N.H. man charged in death of UNH student

Seth J. Mazzaglia of Dover, New Hampshire, was charged in the death of Elizabeth Marriott, a University of New Hampshire student and Westborough native who disappeared Tuesday.

N.H. reports 4 possible meningitis cases

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

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.


A bike is partly buried in snow while a cyclist shares the road with a bus on Commonwealth Ave.

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tom keane | opinion

The problem with bicycling in Boston

Anything that discourages people from riding increases the risk to the rest who are — but that’s precisely the effect of fear-mongering and plans to toughen the rules on cyclists.

The Salem ferry and the schooner Fame, a replica of the privateer from the War of 1812, pass in Salem’s outer harbor.

travel | in transit

Boston to Salem Ferry

Even if it’s aboard a catamaran ferry from Boston rather than a three-masted clipper from Canton, China, arriving in Salem by sea seems somehow fitting.

A boardwalk through beach grass.


A riverside runner in lower Manhattan

A route from Battery Park showed off the grand Hudson, great skyscrapers, a variety of greenery, and even art.


A pilgrimage to T.S. Eliot’s Dry Salvages

The rocks that inspired the great poet are real, close to Boston, and you can visit them... sort of.


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Harvard 35, Bucknell 7

Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple continued his stellar play in directing the Crimson’s explosive attack.

Big plays push Harvard past Bucknell

While the Crimson offense racked up its fourth 30-point performance in five games, the defense held Bucknell to 0.6 yards per carry.


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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.