Spending on health care rises in Mass.

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

Abbey D'Agostino, a seven-time NCAA champion, recently signed with New Balance and moved to Newton.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Boston hoping to draw top runners to the city

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

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.

Boston Capital

Insiders big winners when mutual banks go public

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

Jose Ramirez, 6, of Chelsea looked up at a police officer at the back-to-school celebration at Williams School.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

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.

Students Avdit Kohli, Yan Olshevskyy, and Yajur Gulati carried mattresses down Commonwealth Avenue to their new apartment in Allston Monday.

Students’ old gear gets a recycling push

Programs are springing up at local colleges to sell former students’ leftover furniture to incoming students.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Boghosian_05McChrystal7_MET-1114--90x90.jpg Seth Moulton for Congress

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

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/island1-634--90x90.jpg What ‘age segregation’ does to America

From grade schools to senior villages, we now spend much of our lives on separate generational islands.