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.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released on Saturday on a child abuse charge in Texas.

Adrian Peterson accused of abusing his other 4-year-old son

An allegation surfaced after the star running back was reinstated by Vikings.

Volunteers showed a placard to raise awareness on the symptoms of Ebola to students in Abidjan Monday.

US to assign 3,000 military members to fight Ebola

The service members will go to the afflicted region and supply medical and logistical support.

// Blackstone home was house of horrors, neighbor says

A neighbor who entered the Blackstone home before officials took away Erika Murray’s four children described a disturbing scene.

US strikes ISIS in expanded Iraq area

The airstrike south of Baghdad was the first in the broadened mission against the Islamic State.

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?

Tom Brady and Danny Amendola (above) haven’t often clicked since Amendola has joined the Patriots. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images


Patriots offense hardly has been razor sharp

The offense has been a work in progress in several ways in the first two games.

QB Tom Brady’s actions on the sideline late in Sunday’s game point to his dissatisfaction with the Patriots offense. Jim Mone/Associated Press

Ben Volin | On football

One word describes Patriots offense — dysfunctional

The first two weeks have been a grind for the Patriots, and the offense looks out of synch.

Shown are the proposals for Wynn in Everett and Mohegan in Revere.

Conditions for casino licensing give pause

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.


// Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea

How one eccentric scientist’s estimate became the most famous “fact” about the microbiome.