Library president vows to increase security

Boston Public Library president Amy Ryan said the disappearance of two artworks from the library is “a crime against Boston.”

Lack of homes on market has prices rising, sales slipping

A tight supply of homes for sale is even more dire in many places, spurring bidding wars and frustrating would-be buyers.

// Chan expands holdings beyond Harvard Square to Dorchester

Gerald Chan, the billionaire businessman, purchased an industrial property with big redevelopment potential in Savin Hill.

MBTA union says plan imperils bargaining power

Union officials say Governor Charlie Baker’s MBTA overhaul proposal would give a new board approval of labor contracts.

Orlando Bastos filled bottles at a water vending machine in Brockton on Tuesday.

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Thousands are affected as water main breaks in Brockton

Officials said they hope the pipe will be fixed by Thursday morning, but even then water may not be safe to drink.

Dias Kadyrbayev (center) was seen in an undated photo with Azamat Tazhayakov (left) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Collier family asks judge to sentence Tsarnaev friend to 7 years

Dias Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, could have prevented Sean Collier’s death, his family says.

Attorney is said to have bribed victim not to testify

Well-known attorney Timothy Flaherty allegedly bribed the victim of one of his clients with $2,500 so the victim would not testify in a hate crime case.

Lobster traps lined the dock in Jonesport, Maine.

High lobster prices fuel border feud

A conflict over 277 square miles of increasingly lucrative waters threatens the tranquility between Maine and New Brunswick.

// Filthy snow piles remain, even as temperatures climb

Trash-filled reminders of winter are still hanging around in parts of Boston, Quincy, and Somerville.

Pedestrians walked around the fountain on the Christian Science Plaza Tuesday as temperatures climbed into the 80s.

May could be the second driest on record for Boston

If no rain falls by Monday, the area could wind up with less than a 10th of its normal precipitation for this month.

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Don’t be that guy — learn to fly your drone

Drone accidents, like the one in Marblehead in which an operator crashed his craft into spectators, are likely to be more common.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York following the early morning arrest of world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud on May 27, 2015 in New York City. The morning arrests took place at a hotel where FIFA members were attending a meeting for the world governing body of soccer (football) in Switzerland. The Justice Department unsealed a 47 count indictment early Wednesday charging 14 world soccer figures. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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What is the FIFA corruption probe all about?

So many questions are swirling following the arrest of top soccer officials. Here’s some answers.


Natalie Portman offers advice to Harvard seniors

The Oscar-winner, herself a Harvard graduate, told seniors to use their inexperience as an asset.

Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, right, chats with pitcher Rick Porcello in the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday May 27, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Rick Porcello is showing no signs of being an ace

The Red Sox righthander’s huge contract created lofty expectations, which he isn’t yet close to meeting.

// Millennials embrace ‘vintage,’ but don’t call them hipsters

From arts and crafts to shuffleboard, some in “Generation Yawn” identify more with their grandparents than their Gen X predecessors.

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.