Patriots defense was good, but bigger tests await

It’s hard to get a true read on the unit’s run-stopping, with the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson inactive.

Vikings fans walk to TCF Bank Stadium wearing Adrian Peterson jerseys before the start of Sunday’s game. Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press


Worst week in NFL history comes to a close — finally

Hundreds of Vikings fans were wearing the No. 28 jersey of the recently arrested Adrian Peterson.

opinion | Sylvia Pagán Westphal

Drug pricing: A new prescription

The fix is to not pay for drugs that don’t work, while incentivizing the creation of those that do.

Workers in hazmat suits remove bags of waste from Erika Murray's home in Blackstone.

Dead dog, cat found in Blackstone home

A clean-up crew also had to remove pieces of the walls after finding the house was structurally damaged from the waste.

Where the gubernatorial candidates stand on taxes

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker have one thing in common: both tread cautiously when it comes to talking taxes.

Female members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party sat at their camp near the frontline of the fight against Islamic State militants south of Erbil, Iraq.

Arab nations offer to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State

US officials said that several Arab countries will help fight ISIS militants.


My First Home

//[1]-4789.jpg Home’s history revealed with initial find

Since the day my wife, Dawn, and I bought our house in Worcester, we wondered about the initials carved into the concrete steps out front.