Stolen US-made equipment a key focus in ISIS fight

The Islamic State’s reliance on American-made equipment has highlighted concerns about plans to supply rebels in Syria.

US strike on militant group spurred by ‘imminent attack’

Airstrikes against the extremist Khorosan group were prompted by planning for a terror attack on US soil, the Pentagon said.

Aaron Hernandez cousin to again plead guilty to contempt

Tanya Singleton, who has already pleaded guilty to contempt in a separate case, was charged after refusing to testify on a 2012 double murder.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/afghan150-10588.jpg Details scarce over why Afghan soldiers left Cape

The three men, who are now in the custody of immigration officials, apparently visited a Mashpee strip club before they vanished.

Suffolk Downs says last day of racing will be Oct. 4

The track rescheduled its final day of 2014 — and possibly forever — for a Saturday so people can say goodbye.

The Suffolk Downs site is the largest open parcel in or around Boston.

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Opinion | PAUL MCMORROW

Silver lining for Suffolk Downs is its location

The Gaming Commission’s decision clears the way for the largest development site in Boston to finally get on with its next act.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/obama150-1326.jpg ‘Nobody gets a pass’ on climate change, Obama says

President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

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The 8-year-old boy was killed when a powerful fire devoured a tool shed Monday night in Hyannis.

Though trade rumors have long surrounded Rajon Rondo, they figure to be even more present in the months ahead.

‘It’s my goal to keep Rondo here,’ Wyc Grousbeck says

The Celtics co-owner and president Danny Ainge are emphatic in their desire for Rajon Rondo to be in Boston longterm.

Books

Book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Merkin,Daphne(C)TinaTurnbow.jpg ‘The Fame Lunches’ by Daphne Merkin

Merkin’s essays showcase a fearless intelligence, although one that might be a bit too intense to take in all at once.