Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Syria's actions Monday and said the US would make an " informed decision" on how to respond.


UN inspectors visited a survivor of the suspected chemical attack.


UN teams returned after inspecting the site of the suspected chemical attack. Snipers shot at one of the inspection teams Monday.


Residents of Aleppo scoured the area for survivors after an attack Monday.


A young member of the Free Syrian Army brandished a gun in Aleppo.

Syrian chemical attack ‘undeniable,’ Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry said last week’s deadly attack was a ‘‘moral obscenity’’ that ‘‘should shock the conscience’’ of the world.


US nuclear weapons poised for catastrophe

Recent problems in the US land-based nuclear missile program show how outdated and unsafe the country’s nuclear strategy has become.

Sesame Ring works like a CharlieCard for easy access to the MBTA.

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This ring guarantees easy access to the MBTA

A Kickstarter project, Sesame Ring, is offering stylish RFID rings that you can simply tap against CharlieCard readers as you sail through the crowds.

Man diagnosed with first West Nile case of year in Mass.

A Plymouth County man in his 70s was hospitalized with the virus but recovering, the state said.

Man arraigned in 2009 Dorchester triple murder

After fighting extradition from Trinidad and Tobago for three years, Keron Pierre was arraigned in the shooting deaths of three people in 2009.

Commissioner Roderick Fraser (right) shook hands with Boston firefighters during a ceremony on Boston Common.

Boston firefighters honored for Marathon bombing response

“It was miraculous that no one else died,” the city’s fire commissioner said in praising the firefighters.

Boston health agency wants to review medical marijuana plans

The Boston Public Health Commission is asking for authority to permit and inspect any shops in the city.

A man photographd the remains of a crashed aircraft at Taunton Municipal Airport.

Taunton plane crash probe focuses on rudder

The National Transportation Safety Board found a problem on the rudder of the small aircraft that crashed and killed two people Sunday in Taunton, officials said.


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In banning handbags from stadiums, the NFL has freed women, if only fleetingly, from a kind of tyranny.


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‘Right’ stuff by Franz Ferdinand

“Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” features some of the band’s most memorable songs since its self-titled debut.