N.H. reports 4 meningitis cases

New Hampshire officials reported Saturday that four adults in the state are infected with fungal meningitis, the first New England cases in a nationwide outbreak.

Man charged in murder of UNH student from Westborough

A 29-year-old New Hampshire man has been charged in the death of University of New Hampshire student Elizabeth Marriott, who had disappeared Tuesday.

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.

 Mitt Romney supporters recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Virginia.

Renée Loth

The GOP’s demographics problem

If demographics is destiny, the Republican Party has a rendezvous with irrelevance — unless its policies change.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Illustrations by Hadley Hooper


Brian McGrory on life with a dog and a rooster

In his forthcoming memoir, the Globe columnist writes about a dog and a rooster who taught him lessons about life.

Led Zeppelin


‘Celebration Day’ for Led Zeppelin fans

The new, long-delayed documentary recalls when Led Zeppelin reunited for its first headlining show in 27 years at London’s O2 Arena in 2007.

The indie McNally Jackson Books in SoHo has a cafe, spaces for readings and workshops, printers to use for your book, and, yes, books to buy.


Serendipity and surrender: 48 hours in New York City

Friends, finds, sleep, eat, drink, drama — then depart. On this trip we relinquish whatever we know of the city for tips from strangers and acquaintances.

Sunday baseball notes

A few ideas to shore up the Red Sox

The Red Sox have needs at several positions, but they also have options and opportunities.


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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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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.


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.