Alleged killers plotted to rob escorts, officials say

Derrell Fisher (left) and Epshod Jeune (right) were led to a Middlesex County Sheriff’s van.

Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe

A second woman was attacked in the Red Roof Inn in Woburn just minutes before Sanisha Johnson was killed, officials say.

Lincoln County reserve deputy Mark Walsh waved to a passing motorist while stationed in front of the house where one of the bodies was discovered.

Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald

Authorities hope autopsies shed light on Maine family deaths

Investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in the deaths of Carol and Svend Jorgensen and their son, Eric.

// Sleeping woman killed by errant rifle shot in Lawrence

The shooting death inside an apartment led to the arrests of three men who stand accused of heroin and cocaine trafficking.

// New finance minister in place as Greece works on financial rescue

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras received the rare backing of opposition parties to restart bailout negotiations.

// Five numbers that explain the Greek financial crisis

Voters soundly rejected the lastest EU offer, but world markets largely shrugged off the news.

// Tsarnaev defense asks for verdict, sentence to be overturned

The document was described by defense attorneys as a “placeholder’’ filed only to comply with deadlines set by Judge O’Toole.

// Iran pushes for end to UN arms embargo in nuclear deal

It’s a demand that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast clout.

Maine man dies after setting off firework on his head

Devon Staples was drinking with his friends when he placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head, authorities said.

A rendering of Yotel, a “micro hotel” being built as a part of developer John B. Hynes III’s Seaport Square project.


‘Micro-hotel’ closer to reality on South Boston waterfront

The 326-room hotel in South Boston’s waterfront district will feature rooms as small as 176 square feet.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 23: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning against the aka at Fenway Park on June 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Here are six ways the Red Sox can get better right now

As the Red Sox rebound from a poor start to the season, there are several moves that might speed the process.

// Red Sox make defensive history in win over Astros

For the first time in more than 17,000 games, the Sox did not have a first baseman record a putout.

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs looks to pass under pressure from Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 5 of their first round NBA playoffs series in Los Angeles, California on April 28, 2015. TThe Spurs defeated the Clippers 111-107. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

For NBA free agents, shorter deals may pay off later

With teams getting richer from a new TV deal next year, free agents must weigh long-term security vs. big paydays.

At the Ocean State Job Lot in Westborough, Barbara Verzillo, field merchandiser, unpacked grill utensils.

Ocean State Job Lot gears up for busiest season of year

At the dollar stores, customers shop for things they need. At Ocean State Job Lot, they shop for things they want.

// MBTA ends use of ‘honor box’ at parking lots

Effective today, the “honor box” payment system has been replaced with the PayByPhone method.

The lightship was seen docked at Charlestown Navy Yard in 2010.

John Blanding/Globe staff

Historic lightship’s beacon to shine for first time since 1975

The Nantucket Lightship LV-112, which once lit passage through the Nantucket Shoals, has been dark for years.

The Mall at Chestnut Hill is redesigning the entrance to feature automatic doors, new finishes, glass lanterns, and an expanded vestibule.

Mall hopes new exterior adds to high-end experience

The boxy concrete exterior of The Mall at Chestnut Hill is a fashion mismatch with the upscale retailers inside.

// South Carolina lawmakers debate Confederate flag

The debate started with a pair of senators whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War.

The Big Picture

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.