Forget hotels and kennels — now there’s Airbnb for dogs
Online sites match vacation-bound pet owners with sitters who will host their prized pooches.
Detentions of war
How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process?
Insurers seek curbs in Partners’ deal
Mass. health insurers said Partners HealthCare’s planned acquisition of three hospitals would raise costs for consumers across the state.
Why Boston could have an edge in bidding for 2024 Olympics
If the IOC prefers a compact venue scheme, Boston would be the preferable choice among US bidders.
Boston Harbor’s Graves Island Light Station is getting an eye-catching makeover
One year after its auction, Boston Harbor’s Graves Island Light Station is getting an eye-catching makeover.
Boston may end most use of MCAS
Most Boston public schools would drop the MCAS next spring in favor of a new online testing system.
Costly cleanup continues in Blackstone
Officials expect to spend $20,000 to clean up the home where Erika Murray may have disposed of the remains of three infants.
Boston-area casino bidders agree to substantial changes in applications
The two finalists for the Greater Boston resort casino license, Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts, agreed to a number of substantial changes to their applications.
$3b plan promises more natural gas in New England
Two of the largest players in the New England natural gas market have formed a partnership to expand the capacity of two major pipelines.
US widens airstrikes in Iraq; Kerry says US still open to talking to Iran about role
PARIS — As the United States opened a new phase of its air campaign against the Islamic State fighters in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration would keep the door open to confidential communications with Iran on the security crisis.
The United States took the first step in its expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters, the Associated Press reported, citing unidentified American officials.
US creating city programs to counter extremists
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs in cities around the country to help identify American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries such as Syria and Iraq, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.
The programs are designed in part to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations, including the Islamic State militant group.
Witness recounts behavior of group accused of killing delivery man
Aline Valery testified that she saw blood dripping from one of her friend’s hands.
In Todd Hido’s photographs, place and state of mind intersect
In Todd Hido’s photography show at Boston University, “Excerpts From Silver Meadows,” sense of place is a state of mind.
Local food lands at Logan Airport
Berkshire Farms Market, in the newly renovated Terminal B, offers a range of local food products that stand out from typical fast-food-style airport fare.
GOP blocks women’s bill, Democrats see campaign fodder
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic billMonday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in November’s elections.
GOP senators blockaded the legislation in April and with the support of business groups like the Chamber of Commerce opposed it again Monday.
Recount ends, but talks drag on future Afghan government
KABUL — The review of ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month-long presidential election is finished, but secret negotiations continued Monday over the country’s future political power structure.
The country’s Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates Monday, after word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round.
Delahunt resigns from medical marijuana firm
A company official said former Congressman William Delahunt will no longer play a role in the firm.
Eroica Trio presents artful program at the Gardner
The Eroica Trio introduced a new work by Bruce Wolosoff inspired by Eric Fischl’s paintings.
SJC rules Tesla can sell cars directly
The ruling caps a nearly two-year legal battle between the California automaker and the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association.
Soldiers of past honored for valor
WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat.
President Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.