N.H. mother says her fears caused her to flee, return

Former fugitive Genevieve Kelley with her son, John, who has cystic fibrosis.

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Genevieve Kelley said worries about her daughter led her to disappear as a fugitive 10 years ago and worries about her son led her to turn herself in.

Senator Dianne Feinstein spoke to the media outside the Senate chamber after the release of a report on CIA torture policies.

Report says CIA lied about torture activities

The report is a sweeping indictment of the CIA?s program in secret prisons around the world after the 9/11 attacks.

Evan Horowitz

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The blistering report finds that the CIA?s treatment of detainees after 9/11 was more brutal than previously acknowledged.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06282009_28soprep-7285331.jpg Hate letters to black staff shake Milton Academy

Investigators believe the anonymous messages came from someone inside the prestigious private school.

Patrick pushes for oversight of ride-sharing services

Governor Deval Patrick wants to allow the companies to grow while requiring them to follow basic insurance and driving standards.

Harvard faculty member in $4 dispute with Chinese restaurant

An associate professor at Harvard Business School was in a tiff with the local restaurant over a discrepancy in his bill.

Jon Lester eliminates Giants from consideration

Ben Cherington said the Red Sox are waiting for Jon Lester?s decision amid reports that he is considering offers from the Sox and Cubs.

Julian Edelman?s 69-yard touchdown reception Sunday vs. the Chargers went only about 17 yards in the air. Jim Davis/Globe Staff


Patriots lack a long game in their offensive arsenal

Tom Brady and his receivers aren?t a deep threat, something that may not serve them in the playoffs.

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Communities throughout the region reported flooded streets, authorities said.

Instagram aficionados Linda and Jonathan Plazonja making dinner ? and photographing it ? in their Brookline kitchen.

Instagrammers share their nightly meals

Whether it?s a fancy dinner or a simple grilled-cheese lunch, posting creations on social media helps form bonds with others.

Smoked salmon dip with lavash chips.

Dining Out

Spoke stands out in Davis Square

Davis Square needs more places like Spoke, an intimate wine bar serving consistently inventive small plates.

Berkshire Farms Market, which opened at Logan in April, is one of several food vendors at the airport that offer travelers healthier fare than typical fast-food eateries.

At Logan, pre-flight meals take healthy turn

In the last few years, vendors like Berkshire Farms Market and Gogo Stop have transformed dining at Logan International Airport.

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The state?s photo ID requirement with EBT cards has prevented some low-income families from buying groceries.

Cash Money? Hack reveals celebrities? aliases

The recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has reportedly resulted in leaked aliases used by Hollywood celebrities.

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Jonathan Gruber was criticized for stating that the law was passed by relying on ?the stupidity of the American voter.?


Nancy Gertner, Michael B. Keating, and Martin F. Murphy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1210_gertner.jpg Spare Boston the pain of a Tsarnaev trial

The last chapter doesn?t have to be one of bitterness, division, and re-traumatization.

The Big Picture

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2014.

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Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

The huge fire shut down parts of two major freeways in Los Angeles early Monday morning.