5 young adults killed in wrong-way crash on I-495

middleboro, ma 10/24/16 two vehicles involver in overnight fatal crash, five dead, on rte 495 middleboro white vehicle - wrong way driver, demolished car, four dead... * george rizer for the globe

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A wrong-way driver struck a vehicle carrying four people, causing the car to burst into flames.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/GettyImages-153433784.jpg Surprise! Early voting doesn’t boost turnout.

Early voting doesn’t help draw new voters to the polls, and it actually makes things worse.

South Boston, MA - 4/25/2016 - Westin Boston Waterfront - Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke with members of the media after attending the Boy Scouts of America Urban Scouting breakfast at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel on Monday morning, April 25, 2016, his first public appearance since weekend revelations that he had been drawn into a sweeping federal investigation of alleged strong-farm union tactics. Story by Andrew Ryan/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Among the first early voters in the state: Mayor Walsh

The mayor plans to cast his ballot this afternoon as Mass., for the first time, is allowing voters to hit the polls before the traditional election day.

ground game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/2be9027a3a29460eb14ee680846f36c1-2be9027a3a29460eb14ee680846f36c1-0.jpg The wild 2016 campaign has become boring

Sure, anything could still happen, but millions have already cast their ballots in early voting, and Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead over Donald Trump.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_pants3_met.jpg A man called women in yoga pants ‘disturbing.’ So hundreds wore them to his house.

It was the shaming and the policing of women’s bodies that struck a chord with the attendees, said the organizer of the R.I. event.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Meredith_Goldstein5-4920.jpg Who gets the dog?

It was given to me as a gift, however he pays the vet bills. So if we break up, who keeps the dog?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/24nashuateen02.jpg Missing Nashua teen’s body found in Mass. river

Jacob Goulet might have fallen at least 20 feet down an open sewer on Main Street, according to police.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2016-10-24T002748Z_114428956_S1AEUISIZKAA_RTRMADP_3_CALIFORNIA-CRASH.jpg NTSB to investigate Calif. bus crash that left 13 dead, 31 injured

Passengers told officials that most people were asleep when the crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday.

Activist Tom Hayden spoke during a 2014 speech at the University of Michigan.

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Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76

Hayden moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author, and lecturer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AP107217751-5008.jpg Rudeness in the workplace is contagious

Is your snappy coworker making you snap at someone else? The effect is real, say the authors of a new study on “incivility spirals.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/615470726.jpg Fast Forward: Early voting starts today, Clinton’s in N.H., charter schools fight heats up

You don’t have to wait until Nov. 8 to vote, the candidates hit up the battleground states, and more of the news you need.

10/18/16: Salem, NH: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is pictured as he speaks to the gathered media as he makes an appearance at a Republican Party office in Salem, NH to stump for the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: metro topic: 23curt

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In politics, Schilling throws heat, but does he have the control?

Curt Schilling earned legions of fans for his performances in a Red Sox jersey, but can that translate into a run for office?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_24emersondorm-2_metro.jpg Fenway neighbors are not having it with dorm plan

Neighbors of 12 Hemenway are concerned Emerson College’s plan to use the facility for temporary dorms will become permanent.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_rosario2_met.jpg Freedom remains tenuous for freed prisoner

This year’s New York City Marathon will be Victor Rosario’s first race on the outside. He’s hoping it’s not his last.

Jeremy Baker, of Americans for Prosperity, canvassed a neighborhood in King of Prussia, Pa.

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GOP frets over Donald Trump’s down-ballot impact

Pennsylvania Republicans are worried about prospects for conservatives seeking election.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/2016-10-20T145910Z_614565546_TM3ECAK0UDV01_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION.jpg Which candidate is better for Boston startups?

As Phil Beauregard and Rob May analyze which candidate would be best for the entrepreneurial community, they come to different conclusions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/opener1023marij.jpg Colleges will still ban pot, even if Question 4 passes

Mass. colleges will continue to forbid marijuana anywhere on campus, regardless of whether voters legalize the drug.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/pat.jpg If you think Stephen Gostkowski stinks right now, so does he

The Patriots kicker missed another point-after Sunday, but coach Bill Belichick still has confidence in him.

Julian Edelman fumbled a punt in the fourth quarter.



How did the Patriots win after so many mistakes?

The Patriots were happy to win in a hostile environment Sunday, but plan to learn from their mistakes.

Sexual assault reported in Boston University dorm

The assault happened in the Warren Towers early Sunday.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.

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