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CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair uncovered by FBI

David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting the affair, allegedly with his biographer, a detail that came forth during an FBI investigation.

“I’ve enjoyed it, actually,” says James Bond, an engineering technician from Dracut. He will sometimes use the “Bond, James Bond” gambit.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

What’s it like being named Bond, James Bond?

What if you happened to share a name with the coolest character on the planet? Funny you should ask, because a lot of folks in Massachusetts do.

“Our job now  is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people.” - President Obama

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Obama seeks end to ‘dysfunction’

The president used his first formal appearance since reelection to call on Congress to immediately make tax cuts permanent for the middle class.

For Romney camp, a high-tech meltdown on Election Day

Mitt Romney’s online voter-turnout operation suffered a meltdown, resulting in the inability of some campaign workers to use a vital smartphone program.

Associates of Red Sox owner John Henry say the trajectory of his firm, John W. Henry & Co., changed when Henry turned his attention to baseball full time.

Henry to shutter investment firm, return clients’ money

John Henry is shutting down a business that once had $2.5 billion under management and helped him build a formidable sports empire.

The Nation

CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair uncovered by FBI

David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA.

By Bryan Bender

David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting the affair, allegedly with his biographer, a detail that came forth during an FBI investigation.

Obama seeks end to ‘dysfunction’

“Our job now  is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people.” - President Obama

By Christopher Rowland

The president used his first formal appearance since reelection to call on Congress to immediately make tax cuts permanent for the middle class.

For Romney camp, a high-tech meltdown on Election Day

Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech at his election night rally in Boston.

By Michael Kranish

Mitt Romney’s online voter-turnout operation suffered a meltdown, resulting in the inability of some campaign workers to use a vital smartphone program.

The World

Syrian refugees flee by thousands, UN says

 About 9,000 Syrian refugees crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

By Neil MacFarquhar and Rick Gladstone

The United Nations reported that 11,000 Syrians fled to neighboring countries Friday, in one of the largest single-day torrents of refugees.

Ireland to vote on expanding rights for children

By Shawn Pogatchnik

Ireland’s leaders issued last-minute appeals Friday for voters to amend the constitution to make it easier for the state to protect children from abuse.

Iran acknowledges shooting at US surveillance drone

Iranian jets fired on an MQ-1 Predator drone similar to the one pictured above last week, but they missed and the aircraft returned safely to its base, US officials said.

By Rick Gladstone and Thomas Erdbrink

Iran’s defense minister said Friday they took the action after the unmanned aircraft had entered Iranian airspace.

Editorial & Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

Obama’s Eisenhower moment

 Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the interstate highway system in 1956.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

President Obama now has his chance to take a page from Eisenhower: mobilize public opinion on why we must fund the institutions and infrastructure America needs.

Renée Loth

Money, fuzzy math plague voting system

By Renée Loth

Let’s fix some of the worst election flaws: manage the money, let the majority rule, and fix the voting apparatus.

opinion | Lawrence Harmon

A world of wires

 Spacer cable consists of three small wires protected by a larger one, all separated by insulated spacers.

By Lawrence Harmon

The big utilities can make the case that they performed well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But last year’s lengthy outages haven’t been forgotten.

Metro

Boston paramedic had marks on arms, prosecution alleges

By Brian Ballou

A Boston EMS paramedic was arraigned on 73 counts of stealing or tampering with painkillers that were meant for patients.

At 100, changes afoot for Huntington YMCA

Dr. Waldo Fielding, a 91-year-old retired doctor and Brookline resident, regularly visits the Huntington branch.

By Johanna Kaiser

The beloved Huntington Avenue branch is at a crossroads as it embarks on its next century, undergoing a major overhaul.

Minority officers win legal round over promotion exams

By John R. Ellement

Minority police officers who say civil service promotional exams are biased won a key victory when the SJC ruled that the state agency that creates the tests could face discrimination lawsuits.

Business

Henry to shutter investment firm, return clients’ money

Associates of Red Sox owner John Henry say the trajectory of his firm, John W. Henry & Co., changed when Henry turned his attention to baseball full time.

