Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

The decision by Italy’s highest court brought a definitive end to the high-profile case against Knox and her ex-boyfriend.

Ellen Pao left the Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in her trial in San Francisco.

Jury rejects some bias claims against Kleiner Perkins

The jury in the widely-watched case returned to deliberations because its vote on one of the gender bias claims failed to reach the required threshold.

// Genzyme moving to new Kendall Square headquarters in 2018

About 950 employees will move from one of the best-known landmarks in the city’s life science cluster to 50 Binney St.

Liberty Mutual job shifts to affect 80 workers in Mass.

The company will move hundreds of customer service jobs around the country to six call centers, including one in Springfield.

// Germanwings copilot excused from work by doctor on day of crash

The evidence came as authorities sought an explanation of why he locked himself into the cockpit and crashed the Airbus A320.

// Germanwings crash recalls memories of EgyptAir disaster

The crash of the Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight from New York also raised questions about a copilot’s intentions.

// ‘Possibility of impropriety’ in gas explosion, mayor says

Someone may have ‘‘inappropriately accessed’’ a gas line before an explosion that injured nineteen people and left two missing.

Starts and Stops

// Commuter rail says it will return to full service Monday

Commuter rail officials say they’re on track to return to a normal schedule by their self-imposed deadline.

The Soyuz spacecraft launched Friday on its way to the International Space Station.


Astronauts blast off for year-long trip to space station

The trip is NASA’s first stab at a one-year spaceflight, anticipating Mars expeditions that would last two to three years.

Shayanna Jenkins walked from the stand after testifying during Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial.

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Hernandez was ‘normal’ after Lloyd’s death, fiancee says

The two men Aaron Hernandez allegedly committed a murder with were also “fine” hours after the killing of Odin Lloyd, Shayanna Jenkins testified.

Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Warren responds after banks reportedly withhold donations to Democrats

Two banks reportedly decided to halt contributions to Senate Democrats unless Warren and Sherrod Brown tone down their rhetoric.


Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame to be advisor for Boston-based firm

Plame, a former CIA covert operations officer, will serve on the advisory board of Boston-based Starling Trust Sciences.

The Arts Issue

// 35 must-see spring and summer arts events in New England

Boston Globe critics share what’s at the top of their list for books, visual arts, dance, film, pop music, classical music, and theater.

@ Large

It’s political season (again) on social media. Watch your step.

Here are some “don’ts” when it comes to expressing your political opinions on social media.

FBI offers reward for information on gold theft from Boston-bound truck

Armed robbers stole nearly $5 million worth of gold bars in North Carolina on March 1 from a truck headed to Boston.

Vicki Kennedy opens up about the Kennedy Institute

The wife of Edward Kennedy spoke about the wishes of her husband before he died and the challenges of creating the institute.

// Longfellow’s last two ‘salt and pepper’ towers coming off

The structures will return as part of a restoration process, but as the weather warms, the bridge will present a very different face.

// Wow Air’s first flight to land at Logan today

The low-cost Icelandic carrier provides service to Reykjavik and other European cities.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 13: How the Marathon bombs were built

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


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// Edward M. Kennedy Institute aims to inspire

The institute is a reminder of everything the Senate was designed to be — and everything it can be again, the senator’s widow writes.

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.