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Thousands without power in Cambridge

Officials said the blackout is related to a transmission line and could take hours to fix.

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Mayor on the mend

This photo, taken today, is the first public image of Mayor Thomas M. Menino since he entered the hospital on Oct. 26.

UN recognizes Palestinian state over US objections

The United Nations voted to recognize a nonmember Palestinian state, a long-sought victory but also an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.

Former state treasurer Timothy Cahill testified Thursday at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston.l

Cahill takes stand in his own defense

Former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill defended himself against charges that he illegally used publicly funded lottery ads to boost his run for governor.

Friday Preview | Movie Review

‘Killing Them Softly’ cast stands out

A bleakly comic, brutally Darwinian gangland saga that at times comes close to being this year’s “Drive.”

Rajon Rondo confronted Kris Humphries after Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett during Wednesday night’s game.

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games

Rondo, who said earlier Thursday that he didn’t think he “did anything dirty” in shoving the Nets’ Kris Humphries, will miss the Celtics’ next two games.


NASA finds evidence of ice on Mercury

The planet closest to the sun has evidence of frozen water and molecules that are the building blocks of life, a team of scientists announced today.

// Former bitter foes Romney, Obama meet over lunch

President Obama and Mitt Romney met over turkey chili and Southwest grilled chicken salad, and discussed America’s role in the world.

The scene outside of Boylston Street Station following a Green Line trolley collision.

Several injured after Green Line trolleys collide

A total of 35 people were taken to hospitals, including nine on stretchers, after two trolleys collided in the Boylston Street MBTA station.


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Kevin Garnett, center, was at the heart of the fight between Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries on Wednesday.

Kevin Garnett blasts Kris Humphries

The Celtics forward defended Rajon Rondo, who fought with Humphries on Wednesday, and said the Nets player is always trying to be a “tough guy.”

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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.