Taliban attack Afghan capital, 3 other cities

The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on at least seven sites across the Afghan capital on Sunday, targeting NATO headquarters, the parliament and diplomatic residences.

For the Jesuits, a long road to accountability

Even after the clergy abuse scandal exploded, the Catholic order failed repeatedly to rein in offending priests, and a current Boston College trustee admits he should have done more.

New North Korean leader makes first public speech

North Korea’s new leader addressed his nation and the world for the first time Sunday, vowing to place top priority on his impoverished nation’s military.

A woman sorted through belongings in her destroyed home in Woodward, Okla., which suffered the worst of the destruction from the storms.

Residents take stock after deadly Midwest storms

Tornadoes reported across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday and early Sunday left five people dead, including three children.

Last year’s Boston Marathon mens winner Geoffrey Mutai broke the tape at the finish line.

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116th Boston Marathon

Mutai hoping for more marathon gold

Geoffrey Mutai may have to win another laurel wreath in Boston in Monday’s marathon to earn a place on Kenya’s team for this summer’s Olympics in London.

Cody Ross, right, was welcomed home by David Ortiz following his second-inning three-run home run that put Boston ahead 3-0.

Boston 6, Tampa Bay 4

Red Sox get third straight win

David Ortiz continued his fast start and Cody Ross hit a three-run home run as the Red Sox won their third straight over the Rays.

Jacoby Ellsbury, who now may miss 6-8 weeks with a shoulder injury, and his agent, Scott Boras, have not been receptive to a longer-term deal the past two offseasons.

Sunday baseball notes

Long-term deals are a game of risk and reward for Red Sox

The Red Sox have been tying up core players and saving themselves a ton of money. But they haven't done it with Jacoby Ellsbury, who is now a key target for an extension.


Romney’s real problem with women

Massachusetts is where Mitt Romney first showed his appetite for running over candidates who stand between him and political office. Here, it happened to be women.


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Minuteman reenactor gives up deadly role

For decades, Jim Hart has played Jonas Parker, a Minuteman at the Battle of Lexington who is fatally stabbed by a Redcoat. On Monday, he takes one for the team a final time.


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Lighting design creates the right feeling

Nancy Goldstein, principal of Light Positive, a Marblehead lighting design firm, has been in the lighting profession for more than 30 years.

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If it’s too hot, runners can defer to 2013 race

Amid growing concerns about high temperatures on race day, the Boston Athletic Association announced a deferment option for this year’s Boston Marathon.


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The injured Jacoby Ellsbury (center) was on hand Saturday to pick up awards from last season.

Jacoby Ellsbury on DL; no timetable for return

The Red Sox placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list after the center fielder suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder in Friday’s home opener against the Rays.


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Paul Revere’s midnight ride — by day, in a car

In a quest to discover where the myths end and the truth begins, I set off to re-create the midnight ride of Paul Revere — albeit without the horse and not by moonlight.


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Television Review

From left: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet.

HBO’s ‘Girls’ brings grimaces, grins

“Girls” is an angsty, younger bizarro take on “Sex and the City,” as viewers tag along in the lives of four very different twentysomething friends.