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Van plows into pedestrians along Toronto sidewalk; 10 killed, suspect held

The sidewalk was strewn with bodies and injured pedestrians after the van jumped the curb and traveled about a mile, a witness said.

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The van sped down the sidewalk at 40 miles per hour, witnesses said, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Police identified the driver as 25-year-old Alek Minassian.

// If you use the Mass. Pike, the state is hoping you might take a vacation from July 26 to Aug. 11

For commuters on the Massachusetts Turnpike, late July through early August might be a good time for a vacation.

// The war over Airbnb regulations in Boston keeps escalating

The debate in Boston had been largely civil — at least compared to lawsuits and loud protests in cities such as New York and Los Angeles — until last week.

Regular gasoline is selling for an average price of $2.74 a gallon in Massachusetts, up 17 cents in the past month.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Gas prices are up 15 percent — and they’re probably going higher

And the increases will wipe out any gains lower-income Americans got from the recently passed tax cuts, analysts say.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// Watch out for fees when renting an apartment

Elijah Botkin did something few tenants would dare to do: He refused to pay a surprise charge sprung on him by his landlord’s agent.