Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

President Obama was to announce Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation Monday.

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Hagel has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team.

Nor’easter to bring snow, hinder Thanksgiving travel

A storm beginning Wednesday could dump 6 to 10 inches of snow in the interior of the state.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/kerry150-805.jpg Negotiators poised to extend Iran nuclear talks until July

Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal, diplomats said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/haines_oldbrick_metro1A.jpg Sandwich beach erosion reveals centuries-old artifacts

The disappearing beaches have solved an old riddle, but also exposed a larger problem that has yet to be solved.

Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval reportedly agree to Red Sox deals

Hanley Ramirez (left) and Pablo Sandoval have both reportedly reached deals with the Red Sox.

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FoxSports.com reported that Ramirez will arrive in Boston Monday to finalize the deal, while CBS said Monday Boston will also land Sandoval.

Julian Edelman took flight on a punt return in the third quarter, but the touchdown was called back because of a Patriots penalty.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY | Patriots 34, Lions 9

This is the team we’d hoped Patriots would be

The Patriots have passed the regular-season test and it looks like they are well on their way to the Super Bowl this season.

Ben Volin | On football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Pats04.jpg Patriots’ attack was a breath of fresh air

The Lions knew the Patriots would throw the ball Sunday, but they expected a lot more running.

 Cicely Tyson, 89, stars in “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Critic’s Notebook

Performers prove age to be irrelevant

A generation of older performers are thumbing their noses at cultural expectations that they will just disappear.