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Intel cut Hudson jobs after tax deal expanded

Since the state increased Intel’s tax break to as much as $300 million, the firm has cut more than 600 jobs at its Hudson facilities and now plans to eliminate 700 more.

Traps have failed to eliminate the mice, who have become a part of life at the State House.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

State House mouse infestation causing damage

There have been, at the State House, stool pigeons, dirty rats, strange birds, and at least one governor who boasted of his prowess at bagging small game.

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“Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish is now running the kitchen at Menton, one of Boston’s top-rated restaurants.

A top chef in town, and she’s just 29

Despite winning the cooking reality show “Top Chef,” Kristen Kish insists she does not aspire to become a “celebrity chef.”

Mayoral hopeful Charles Clemons greeted teacher Susan Smith at a recent candidates’ forum in Dorchester.

Charles Clemons looks at bright side in spite of a litany of woes

Clemons, who faced many challenges early in his life, knows what it’s like to be counted out.

Obama relents on threat of force

WASHINGTON — President Obama will not insist on a UN Security Council resolution threatening Syria with military action, senior administration officials said Friday, as US and Russian negotiators meeting in Geneva moved closer to an agreement that would seek to ultimately strip Syria of its chemical weapons.

The Financial District is one of the locations in Boston attracting suburban banks.

Jim Davis/Globe staff/file

Suburban banks flock to Boston locations

Within the past two years, at least five suburban banks have launched operations in the city and at least one more is planned for October.

The Nation

Two N.J. shore towns reel after latest blow

The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop, hit the recently repaired boardwalk that had been badly damaged last year by Hurricane Sandy.

By Kate Zernike

Flames ravaged about five blocks of boardwalk in the two towns, which had been among the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

the decision on Syria

UN data says Syria targets hospitals

A medic inspected the damage to Raqqa national hospital, which was hit by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force fighter jet in eastern Syria during the summer.

By Nick Cumming-Bruce

Government forces are attacking medical staff and denying treatment to the sick and wounded from opposition-controlled or affiliated areas, according to a UN report.

Death toll in Colo. floods rises to 4

Will Pitner was rescued after spending the night trapped on high ground outside of his home in Boulder, Colo.

By P. Solomon Banda and Mead Gruver

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said the body found Friday was that of a woman who was swept away Thursday.

The World

Death penalty set in India’s notorious gang rape case

A woman lit a candle to mark the verdict after a judge sentenced four men to death in the gang rape of a young student.

By Ellen Barry and Betwa Sharma

There was a whoop of joy outside Saket District Court, but some advocates are skeptical that the executions would stem violence against women.

33 killed by bomb hidden in air conditioner at mosque

A man looked through debris in a Sunni mosque near the Iraqi city of Baqouba after a bomb killed 33 worshipers.

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra

Iraq is weathering its deadliest bout of violence in half a decade, raising fears the country is returning to the sectarian bloodshed that pushed it to the brink of civil war.

Al Qaeda leader urges strikes on US

By Maamoun Youssef

In an audio message released two days after the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri said America is not a ‘‘mythic power.’’

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Street clashes erupt again as army battles in Sinai

By Tony G. Gabriel and Ashraf Sweilam

the decision on Syria

Obama relents on threat of force

By Peter Baker and Michael R. Gordon

Editorial & Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

A gridlocked Boston

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Almost none of the mayoral candidates has touched on traffic solutions that other cities successfully implemented years ago.

opinion | Cathy Young

The ‘woman problem’ at Harvard

By Cathy Young

Harvard Business School would do better to experiment with student coaching and wait to see if that would close the performance gap, without the “we are watching you” message to professors.


Plenty of talent in Boston’s at-large council race

By Lawrence Harmon

As if sorting through a dozen mayoral candidates in a preliminary election isn’t tough enough, voters face 18 at-large candidates for the City Council.


Parents of Newtown, Conn., victims urge strict gun laws

Mark Barden (left) and Nicole Hockley both lost sons in the Newtown school shooting in December.

By Lisa Wangsness

The families of two children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting spoke before a committee preparing to draft significant firearms legislation in the coming months.

Bulger’s defense cost taxpayers $2.6m and counting

James “Whitey” Bulger was convicted in federal court in Boston of participating in 11 murders.

By Shelley Murphy

The defense team for James “Whitey” Bulger has billed the court more than $2.6 million, not including lawyers’ fees and expenses from July and August.

