More than 100 children killed in attack on Pakistan school

A mother mourned her 15-year-old son, Mohammed Ali Khan, who was killed in the attack by Taliban gunmen.

Zohra Bensemra/REUTERS

At least 145 people had been killed, including the nine Taliban attackers who stormed the military-run school, officials said.

Children ran from the dining area to the amusement rides at last year?s Christmas in the City event.


Christmas in the City gives the gift of dignity

Every year, Jake Kennedy and his wife, Sparky, transform a bland hall into a winter wonderland for homeless children.

// Green Day, Lou Reed heading into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The punk trio and the poet of the New York underground will lead a new class of inductees next year.

Michael A. Cohen

// Dick Cheney?s defense of CIA torture shows how low we can go

It?s rare to see a former public official engage in the kind of moral reasoning that would give dictators pause.

Cheryl Strayed, co-host of WBUR?s new podcast ?Dear Sugar Radio.?

?Dear Sugar? ushers in a new era of podcasts at WBUR

WBUR enters the podcast game with ?Dear Sugar Radio,? which focuses on frankly dispensed advice.

// Dolphins say Patriots? blocked field goal was illegal

Miami submitted the first-quarter play to the league office on Monday for an official review.

// Shaving among top concerns for Mass. residents on Google

Google provided the Globe with info on what questions the state searched for this year.

Ian McKellen and Luke Evans in ?The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.?

Movie review

The final ?Hobbit? marches off a CGI cliff

?The Battle of the Five Armies,? Peter Jackson?s final chapter in his adaptation, is a clanging, overcrowded bore.

// Jeb Bush is exploring a run for president

The move by the former Florida governor could dramatically reshape the Republican primary.

Boston students leave schools in protest of Ferguson, NYC

Hundreds walked to protest recent decisions not to indict white officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.

(Left to right) Paris might contend again after hosting a century ago, Rome said Monday it would enter the race for 2024, and Berlin is battling to represent Germany in the bidding.

Getty Images/File photos

Boston Olympic bid would face stiff world competition

The USOC will decide today whether to enter a US city in the chase for the 2024 Summer Games.

// Manhunt intensifies in Pa. for man accused of killing 6

A Marine veteran is suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives amid a child custody dispute.

State trooper arraigned on OUI charges for May crash

The trooper allegedly crashed into a telephone pole in North Andover, seriously injuring his passenger, prosecutors said.

Man hands out $100 bills to workers at Hyannis coffee shops

A man handed out envelopes containing the cash to employees at Marylou?s and Dunkin? Donuts coffee shops.

Boston Police probing alleged ride-share assaults

The police did not identify the ride-share services involved in the three reported indecent assaults early Sunday.


farah stockman

// Keeping the dream of a Palestinian state alive?

The disillusionment with peace talks risks creating disillusionment with the idea of peace itself.

The Big Picture

Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk queuing to receive food supplies in Damascus, Syria, in a photo taken Jan. 31, 2014.


Best photos of 2014, part 1

Photographs from around the world on a range of topics taken during 2014.