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.

// Boston area’s Nepali community plans vigil tonight

The event is set for Copley Square at 7 p.m. as people of Nepali heritage react to the earthquake.

Rescue workers removed debris as they searched for victims of earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu.

Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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.

Boston police seek driver of car that hit 4-year-old boy Saturday

The boy was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

Five injured in morning crash on Pike in Charleton

Four people in one vehicle and one in another were taken to a hospital.

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.

Poll shows most support Olympic bid without public spending

A majority across the state and in Boston would back a bid that prohibits public spending on sports venues and the running of the Games.

// Obama tosses zingers at press, political foes at dinner

The White House Correspondents’ dinner also featured a few barbs from host Cecily Strong of “Saturday Night Live.”

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Celtics’ season ends with playoff loss

Facing elimination, the Celtics were defeated in a physical Game 4 at TD Garden.

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.

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.

 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.


They do: The scholarly about-face on marriage

A mood of cautious agreement signals the possibility of a rare detente in one battlefront of the culture wars.

Three new Vermont restaurants worth drooling over

Get to Vermont soon to try out these new restaurants, in Brattleboro, Stowe, and Winooski.

globe magazine

// How Boston’s Bill Bratton is making over the NYPD

Thanks to the police commissioner, an idea hatched in ’70s Boston is rolling out in 21st-century New York.

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.

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.