Germanwings copilot hid illness from employers

German news media painted a picture of Andreas Lubitz as a man with a history of depression who had received psychological treatment.


Andreas Lubitz had been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.

Marty Walsh

// After lost bet, mayor wins column for a day

Shirley Leung has given up the best real estate in the city to a wannabe writer named Marty Walsh.

“I was using what everybody was using at the time,” said David Ortiz, on his use of supplements during the 2003 season.

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Haunted by failed drug test, David Ortiz opens up

The stigma threatens to play keep-away with the Red Sox slugger’s dream of reaching baseball’s Hall of Fame.

After mild temperatures and rain, snow is on the way

A fresh coating of snow is expected across the state Saturday, leaving up to 3 inches in some areas.

// Senator Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Reid said he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

// Two unaccounted for after NYC explosion, collapses

A gas explosion caused the collapse of three five-story buildings and damage to a fourth, injuring at least 19 people.

Police shoot and kill man armed with shotgun in Webster

The man allegedly shot twice at police early Friday before officers returned fire.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

A medical examiner’s testimony gave jurors a searing description of the death of Krystle Campbell, 29.


Image of Krystle Campbell will stay with Tsarnaev jurors

A medical examiner depicted Campbell’s final moments lying on Boylston Street, her body ripped apart.

Shayanna Jenkins is a prosecution witness in the case.

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Fiancee takes stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

The judge ruled Shayanna Jenkins can share some of the conversations she had with Hernandez after the murder.

// Antifraud effort on food stamps hurts poor, advocates say

The state is accused of cutting off thousands of deserving residents.

Woman indicted on charges of cheating One Fund Boston

Joanna Leigh was charged with fraudulently receiving almost $40,000 on the assertion that she suffered a traumatic brain injury.

// Researchers seek to short-circuit Alzheimer’s

A landmark study is the first medical trial to test whether a drug can prevent the disease in people who are at risk.

Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts hit a single during a spring training game against the Yankees.

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Aggressive approach at plate paying off for Mookie Betts

“Can’t walk to Fenway,” said the young Red Sox player, who has started taking chances on pitches he can attack.

Munch Madness 2015

// Meet the Final Four

Which restaurants should make it to the Top 2? Vote now in the semifinal match-ups.

This rare clubmoss is one of many unusual plants found in the challenging alpine environments in New England. (Elizabeth Farnsworth)

New England’s plants face significant threat

A report found 22 percent of all native plant species in New England are now either extinct, rare, or declining.


// A very proper ending for the lords and ladies of ‘Downton’

Teacups around the world were heard dropping with the news that PBS’s “Downton Abbey” would end after the sixth season.

Nantucket saw its population jump 2.7 percent last year, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Nantucket is fastest growing county in Mass.

The state’s smallest county saw its population jump 2.7 percent last year, new data from the US Census Bureau shows.

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// What if Springfield was the state capital?

If Springfield was the capital, there’d be less attention to Boston’s problems, less political coverage, and, perhaps, more corruption.

The Big Picture

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Mascots bring the spirit

With the NCAA Tournament underway, the mascots are out in force to bring good luck to their teams.