US can’t be ‘spectators to slaughter,’ Kerry tells Senate

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (right) listened as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


Secretary of State John Kerry testified before a Senate committee to bolster the case for a military strike against Syria.

// Top lawmakers back Obama’s call for action on Syria

President Obama won the backing of House Speaker John Boehner and House majority leader Eric Cantor after a meeting in the White House today.

Jared Sullinger appeared in Waltham District Court on Tuesday.

Sullinger pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger allegedly pinned his girlfriend to a bed and the floor during a heated argument, authorities said.

Robert and Jen Meeropol are the son and granddaughter of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

Granddaughter of Rosenbergs will take over fund

Created in memory of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953, the Rosenberg Fund for Children supports the kin of activists.

Charles D. Baker.

Baker to run for governor

Party insiders see Charles Baker’s candidacy as critical to Republican hopes of recapturing the governor’s office.

// Prosecutors detail Somerville students’ alleged abuse

Seventeen-year-old Galileo Mondol allegedly looked on while a 16-year-old student used a broomstick to rape a freshman boy, a prosecutor said.

Penn National Gaming in deal to buy Plainridge Racecourse

The move by Penn resurrects plans at the Plainville racetrack that appeared doomed earlier this month.

Nanny accused of killing baby seeks dismissal of case

A lawyer for Aisling Brady McCarthy claimed prosecutors presented “tainted” evidence to the grand jury that indicted McCarthy.

Easton teenager facing charges in crash that killed man, dog

Colin O’Hearne was charged this morning with operating negligently with death resulting, speeding, and a marked lanes violation.



// Scared of heights

Boston has a reflexive antipathy toward tall buildings, whether in residential neighborhoods or the heart of the downtown.