Many in Mass. cities still lack health insurance

An analysis shows that despite the state’s health care law, pockets remain with a relatively high percentage of uninsured people.

Secretary of State John Kerry looked out of his hotel window in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday.


Kerry has much at stake in push for Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry has invested so much in negotiations with Iran that they could shape his legacy, for better or worse, analysts say.

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.

Baker official scolds MBTA over land sale to Wynn

A top state regulator says the MBTA rushed the sale of land that Wynn Resorts wants for the entrance to a casino in Everett.

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.

// Walsh under pressure to hike fees on developers

Nonprofits are urging Mayor Walsh to boost funding for affordable housing by increasing fees on commercial developments.

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.

Bertrand Guay/Big Apple Circus

Circus review

Never a wasted moment in Big Apple’s ‘Metamorphosis’

“Metamorphosis” is all about transformation, or in the words of Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane, “the power that turns the everyday into the extraordinary.”

The Celtics’ Marcus Smart stripped the ball from the Pacers’ David West on a first-quarter drive to the hoop.

Celtics 100, Pacers 87

Celtics defeat Pacers at TD Garden

The Celtics defeated one of their main competitors for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

ty burr | critic’s notebook

// The envelope pushes back for Trevor Noah

Noah is a comedian who’s pushed the taste envelope in pursuit of laughs and maybe insights about our world.

Tech Lab

Everyone can broadcast. But will anyone watch?

Apps that let users broadcast live video have been with us for years. But suddenly, people are starting to use them.

Alex Feldman, also known as Alex the Jester, handed out dollar bills at Harvard Square, something he’s been doing for the past 23 years on Aprils Fools Day.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A fool and his money are soon parted. Or maybe not

Alex Feldman handed out money Wednesday, or tried to. He’s done it for 23 years on April Fools Day in what has become a type of social experiment.

Evan Horowitz

// Why is Indiana’s religious freedom law so controversial?

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.

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.

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

// Episode 16: Tsarnaev’s defense rests

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


Janice Page

// 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.