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Hamas leader dares Israel to launch invasion

The top leader of Hamas in Gaza said he thought Israeli threats of a ground assault were a bluff even as air attacks continued.

Patrick defends tuition breaks for young immigrants

Governor Patrick said allowing young illegal immigrants to pay lower rates at state colleges is “a step in the right direction,” but some lawmakers criticized the move.

Dow gains 207 points in best day since election

Market-watchers are citing optimism about a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a cause of today’s strong performance.

President Obama embraced Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday.

Obama makes history with Myanmar, Cambodia visits

President Obama paid the first visit by an American leader to the two Asian countries with troubled histories.

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.

Twinkies for sale at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver, Colo.

A new life for Twinkies? Hostess to mediate with union

A judge has asked Hostess and its second largest union to try and resolve their differences, delaying the liquidation of the company.

Reports released last week by the US Food and Drug Administration bring to 13 the number of deaths possibly connected to two popular brands of the drink, Monster Energy and 5-Hour Energy, since 2009.

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Questions mount on energy drinks

Popular caffeinated drinks are raising health concerns, particularly in the young and those with heart problems.

Quincy resident Beatrice Rivard was fatally injured and her son was hurt in a crash on Sea Street today. Neighbor Brandon Bergstrom used his own automobile jack to help Quincy firefighters extricate the victims.

Man charged in crash that kills wife, injures son

A Quincy man was charged with motor vehicle homicide for allegedly causing a crash that left his wife crushed to death underneath the wheels of the family car.


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Sheila Burgess, the top safety officer since 2007, is on medical leave recovering from an Aug. 24 one-car accident in Milton in which she drove off the road and suffered a head injury.

Mass. highway safety chief is removed

Sheila Burgess will be assigned to a “different role” following revelations about her driving record, which includes seven accidents and four speeding violations.