Senate resolution bars US ground troops in Syria

A Senate resolution authorizing President Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

Key lawmakers indicate support for Syria strike

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

Officials warn of measles at two hospitals

Hundreds of people may have been exposed to highly contagious measles at Mass. General in Boston and MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, health officials said.

// Somerville student looked on during alleged abuse, prosecutors say

Galileo Mondol, 17, and two 16-year-olds allegedly forced their way into a cabin occupied by high school freshmen, a prosecutor said.

Jon Lester allowed one run through seven innings, and Red Sox relievers held on for the win.

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Red Sox defeat Tigers in matchup of potential playoff teams

Jon Lester was sharp through seven innings as the Red Sox won for the eighth time in 10 games and maintained their lead over the Tigers for the AL’s best record.

The Rifleman burger is a peppered patty with provolone and sauteed mushrooms and onions.

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Retro Burger & Ice Cream sets up shop in Arlington

The name pretty much says it all: it’s retro chic, devout to the ’50s diner theme with vintage metal Pepsi Cola ads on the wall.

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// In time for start of school, food the kids will love to eat

For many families, the re-entry to fall means a pledge to sit-down dinners. Here are some meals that everyone can agree on.

Jared Sullinger appeared in Waltham District Court on Tuesday.

Sullinger accused of pinning girlfriend during argument

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger grabbed his girlfriend’s cellphone when she said she would call police during a heated argument Saturday, authorities said.



// Scared of heights

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