Cost to insure cars rising in Mass.

A harsh, snowy, and slippery winter is contributing to the rise in car insurance premiums for many Massachusetts drivers.

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The rise comes as insurers recover losses from a harsh winter and an improving economy encourages more driving — and accidents.

State lawmaker gets $4.8m in cyberbullying case

A jury agreed that neighbors of Rep. James Lyons intentionally inflicted emotional distress for opposing their proposed subdivision.

The state has focused on the possibility of adding a three-lane span right next to the Sagamore Bridge (pictured).

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Investors sought for a new Cape Cod bridge

Transportation officials are moving ahead with a way to ease the pain of Cape Cod traffic: a new, privately-funded bridge.

Erin Vasselian (right) and Cindy Bowser (left) have organized a yoga class in Braintree on Memorial Day. The proceeds will go to a memorial fund in Danny Vasselian’s name.

Remembering loved ones lost

For some families of the fallen, Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it is an improvisation of what feels right.

5/24/2015 - Dorchester, MA - Boston police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross, cq, said that Divan Silva, cq, 7, of Brockton, sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound today at the same time that a 20-year-old man was also grazed by a bullet at 302 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester on Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2015. Story by Travis Andersen/Globe Staff. Topic: 25shooting. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

7-year-old boy shot in Dorchester

The Brockton boy, who was in Dorchester visiting relatives, was shot while riding his bicycle on Sunday.

Defense secretary Ash Carter spoke at the Pentagon on May 1.

Iraqi forces lack ‘will to fight,’ defense chief says

Defense secretary Ash Carter’s harsh assessment came after Islamic State forces captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Weymouth man dies after Route 3A accident in Hingham

A 62-year-old man died at South Shore Hospital on Sunday after he was struck by a boat being towed by a truck.

Brittany Howard  of Alabama Shakes.

Boston Calling returns in Sept. with diverse lineup

The music festival’s fall lineup will include the Avett Brothers, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Hozier, Father John Misty, and more.

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash and his wife Alicia arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in this file photo taken March 24, 2002. Nash, whose life was portrayed in the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', died with his wife on Saturday in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to news reports. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

John Nash, Nobel prize winner, dies in crash

Nash, a former MIT instructor and the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday, along with his wife, in a crash in N.J.

Anne Meara  and her husband, Jerry Stiller, on the set of “The King of Queens” in 2003.

Anne Meara, comedian and actress, dies at 85

Meara, the matriarch of the Stiller family who had a diverse career as an actress, died Saturday in Manhattan.

Christian Farmer, 9, reads names on the Keech Memorial, which is surrounded by more than 200 flags honoring veterans and other local heroes.

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location, location, location

What is it like to live in Mansfield?

“It’s a little bit of a laid-back town, which is nice,” says Nancy Wall, who has lived in the town for 22 years. “It’s not pretentious.”

The initiative is being run by Brian Forde, who will raise money for the project. 

MIT sets up bitcoin research, development

MIT hopes to help the sprawling bitcoin project shed its chaotic past and emerge as a more versatile platform.

People in Dublin cheered Saturday as Ireland voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.

Kevin Cullen

A paradigm shift the Irish were more than ready for

Even while the Irish still go to Mass more than most Europeans, they are decidedly secular when it comes to their rights.

John Farrell wasn’t happy with an umpire’s call in the fifth, but he loved the Red Sox’ pitching, hitting, and defense.

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Summer is here — and so are the Red Sox

Boston’s win over the Angels was complete with lights-out starting pitching, thunder from the offense, and sterling defense.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.