Baker signs early retirement bill to cut state workforce

Approval by lawmakers gave Governor Charlie Baker a victory in his efforts to bridge a daunting budget shortfall.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

An artist’s depiction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s aunt, Shakhruzat Suleimanov (right), testifying with an interpreter during the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial.


With relatives on stand, Tsarnaev shows emotion

After weeks of an impassive demeanor, convicted Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen wiping tears from his eyes.

// Ex-Tsarnaev teacher cites compassion in decision to testify

When testifying last week, Becki Norris told jurors that Tsarnaev was among a handful of students she’ll always remember.

// Marine general to be tapped to lead Joint Chiefs

President Obama will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford Jr., a Boston native, as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, officials said.

Report cites problems with DCF appeals process

The Department of Children and Families is beset by a backlog of appeals by people who have had findings against them, a report said.

Mass. health care providers save millions in Medicare costs

Four state health care organizations saved nearly $150 million by coordinating care for patients and working to keep them healthy, a federal report says.

Blue Hills Bank wins Supreme Court case

The small Hyde Park bank won the case against a homeowner, one of the nation’s largest banks and the Obama administration.

// Ex-principal investigated for ‘conduct complaint’

Police are investigating the complaint against Jonathan Pizzi, who resigned as principal of Needham High over the weekend.

// NYPD Officer Brian Moore dies from injuries

Brian Moore was shot while attempting to stop a man he suspected of carrying a handgun on Saturday.

ESPN camera operators were at the Broncos-Bengals playoff game on Dec. 22. Four years ago, the network signed a $15.2 billion contract to show NFL games through the 2021 season.

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Steven Syre

New viewing options challenge future of cable TV giants

Here’s an idea for the world of cable TV: Customers only pay for the channels they want.

05/04/2015 BOSTON, MA Manager John Farrell (cq) (left) escorted injured player Hanley Ramirez (cq) off the field with trainer Rick Jameyson (cq) in the 1st inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Hanley Ramirez leaves game with sprained left shoulder

The Red Sox left fielder slammed into the wall along the left-field line chasing a fly in the first inning and had to leave the game.

// Executive David Goldberg died of head trauma after exercise accident

The SurveyMonkey CEO, 47, was exercising in a Mexican resort when he apparently slipped on the treadmill and hit the machine.

// Marathoner seeking man she kissed hears from wife

The unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

// Tyler Tumminia has baseball in her blood

The wife of Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is the daughter of a longtime scout and oversees operations for four minor league teams.

Actress Anne Hathaway arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015.

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Met Ball draws boldfaced fashionistas

The Met Ball is a feast for the eyes, at least among people interested in watching the rich and famous play dress-up.

// Meet the Patriots’ 2015 draft class

New England’s class includes 11 players drafted, eight on the final day.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Pedro Martinez as good as ever in his new book

The Hall of Famer tells it just as he sees it in his new book, which is due out Tuesday.

Environmentalists and solar power installers fear a halt in solar construction once the Eversource caps are reached.

Solar industry in limbo after task force’s divided report

The Baker administration has made it clear that it’s not ready to support an increase in the caps on net metering.

Kate Duchess of Cambridge held her newborn baby as they left St. Mary's Hospital.

How popular is the name Charlotte?

The name of the new royal princess has been popular in the United Kingdom for several years and has recently taken off in the US.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 25: Old friends, teachers remember Tsarnaev as ‘kind’

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



// If not the public, who is going to bankroll UMass?

Marty Meehan, the new president, is pledging to raise more money than any predecessor. From whom – and at what price?

The Big Picture

Georgiy Samsonov (L), Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The big picture

Berlin battleground—70 years later

Decades after the Battle for Berlin, photographer Fabrizio Bensch unearthed pictures by a Red Army photographer that depicted a city at war’s end.