Egypt erupts over fear of edicts

Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed with his supporters on a presidential edict that gave him unchecked authority.

Israel developing next missile defense system with Raytheon

Israel has turned to engineers from Waltham-based Raytheon to help develop the next interceptor missile.

Jolene Adams waited with son Elijah in a checkout line at Toys “R” Us in Framingham.

A day of giving thanks and getting bargains

Thanksgiving has largely defied the commercialization that has overwhelmed Christmas. But that tradition is fading fast as retailers have invoked new strategies.

A natural gas explosion rocked downtown Springfield Friday, injuring at least 18 people after leveling a downtown strip club, officials said. Two nearby buildings were also heavily damaged.


Gas explosion levels Springfield strip club

A natural gas explosion rocked downtown Friday, injuring at least 18 people, officials said.

Blake Boston became a Web sensation when his photo as a teenager was posted online, followed quickly by ridicule.

Millis man savors his time as an Internet (punching) bag

After nearly two years as the butt of a persistent Internet joke, Blake Boston has come to embrace being Scumbag Steve. And now he is trying to capitalize on it.

Dr. Rudy Tanzi heads Massachusetts General Hospital’s Genetics and Aging Research Unit and teaches neurology at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rudy Tanzi, rock star of science

Dr. Rudy Tanzi recorded organ tracks for Aerosmith’s new album, co-wrote the book “Super Brain,” and adapted it into an upcoming PBS special.

Evan Theroux, 9, of Smithville, R.I., watched as confetti fell on the crowd at the Macy's tree lighting.

Boston tree lighting gets the holidays started

In Downtown Crossing, the holiday season began with the flick of a switch as Macy’s lit its behemoth Christmas tree.

Globe Santa

// Single mother can’t find work

A mother hopes to give her almost 3-year-old-twins the “Christmas they deserve.”


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Celtics 108, Thunder 100

The Celtics’ chances at victory really took off when Jason Terry nailed a late 3-pointer.

Celtics stave off Thunder

Jason Terry sealed the win with a 3-pointer with 36.7 seconds left after the Thunder sliced a 14-point deficit to 3.


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The music gift guide

No other giftee can inspire fear in shoppers like the Music Fan. One false move, and you could be deemed uncool for decades to come. Avert this fate with our guide to the most giftable reissues, box sets, DVDs, music-related books, and holiday albums. (But hang onto that gift receipt, just in case.)


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Movie Review

Anthony Hopkins plays legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in the new movie “Hitchcock.”

A blunt stab at ‘Hitchcock’

The best way to better understand the man who made some of our greatest movies is simply to see them. There’s no case to be made for a mangy shortcut like this.