Harvard plans new arena, refurbished stadium, hotel

The university is readying a 10-year plan for Allston that will feature a basketball arena, a renovated football stadium, a hotel and conference center, and business school buildings.

Brock Callen (right) and Rob Douglas trained for the North American Speed Sailing Invitational, which will take place next week.

Kiteboarders make mark in sailing — quickly

Competitors will converge on Martha’s Vineyard for an event organized by local enthusiasts who also happen to be some of the fastest sailors on earth.

“I knew her as a bright young woman,” Marsie Silvestro said of Alexis Wright, who has pleaded not guilty.

Zumba instructor prostitution story grips Maine town

Kennebunk is buzzing over a scandal involving a woman accused of running an operation from her studio and a list of her alleged clientele that may or may not be made public.

US rejects Mashpee Wampanoag casino deal

The Department of the Interior concluded an agreement for a casino planned for Taunton takes unfair advantage of the tribe.

Cathy Klim of Circleville, Ohio, intended to vote for President Obama but is now undecided.

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Battle for Ohio heats up

Mitt Romney seems to be making a renewed push to gain ground among women after President Obama’s lead slipped following his lackluster debate performance.

Scott Brown backed letter on behalf of compounding pharmacies

Brown joined 10 other senators in sending a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration advocating for the industry, which is under scrutiny following a deadly meningitis outbreak.

Adrian Walker

The machine and the man

Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s old friends held a reunion that was a fascinating slice of Boston political history, and a snapshot of his journey to municipal patriarch.

Rob Ninkovich has two sacks and three forced fumbles in his last two games.

Ninkovich making an impact for Patriots

Rob Ninkovich’s inspired, improved play recently (two sacks and three forced fumbles) has coincided with the Patriots winning the last two games.


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Red Sox open manager interviews

The Red Sox interviewed Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach on Friday at Fenway Park and are scheduled to speak to Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus on Monday.


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Shawn Drumgold hugged his attorney Rosemary Scapicchio after his drug charges dismissed Friday.

Nearly 500 more cases ID’d in drug lab scandal

The lawyer leading the review of the state drug lab said he has identified additional defendants who are either in jail awaiting trial or on parole based on questionable evidence.


Political notebook

Mitt Romney campaigned Friday in Lancaster, Ohio.

Mitt Romney donors get Waldorf retreat

Romney’s top donors are descending on New York early next week for a “Romney Victory Fall Retreat,” where they will be treated to the special access that their deep pockets have earned.

Nation & World

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Protesters helped an injured man after scuffles broke out between groups of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.

Violence returns to Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Thousands of supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Friday in the first such violence since he took office.


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‘The Silent History’ invites readers to become active participants

“The Silent History,” an exquisitely designed serialized work of literary fiction, is ostensibly an e-book, but it’s wholly unlike any you’ve seen before.