Romney says time to ‘change course’ in Middle East

Mitt Romney hammered President Obama as being passive on global affairs and outlined his foreign policy vision for America in a speech Monday.

Politically, it’s almost as if President Obama’s tax cuts never happened.

Voters unaware of Obama’s tax cuts

President Obama is getting little credit for the cuts he pushed through Congress that were designed to put extra cash in everyday Americans’ pockets.

Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren marched through East Boston on Sunday as part of the city’s annual Columbus Day parade, held in advance of the Monday holiday.

Brown, Warren keep on marching

The state’s hotly contested race for the US Senate came to East Boston on Sunday afternoon in the city’s annual Columbus Day parade.

Framingham pharmacy recalls all its drugs

The move comes after the number of meningitis cases linked to The New England Compounding Center nearly doubled over the weekend.

After her water had broken last month and her contractions hadn’t yet begun, Melissa Turner (with baby Emma Rose) jumped at the chance to see if labor would begin on its own.

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Hospitals trying to halt rise in C-sections

As the number of cesarean sections has risen sharply, experts say that childbirth has become overly medicalized and overly expensive.

Karen LeCompte learned her brother is a Romney supporter by his Facebook “likes.”

Friendship, politics collide through social media

People of all political leanings say they’re learning far too much about the beliefs and attitudes of friends and relatives.

Sterling Moore contributes the first big play by the defense, knocking the ball loose from Denver’s Demaryius Thomas.

On football

Patriots defense stepping up with big plays

New England’s defense is developing into a unit that has a knack for coming up with a big play when needed — and multiple players are now capable of that.

The 13 catches are the most by Wes Welker in a game since he caught 16 at Buffalo last season in Week 3.


Welker comes up big again

Receiver Wes Welker caught a season-high 13 passes for 104 yards, and opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.


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Chandler Jones signals that the Patriots have recovered after a 3d-quarter sack of Peyton Manning caused a fumble.

Patriots defense holds the Broncos

Late miscues put the game into nail-biting territory, but the Patriots held off Peyton Manning and the Broncos.


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Harvey Duplantis, a marine operations engineer, readied a Bluefin-9 unmanned underwater vehicle for a demonstration.

Deep sea stations could recharge underwater robots

Quincy’s Bluefin Robotics is working on recharging stations that would work at sea and allow for ocean robots to function for longer periods.

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Nobel Prize awarded for stem cell work

A British researcher and a Japanese scientist won in the physiology or medicine category for discovering ordinary cells can be reprogrammed into stem cells.