Immigrants can fight old verdicts, SJC rules

By John R. Ellement

Those convicted since 1997 can fight the verdict if they can show that their lawyers gave them bad advice about the the impact the case would have on their immigration status.

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Tewksbury man convicted in 1969 slaying of teenager

By Travis Andersen and Nicholas Jacques

Three friends of Marathon bomb suspect plead not guilty

By Patricia Wen and Milton J. Valencia

About 12 people injured after porch collapses in Mission Hill

By Travis Andersen and Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


National Grid updates storm response plan

Needham public works crews removed a tree from power lines and traffic lights after Hurricane Sandy passed through last year.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The changes are an effort to address concerns about spotty communication and the lengthy waits customers had experienced before power was restored.

Running band maker set for Kickstarter fund-raiser

The $9 silicon bands are embossed with the split times runners need to hit in order to cross the finish line when they want.

By Callum Borchers

Middleton resident and runner Gretchen Fishman founded a company that makes silicon bands embossed with the split times runners need in order to finish when they want.

Twitter learns from Facebook’s IPO follies

Twitter said on Thursday it would pursue an IPO.

By Michael Liedtke

Twitter’s stock market debut is likely to be the most scrutinized coming-out party since Facebook’s 2012 launch.


Sheldon Hackney, 79, of Vineyard Haven; former head of Tulane, Penn

Dr. Hackney became chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a post he held from 1993 to 1997.

Mr. Hackney served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities during the Clinton administration.

Ray Dolby, 80; inventor known for quality sound

Dr. Dolby visited the film projection booth at Radio City Music Hall in 1994.

By Cliff Edwards

Dr. Dolby pioneered technologies used today in movies, cinemas, personal computers, and home theater equipment.

Donal O’Brien, 79; lawyer for Rockefellers, leader for Audubon

Donal O’Brien was the National Audubon Society’s chairman for 15 years.

By John Schwartz

Mr. O’Brien drove the the National Audubon Society’s efforts to identify thousands of “important bird areas” around the globe.


Red Sox 8, Yankees 4

Jarrod Saltalamacchia propels Red Sox

Jarrod Saltalamacchia reacted as he entered the Red Sox dugout after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning.

By Peter Abraham

Saltalamacchia’s grand slam moved the Red Sox a step closer to the postseason.

Dan Shaughnessy

Yankees have had surprising staying power

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano makes an over-the-shoulder catch to rob Will Middlebrooks in the sixth.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Yankees have adopted the mantra of Yogi Berra: It ain’t over until it’s over.

Patriots remain a work in progress

By Michael Whitmer

The Patriots, at least for a few more hours, are the only 2-0 team in the NFL — but they’re far from perfect.

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Jacoby Ellsbury gets started on rehab with Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

patriots notebook

Ryan Allen kicks his way into Patriots history

By Michael Whitmer


Bruins’ Chris Kelly glad that last year is behind

By Amalie Benjamin

Xaverian 20, Everett 8

No. 12 Xaverian stuns top-ranked Everett

By Anthony Gulizia

Dorchester 22, Madison Park 0

Dorchester dominates Madison Park

By Lorenzo Recupero

BC at Southern Cal, 3 p.m.

BC needs balance to have chance against Southern Cal

By Michael Vega

Tewksbury 27, Lincoln-Sudbury 21

Tewksbury edges Lincoln-Sudbury in wild finish

By Eric Russo

Catholic Mmeorial 28, Hartford (Vt.) 12

CM defeats defending Vermont state champ

By Gregory Joyce

Plymouth South 40, Marshfield 14

Dylan Oxsen leads Panthers on the ground, in the air

By Stephen Sellner

G: Family

A quiz for parents: getting involved in your kids’ education

By ML Nichols

How do you score when it comes to participating in your child’s education? Take this test and see.

From the Archives

From Globe archives: Concerts in Boston

By Leanne Burden

On Sept. 12, 1964, the highly anticipated Beatles played the Boston Garden for the first and only time. See other notable musicians in the city.

‘Tribes’ speaks to the struggle to be heard

“Tribes” director M. Bevin O’Gara (right) communicates with actor Joey Caverly through interpreter Jessica Doonan.

By Patti Hartigan

Actor Joey Caverly, who is deaf, plays the central character in Nina Raine’s 2010 award-winning play, which began its New England premiere at the Calderwood.