Laying out 2 visions for US role in final debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney nodded to areas of agreement, but still found plenty of ways to disagree over US foreign policy and approaches in the Middle East.

Analysis of the final presidential debate

The Globe's Glen Johnson gives his analysis of the last debate.

News Analysis

On big issues, goals are similar, but styles differ

On the most substantive questions, Mitt Romney had trouble explaining what he would do differently from President Obama when it comes to foreign policy.

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Mitt Romney: Yeah, what he said

It was striking how many times Romney agreed with President Obama’s policies on Afghanistan, sanctions on Iran, and the decision not to use the US military in Syria.

Elizabeth Warren was in Springfield Monday, while Scott Brown appeared in North Andover.

Senate foes hone tactics as race enters stretch run

Senator Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are looking to rally supporters and lure independents in the final two weeks of the campaign.

Governor Patrick said he was troubled by the way the state monitored the New England Compounding Center.

State to review pharmacy monitoring

In 2006, the Framingham facility at the center of the nationwide meningitis outbreak was inspected by an Illinois firm whose CEO was, at the time, facing fraud charges.

From left: Justin King, 18; Emmanuel Bile, 18; Caleb Womack, 17; and Adam Liccardi, 18; all of Pittsfield, were arraigned Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court.

4 Pittsfield men charged with rape of UMass student

UMass Amherst officials were reaching out to students and assuring them of their safety after an 18-year-old woman reported being gang-raped in her dormitory room.

On a recent Sunday, Sean Kennedy watched NFL on TV, while Kimberly and Theo studied fantasy stats.

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Fantasy football gaining in popularity with kids

Today almost 3.5 million kids play and their numbers are growing as the sport charms a football-obsessed nation.

75 on Liberty Wharf held a family and friends evening before opening to the public. The restaurant is in a 1,500-square-foot glass kiosk on Boston Harbor.

Seaport District gets another restaurant invasion

The latest influx involves some of the biggest names in Boston’s food scene, with options that range from neighborhood tavern, to French bistro, to gourmet grocer.


Political Notebook

Half the voters surveyed considered Obama the better candidate for foreign policy, while 43 percent said Romney would do a better job in that area.

Presidential race tightening in Ohio, poll says

President Obama has a 5-point advantage over his opponent among likely voters with 50 percent, to 45 percent for Mitt Romney.