Mass. man charged in Pentagon plot

A 26-year-old Ashland man is charged with plotting to use remote-controlled aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosives to damage the US Capitol and the Pentagon.

Florida threatens early primary

Officials in the Sunshine State are targeting Jan. 31 as a primary date, a move that would cause New Hampshire to push its primary into January to remain the first in the nation.

Brian McGrory

These Red Sox not a good fit for Boston

In many ways, the epic September collapse is exactly what we needed to realize just how far the Red Sox have gone astray. This store-bought team never reflected Boston.

Latest Red Sox skid takes us backward into the 1970s

If they fail to make the playoffs, the 2011 Red Sox will join some of baseball’s most infamous teams in the annals of epic late-season implosions.

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Scot Lehigh

On charter time

The success of charter schools on the latest MCAS should spotlight a crucial education issue: the need for a longer school day.

Sovereign changes its name to Santander

Boston-based Sovereign Bank, one of the country’s largest regional banks, is adopting the name of its owner Santander, the banking giant based in Spain.

Old LouisBoston site gets new tenant

Restoration Hardware, the home furnishings seller that left the Back Bay during the recession, plans to open in the old LouisBoston space near its former Boylston Street location.


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Cash-strapped T warns of fare increases, service cuts by July

With the MBTA’s financial woes mounting, state transportation officials said that they expect to approve a fare increase in the spring that would take effect July 1.


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Shreve, Crump & Low relocating to Newbury Street

The move by the luxury jeweler is the first step in a reorganization that will absorb a separate company owned by Shreve's chief executive and expand its facilities in Chestnut Hill.


A picture shows a new construction site in the east Jerusalem Jewish settlement of Gilo on September 27, 2011 as the Israeli government approved a plan for 1,100 new homes in the settlement, in a move the Palestinian leadership said snubs a Quartet proposal for new peace talks. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel OK’s more building in East Jerusalem

Israel granted the go-ahead for construction of 1,100 new Jewish housing units in east Jerusalem, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out any freeze in settlement construction.


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On football

Stevie Johnson had two of the Bills two receiving touchdowns against the Patriots on Sunday.

Secondary in shambles, and it’s Patriots’ own fault

In his weekly Patriots review, Greg A. Bedard says the pressure should be applied to the team’s coaches for the errors in technique and execution on the porous pass defense.

Food and dining


The message from celebrity chefs and others in this season’s volumes is unanimous: Stay home and cook.

Memo from celebrity chefs: Embrace your own kitchen

Fall cookbook roundup: By spreading the simple message of eating good food at home, the season’s newest cookbooks bring a bit of activism to the table.


“Could it be true, Pinker wondered, that humans had actually become less violent with time, as opposed to more? And if so, how had we done it?”

Leon Neyfakh,   on Steven Pinker’s new book about violence in history