Children’s hospital reports rise in respiratory illness

Boston Children’s Hospital is testing patients for the unusual virus that has been spreading across the country.

// Brookline ponders relaxed stop-sign, red-light rules for bikes

Should bicyclists have to wait at red lights, just like cars? Or should they be allowed to continue through if nobody’s coming?

Secret Service officers walked along the fence on the north side of the White House Saturday.

Secret service in spotlight as man breaches White House

The man scaled a fence, ran across a lawn, and entered the front door before he was apprehended.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stood with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey.

49 Turkish hostages held by ISIS are released

The hostages were captured in Iraq in June, and it was unclear how Turkey secured their release.

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola has just three catches through two games, all in the opener against Miami.
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Danny Amendola has been Patriots’ invisible man

Amendola had three catches for 16 yards in the opener against Miami and no catches against the Vikings.

Secretary of State John Kerry looked over Baghdad from a helicopter on Sept. 10.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Americans are incoherent on foreign policy

They want the US to stop being the world’s policeman, but they also don’t want to surrender the role of global leader.

Actors Paul Melendy, left, were at a rehearshal at Fenway before Friday’s show.

stage review

At Fenway, a magical night of Shakespeare

The event featured an impressive array of actors and “greatest hits” selections from 10 Shakespeare plays.

Woodmen’s Field Day at the Fryeburg (Maine).

Fall festivals around New England

Celebrate the harvest season with agricultural fairs, food festivals, craft markets, and oodles of entertainment for all ages.


// Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings building empires

Even if most regular Joes waiting in lines have no idea, the Dunkin’ franchisee landscape has been shifting dramatically.