Cardinals resume vote on second day of conclave

Cardinals are back at the Sistine Chapel for a second day of voting to choose a new pope after their first ballot yielded no winner.

Sean P. O’Malley (left) and Timothy M. Dolan

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The winning styles of 2 cardinals from the US

Boston’s Sean O’Malley inspires papal talk with his reserved manner, while New York’s Timothy Dolan captivates many with an ebulliently religious mien.

// Social media play big role in movies

Comments posted by audience members on Twitter or online film sites such as Rotten Tomatoes can sway public opinion and ticket sales.

Boston hotel workers authorize strike, if needed

Hotel workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike at some of the city’s most prestigious hotels if the companies don’t agree to a new citywide contract.

“Neither the president nor members of Congress are helped by confrontation for the sake of confrontation,’’ said Senator Patrick Leahy, who was elected nearly four decades ago.

Gun debate a test for Senator Patrick Leahy

As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the Vermont senator will be tested in the weeks ahead as the polarized chamber takes up the issue of gun control.

Michael Sullivan (center) responded to a question as Gabriel Gomez (left) and Daniel Winslow (right) looked on.

GOP Senate foes mix it up in first debate

The lively exchange showcased the ­divergent profiles of the three men vying for the Republican nomination in the special Senate election.

Shannon Taylor’s new Chevy Suburban frequently interrupts with traffic alerts and has led to arguments with her husband about how much she should rely on its backup camera.

Modern car technology shows an ability to annoy

Some of the new systems can be so intrusive that drivers are experiencing mild road rage toward their own cars.

// Coakley presses utility to disclose chief’s pay

Northeast Utilities has refused to reveal chief executive Thomas J. May’s pay for overseeing the company’s merger with NStar.