The latest poll shows Democrat Ed Markey leading Republican Gabriel Gomez by 20 points in the US Senate race. The poll was by Umass Lowell and the Boston Herald. The special election is Tuesday. Secretary of State Bill Galvin says turnout for the election is expected to be very low. Galvin says only 50,000 absentee ballots have been requested. That’s about 20 percent less than the number requested during the Brown-Coakley standoff in 2010. Markey will campaign with Congressman Richie Neal in Springfield Friday evening. Governor Patrick will campaign for Markey in Springfield Saturday. Former Senator Scott Brown will rally with Gomez in Quincy Monday night. It’s the pair’s first public appearance.
The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.
Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.