Mass. to widen tuition breaks at state colleges

Young illegal immigrants will pay the lower resident rate at state colleges and universities as soon as they obtain work permits through a new federal program.

Community colleges to try blended studies

Online education provider edX has teamed up with two Mass. community colleges to offer computer science classes that will combine virtual and classroom instruction.

Melissa White read a message while Ilmar Gavilán (left) and Juan Miguel Hernandez prepared to play.

Harlem Quartet’s long search gathers an intensity

There are many twists on the path to finding the right musicians and holding onto them.

Jackie Cunningham outside her mother’s room at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Hospices trying to sell the public on their care

Hospices nationwide are attempting to reach patients earlier and counter the impression that seeking the care is an act of giving up on life.

Julian Edelman (left) and quarterback Tom Brady celebrated a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Patriots thrashed the Colts on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

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Patriots 59, Colts 24

Patriots rip Colts, Andrew Luck

The defense and special teams accounted for three touchdowns in New England’s 59-24 win over the Colts and their rookie QB.

Wily veteran Tom Brady got the better of rookie Andrew Luck in their first career meeting.

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Colts’ Andrew Luck won’t always be this easy to beat

Right now, the rookie QB is an NFL neophyte, his inexperience as apparent as his talent. Both were on full display Sunday.

The 49ers’ Alex Smith suffered a concussion in a Nov. 11 game.

NFL tackles head injuries with high-tech database

The NFL will convert to an electronic health record system next season with software provided by Westborough-based eClinicalWorks.

Nancy Pelosi said that any agreement has to include tax-rate hikes for the rich.

Phase in deficit cuts, economists say

No one disputes the federal deficit has to be cut. The argument is when. And most economists say not now.

Bipartisan steps urged on climate change policy

Energy and environmental analysts warn that idealistic calls to action may hurt policy efforts, since political consensus is needed.