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.

// Mass. native stumps for ‘Yes’ vote in Scotland

Lauren Leeman moved to Edinburgh because she fell in love with the place, and is now pushing for independence.

Great White sharks were spotted off Chatham.

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.

Blackstone home could be demolished, officials say

Town officials are scheduled to meet next week to discuss the fate of the squalid residence.

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.

The Vikings have barring running back Adrian Peterson from play until his court case over child abuse charges is addressed.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Adrian Peterson an outlier of American parenting

We should declare once and for all that whipping a child into welts is indisputable abuse.


The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings

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

Daniel Paille knows what it’s like to be a young player trying to take a veteran’s job; now he’s on the other end. Barry Chin/Globe Staff


Jobs up for grabs as Bruins start camp

Compared with previous preseasons, this camp will not be as comfortable. And that’s not a bad thing.


// 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.