Goldman Sachs agrees to $16m fines

The financial giant was fined about $16 million for a pay-to-play scheme involving a former employee who was also a close associate to former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill.

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Netanyahu says Iran close to bomb

Speaking before the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the world to draw a “clear red line’’ to prevent Iran from making a nuclear bomb.

// John Silber, terrain-changing BU leader, political force, dies

Silber, who spent a tempestuous quarter-century as president of Boston University, and in 1990 came within 77,000 votes of becoming governor of Massachusetts, died Thursday. He was 86.

 The statue, unveiled Sunday, is over 22 feet tall.

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Statue symbolizes Brockton’s grit, determination

The new statue erected in honor of Rocky Marciano points to the many challenges that face the city, as well as its triumphs.

Patriots players were back at work Thursday, and when they play Buffalo, the NFL officials will be back at their jobs, too.

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NFL officials are as much to blame as owners

The real NFL officials had just as much to do with the game being held hostage for the first three weeks as team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell, writes Greg A. Bedard.

Winslow Homer’s “Weatherbeaten,” the 1894 painting that gives the Portland exhibit its name, shows how the artist captured the power of the ocean.

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‘Weatherbeaten’ brings viewers up close to force of inspiration

“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine” is a show of Homer’s late, great spray-smashed work, all of it painted (or etched) at Prouts Neck.

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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was escorted by authorities from  his home in Cerritos, Calif., on Sept. 15.

Man behind anti-Islam film ordered held

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula should be detained after officials said he violated his probation term for a 2010 check fraud conviction.


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Scott Speedman (left) and Andre Braugher in a scene from the new series “Last Resort.”

‘Last Resort’: Paranoia below the sea

ABC’s fascinating new series starring Andre Braugher is about a US nuclear-missile submarine that goes rogue after getting orders to bomb Pakistan.