By Beth Healy

John Henry is shutting down a business that once had $2.5 billion under management and helped him build a formidable sports empire.

Court: Starbucks owes more than $14m to Mass. baristas

Massachusetts laws prevent supervisors from sharing in tips pools.

By Jenn Abelson

Starbucks baristas had challenged the Seattle coffee chain’s practice of requiring them to share tips with shift supervisors.

State may not qualify for post-Sandy federal aid

Some of the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy when it hit Westport.

By Todd Wallack

Massachusetts homes and businesses were probably not hit hard enough by Hurricane Sandy to qualify for additional federal disaster aid, a state official said.

Obituaries

Joseph Early, tireless advocate for House district, dies at 79

JOSEPH D. EARLY

By Shaun Sutner

The Worcester Democrat served in the US House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993.

Lee MacPhail, 95, baseball executive, Hall of Famer

Kansas City’s George Brett threw his cap after umpires disallowed a home run he hit in 1983. Mr. MacPhail (left) overruled the umpires, even though pine tar on Brett’s bat exceeded the amount allowed.

Lee MacPhail, who ruled in the celebrated Pine Tar case and was the oldest Hall of Famer, died Thursday night.

Han Suyin, wrote novel that became film ‘Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing’

Growing up as a mixed-race child, Ms. Han felt she had a foot in each of two words but a secure footing in neither.

By Margalit Fox

As with many aspects of Ms. Han’s life, the precise year of her birth is uncertain, but she was believed to have been 96.

Sports

76ers 106, Celtics 100

Celtics falter against Sixers

Rajon Rondo didn’t pass up the chance to get the 76ers’ Spencer Hawes off his feet during the second quarter.

By Frank Dell’Apa

The Celtics experienced another second-quarter meltdown, failing to recover in a 106-100 loss to the 76ers Friday.

Through grief, Manti Te’o leads Notre Dame

With inner strength, Manti Te’o has overcome personal tragedy to help put the Irish in the national title hunt.

By Amalie Benjamin

One of the best college players in the country has overcome the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend to galvanize No. 4 Notre Dame.

NFL suspends Patriots’ Brandon Bolden

Patriot Brandon Bolden must sit out until at least Dec. 3.

By Michael Whitmer

The rookie running back was suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

More Stories

On Basketball

Time for other pieces to fit for Celtics

By Gary Washburn

Patriots notebook

Extra time off not enough for Belichick, Patriots

By Fluto Shinzawa

Celtics notebook

Celtics off kilter when Garnett is off the court

By Frank Dell’Apa

Northeastern 65, BU 64

Pollard’s 3-pointer propels Northeastern over BU

By Michael Vega

Natick 21, Walpole 14

Flutie, Dunlap propel Natick past Walpole

By Andy Deossa

Plymouth South 13, Nauset 12

Plymouth South stuns Nauset football

By Anthony Gulizia

Masconomet 42, Revere 0

Masconomet football routs Revere

By Jason Mastrodonato

Madison Park 62, East Boston 20

Madison Park rolls over East Boston

By Lorenzo Recupero

High School Football Roundup

Football roundup: Abington rolls to league title

By Juan Rivera

BC 3, Notre Dame 1

Boston College hockey ices Notre Dame

By Nancy

Wayland 28, Bedford 0

Wayland football finds a way to playoffs

By Zac Vierra

G: Family

G Cover

Boston goes aggressively after helmetless bicyclists

Graduate student Jonas Naham, here riding a rented Hubway bike along Massachusetts Avenue, doesn’t own a helmet. “If I had one, it wouldn’t be where my bike was,’’ he says.

By Linda Matchan

Pro-helmet forces have launched initiatives meant to encourage cyclists to don headgear.

From the Archives

From Globe archives: Building the Callahan Tunnel

Recent transplants to Boston could be forgiven for thinking we have but one harbor tunnel connecting downtown with East Boston.

Rosie Flores honors a rockabilly foremother

Rosie Flores is touring behind her new album, “Working Girl’s Guitar,’’ and singing the praises of one of her idols, Janis Martin, an unsung hero of early rock ’n’ roll.

By James Reed

Texas native Rosie Flores is one of Americana’s most underrated artists.

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