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.

A Blackstone mother, left, and her two daughters partook in a candle light vigil held in memory of the three dead infants found in Erika Murray's home in Blackstone.

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Prayers, tears at vigil for three infants found dead

About 150 people gathered near a Blackstone school to memorialize three young lives cut tragically short.

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.

Coakley, Baker emphasize differences

In campaign stops Sunday, the top gubernatorial contenders underscored how they stand apart.


My First Home

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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.