant Bennett said Mitt Romney takes his church responsibilities seriously.

Belmont at home with Romneys

The quiet community where Mitt Romney has lived since 1971 has gotten used to the commotion of his celebrity, and many people in town have a Romney story.

A heated debate on ballot question on assisted suicide

The controversial ballot referendum on physician-assisted suicide has prompted a flurry of late-breaking, heart-wrenching TV ads and fierce opposition.

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Drowning in political ads

I’ve been voting for 32 years and watching political ads for longer than that. But the deluge has seldom been as intense as this fall.

Compounding pharmacies fill important medical niche

Hundreds of US hospitals bought medications from the lightly regulated Framingham pharmacy that was implicated in a national meningitis outbreak.

A sign at a job fair in Colonie, N.Y., last month. Companies are hiring steadily but cautiously, data show.

Whiff of optimism draws out job seekers

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are again looking for work as they perceive improving job prospects.

Nate Ebner (left) had a nose for the ball on both the rugby and football fields while at Ohio State.

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Ex-rugby player Ebner fitting in with Patriots

Nate Ebner, who never played high school football, parlayed his special teams skills at Ohio State and his rugby background into an NFL job.

David Ortiz, who turns 37 on Nov. 18, has been with the Red Sox since 2003.

David Ortiz, Red Sox reach deal

The designated hitter agreed on Friday night to a two-year contract worth $26 million. Incentives could bring the total value to $30 million.


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Larry Sanders and the Bucks had a lot of easy looks against the Celtics, who suffered their second double-digit beating.

Celtics lose home opener to Bucks

A 99-88 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night was the Celtics’ second successive double-figure defeat.

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People lined up behind a fence for distribution of food, water, and other supplies in Manhattan on Friday.

New Yorkers impatient with pace of recovery

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg decided Friday afternoon to cancel the New York City Marathon, as patience wore thin over gas shortages, power failures, and long lines.


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Brandon Tabassi in Los Angeles.

Local man has small but pivotal role in ‘Argo’

North Andover’s Brandon Tabassi landed a spot in Ben Affleck’s spy thriller, and hopes to one day play a part in Massachusetts politics.