Tips on Uber, other services offered after sex assaults

Local authorities are warning people to be wary of those who may be posing as drivers for ride-sharing services.

At this moment, Ali Julia is the No. 1 ranked reviewer on

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Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

“Ali Julia” is the nom de plume of a woman who has become a powerful figure, and something of an enigma.

// Airbnb says it creates $51m in economic activity a year in Boston

The online room-rental service opposed by the hotel industry touted its economic impact in Boston in a new report.

Colbert Nation, you didn’t need to fear the Reaper after all.

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Stephen Colbert says goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

A singalong showpiece in the final episode may have featured more famous people in the same room than ever seen before.

// Boy, 5, abducted in New York found dead

The body of Kenneth White was found by authorities conducting a search in a rural town southwest of Albany.

The employees of Market Basket

Market Basket workers showed perseverance and power

The grocery chain’s 25,000 employees highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.

// Nine more remarkable Bostonians

Pete Frates, the man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, was among this year’s honorable mentions.


// Rajon Rondo not as valuable as we were led to believe

Rondo is a unique talent, as evidenced by his 32 career triple-doubles. But too many people mistake unique for elite.


// Celtics didn’t get enough in Rajon Rondo trade

While we knew Rajon Rondo would not finish his career in Boston, we envisioned more in return.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Do the Red Sox really need to get an ace pitcher?

Comparing newcomer Rick Porcello to pitchers ahead of him in stat projections might change your perception of him.

“I knew the Cubans were likely listening to everything I was saying,” said Tim Reiser, a longtime foreign policy aide to Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

The congressional aide who became Alan Gross’s lifeline

Tim Rieser, a longtime foreign policy aide to Senator Patrick Leahy, kept the prisoner’s spirits and hope intact in Cuba.

// Brief Tsarnaev hearing attracts supporters, bomb victims

Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen in public for the first time in more than a year and a half.


Richard N. Goodwin

// Lessons from the ’60s for Ferguson, Staten Island

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s speechwriter reflects on the civil rights movement and its lessons for modern race relations.

The Big Picture

A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around during protests on Aug. 13 against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Freguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson.

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Best photos of 2014: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world.