Search for boy, missing for 38 years, resumes in Lawrence

Authorities conducted the most methodical canine search to date in Lawrence for Andy Puglisi, who was 10 years old when he disappeared in 1976.

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// As Suffolk Downs winds down, an end to a way of life

Many of the people who work at the track can’t imagine doing anything else. But now they’ll have to.

Suffolk Downs officials detail shut-down plans

Live horse racing will stop on Sept. 29 and the track will close down for good sometime in December, an official said.

House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

The 273-156 vote crossed party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near ceaseless partisanship.

Rusney Castillo hit a tapper in his first at-bat (above), but singled to second in his second at-bat. Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

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Rusney Castillo debuts with Red Sox, gets first hit

Castillo was thrown out by the catcher in his first at-bat but reached on an infield single in his second.

A Raiders fan expressed his feelings about commissioner-under-siege Roger Goodell at Sunday’s game. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY


NFL merely being reactive, not proactive

As troubling cases continue to surface, the league is scrambling to do damage control.


// The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings

Inside the take-no-prisoners world of those building Dunkin’ empires, regular by regular.

// 2 great white sharks spotted off coast of Chatham

The two sharks are the ninth and 10th great white sharks tagged by the state marine fisheries division in 2014.


// CyPhy Works, iRobot win US Army contracts

The Boston-area companies have received contracts to build emergency robots that can find and diffuse explosives in pipes.