Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s transformation detailed at trial

A defense exhibit presented Tuesday showed Tamerlan Tsarnaev holding a gun.

In the penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial, the defense continued its effort to blame Tamerlan for the bombings.

//,NOAApermit932-1905GrappleA.jpg Humpback whale freed from entanglement off Provincetown

“It’s the thickest rope we’ve seen on a whale in our area,” a Marine Animal Entanglement Response team official said.

Dining Out

// Townsman puts fresh shine on New England tradition

This downtown restaurant from chef Matt Jennings offers strong hospitality and regional fare updated with world ingredients.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013.

NFL decides to end tax-exempt status

The move means the league will no longer have to disclose commissioner Roger Goodell’s salary or other financial information.

New York Jets' Darrelle Revis during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game between the New York Jets and the New York Giants, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


NFL fines Jets $100,000 for Darrelle Revis tampering

The Patriots won’t be punished for the tampering charge levied by the Jets in retaliation for what they believed to be a frivolous charge.

Xander Bogaerts is batting .277 so far in 2015.

Alex Speier

All-Star aspirations fueling Red Sox’ Xander Bogaerts

The shortstop is already showing the results from an offseason dedicated to improvement.

Apr 26, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) injures his shoulder during the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics. at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Cavaliers' Kevin Love likely done for season

Love was injured Sunday when he got tangled with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball.

Part 2 of 2

Leo’s Village

A severely burned boy from Africa and the community that took him in.

Capital Source

// John Kerry ‘ready and available’ to boost Olympics bid

Kerry, a self-described “huge proponent” of the Boston Games, would appear a natural fit to join the lobbying effort.

Members of the community held hands in front of police officers in riot gear outside a recently looted and burned CVS store in Baltimore.

Jim Bourg /REUTERS

What’s happening in Baltimore?

Allegations of police brutality have been a significant issue for the city, even before the death of Freddie Gray.

// Recent deaths a ‘slow-rolling crisis,’ Obama says

President Obama said there have been too many troubling police interactions with African-American citizens across America.

State says breathalyzers OK to use in Massachusetts

The state reviewed the results of 39,000 breath tests and found no evidence that the machines were functioning improperly.

// For both sides in gay marriage case, reason for hope and worry

Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand as the court heard historic arguments on same-sex marriage.

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// What’s at stake with the Supreme Court case on gay marriage?

Should the court affirm same-sex marriage, it would complete the social transformation that began in Mass. in 2004.

Opioid overdoses killed more than 1,000 in 2014

Figures released Tuesday provide the sharpest portrait yet of an epidemic that has devastated families across Mass.

Renee Salas at Everest Base Camp five days before the avalanche.

Salman Bhai

Doctor near Mount Everest offers insight on Nepal quake

Dr. Renee Salas, an emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been in Nepal since March 1.

State board votes to put Holyoke schools into receivership

The board voted 8 to 3 in favor of receivership after more than a decade of poor performance in the school system.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 23: Defense promises ‘no martyrdom’ in life sentence

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


// A united front in the opioid battle

The epidemic requires coordinated and comprehensive action, write US HHS Secretary Burwell, Governor Baker, and state HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders.

The Big Picture

Damaged buildings in Kathmandu.

Abir Abdullah/EPA

Thousands killed in Earthquake in Nepal

The death toll continues to rise after Saturday’s earthquake, and thousands of survivors are contending with the destruction.