Obama unveils new power plant regulations

President Obama says the new regulations are “the single most important step” the US has ever taken in the fight against climate change.

Several passing motorists honked in sympathy with the cab drivers, but most were not impressed with the protest.

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In fight against Uber and Lyft, taxi drivers strike

About two dozen taxi drivers snarled traffic, honked horns, and demonstrated outside Cambridge City Hall Monday.

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In a letter Monday, Cardinal O’Malley accused the organization of a “willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions.”

Judge rebukes Walsh in fight with Wynn over casino

A Suffolk Superior Court judge rebuked the Walsh administration Monday for using litigation as a public relations tool.

State Police trooper facing domestic assault charges

A disagreement at a birthday party allegedly left a trooper with a bite wound on his neck and his girlfriend with a broken clavicle.

Double shooting leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting on Academy Road, which occurred early this afternoon.

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The same jury convicted James Holmes of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others in the July 2012 attack.

Charlton firefighters picked through debris at the scene of a fire that destroyed a barn at the Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery in Charlton.

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Large fire destroys winery and barn in Charlton

A couple’s 15-year-old family-owned winery was destroyed in the powerful blaze.

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Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes is the first person to stand trial for manipulating the benchmark rate.

DraftKings cofounders (from left) Jason Robins, Paul Liberman, and Matt Kalish say their company is not in the gambling business.

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Are fantasy sports sites like DraftKings just gambling?

Thanks to a legislative exemption, daily fantasy games do not meet the federal legal definition of gambling.

Alex Speier

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The team is arriving at a time of altered front-office dynamics and at a period when it requires a reshaping of its roster.

Aug 2, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Speier

Having the AL’s worst record could benefit Red Sox

The team will have the first crack at any players exposed to waivers by AL teams.


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The harmless, cheerful little robot with a mission to hitchhike across the US was found brutally dismembered in Philadelphia.

The note was intact when pulled from the bottle. Above, the sender’s contact information is covered.

Diver in Ireland discovers note in a bottle from Nantucket

Rory Golden was returning from an annual diving trip off of the coast of Ireland when he saw the bottle bobbing in the water.


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The orchestra and Nelsons are now planning to make music together through the 2021-22 season.

Travis Roy counts being on this deck overlooking Malletts Bay as one of his joys.

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Travis Roy has led a purposeful life

The former Boston University hockey player was 20 years old when he became a quadriplegic. He is now 40.

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The financial losses deal a setback to the state’s efforts to control rising medical spending through more coordinated care.

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Housing, a hotel, and up to 1 million square feet of office and lab space are proposed for the Somerville redevelopment.

Does birth order impact your personality traits?

Some studies have shown sizable differences by birth order, while others have found no such effects.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

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Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.


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The revelation that hackers could remotely seize control of 1 million Chrysler automobiles delivers a stark warning.


On Spirituality

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Mayor Walsh says his faith is strong and solid. It always has been.