Region readies for ‘historic’ storm; up to 3 feet of snow possible

 At right, Cheryl and Bill Keough of South Boston were among many stocking up for the concoming storm.

The snow will start today, with the hardest-falling precipitation coming down between midnight Monday and midafternoon Tuesday.

Flurries were falling in Chicago Sunday as the storm began to gather strength and cross the Midwest.

Mid-Atlantic states gird for wallop from storm

The huge snowstorm caused blizzard warnings across a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast and is expected to hit particularly hard in N.Y., N.J., and Conn.

NFL playoffs

“Professor Belichick got it exactly right,” said Richard P. Binzel, professor of planetary science at MIT.

Scientists find Belichick’s explanation plausible

Four of Boston’s best scientific minds agreed: If you take a ball from a warm place to a cool place, it will lose air pressure.

Ben Volin | On football

// Seahawks only too happy to let Patriots deal with Deflategate

“I didn’t even notice,” Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung said. “I kind of missed that one.”

Ben O’Sullivan-Pierce, owner of Fresh Start Construction in Belmont, said winter is usually a slow period, but now he has several home remodeling projects.

Homeowners tap into equity as refinancing surges

A recent mini-refinancing boom is leading homeowners to pump extra cash into remodeling projects and other investments.

The city currently offers residents a free parking pass for every vehicle they own, despite a limited number of spots. Pictured: Cars parked on Rutland Square in Boston.

Boston vows to review process for parking permits

The city offers residents a free parking pass for every vehicle they own, despite a limited number of spots.

// Despite decline, bitcoin fans keep the faith

The value of bitcoins fell 13 percent in just two weeks, but loyalists remain confident in the future of digital money.

// Lawyers hunt too-eager Tsarnaev jurors

Attorneys are watching for those trying too hard to get on the panel in one of the most watched cases in Boston history.

Boston Police Superintendent Robert Merner spoke to resident assistants at Wheelock College about the dangers of MDMA, also known as Molly.

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Father of Molly victim speaks to students about its dangers

The death of Brittany Flannigan, who overdosed while at a 2013 House of Blues concert in Boston, still haunts her father.

From left: Emily Nussbaum, Kristen Wiig, Jenji Kohan, Lena Dunham, and Mindy Kaling at the Sundance Film Festival.

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At Sundance this year, women loom large

This year’s festival seems more focused than usual on what women are doing behind the camera and in front of it.

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega onstage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, beat first-runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other coountries.

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SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ Oscar hopes soaring

Oscar hopes for ‘‘Birdman’’ got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds.

John Wilson often explored politics and justice in his print and sculptures.


John Wilson, artist spurred by social realities, dies at 92

Mr. Wilson, who grew up in Roxbury, painted, sculpted, and made prints out of his home studio in Brookline.


Jodi Beggs

// ‘Equal pay for equal work’ isn’t so simple

Women’s pay will be most helped by paying attention to the details.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Yemen

The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week following a rebel takeover of the country.

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