Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense paints Tsarnaev as follower

In a courtroom sketch, defense attorney David Bruck is depicted addressing the jury during the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers called eight witnesses, all of whom testified about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s commitment to Islam and strong personality.

Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Mother of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow says family disapproved

Judith Russell testified about how her family could only watch as the ties between her daughter and the older Tsarnaev brother deepened.

A woman carried her belongings as she walked over a collapsed house in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

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Villages plead for aid as toll from Nepal earthquake grows

As the death toll climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials pleaded for food, shelter, and medicine.

Four Americans killed at Mount Everest, official says

The State Department identified two of the US citizens killed as Thomas Ely Taplin and Vinh Truong.

// Climbers describe mayhem on Mount Everest

At least 18 climbers died and dozens were seriously injured after an avalanche hit, as dramatic details emerged about the tragedy.

Saugus teens released on bail in sex assault case

The victim had submitted a letter saying the incident, which was recorded and distributed on social media, was consensual.

Lawmakers question Baker’s plan to overhaul MBTA

The panel that proposed an overhaul of the agency was grilled by state legislators on Monday.

Ten-day event could bring music to a business near you

Act fast, business owners, because getting a permit to host live music at your bar or restaurant may never be this cheap and easy in Boston again.

A man carried items from a store as police vehicles burned after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

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Clashes erupt in Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral

Police in riot gear clashed with rock-throwing teenagers near the funeral of a young black man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Gloria Darden, mother of Freddie Gray, was comforted as she embraced his body before his funeral Monday.

Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore

Gray’s death has heightened tensions between residents and the police, with weekend protests at times turning violent.

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes (left) sat at the defense table at the opening of his trial in Centennial, Colo.

Colorado theater shooter was sane, prosecution argues

James Holmes acknowledges killing 12 people inside a packed movie theater, but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Donald Trump spoke at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, N.H., on Monday.

In N.H., Donald Trump dances around candidacy questions

“I have made up my mind,” Trump said to reporters, but later told a group of mostly veterans that he was “very close to making a decision.”

Mary Bonauto

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Bonauto to argue gay marriage case before Supreme Court

On Tuesday, Mary Bonauto will lead what could be the final fight in the battle she began in Massachusetts 12 years ago.

The NFL has set up a Draft Town complex that splits Grant Park and Congress Plaza in Chicago.

2015 NFL Draft guide

Draft order, picks by team, draft history, and schedule info for this year’s draft in Chicago.

Bold Types

Boston executives gather for unusual reading of ‘King Lear’

The performance at Babson College will feature Mo Cowan as the Earl of Kent and Roger Berkowitz as the Earl of Gloucester.

This Sept. 16, 2013 photo shows the ESPN logo prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Cincinnati. ESPN on Monday, April 27, 2015 filed a lawsuit against Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

The move comes amid an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Warren escalates fight with Obama on trade deal

Senator Warren is focusing sharply on secrecy and business influence surrounding the proposed international trade deal.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) is dragged by the arm by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The play resulted in an injury to Love that forced him from the game. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES

Kelly Olynyk sorry Kevin Love got hurt

Olynyk, who dislocated Love’s shoulder during Sunday’s game, said he would never intentionally hurt Love or any other player.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 22: The prosecution rests in penalty phase

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


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// Boomers, rejoice! 60 is the new 50

So long as the definers of age keep moving the goalpost, boomers may never have to grow old.

The Big Picture

 People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open air ceremony to commemorate their killing. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

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The big picture

Remembering Armenia’s losses

People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period.