Boston Marathon bombing trial

Colorado prison is noted for isolation, security

The interior of the US Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility is stark, quiet, and very clean.

The Supermax prison houses the worst of the worst. It’s the place Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon be sent.

Kevin Cullen

// Dysfunctional, yes, but no excuse for Tsarnaev

Showing that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grew up in a nutty household will not be his best chance at avoiding death row.

// Death toll in Nepal earthquake rises to at least 2,500

Officials said the toll may increase as remote areas near the epicenter are searched.

// Nepalis in Greater Boston grieved by news of earthquake

Churches and temples that minister to the region’s close-knit Nepali community scrambled to put together plans to provide financial assistance.

Person with suspicious package is arrested at Copley

The person was arrested near the site of the Greek Parade at Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street, police said.

Olympic bid gains support, but with a big ‘if’

A new Globe poll shows a majority across the state and within Boston would back a bid that prohibits public spending.

Starts & Stops

// Green Line finally gets countdown clocks

Countdown clocks have finally hit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line.

// Freddie Gray’s sister calls for peace after Baltimore protests

Thousands jammed the streets of Baltimore Saturday, with pockets of protesters smashing out police car windows and storefronts.

 Principal Beryl New of Highland Park High School says the school’s funding is “a blatant economic status issue.”


Old battle lines drawn anew in Kansas

In the state where “separate but equal” died, the governor’s bet on supply-side economics imperils school gains.

Red Sox prospect Blake Swihart is good both behind the plate and with the bat. Said one scout: “That’s why you don’t trade him. And that’s why the Phillies and other teams would love to have him.”


All-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball

A catcher who plays great defense and can hit, like Red Sox prospect Blake Swihart, is a rare breed in MLB these days.

As a likely No. 1 overall pick, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been under plenty of scrutiny.

NFL teams turn into private detectives before draft

Teams conduct exhaustive background checks on potential draftees, especially those expected to be top picks.

Regis College’s renovations include an extension of Maria Hall (center), which will look onto a grassy quad that is replacing a parking lot.


A remarkable turnaround at Regis College

Once on the verge of closing, the Weston school has launched a $75 million campus upgrade.

Yvonne Abraham

Couple raises crops in recycled freight containers

The containers — which make up an operation owners Connie and Shawn Cooney have named Corner Stalk — hold the equivalent of a four-acre farm.

// Suffolk Downs gamblers must settle for simulcast horse races

This was not live thoroughbred horse racing, not the kind that for decades brought huge crowds to this old race track.

Historians believe more than 1,800 lives were lost when the Sultana exploded and burned on the Mississippi in 1865.


8 reasons why we forget some historical events

Remember the Sultana? It’s the greatest maritime disaster in US history.

ty burr

// Icon of sport and unreality TV, Jenner finds a truth inside

Bruce Jenner, once the most emasculated man on TV, bravely reached out and reclaimed his dignity. As a woman.

location, location, location

//[1].jpg What is it like to live in Stoneham?

Pat Kilty was a city kid, but visiting a relative in Stoneham changed her mind.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 22: The prosecution rests in penalty phase

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


Scott Lajoie

// Get excited about the SATs

Has the backlash against aptitude testing gone too far?

The Big Picture

 People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open air ceremony to commemorate their killing. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

The big picture

Remembering Armenia’s losses

People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period.