Spending on health care rises in Mass.

The state’s efforts to control rising costs met mixed success, according to a report.

Voters just don’t seem to know the Democrats and Republicans who are running for statewide office a week from today, sans one — governor.

As primary vote nears, many unsure who’s on ballot

Voters just don’t seem to know the candidates who are running for statewide office a week from today.

Diversity in ranks limited, Mass. police try to build links

Against the backdrop of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., officials acknowledge they have struggled for years to diversify local departments.

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With elite team initiatives underway at the Boston Athletic Association and New Balance, Boston is re-emerging as a running mecca.

Vacationing couple assaulted in Hyannis hotel room

A man broke into the elderly couple’s room and robbed them at knifepoint, police said.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

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Most community banks that convert to public companies will disappear in a matter of a few years. It’s not hard to see why.

“It was a little bit of a surprise,” said Michael Wheeler, chief executive of the 126-year-old bank, which has four branches.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Depositors reject local bank’s Wall Street plans

Depositors at tiny Beverly Bank blocked a plan by executives to convert to public ownership.

On “Game of Thrones,” Ned Stark’s first term in office as King’s Hand didn’t end so well.

Farah Stockman

‘Game of Thrones’ looks an awful lot like America

Is it any surprise that Americans are fascinated by this epic HBO saga of a world order crumbling?

Jennifer Lawrence’s photographs allegedly were obtained from a personal iCloud account.

Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about cloud

The leaking of hundreds of private photos of celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites.

Opinion

endorsement | democratic primary

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The Globe’s editorial board believes Moulton offers the best chance for effectiveness and influence in Washington in representing the Sixth District.

Books

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/OprahMagazine_ChrisCraymer_smaller.jpg Oprah essays ring with truth, truisms

The book’s contents span 14 years, lending a sense of evolving consciousness to the dozens of short essays.