Boston Marathon bombing trial

With aunt on stand, Tsarnaev appears to cry

After weeks of showing little or no emotion, the convicted Marathon bomber 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.

Garland police spokesperson Joe Harn held a press conference this morning.

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Officer praised in Mohammed cartoon contest shooting

“He did what he was trained to do,” said an official of the officer who shot and killed the two gunmen in Texas.

// Mohammed contest organizer has history of provocation

Pamela Geller has become one of America’s loudest voices against what she sees as the creeping ‘‘Islamization’’ of America.

Want to boost your child’s future earnings? Move to right county

Some Mass. counties contribute to income mobility, while others hinder it, Harvard researchers found.

// Supreme Court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek was seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison.

// Neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House bid

Carson, a Republican and the only African-American in the race, announced his plans on Monday.

// Republican Carly Fiorina jumps into presidential race

The one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview.

Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26.


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.

Ben Volin | On football

// Belichick’s plan for Patriots’ defense continues to evolve

The idea now is to develop a rotation on the defensive line and overwhelm opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks.

// Rob Gronkowski is a semifinalist for Madden NFL 16 cover

The Patriots tight end is up against Patrick Peterson, Odell Beckham Jr., and Antonio Brown.


‘Mad Men’ at work: Joan’s career at a crossroads

In 1960, Joan got flowers from men who wanted her body. In 1970, she gets houseplants from women who want her business.

// ‘May the 4th Be With You’ a rallying cry for ‘Star Wars’ fans

“Star Wars Day” captures the hearts and minds of Jedi Masters and Stormtroopers alike, and this year is no different.

Parenting | Kara Baskin and David Mogolov

// How to deal with the neighbors’ bratty children

Sadly, you can’t actually ban your children from playing with the neighborhood menaces.

// Sunny, clear skies and warm weather expected all week

Temperatures will reach the upper 70s, and possibly the 80s today.


// Acknowledging animals as beings

Every species is unique and, like us, its members view themselves as such.

The Mahmood family (from left) Shahla, Muhammad Nisar, Hamza, and Farah, and family friend Debra Portmann.

Fighting the lure of the galaxy of jihad

The Justice Department has launched a program in Boston to counter the lure of violent extremism spread by social media.

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.


James E. Canales and Jane Chu

// Development boom must include arts

Now is the time to embrace a more inclusive definition of the arts.

The Big Picture

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month for April

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers last month.