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7 hostages, 11 militants dead after Algeria raid

Algeria’s hostage standoff appeared to come to an end when the country’s special forces killed 11 militants, but not before seven hostages were executed, the state news agency reported.

Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver smiled while attending a pregame ceremony before the Orioles-Yankees game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept. 6, 2012.

Longtime manager of Baltimore Orioles, Earl Weaver, dies at 82

Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager, won 1,480 games and one World Series title with the Orioles.

Biden seemed quite at ease during a September campaign stop at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio.

Gaffes aside, Joe Biden a power in White House

One of the vice president’s biggest problems (his mouth) has become one of his greatest assets (his ability to connect).

N.H. police chiefs criticized for gun prizes in raffle

The raffle will give away a firearm every day in May, including an assault rifle that closely resembles the weapon used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

// Boston gangs part of drug pipeline, officials say

Documents show a sophisticated operation, which sent shipments of crack cocaine from Boston to Maine. An almost two-year investigation led to 27 arrests Thursday.

Fans in the stadium might one day be able to listen as Tom Brady talks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Already they can use Wi-Fi in Gillette.

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Patriots to enhance stadium experience

Order food from your seat? Listen to Josh McDaniels relaying play calls? It could be possible soon — if you have a ticket into Gillette Stadium.

Robert Kraft holds on to memories of his wife Myra, who died in July of 2011. Sunday’s game is dedicated to her.

Robert Kraft talks about life after Myra

The Patriots owner discussed his late wife, Myra, his memories of her, and the challenges of carrying on.

Lance Armstrong denied doping for years.


Holding your line

Faced with the power of the story, athletes lie and lie again because, as Lance Armstrong said, you can lose yourself in the momentum of that lie.

A broomball game recently played at Reilly Memorial Rink in Brighton. Instead of skates, the game is played in sneakers with participants running on the ice.

Broomball is sweeping Boston

A quirky coed sport played like hockey — but without skates — is gaining traction with college kids and 20-somethings.

Forest Whitaker, left, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from

Movie Review

Ah-nold is back in ‘The Last Stand’

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a beleaguered small-town sheriff in a movie that is sometimes loopy due to director Kim Jee-woon’s funny but also oddly arrhythmic approach.


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Walter Cowham of Quincy has installed two solar panel systems at his home since 2010.

Solar power installations hit record in Mass.

Hundreds of homeowners and large institutions and businesses, such as schools and big box stores, took advantage of government-backed incentives in 2012.


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Stage Review

Maurice Emmanuel Parent as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Kami Rushell Smith as Camae in “The Mountaintop.’’

Going one-on-one with MLK in Katori Hall’s ‘The Mountaintop’

There are flashes of brilliance, but on balance Katori Hall’s play feels like the work of a talented young writer who’s throwing a lot of things against the wall to see what sticks.