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FlightCar brings peer-to-peer car sharing to Logan

FlightCar has been operating its car-sharing business in San Francisco since February and is poised to open in Boston.

Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle

If you don’t mind letting a stranger drive your car, you could make money instead of paying to park at the airport.

Ruby McElhenny, 5, spent some “screen time” watching “My Little Pony” on an iPhone.

Media

Many households cutting cable, but not their favorite TV shows

There is a growing number of families who are using Internet-based services to watch TV, thus reducing or bypassing cable altogether.

IRS chief out; Obama vows new oversight

President Obama announced that Steven Miller, head of the IRS, had been fired over the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups.

May 16

GOP presses EPA pick with 1,000 questions

Republican legislators are aggressively questioning Gina McCarthy, a career regulator who served four Republican governors in Massachusetts.

Gomez unclear on some aspects of abortion

Fanning confusion, US Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez said he is “personally pro-life,” but that he would not try to change abortion law.

The Nation

IRS chief out; Obama vows new oversight

President Obama said Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service “has to operate with absolute integrity.”

By Matt Viser

President Obama announced that Steven Miller, head of the IRS, had been fired over the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups.

Army sexual misconduct riles Congress

By Robert Burns

For the second time this month, a member of the military assigned to prevent sexual assaults is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.

May 16

GOP presses EPA pick with 1,000 questions

Senator David Vitter won’t take questions about the questioning.

By Noah Bierman

Republican legislators are aggressively questioning Gina McCarthy, a career regulator who served four Republican governors in Massachusetts.

The World

Syria rebels, regime fight in prison

By Karin Laub

Rebel fighters battled troops inside the central prison compound in Syria’s largest city, after an attempted jailbreak, activists said.

Nations pledge billions to rebuild Mali

A plan to turn Mali into a stable democracy drew massive support, as nations and international organizations pledged $4.22 billion.

Japanese reactor is said to stand on fault line

By Hiroko Tabuchi

Specialists said a reactor is above an active fault, a finding that could lead to the first permanent shutdown of a reactor since Fukushima.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI

The magical mogul

Steve Wynn showed his latest renderings for a casino in Everett at a meeting there last week.

By Joan Vennochi

Steve Wynn is back, this time courting Everett. Will his advances pay off?

editorial

Barbara Walters deserves a chance to see the world at her own pace

Barbara Walters in 1968.

The legendary news anchor, who will retire next year, said her decision was based partly on a desire “to go someplace and actually see it.”

EDWARD L. GLAESER

A bridge to East Boston — via ferry

By Edward L. Glaeser

When the ferry idea is subjected to the kind of scrutiny that infrastructure proposals deserve, it looks like an experiment worth trying.”

Metro

Yvonne Abraham

High-stakes action on casino proposals

By Yvonne Abraham

This casino thing is starting to get really exciting! Just remember every gamble is a risk — especially with this many chips on the table.

Gomez unclear on some aspects of abortion

By Stephanie Ebbert

Fanning confusion, US Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez said he is “personally pro-life,” but that he would not try to change abortion law.

Appraiser says Gomez didn’t pay for home valuation

Gabriel E. Gomez’s home in Cohasset.

By Frank Phillips

An appraiser says in a small claims suit that he was hired by US Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in 2005 to value his home, but Gomez did not pay the bill.

More Stories

Marathon bombings

Normalcy returns, but grief still lingers a month later

By Brian MacQuarrie

Marathon bombings

One Fund payments will include those treated as outpatients

By Mark Arsenault and Todd Wallack

BROCKTON

Police investigate Brockton shooting death

By Lauren Dezenski

Business

Novartis shows how to make flu vaccine quickly

Philip Dormitzer, head of US vaccine research at Novartis, led a research effort that in less than a week produced a vaccine against a new form of flu from China.

By Karen Weintraub

A new process is much faster, in part because researchers can now use the genetic code of a virus to design its vaccine.

TECH LAB

Little Nikon with big lens goes a long way

By Hiawatha Bray

The Coolpix P520 is a limited but decent camera that will deliver high-quality images of distant objects.

FlightCar brings peer-to-peer car sharing to Logan

FlightCar has been operating its car-sharing business in San Francisco since February and is poised to open in Boston.

By Katie Johnston

If you don’t mind letting a stranger drive your car, you could make money instead of paying to park at the airport.

Obituaries

Ewan Fletcher, 97; founded Ledgemont Laboratories

Ewan Fletcher launched Ledgemont Laboratories to explore uses of precious metals.

By Kathleen McKenna

Dr. Fletcher, a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, launched Ledgemont Laboratories in Lexington in 1962.

Kenneth Battelle, 86; celebrity hairdresser

Kenneth Battelle (with models) gave Jackie Kennedy her iconic hairdo.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Battelle created Jacqueline Kennedy’s legendary hairdo and softened the golden locks of Marilyn Monroe as the hairdresser of choice in the 1960s.

Sports

On hockey

How the Bruins will attack the Rangers

Coach Claude Julien watches Zdeno Chara during a drill.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Rangers will likely enlist their trademarked shot-blocking. But there are other ways the Bruins can find a way to the net.

On Baseball

John Farrell’s patience in Red Sox rewarded

The Red Sox celebrated after a 9-2 win over the Rays.

By Nick Cafardo

The manager was facing criticism to shake up his lineup, but he was patient, and his team finally busted out in Wednesday’s win.

Banged-up Bruins must find backup vs. Rangers

Claude Julien addressed his team during Wednesday’s practice.

By Fluto Shinzawa

With 3 defensemen injured, Boston must rely on youth to replace veteran guile against the physical Rangers.

G: Style

Men’s fashion gets respect at RISD’s dandy show

Installations of men’s jackets at RISD’s exhibit.

By Christopher Muther

The Rhode Island School of Design exhibition “Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion” looks at men who’ve raised fashion to an art form.

Dandy-related events at RISD

By Christopher Muther

Attend Dandy events at RISD.

Jonathan McPhee gets animated discussing ‘Coppélia’

“One of my favorite spots is when the doll first comes to life. You see her breath swell, and the music just lifts. It’s so dramatically perfect,” says Boston Ballet’s Jonathan McPhee.

By Karen Campbell

When the Boston Ballet music director and principal conductor takes the podium for the opening performance, it will be the sixth production of the ballet he has conducted.