Two struck by lightning as storms cross region

The women were struck on Ipswich?s Crane Beach, according to police, and the weather affected Boston-area events.

Mohegan Sun wants to build a casino on the Suffolk Downs site in Revere.

Panel to vote on Boston-area casino this week

Over the next five days, the state?s top gambling regulators will tackle their most important assignment.

Smoke and debris rose after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip on Aug. 19.

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opinion | George Mitchell

How we got here

The prospect of Israeli and Palestinian peace may seem more distant than ever. But a two-state solution is still the only path forward.


// Patriots running out of chances to add to trophy case

The Patriots have in some ways mirrored those Colts teams that New England fans used to deride.

When push comes to shove, having Rob Gronkowski (left) back will help the Patriots.


Patriots? offense has all the pieces

Brady?s got to be licking his chops over the versatility and variety of options this offense can present.

John L. Allen Jr.

// Synod of Bishops looms as ?Must-See TV?

Plus Vietnam, Christian voices of the Middle East, and non-sexy reform.


// Extend summer into fall: Outer Banks of North Carolina

Squeeze in extra days of swimming, shorts, and flip-flops on the narrow strip of barrier islands and peninsulas.