Patriots 23, Ravens 20, fourth quarter

Patriots take lead on Tom Brady TD

Brady scored on a quarterback keeper early in the final period, after Rob Gronkowski limped off to the locker room. A berth in the Super Bowl is at stake.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots celebrates after catching a first down against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Aaron Hernandez celebrated after recording a first down in the third quarter.

Patriots’ flexible players have opponents snowed

The Patriots, especially lately, have been squeezing every last drop of versatility out of their roster, all in the name of doing what’s best for the team.

Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona said on her Facebook page she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on her recovery. Former Penn State coach Paterno dead at 85

Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal, has died. McLaughlin raised money for Murray, employees say

A Globe investigation shows that former Chelsea housing chief Michael E. McLaughlin ran an extensive political operation for Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray.

for Travel - xxparents - The author and his parents near the start of their trip together in Southeast Asia. Shortly after sunrise, the three pose for a photograph at the Angkor Wat temple complex near the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Finding the right balance of sightseeing and relaxation was paramount during this phase of the journey. Good communication, and compromise, are particularly important when parents and their adult children travel together. (Russ Juskalian Photo)

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A son takes his Baby Boomer parents to Southeast Asia

There are 76 million Baby Boomers, and with their children finally entering adulthood, the way these two generations travel together is set for a dramatic change.

“We don’t have the kind of money that at least one of the other candidates has, but we do have the ideas and people.”

Newt Gingrich,  after his victory last night in the South Carolina Republican primary


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Fire in Allston critically injures one

A Boston University student was hospitalized with critical injuries this morning after he leaped from the top floors of an Allston apartment engulfed by a massive fire.

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12th body, captain’s documents found in cruise liner

Divers in the Costa Concordia found a woman’s body, and scuba-diving police swam through the captain’s cabin to retrieve a safe and documents belonging to the man who abandoned the ship.


Romney to release tax returns on Tuesday

Mitt Romney said today that he will release his tax returns on Tuesday and not wait until April, as he seeks to bury swirling questions about his finances.


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Celtics 100, Wizards 94

Pierce has best game of the season in Celtics’ win

Paul Pierce had season highs with 34 points and 10 assists and tied his season-best mark with eight rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 100-94 victory over the Wizards.


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for Travel - 22italian - Refrigerated food display cases circle the large interior of Costantino's Venda Ravioli in Providence. (David Lyon for the Boston Globe)

Boston’s North End vs. Providence’s Federal Hill

Both neighborhoods have been the Little Italies of their respective cities for well over a century, yet they couldn’t look more different.


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Sebastian Smee looks at ‘Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed’

Zoffany ranks with Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hogarth, and Joseph Wright of Derby in the annals of 18th century British art. An exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art aims to give him his due.