Fired DCF worker recently had been promoted

The social worker, who was fired Dec. 16 in the case of a missing Fitchburg boy, was promoted on Nov. 27, according to officials.

Father of man killed by FBI asks Obama to probe death

The father of Ibragim Todashev said he e-mailed President Obama photographs of his son’s bullet-ridden body and urged Obama to investigate.

Tim Tebow  as a Patriot during preseason action in August. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Tim Tebow hired as analyst for SEC Network

The short-time Patriot joins the new venture being launched by the SEC and ESPN.

Bain Capital to acquire Bob’s Discount Furniture

The Boston private equity firm has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Conn.-based chain.

A pair of hikers fell roughly 754 feet down New Hampshire’s Tuckerman Ravine Saturday.

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Two rescued after Mount Washington avalanche

The hikers, both men in their 20s, suffered bruises after they triggered an avalanche, plummeting more than 750 feet.

Kenneth Edelin, 74, dies; doctor at center of landmark abortion case

The Boston physician’s 1975 manslaughter conviction for performing a legal abortion was overturned on appeal.

Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (center) will interview for the Browns coaching job, according to reports.

Patriots’ Josh McDaniels to interview with Browns

The offensive coordinator could interview for the coaching job as soon as Jan. 5, according to reports.

Photographs of Frances Clalin Clayton disguised as a Union officer and posing in a dress.

photography Review

When photographs are mirrors as well as windows

The slipperiness of seeing, belief, and interpretation as pertains to race and identity is what inspires “The Mirror of Race: Seeing Ourselves through History.”



// Was Jesus ‘white’? Wrong question

If Christians had not forgotten that Jesus was a loyal son of Israel from birth to death, the history of the last 2,000 years would be very different.


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LeGarrette Blount made a big splash on both offense (189 rushing yards) and special teams (145 return yards) in a record-setting performance.

Bills can’t weather Blount force

In a driving rain at Gillette Stadium that seemed tailor-made for a big, bruising back, LeGarrette Blount rushed for a career-high 189 yards and also scored twice.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

To beat performance anxiety, get excited

The Harvard Business School found that getting excited -- rather than relaxed -- about singing or speaking in public was a far more effective way to reduce performance anxiety.