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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blackstone150-10180.jpg Neighbor recalls filth, squalor in Blackstone home

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.

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

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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

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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.

President Obama (right) applauded after he awardded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat.

Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on two soldiers nearly half a century after they fought in Vietnam.

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

Boston-area casino bidders agree to substantial changes

State regulators are expected to begin final deliberations on the proposals by Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/globe_microbes-1.jpg Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea

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