PAC donors could gain more access to Baker, top officials

Loyalists of the governor are launching an effort to push the deep-pocketed groups to donate.

Allison Warmuth.

Ivan Warmuth

Duck boat crash victim loved riding on her scooter

Family members said that they were concerned about Allison Warmuth, 28, riding the vehicle in the city.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_shortsleve2_met.jpg Brian Shortsleeve’s mission: fix the MBTA’s budget woes

As the T’s first chief administrator, his job is to untangle the transit system’s finances.

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President Obama’s daughter will take a gap year before starting at Harvard in the fall of 2017.

The 19-bed Nantucket Cottage Hospital, considered the state’s only rural hospital, is owned by Partners HealthCare System.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File

How a tiny hospital has imperiled Mass. Medicare funds

Consultants for Partners HealthCare’s hospital in Nantucket underestimated wages, and it could lead to thousands of hospital layoffs statewide.

A police officer held a bag of heroin confiscated as evidence.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Heroin, prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.

The state’s heroin epidemic is unlike any other in the United States.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_new_balance_shoe.jpg Bill before Congress could pump up New Balance

The House is poised to approve legislation that would mandate that the Pentagon apply a 1941 law to the purchase of athletic footwear.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/160501_KDB_MARKET_009.jpg Two open markets vie for South End supremacy

Can two outdoor markets coexist in one neighborhood?

A pocket watch was thrown from the spire of the Williams College chapel; if it breaks, it means good luck for the graduating class.

Williams College

Quirky college commencements: Who has them, and what they mean

At many area schools, graduates are ushered into the real world with quaint rituals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/ks081512_vows_07.jpg Millennials open up the wallet to attend a wedding

According to a study, millennials will spend 27 percent more than the general population when attending a wedding in 2016.

Red Sox 8, Yankees 7

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_redsoxvstampa_sports332.jpg John Farrell has gone from firing line to first place

After a rocky start, Farrell has the Red Sox atop the American League East after 25 games.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_soxyank17_spts.jpg Christian Vazquez’s homer powers Red Sox’ sweep

The catcher’s two-run blast in the seventh inning helped Boston nail down the win.

At lunchtime, Brenda Jarvis was swarmed by the cats of a trailer in Dixfield, Maine. She is among a group caring for dozens of cats.

Yoon S. Byun for The Boston Globe

In Maine town, ‘cat ladies’ claw for rights of strays

Their labor of love extends from feeding and caring for dozens of felines to waging a court battle on their behalf.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/200_hoverboard.jpg Frenchman flies more than a mile on hoverboard

The feat, off the French coastal town of Sausset-les-Pins, is believed to have set a world record.

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The rock star began asking for meals that were easier to digest, his longtime chef said.

Ground Game

Capital

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/gop.jpg Indiana is not the solid red state everyone thinks it is

GOP presidential campaigns will quickly learn that Indiana politics are more complicated than they may appear.

The Big Picture

Deadly fighting returns to Aleppo

Government airstrikes and insurgent mortar attacks escalated violence and destroyed a partial truce for Syria.