GOP presses EPA pick with 1,000 questions

Republicans continue to aggressively question Gina McCarthy, who has been nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Yvonne Abraham

High-stakes action on casino proposals

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

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

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They cut cable, but not their shows

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

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

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FlightCar brings peer-to-peer car sharing to Logan

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

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

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.


Little Nikon with big lens goes a long way

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

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 uncle and sisters of victims Paul and J.P. Norden started their long walk in Hopkinton.

Runners, victims finish marathon

More than a dozen Marathon runners crossed the freshly painted finish line exactly one month after an attack left three dead and more than 250 injured.

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“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.

Jonathan McPhee gets animated discussing ‘Coppélia’

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.