The case of Jeremiah Oliver, theFitchburg boy who was missing for months before state officials became aware of his disappearance. Jeremiah, last seen alive at age 4, moved roughly a dozen times in his life. Here is a breakdown of his different homes, and key events in his case.
US, Arab allies strike in Syria
The US and allies unleashed a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from the air and sea..
Charlie Baker calls for Roger Goodell to quit
After days of criticism from Democrats for failing to take a strong position, Charlie Baker called for the NFL commissioner to resign.
Patrick ousts two, with the motive partly personal
Governor Deval Patrick said the sex offender registry officials’ problems included the handling of a case involving his brother-in-law.
US deporting children of parents allowed to stay
The Obama administration is deporting the children of adults they have allowed to remain in the US -- because it is unsafe for the parents to go home.
Missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canadian border
The three men went missing from a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod over the weekend.
iFest offers a fresh take on the auld sod
Going beyond tartans and step dancing, iFest offers samples of contemporary Irish music, dance, literature, sports, and cuisine.
The system set off no alarms as $739,000 disappeared
How Timothy McDaid was able to steal from two organizations over five years is a story of lax oversight, small-town politics, and poor communication.
Suffolk Downs’s silver lining: Location, location, location
The Gaming Commission’s decision clears the way for the largest development site in Boston to finally get on with its next act.
White House intruder had ammunition, police say
Officers found 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in the car of Omar Jose Gonzalez.
Iznik dish demonstrates Ottoman achievement
Attempting to satisfy a 16th-century demand for Chinese porcelains, Turkish potters achieved a breakthrough in decorative ceramics.
EMC talked with HP, Dell
The Hopkinton-based data storage giant EMC Corp. has been looking to make a deal with two titans of enterprise computing.
Ebola outbreak begs the question: Are cities hazardous to health?
Today, the virus spreads in Liberia’s slums, where people have flocked from all over the country to find jobs.
40 Iraqi soldiers killed by Islamic State, 68 missing
BAGHDAD — After six weeks of US airstrikes, the Iraqi government’s forces have scarcely budged Sunni extremists of the Islamic State from their hold on more than a quarter of the country, in part because many Sunni tribes remain on the sidelines.
At least 40 Iraqi solidiers were killed and 68 were missing Monday after a weekend attack by Islamic State forces in the town of Sijr in Anbar province, the military said. About 700 other troops were forced to retreat.
Kendall Square’s Volpe Center is a site with suitors
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. is the second developer to express interest in building a life sciences complex on the 14-acre site.
Allston’s Green District: High-end housing without high-end prices
Boston could use a lot more developers like Bruce Percelay.
Turkey reluctant to arm Kurds in battle against Islamic State
SURUC, Turkey — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists.
Turkey is resisting because it fears that arming Kurdish men could complicate peace talks with Turkish insurgents.
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, ‘Cheek to Cheek’
On their first album together, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga explore the Great American Songbook to charming effect.
Protesters stage Wall Street sit-in over climate crisis
NEW YORK — A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan’s financial district to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.
There were reports of some isolated arrests of protesters, who police said did not obtain a permit for the rally.
Marriott tipping plan draws attention to housekeepers’ needs
For guests who sleep better knowing that the hotel workers are treated fairly, it’s always safest to tip.
Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
BEIRUT — The Islamic State’s spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a US-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad.
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani’s 42-minute audio statement, which appeared to be a rallying cry, was the group’s latest response to efforts by President Obama to form a global coalition against it.
Police say they are close to capturing suspect in troopers’ shooting
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — Pennsylvania authorities said Monday that they believed they were closing in on a self-taught survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding a second during an ambush earlier this month outside a police barracks in the Pocono Mountains.
“I believe we are close to him,” Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the State Police said of the suspect, Eric M. Frein.