More than half of immigrants in Mass. are citizens

Most immigrants in the state are naturalized citizens, earning the right to vote, run for political office, and apply for certain scholarships and federal jobs.

Ambulances gathered at the old Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson, Ga., near the scene of a plane crash Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2012. An aviation official says a small jet with seven people aboard ran off the end of the runway and crashed at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport.

Five killed in Georgia plane crash

A small jet crashed off the end of a runway after landing in eastern Georgia, killing five people and injuring two.

The Times Co. tried to sell the Globe in 2009, after first threatening to shut it down because it was losing money.

Times Co. plans to sell the Globe after 20 years

The Times Co. last tried to sell the Globe in 2009 after threatening to shut the newspaper down because it was losing money.

Patrick Leahy (center) and James P. McGovern (left) in Havana on Monday. They left the country on Wednesday.

Talk grows of taking Cuba off terror list

US diplomats believe that Cuba should no longer be designated a sponsor of terrorism, raising the prospect that the US could restore relations with Havana.

A line of plows worked to clear the roads in Hatfield during the blizzard. Overtime expenses can force smaller towns on a thin financial margin to cut back in other areas.

Weekend storms sap local budgets

Weekend snowstorms are proving decidedly inconvenient for Massachusetts communities, which must shell out costly overtime pay to plow the streets.

Tech Lab

// Cheap access to the Internet is in the air

The two offerings, FreedomPop and Karma, require up-front cash for hotspot hardware, and offer a limited amount of no-charge bandwidth.

Tech Lab: Hot spot devices give "free" internet

(Boston Globe) Hiawatha Bray gives his review of two devices that provide free hot spot internet.

Mislabeled fish a national problem

In two years, one-third of more than 1,200 seafood samples in 21 states were found to be mislabeled.

Elk may be found at sites designed for hunters of exotic or unusual animals.

Captive hunting in Vermont lures amid criticism

Captive-hunting camps, where buffalo and wild boar roam behind a 7-foot-high fence, have been banned since 2008, but two were allowed to remain open.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talks to (left to right) Pedro Martinez, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Jason Varitek at camp.

Dan Shaughnessy

Cherington not without blame for 2012

Ben Cherington seemed to be the only Red Sox person not blamed for the 2012 train-wreck season. This year might be different.


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lakers 113, celtics 99

Dwight Howard, here with Paul Pierce, may have had his best game as a Laker, controlling the paint with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Lakers get payback against the Celtics

After being embarrassed in Boston nearly two weeks ago, the Lakers routed the Celtics before a sold-out crowd at Staples Center.

Nation & World

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Missiles shot from Syrian jets caused damage and injuries in Aleppo on Wednesday.

Russia offers to broker Syria talks

Russia and the Arab League proposed to broker talks between the Syrian opposition and President Bashar Assad’s regime to try to resolve the country’s civil war.


House Speaker John Boehner responded to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 14.

House GOP opposing tax increases

House Republicans are resolutely opposing tax increases to head off across-the-board spending reductions, all but ensuring the cuts will go into force March 1.

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//[1].jpg Potholes in Boston

New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads an obstacle course of potholes.