Senate approves plan to train Syrian rebels

Both Massachusetts senators voted against the measure, which now heads to President Obama for his signature.

Seventy percent of unenrolled voters have not yet decided on a candidate.

Capital poll

Coakley holds slim edge over Baker

The Globe poll suggests a race that could tilt in either direction based on the campaigns’ maneuvers in the coming weeks.

Murder charges dropped in death of infant in 2010

Charges against a former MIT employee were dropped after questions were raised about an expert’s testimony.

Home Depot says 56 million payment cards breached

The retailer said it has eliminated malware that affected millions of cards between April and September.

Supporters  of secession in Glasgow’s George Square after polls closed.

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After vote on independence, Scotland awaits results

As the polls closed and the vote counting began, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making on the fog-shrouded streets of Edinburgh.

// Suffolk Downs slams panel’s ‘empty posturing’

The gambling panel said it would explore options to preserve horse racing in the state, drawing a rebuke from the racetrack in Revere.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had strong but constructive comments about the recent events in the NFL. Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images


Thoughts on Roger Goodell, Derek Jeter, and other hot topics

Picked-up pieces from the sports world, which include the question: Is Jeter second greatest big league shortstop of all-time?

Paul Guzzi, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Guzzi, longtime head of Greater Boston Chamber, to retire

Guzzi said that he would retire after leading one of the state’s largest and most influential business groups for nearly two decades.


// Are gay Catholics welcome in the church or not?

Catholic teaching on homosexuality, which prohibits sex between two people of the same gender, is black and white.