About 13,000 still without power

The state’s main power companies are reporting the outages as a strong storm hits the region.

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Residents said they worried the unprecedented shooting would change that city’s culture of openness.

Casino backers spending heavily on TV ads

Thousands of TV ads urging Mass. voters to say no to a casino repeal have aired already.

Jessica Giberson with her son. The parents said they first suspected abuse of their son earlier this year.

N.H. special education school faces abuse allegations

Families claimed that several staff members verbally or physically abused their children.

Ayotte thwarting effort to retire old Air Force jet

The New Hampshire senator’s husband flew the A-10, dubbed the Warthog, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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“We’re very respectful of the fact that this is a disease, [that] if we didn’t do our processes carefully, that we could catch,” a lead nurse said.

Online shopping yields different prices, results, says NU study

New research found that major travel websites and general merchandisers are testing price steering and discrimination in small doses.

Padma Lakshmi and Boston emergency responders were featured on the second epidsode of the current season of “Top Chef.

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A nod to Marathon first responders on ‘Top Chef’

This week’s episode had contestants cooking for emergency responders at the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Urban voters get a win

Cities will be key in the gubernatorial election, and urban voters are not being taken for granted.

The penthouse on the 60th floor of Millennium Tower is being marketed for $37.5 million, although the condominum could be divided in two units.

At $37.5m, Millennium Tower condo tops most everything

The penthouse atop the tower, under construction now, is nearly triple the price of the most expensive condominium ever sold in Boston.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is responsible for 10 turnovers — seven interceptions and three fumbles this season.

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Patriots have plenty of tests left to pass

The next six games will tell us how much of a makeover the Patriots pass defense has undergone.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Apple Pay is promoted on signs placed at the cash register of Whole Foods in Columbus Circle on October 20, 2014 in New York, NY. The software, which debuted today, is available in the recently updated iPhone 6 software and accepted in 220,000 stores. It allows iPhone users to pay for purchases using their iPhone's NFC capabilities instead of using their credit card. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

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Here come the pay phones

This is no ordinary shopping spree. This is research into a quartet of digital wallets that transmit financial data to retail credit-card terminals.