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Syrian rebels capture air base, kill 8 children

The capture is considered a ‘‘blow to the morale of the regime’’ since it is near President Bashar Assad’s seat of power.

Climate forum asks ‘What if Sandy hit Mass.?’

“We have to put in place measures that will protect us,” said US Representative Edward Markey at a forum at Faneuil Hall Sunday.

Paul Pierce scored 23 points during Sunday’s game against the Orlando Magic.

Celtics outlast Magic in OT

The Celtics won their second straight and earned their sixth consecutive win over the Magic, 116-110.

Up to an inch of snow predicted for Tuesday

The National Weather Service revised their prediction of 2-4 inches from earlier today.

Ten-month-old Amara plays at home in Billerica with mom Kate Mazzola and her surrogate, Courtneylee Martinez.

Christopher Churchill

globe magazine

A lasting surrogacy bond

Kate Mazzola needed help to overcome infertility and realize her dream of having a baby. And then that surrogate aided her in ways she could have never predicted.

The Spurs’ biggest move was similar to the Celtics’: re-signing a veteran free agent who was seriously contemplating retirement — in their case Tim Duncan — to a three-year contract.

Sunday Basketball Notes

Spurs have adjusted as they have aged

With Tim Duncan getting older, Tony Parker in his prime, and Manu Ginobili a perimeter maven, San Antonio has emphasized offense more.

Ex-Bruins prospect Kris Versteeg dragged the labor discussion to a new low last week on TSN radio when he depicted commissioner Gary Bettman (above) and his top lieutenant, Bill Daly, as “cancers.”

Sunday Hockey Notes

Victory is there — now NHL owners need to claim it

By agreeing to a 50/50 split in revenue, the NHL Players Association is giving significant ground in the struggle to forge a new collective bargaining agreement.


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Inspectors stood in debris Saturday at the site of the Springfield explosion.

Springfield blast caused by human error, officials say

The blast occurred when a utility worker punctured a gas line, setting off an explosion that leveled one building, damaged dozens of others, and injured at least 19 people.