CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair uncovered by FBI

David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting the affair, allegedly with his biographer, a detail that came forth during an FBI investigation.

John Henry

Red Sox owner John Henry shutting down investment firm

The assets for John W. Henry & Co. have declined from more than $2.5 billion to less than $100 million.

Judgment against Starbucks upheld in tips case

A US Court of Appeals panel in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that found Starbucks owes Mass. baristas more than $14 million.

// Obama, Boehner outline competing plans for fiscal cliff

President Obama called on Congress to make tax cuts permanent for those who make less than $250,000 a year, while House Speaker John Boehner said all the cuts should be extended for a year.

 Spacer cable consists of three small wires protected by a larger one, all separated by insulated spacers.


opinion | Lawrence Harmon

A world of wires

The big utilities can make the case that they performed well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But last year’s lengthy outages haven’t been forgotten.

Graduate student Jonas Naham, here riding a rented Hubway bike along Massachusetts Avenue, doesn’t own a helmet. “If I had one, it wouldn’t be where my bike was,’’ he says.

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Boston goes aggressively after helmetless bicyclists

Pro-helmet forces have launched initiatives meant to encourage cyclists to don headgear. The question is whether cyclists will be convinced to change their ways.

Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner and Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, right, scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter on Friday.

Sixers 106, Celtics 100

Turner, Holiday lead 76ers over Celtics

The Philadelphia 76ers held off several fourth-quarter rallies to beat the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Brandon Bolden (with the ball) will be eligible to return to the Patriots’ active roster on Dec. 3.

Patriots running back Brandon Bolden suspended for PED use

The NFL announced that Bolden has been suspended four games for violating its performance-enhancing drugs policy.


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Mike Brown, shown prior to the start of a game in Utah on Wednesday.

Lakers fire coach Mike Brown

The Lakers are moving on from the second-year coach after a 1-4 start following an offseason when they added Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.

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Daniel Day-Lewis (center) reinvents Abraham Lincoln as a canny politician hiding behind a folksy, godlike exterior.

‘Lincoln’ carries the weight of history

Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner — with help from Daniel Day-Lewis — tell one of our country’s greatest stories using dialogue filled with ideas.