Martha Coakley widens probe of for-profit schools

The Mass. attorney general has broadened her investigation into recruiting and lending practices at for-profit colleges and trade schools.

Tim Kardatzke and Kristina Muskiewicz concentrated on their needlework at a Cambridge coed knitting group.


Men finding new hobbies to help relax, socialize

More men are taking up what might seem surprising group experiences: Not just cooking groups, but book clubs, and even, yes, knitting.

Gun-related crimes on the rise in Massachusetts

Crimes and injuries related to firearms have risen since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998.

Ex-House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi (above) and lobbyist Richard McDonough were convicted of bribery in 2011.

DiMasi appeal to test ruling on bribery

The case of former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi and a lobbyist friend could help to redefine the standards for political bribery in federal courts.

Try as they might, the 49ers couldn’t contain MVP Joe Flacco, who threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns.


Dan Shaughnessy

This Super Bowl was one of the greatest

Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco and the Ravens beat the 49ers in a game that had everything — including a 34-minute power outage.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced his retirement before the playoffs, went out a winner, capping a 17-year career with his second Super Bowl title.

Ravens 34, 49ers 31

Ravens hold off 49ers to win Super Bowl

The Ravens fended off a second-half comeback by the 49ers, and a momentum-killing stadium power outage, to win the championship.

The mobile app from Ubersense is used by elite athletes from 20 different sports — among them bobsledders.

Data from apps help athletes raise the bar

The Boston area is developing a large family of companies that have created apps and Web programs to help usher in a new age of self-­measurement.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s portrait is the most recent addition to the “They Also Ran Gallery,” above a bank lobby in Norton, Kan.

Kansas gallery recalls presidential also-rans

Mitt Romney’s portrait is the most recent addition to the “They Also Ran Gallery,” above a bank lobby in Norton, Kansas.

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//[2].jpg The (Mystic) Tobin Bridge

The Mystic Bridge opened for traffic on Feb. 26, 1950, and was renamed in honor of former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin in 1967.