Mass. lawmakers urge Iraq vote before action

The state?s elected representatives are calling on President Obama to seek authorization from Congress before carrying out even limited military strikes.

Coakley, Patrick press for new abortion clinic protections

Responding to high court ruling, officials want more power to block harassment and obstruction.

Susan Holbrook climbs into her car with husband Steve Kozlowski and her two pugs to leave Hatteras Island, N.C., on Wednesday. Moments earlier Dare County had called for a mandatory evacuation because of approaching Hurricane Arthur.

AP Photo/Steve Earley

Hurricane Arthur forms in the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center predicted Arthur would swipe the North Carolina coast early Friday with winds of up to 85 mph.

Boston?s Fourth of July festivities set for Thursday

The annual Fourth of July extravaganza will be held on the third due to the impending storm.

Tech lab

// Facebook?s mind game was a violation of trust

The manipulation of some users? news feeds shows how Internet behemoths can monitor, and change, online behaviors.

Shortstop Deven Marrero was promoted to Triple A Pawtucket after hitting .287 at Double A Portland.


Red Sox sign 16-year-old prospects Espinoza and Acosta

The Red Sox far exceeded their $1.88 million international bonus pool with just Anderson Espinoza and Christopher Acosta.

Kyle Donovan blows bubbles in her backyard with her 2-year-old son Matthew. She says she is often conflicted about wanting her son to have a sibling.

When one child is enough

If having multiple children is a status symbol in some circles, do mothers of only children feel somehow inadequate or self-conscious?


Alex Beam

// Kerry?s nightmare dream job

John Kerry wanted to be secretary of state, but when he speaks, it seems that no one listens.


// Green Line stops get some free WiFi (with a catch)

Comcast has installed WiFi hot spots along key Green Line MBTA stops, but noncustomers must pay to use them.