Day care worker charged with sexual abuse

A Bridgewater State University student has been charged with sexually abusing children at the on-campus day care center where he worked.

Alexander Bradley testified during Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder trial.

Testimony aims to tie Hernandez to murder weapon

Alexander Bradley said that months before Odin Lloyd’s death, he saw Aaron Hernandez with a gun similar the one used to shoot Lloyd.

Man accused of forging names against Cambridge wine bar

Sydney DePaulo said the proposed European-style bar on Massachusetts Avenue would decrease nearby property values.

Brockton mayor wants quick decision on casino location

The state Gaming Commission has delayed action on a casino in Southeastern Mass.

State Police investigated 217 fatal opiate overdoses this year

A total of 170 men and 47 women died, according to State Police figures. They were, on average, 35 years old.

Harvard University in Cambridge.

A record year for Harvard rejections

Admission letters were sent to 1,990 of 37,307 applicants, the college said, for an acceptance rate of only 5.3 percent.

According to the paper, MBTA is likely to see an additional 367,000 riders each day by 2021.

Business leaders urge MBTA to invest in expansion

The push comes after a taxpayer group suggested that the T halt funding for expansion projects.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

US Attorney's Office

Interactive database

Explore the evidence in the case

A look at the witnesses, evidence, and key players in the trial.

Home alone in Waltham, and a strange man in the house

A 12-year-old boy locked himself in a bedroom and quietly called 911 when a man broke in.

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) is shown against the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. Boston won 3-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox catcher Vazquez to have season-ending surgery

The loss of Christian Vazquez for all of 2015 could alter the course of the Red Sox’ season.

Everyone can broadcast. But will anyone watch?

A new app called Periscope from Twitter lets iPhone owners broadcast live video.

Evan Horowitz

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Rarely, if ever, has there been such a rapid mobilization of boycotts, sanctions, and denunciations against a lone US state.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence spoke Tuesday during a news conference in Indianapolis.

In N.H., many don’t care about Indiana religion law

Republican presidential hopefuls have lined up in support of the law. That may help them in Iowa, but probably not in New Hampshire.

Foxborough MA 3/27/15 New England Revolution Juan Agudelo traps the ball in front of San Jose Earthquakes Sanna Nyassi during first half action at Gillette Stadium on Saturday March 28, 2015. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Reporter:

Edelman signs with Red Sox, and more April Fools’ pranks

Tom Brady wasn’t the only Patriots player to have a little fun on April Fools’ Day. Here’s a roundup from the world of sports.

Residents dug out after the blizzard of 1997.

April Fools’ Day blizzard of 1997 was no joke

The late-season snowstorm was the biggest of the season, and one of the region’s largest in recorded history.

opinion | Brandon Ambrosino

Jesus’ radical politics

The bells of Easter Sunday, comforting though they may be, are actually a call to war, albeit a nonviolent kind of war.

Penguins stood on a rock near a research station Antarctica.

Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

Antarctica may have just seen its hottest day ever

With the preliminary reading of 63.5 degrees, the northern tip of the continent was almost 30 degrees warmer than Boston last Tuesday.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote for a champion

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

Marathon trial podcast

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

Opinion

Janice Page

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/01/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/janicepage-wide.jpg The Angelina Jolie effect

The actress could be a powerful advocate for access to technologies and treatments that give more women a fair shot.

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Radioactive Fukushima

Trash sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards.