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The 23 inches of snow that had blanketed Boston by Tuesday night hoisted the storm into the ranks of the 10 worst -- or best, if you were a dog frolicking alongside a skier on the Boston Common.

Katharine Q. Seelye and Jess Bidgood
As Alaska politicians bluster over the Obama administration's actions on the development potential for ANWR and the Arctic Ocean, one question should be on everyone's mind: which location actually has the most potential? The answer, of course, is complicated.Alex DeMarban,Yereth Rosen
The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week.Maura Dolan and Seema Mehta
As the Tuesday afternoon rush hour approached, the Waze traffic map for the San Fernando Valley was lighting up with users reporting fender-benders, stalled cars, scattered debris and other commuter obstacles.Veronica Rocha and Richard Winton
Indonesia’s armed forces Tuesday officially halted the search for passengers on the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, killing all 162 people aboard. A civilian agency will continue searching for the bodies of victims, but the military has been the mainstay of the operation.Joe Cochrane
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday predicted an average price of $58 per barrel of oil in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016, spelling more bad news for the oil-loving Alaska budget.Alex DeMarban
Hoping to move beyond the crisis that has dogged their government for four months, Mexican officials Tuesday issued final findings in the case of 43 missing college students, saying they were killed by corrupt authorities working with a drug gang and their bodies were incinerated.Tracy Wilkinson
Are Americans now so clueless they have to be told to put on warm clothes before going out the in the cold? Watching the media bloviate about the latest winter storm on the East Coast, one would think so.Craig Medred
Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs rose to the defense of the late William McKinley Wednesday with the latest in a long series of Buckeye State bills aimed at ending the Denali discussion and preventing a name change for North America's highest mountain.Dermot Cole
Fidel Castro has ended his silence of almost six weeks over the deal to restore diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, writing in a letter that he supported a peaceful end to conflict but still distrusted U.S. politics.Victoria Burnett