Mass. moves to save water sources

Officials will unveil a long-awaited plan that aims to prevent waterways from running dry but could translate into higher rates and more bans on lawn watering.

Late N.H. senator’s words bear on fiscal fight

Nearly two years before former US senator Warren Rudman died, the Republican gave an interview that could help resolve the fiscal cliff.

Romney to meet Obama at White House today

Mitt Romney will join President Obama for a private lunch just 23 days after the election.

The iPod Touch and iPod Nano players are sleek, elegant reminders that a personal entertainment device doesn’t have to come with a monthly phone bill.

Tech Lab

Apple’s latest iPods offer entertaining new features

The iPod Touch and iPod Nano players are sleek, elegant reminders that a personal entertainment device doesn’t have to come with a monthly phone bill.

Winning Powerball tickets sold in Arizona, Missouri

The winning numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6 for Wednesday’s record $579.9 million jackpot.

Developer Steve Wynn appeared with Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. in Everett on Wednesday and toured the 37-acre parcel once occupied by Monsanto Chemical Co. that Wynn is considering as a site for a casino.


Wynn considers Everett casino bid

Developer Steve Wynn on Wednesday toured a 37-acre parcel once occupied by Monsanto Chemical Co. that he is considering as a site for a casino.

Kay Olsen (left), 82, and Mary Holt, 88, shopped for groceries at Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Charlestown before it closed last week.

Whole Foods accents two halves of Charlestown

With the high-end symbol of yuppie America replacing Johnnie’s Foodmaster, has the neighborhood finally tipped to a point where the Townies are the minority?

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo says he is not a target of the probation investigation. He counted John J. O’Brien, the indicted former probation commissioner, as a friend.

Lawmakers worry about probation case fall

As politicians and employees continue to be called to testify in the scandal, Mass. lawmakers are concerned the threat of indictments will hang over Beacon Hill next year.

Dempsey, a 14-year-old blond Labrador retriever, owned by Kevan and Sheila Cunningham, rests on his special bed.

Old dogs, new ways to baby them

Our dogs are living longer thanks to veterinary advances, healthier food, and owners committed to their well-being.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens in 2007. Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa showed up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time Wednesday.

Christopher L. Gasper

A yes vote on Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens

Bonds and Clemens juiced up to keep up with the Joneses. Leaving them out of the Baseball Hall of Fame would be a sanctimonious mistake.


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Nets 95, Celtics 83

After Kris Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett hard, Rajon Rondo gave Humphries a shove. The scrum continued, and spilled behind the basket.

Rondo ejected as Nets defeat Celtics

Rajon Rondo and two Nets were ejected after a fracas with 29.5 seconds left in the second quarter, ending Rondo’s streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists at 37.


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Mayor Kevin White of Boston in 1968. White was mayor until 1984.

Kevin White’s FBI files released

The documents are often heavily redacted, and most names are blocked. They feature testimony, internal memos, handwritten notes, and newspaper stories.

Nation & World

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The garment factory where 112 people died last weekend was used by a host of major retailers, a reporter found.

Walmart, Disney clothes found in deadly fire’s remains

The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 people were killed in a fire over the weekend was used by a host of major US and European retailers.


Political notebook

After sit-down with Rice, Collins voices some reservation

Senator Susan Collins of Maine said she couldn’t back the nomination of Susan Rice until more questions are answered about the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya.


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Sandra Fenwick is currently COO.

Boston Children’s Hospital names next CEO

Children’s Hospital trustees appointed Sandra L. Fenwick, the current president and chief operating officer, as the institution’s next chief executive.


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Stage Review

Georgia Lyman plays a performance artist who enrages a politician and then attempts to kidnap his dog, with an odd result.

Art, politics, and canine behavior in Lee Blessing’s ‘Chesapeake’

Especially in campaign season, culture and politics invariably make for a volatile combination. That fact informs but does not define this solo play now at New Repertory Theatre.