Boston Marathon bombing trial

‘It was him,’ defense admits as Marathon bombing trial begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered the courtroom in an artist’s sketch.

Art Lien

A defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to shift blame for the attack to his older brother during opening statements in the trial.

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Survivors of the Boston Marathon terror bombings broke into tears as they testified at the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

KEVIN CULLEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8647.jpg Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/marathon150-7978.jpg Tsarnaev shopped for milk after bombing, prosecutors say

Court proceedings revealed many new details, including allegations that Tsarnaev read terrorist writings as early as 2011.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/collier150-7980.jpg Prosecution describes slaying of MIT officer Sean Collier

A Ruger pistol provided to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by a friend was the gun the brothers used to kill Collier, prosecutors said.

Magazine

The danger of neglecting community colleges

As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.

Tech Lab

Battling the bloatware blight on PCs, Androids

Almost every Windows computer and Android device on the market is cluttered with programs you never installed and may not want.

Governor Charlie Baker, with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, unveiled his state budget proposal on Wednesday.

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Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-079.jpg A look at what’s in Baker’s budget

Governor Charlie Baker unveiled his first budget proposal this afternoon, and it is all about the deficit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walsh150-7993.jpg Walsh delivers impassioned defense of Olympics 2024 bid

Mayor Walsh cast the Olympic effort as a rare chance to “create the first new vision” for Boston in generations.

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown. 

US won’t charge Ferguson officer in Michael Brown death

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Darren Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety.

Former prosecutor sues Suffolk district attorney

The prosecutor alleges she was the subject of wage and gender discrimination and was fired when she complained about it.


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Brianna Wu at her home alongside a poster of characters from her team’s game Revolution 60. //  Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff/file

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff/file

Perspective

Brianna Wu on why Gamergate trolls won’t win

Threats are keeping Wu’s female game developers from PAX East, but they’re not going to silence them, she says.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.