Boston Marathon bombing trial

Cousin describes Tsarnaev as kind in testimony

Raisat Suleimanov is one of five relatives expected to speak on Dzhokhar’s behalf in the penalty phase of the trial.

// Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek was seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison.

// Republican Carly Fiorina jumps into presidential race

The one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview.

Logan Airport officials plan to curb energy consumption, cut emissions, and spend millions to protect runways from rising seas.

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Logan climate plan aims to protect against sea rise

Officials plan to cut carbon emissions, curb energy consumption, and spend millions to protect runways from rising seas.

// State senator’s law work, political role seem to overlap

Brian Joyce has frequently blurred the lines between his public duties and his private business.

Sailboats were lined up in Duxbury Bay on Sunday for a high school sailing competition.


Sunny, clear skies and warm weather expected all week

Temperatures will reach the upper 70s, and possibly the 80s today.

Parenting | Kara Baskin and David Mogolov

// How to deal with the neighbors’ bratty children

Sadly, you can’t actually ban your children from playing with the neighborhood menaces.

//[1].jpg Southeastern Mass. casino bids face critical tests

Two potential developers must submit financing plans by Monday’s end, and a third faces a referendum vote May 12.

An FBI agent viewed debris of a car blown up by police as a precaution near the Curtis Culwell Center on Monday in Garland,Texas.

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Officer praised in Mohammed cartoon contest shooting

“He did what he was trained to do,” said an official of the officer who shot and killed the two gunmen in Texas.

// Mohammed contest organizer has history of provocation

Pamela Geller has become one of America’s loudest voices against what she sees as the creeping ‘‘Islamization’’ of America.

Ben Volin | On football

// Belichick’s plan for Patriots’ defense continues to evolve

The idea now is to develop a rotation on the defensive line and overwhelm opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks.

Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26.

Dan Shaughnessy

Pedro Martinez as good as ever in his new book

The Hall of Famer tells it just as he sees it in his new book, which is due out Tuesday.


// Jacoby Ellsbury still unreadable off the field

Ellsbury remains just as he was during his seven seasons in Boston: a player we know precious little about.

// Floating sculpture fills skies over the Greenway

The vast, half-acre net of rusty orange, magenta, and green hues will float above the Greenway until October.

// ‘May the 4th Be With You’ a rallying cry for ‘Star Wars’ fans

“Star Wars Day” captures the hearts and minds of Jedi Masters and Stormtroopers alike, and this year is no different.

A young Kurt Cobain from the HBO film “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.”

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Television Review

‘Montage of Heck’ an intimate portrait of Kurt Cobain

The captivating film, which airs Monday night on HBO, shows some of the late singer-songwriter’s most private moments.

// Winter insurance claims mount

Following the historic season, claims for winter storm damage have totaled $2.3 billion in the first quarter of this year.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 25: Old friends, teachers remember Tsarnaev as ‘kind’

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


James E. Canales and Jane Chu

// Development boom must include arts

Now is the time to embrace a more inclusive definition of the arts.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month for April

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