New rules proposed for ride-sharing services

Governor Charlie Baker’s legislation would require the services to get a state license and subject drivers to background checks.

Only 3 percent of Boston University students are black, and many area schools lag the US average of 15 percent.

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Diverse campuses, but still few black students

At BU, MIT, Northeastern, and Tufts, only 3 percent of students are black, according to recent federal data.


// Children’s Hospital surgeon mixes humor, healing

Look up brain surgeon in the dictionary and a picture of Dr. Alan R. Cohen, or “Big Al,” is not there.

// ‘My brain is more female than it is male,’ says Bruce Jenner

‘‘I’m not this bad person,’’ said Jenner, the former Olympian. ‘‘I’m just doing what I have to do.’’

// Starbucks register outage resolved, stores to open Saturday

The glitch forced company-owned shops to give away free drinks Friday before stores closed early.

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Relative of alleged Bulger victim criticizes movie

The brother of Debra Davis said “Black Mass” is an insult to those grieving for loved ones slain by the crime boss.

A crowd commemorated the anniversary of the Armenian genocide outside the State House on Friday.

Markey, Warren fault Obama for not saying ‘genocide’

Both senators condemned the president’s refusal to use the word to describe the Turkish massacre of Armenians.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev’s family arrives as defense readies

Relatives of the convicted Marathon bomber are expected to assist the defense team as it prepares to present its case next week.

Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia

Research suggests loneliness may lead to health risks

Lonely people over 65 run the same risk for early death as those who smoke or are at least 100 pounds overweight, according to a recent study.

Bill and Camille Cosby bought a home in Shelburne Falls decades ago and still vote at the local town hall.

Bill Cosby scandal leaves Western Mass. town wondering

In Shelburne Falls, where Cosby settled 45 years ago, residents are grappling with charges filed against their famous neighbor.

Mocha was taken to MSPCA-Angell after her owners started seeing bits and pieces of watches on the floor of their Salem home.

Doberman recovering after eating three watches

Mocha was taken to MSPCA-Angell after her owners started seeing pieces of watches on the floor of their Salem home.

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A good reason not to cheat on your diet

Even a brief switch to a high-fat diet may alter how our bodies process food, according to a preliminary study published in the journal Obesity.

Map: Millionaires by town

Do you live near a millionaire? The likelihood depends on your location.

// Where do the most millionaires live in Mass.?

Cast a line in Newton, Wellesley, Winchester, or Hingham, and you are likely to snag a millionaire.

Lisa Gaylord, a dispatcher for the Northbridge Police Department, has fielded many phone calls intended for police of a community with the same name in Australia.

‘Northbridge police, what’s your — oh, is this Australia again?’

Northbridge dispatchers have seen a deluge of calls from an Australian city of the same name amid a search engine glitch.


Tom Brady tries the Apple Watch in NYC

A woman posted a pic of Brady buying an Apple Watch on Instagram on Friday.

David Ortiz (right), who hit one of three homers in Friday’s win over the Orioles, was greeted at the plate by Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia.

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Red Sox slug three homers to top Orioles

Brock Holt and David Ortiz each hit three-run home runs to propel the Red Sox to a series-opening win in Baltimore.

The single-family home is only minutes from Route 128.

home of the week

Dedham antique nestled amid mature landscape

This Gothic Revival has whimsically-shaped bargeboard that seems to drip from the eaves.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 22: The prosecution rests in penalty phase

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


Michael A. Cohen

// Where’s the Wikileaks outrage?

The website has done far more damage to privacy than the NSA.

The Big Picture

 People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open air ceremony to commemorate their killing. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

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The big picture

Remembering Armenia’s losses

People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period.