US fighting Afghan soldiers’ release, lawyer says

Federal officials are fighting the soldiers’ bid to be released from jail as they seek asylum, their lawyer says.

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Members of the Mass. congressional delegation have been asked to pony up at least $25,000 each from their political funds.

Teen charged in sexual assault warned, freed in earlier cases

Rashad Deihim is charged with participating in an alleged sexual assault that was captured on a social media application.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Wayfair-Series-B-IPO.jpg Wayfair goes public, will start trading Thursday

The Boston-based online retailer of home goods priced its shares at $29, giving it a market cap of $2.4 billion.

Displaced Dorchester residents sue National Grid

Residents displaced by a home explosion are accusing the utility of negligence for failing to address reported gas leaks and odors.

Traffic moved past Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

Dallas Ebola patient was initially sent home from hospital

The patient had told health care workers he was visiting from Liberia, but that information was not widely shared, an official said.

Tech Lab

Heat-seeking smartphones see in the dark

New thermal imaging cameras turn iPhones or Androids into heat-seeking sensors that can spot warm bodies or objects.

Perspective

Bob Ryan on Larry Bird: ‘He possessed a total game.’

In an excerpt from his new memoir, “Scribe,” the legendary Globe columnist covers the legendary Boston Celtic.

Dustin Pedroia batted .278 with seven home runs in 135 games in 2014 before missing the end of the season with a thumb injury.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

What do stats project for Dustin Pedroia’s future?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

christopher l. gasper

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In Foxborough, keen questions were asked, non-answers were interrupted, and accountability was sought.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 29: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tripped up by Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

ben volin | on football

Patriots defense was just as bad as offense against Chiefs

Basic tackling was among the many issues that stood out on tape in New England’s loss to Kansas City.

Double Shot

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/JoeyKramer(4)%20(1)-4754--90x90.jpg Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is Rockin’ & Roastin’

Kramer launched a new coffee company and recently began distributing it in single-serving cups for the Keurig.