US, Arab allies strike militants in Syria

The US and allies unleashed a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from the air and sea.

Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Noorullah Aminyar, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada.

Missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canadian border

The three men went missing from a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod over the weekend.

 Governor Deval Patrick, shown Monday at an early childhood learning center in Quincy, defended his decision to remove two members of the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Patrick ousts two, with the motive partly personal

Governor Deval Patrick said the sex offender registry officials’ problems included the handling of a case involving his brother-in-law.

Charlie Baker calls for Roger Goodell to quit

After days of criticism from Democrats for failing to take a strong position, Charlie Baker called for the NFL commissioner to resign.

An artist rendering of part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield.

Casino law ad focuses on jobs

The first television spot defending the state casino law debuts Tuesday and highlights the benefits of a casino in Springfield.

Carlos Ramos (left) and Francisca Alvarado, immigrants from El Salvador, have permission to stay in the United States, but immigration officials are trying to deport their son Carlos (with his back to camera).

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

US deporting children of parents allowed to stay

The Obama administration is deporting the children of adults they have allowed to remain in the US -- because it is unsafe for the parents to go home.

Lauren LaFortune (left) of Winchester sailed off North Beach in Chatham. Kate E. Iaquinto (right), a marine biologist at the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

On Monomoy Beach, it’s kiteboarders vs. piping plovers

Federal authorities want to ban the sport on the beach, saying the plovers perceive the kites as predatory birds, prompting them to abandon their eggs.

Timothy McDaid had pleaded guilty to theft from a charity in 2011.

Anonymous fax put end to Maynard official’s theft

How Timothy McDaid was able to steal from two organizations over five years is a story of lax oversight, small-town politics, and poor communication.

Boston Capital

Partners doesn’t need more hospitals

There is something extraordinary about the elephant that tries so hard to convince you it’s just not big enough.

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