Glitch cuts off food stamps

The state’s efforts to modernize the program and root out fraud have instead cut off thousands from their benefits.

Woman indicted on charges of cheating One Fund Boston

Officials allege Joanna Leigh was at the Marathon on the day of the bombings, but was not injured like she claimed.

Workers continued their search operation near the site of the Germanwings plane crash.

Tragedy renews worries over crew mental health

The Germanwings crash is raising questions about whether the aviation industry is doing enough to screen for mental illness.

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David Ortiz is still haunted by failed drug test

The stigma has stuck to Ortiz like pine tar, scarring his legacy and threatening to keep him out of the Hall of Fame.

This rare clubmoss is one of many unusual plants found in the challenging alpine environments in New England. (Elizabeth Farnsworth)

New England’s plants face significant threat

A report found 22 percent of all native plant species in New England are now either extinct, rare, or declining.

Boston Marathon bombing trial


// What this trial is all about

Dr. Jennifer Hammers, who performed the autopsy on Krystle Campbell, testified in the Marathon bombing trial Thursday.

Tools and other items were found in the Cambridge apartment.

Bomb victim’s injuries described to Tsarnaev jurors

The mood in the courtroom shifted when the medical examiner described how Krystle Marie Campbell was killed in the first explosion.

// Two buildings collapse after gas blast in NYC

Officials said the incident in Manhattan’s East Village injured at least 19 people.

Route 3 could get express toll lanes

A 17-mile section of Route 3 could get two express toll lanes to help ease traffic during rush hour, officials say.

For James Normil (left), college has been a series of starts and stops as life got in the way. Now he is closer to a degree than ever before thanks to an innovative new model for higher education from the charter school organization, Match Education. Instead of racking up the traditional classroom hours, Normil, who works for a nonprofit in Dorchester, earns credit for his degree by demonstrating skills through self-paced online projects that are then graded. He has completed 70 percent of the necessary coursework so far.

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Bringing a charter-school approach to college

Supporters say such programs could give more people a route to the middle class, but opponents worry it could actually increase inequality.

// Researchers seek to short-circuit Alzheimer’s

A landmark study is the first medical trial to test whether a drug can prevent the disease in people who are at risk.

Shane Victorino has worked with fellow outfielder Mookie Betts throughout spring camp.

Dan Shaughnessy

Victorino episode a rare brush fire in Red Sox camp

The Red Sox’ glut of big league-ready outfielders in the spring of 2015 was bound to bubble over at some point.

Aaron Hernandez sat with defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial on Thursday.

Judge to allow some Hernandez jailhouse calls as evidence

Recordings of Aaron Hernandez allegedly lying to his cancer-stricken cousin can be played at Hernandez’s murder trial, a judge ruled.

Members of the Yemeni security forces and tribal gunmen, both loyal to the Huthi movement, brandished their weapons during a gathering Thursday in Sanaa to show support the Shiite Huthi militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country.

Evan Horowitz

What happened, and what’s next in the Yemen conflict

The country has been engulfed by war, threatening the balance of power in the region and imperiling a key US ally in the fight against terrorism.

Behind the Kennedy Institute experience with Edwin Schlossberg

The story behind the software, the programs, the tablets, and Ted Kennedy’s vision for his institute.

Ben Affleck testifies before Congress, mentions Batman

Affleck said a special hello to Sen. Patrick Leahy, who had a cameo role in “The Dark Knight Rises.”

// Visitors to Back Bay fire station remember two fallen firefighters

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of that deadly blaze, but for those at the firehouse it felt more like yesterday.

Nantucket saw its population jump 2.7 percent last year, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Nantucket is fastest growing county in Mass.

The smallest county in Mass. saw its population jump 2.7 percent last year, new data from the US Census Bureau shows.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 12: Tsarnaev’s texts and other digital data

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



// Boston 2024, or The Raven Returns

John Fish and other organizers failed to provide adequate answers as to how they’ll achieve the Olympics without taxpayer money.

The Big Picture

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Mascots bring the spirit

With the NCAA Tournament underway, the mascots are out in force to bring good luck to their teams.