Mass. man charged in Pentagon plot

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

Setti Warren expected to drop out of US Senate race

The Newton mayor, whose campaign has been short on cash and eclipsed by the emergence of Elizabeth Warren, plans to announce tomorrow that he is dropping out, according to a supporter.

Florida threatens early primary

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

Reebok to pay $25m over toning shoe ads

The Federal Trade Commission said today that Canton-based Reebok has agreed to resolve charges that the company deceptively advertised “toning shoes.”

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Facebook, Google take different paths with privacy

Both Facebook and Google made changes to their social networking sites recently, and Google’s privacy options are more user-friendly, according to the Globe’s Hiawatha Bray.

boston fashion week

Taking a big step forward

In its new home, Boston Fashion Week welcomes established designers and new faces.

Red Sox nation flies south, brings angst

The game was in Baltimore but Boston fans were there, not because they believed the Red Sox would triumph, but because they wanted to bear witness.


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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.


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President Barack Obama

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to review health care law

President Barack Obama’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review last year’s landmark health-care law, a move that may lead to a ruling months before the 2012 presidential election.


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