Tracing a woman?s journey from MIT to jihadist

Aafia Siddiqui arrived in Boston as a biology major at MIT and she left as an active jihadi. Her journey took 11 years.

Aafia Siddiqui arrived in Boston as a biology major at MIT and left as an active jihadi. Her journey took 11 years.

US soldiers cleaned a shipping container in preparation for leaving forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan.

US, allies end military mission in Afghanistan

The US will provide training and support for Afghanistan?s military after Jan. 1.

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes, left, and Indonesia Air Asia CEO Sunu Widyatmoko spoke at a news conference at Surabaya's Juanda International Airport.


Jetliner disappeared amid strong storms, winds

Authorities in Indonesia suspended their search for a missing AirAsia flight with 162 aboard because of darkness.

Driver arrested after woman is killed in Everett

The woman, a pedestrian, was struck by a car near Pleasant Street Saturday afternoon, police said.

Growth along Route 128, I-495 brings jobs, traffic

The Route 128 and Interstate 495 corridors are booming once again, spinning off thousands of new jobs.

Ben Volin | Instant analysis

Patriots successful vs. Bills, despite the final score

Yes, the Patriots played poorly in the regular-season finale Sunday, but their performance will have little bearing on the playoffs.

Bills 17, Patriots 9

Patriots lose to Bills in regular-season finale

The Patriots will now have a week off during the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Kenneth Araujo

What is it like to live in Dighton?

The town boasts a renowned horse culture, but has few businesses or thoroughfares equipped to handle rush hour traffic.

farah stockman

// An issue where Israelis, Palestinians do agree

Both sides have lost faith in the ability of American diplomats to broker peace.

The plans for an Everett casino called for a curving bronze tower reminiscent of Steve Wynn?s Encore hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

Creating Las Vegas on the Mystic with Everett casino

Steve Wynn wants to replace the unloved hotel high rise with a gently curving bronze tower similar to his Las Vegas hotels.

The Orioles will benefit from the return of third baseman Manny Machado, who missed much of last season after having knee surgery.

Nick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes

Despite losses, Orioles still perched on top in AL East

The Orioles remain at the head of the class ? but they may not be that far ahead of the rest of the pack.

// What to do in Phoenix ? other than watch the Super Bowl

If the Patriots end up in the Super Bowl and you come to tailgate, there is much to see, including a lively arts and restaurant scene.

Shirley Leung

To solve housing woes, Mass. must think big

Housing is perhaps the biggest piece of unfinished business of Governor Deval Patrick and his predecessors.



// Be less romantic about the past

Get a reality check into the past and see how blessed we are to be alive in the present.

The Big Picture

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Seasonal lights

Around the world, nights look brighter this time of year and illuminations of all kinds help celebrate holidays or festivities.