Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s temper described at trial

A former friend of his widow thought she was being “emotionally abused” by Tamerlan, who once joked he had AIDS, as a prank.

KEVIN CULLEN

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s relatives came on a day when the defense pulled out all the stops in their attempt to humanize their client.

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The early retirement plan that is expected to save money but quickly raised worries about an erosion of state services.

Health inspectors have been summoned to Braemoor Health Center in Brockton three times in the past year.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

With nursing home chain’s expansion, problems spiked

Dirty dishes, neglected patients, and a lack of nurses are among the complaints leveled against Synergy Health Centers.

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The former Arkansas governor plans to announce Tuesday that he will again seek the Republican nomination.

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An audio statement linked the group to the shooting outside a cartoon contest exhibiting cartoon depictions of Mohammed.

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No group claimed responsibility for shooting Gerard “Jock” Davison at short range near his home.

Rough flu season took a heavy toll on older patients

The rate of those 65 and older visiting US hospitals because of the virus was at the highest rate on record.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

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TV may not necessarily become cheaper, but you shouldn’t have to pay for content you don’t want.

One person was found dead in the fire and investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze

Justin Saglio for the Globe

One dead in blaze at Arlington condo complex

One person is dead after a four-alarm fire that swept through a condominium complex in Arlington, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said.

Jonathan Pizzi was selected from a crowded field of candidates when he took over the helm at the high school in 2009.

Police join inquiry into former Needham principal

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

Hanley Ramirez is surrounded by his manager, a trainer, and teammates after running into the side wall in left.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

What quick fixes can Red Sox make to right the ship?

The left shoulder sprain Hanley Ramirez suffered Monday may require yet another alteration to the overall 2015 plan.

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard sits on the bench during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. Dennard has reported to a Lincoln, Neb., jail to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer. Corrections officers with the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility who spoke on condition of anonymity because of jail policy said Dennard reported to the Lincoln facility Saturday morning, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

AP

Patriots release Alfonzo Dennard

Dennard played in just six games last season and was beaten out for playing time by then-rookie Malcolm Butler.

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Saturday’s boxing match, which was widely panned for failing to live up to the hype, may have hurt the pay-per-view market.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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

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Ryan McHenry, creator of the “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal” meme, died of cancer Sunday at 27.

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Actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on “Game of Thrones,” was photographed as Captain Phasma by Annie Leibovitz.

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Lockhart, who became conductor of the Boston Pops at 35, marks 20 years with a spring season that starts Wednesday.

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Maiden was selected best chef in the Northeast in the competition billed as the Oscars of the food world.

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.