Possible advantage in Olympic bid

If the IOC prefers a compact venue scheme, Boston would be the preferable choice among US bidders.

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Detentions of war

How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process?

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.

Amid outcry, a vote to oust Saugus town manager

The Saugus Board of Selectmen voted to suspend Town Manager Scott Crabtree, citing nine charges, including the unauthorized use of town funds.

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 NATO troops

Nearly 20 troops and civilians were also wounded in the attack.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/maeda_GravesMakeover_gasdf--90x90.jpg Buyer of Graves Island lighthouse planning makeover

New owner David Waller spent the winter drawing up plans that include the addition of a kitchen and a bathroom with shower.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hazmat150-10176.jpg More serious charges may be next for Blackstone mother

The new, far more serious charges could be filed after forensic examinations are completed on the remains of three infants found in the house.

Steven Syre

For NFL, real issue is bottom line

It’s clear that Roger Goodell has become an indelible part of the problem and not a part of any solution to the Ray Rice fiasco.

KEVIN CULLEN

Crowthers brimming with pride

Alison and Jefferson Crowther, whose son Welles died saving lives in the Sept. 11 attacks, were honored guests at the BC-USC game.

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