Details scarce over why Afghan soldiers left Cape

The three Afghan military officers have been transferred to the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

President Obama spoke on the South Lawn of the White House just before leaving for New York City to attend the UN General Assembly.

US will ‘do what is necessary’ against ISIS, Obama says

President Obama emphasized that the US-led coalition that conducted airstrikes in Syria included Arab allies.

NICHOLAS BURNS

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The US strategy to contain ISIS cannot succeed without ultimately destroying the group in the place where it was created.

Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by January, CDC says

New estimates offered worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/gambling-716944.jpg Suffolk Downs says last day of racing will be Oct. 4

The track rescheduled its final day of 2014 — and possibly forever — for a Saturday so people can say goodbye.

The US government is looking for developers to build at the Volpe Center in Kendall Square.

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Kendall Square’s Volpe Center is a site with suitors

Leaders in the real estate industry expect at least a half-dozen developers to jump into the Volpe competition.

The Red Sox say Will Middlebrooks has improved significantly at third base. It’s his offense — with a .522 OPS this year — that needs work this offseason. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Red Sox aren’t giving up on Will Middlebrooks

Middlebrooks has a minor league option left and the Sox could retain him for one last shot at recapturing his 2012 swing.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/149f44d47dc041b4bc5d62812c7c060e-149f44d47dc041b4bc5d62812c7c060e-0-8473--90x90.jpg On review, Patriots offense wasn’t all that bad

Yes, the line needs to improve, but Tom Brady spread the ball better vs. Oakland and there is a lot to build on.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/mcdaid150-4678.jpg Only anonymous tip stopped official who took $739,000

Timothy McDaid was convicted of stealing from an Asperger’s charity, but kept it secret while he pilfered Maynard’s pension fund.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Copasdfy%20of%20C58C9984.jpg Patrick ousts two, with motive partly personal

Governor Patrick acknowledged that the sex offender agency shakeup was due in part to the handling of his brother-in-law’s case.

Books

Book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Merkin,Daphne(C)TinaTurnbow.jpg ‘The Fame Lunches’ by Daphne Merkin

Merkin’s essays showcase a fearless intelligence, although one that might be a bit too intense to take in all at once.