Testimony aims to tie Hernandez to murder weapon

Alexander Bradley testified during Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder trial.

Alexander Bradley said that months before Odin Lloyd’s death, he saw Aaron Hernandez with a gun similar the one used to shoot Lloyd.

State Police investigated 217 fatal opiate overdoses this year

A total of 170 men and 47 women died, according to State Police figures. They were, on average, 35 years old.

Harvard University in Cambridge.

A record year for Harvard rejections

Admission letters were sent to 1,990 of 37,307 applicants, the college said, for an acceptance rate of only 5.3 percent.

Richard Poirier of Waltham was charged with attempted breaking and entering, destruction of property, possession of burglarious tools, disorderly conduct, and receiving stolen property.

Boy, 12, leads police to suspect after break-in at Waltham house

The boy locked himself in a bedroom and called 911 after hearing someone breaking into his house, officials said.

Protesters rallied for higher wages for fast food workers on May 7, 2014, in New York City.

McDonald’s will give employees pay raise

About 90,000 employees at McDonald’s-owned restaurants will get an increase in wages as the company responds to an improving economy.

Police were at the scene of a shooting in which a man died and a woman was injured in Dorchester on Monday.

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Investigators hunt for clues in fatal Dorchester shooting

Police have not identified the victims of the attack that left a 37-year-old man dead and a 34-year-old woman woman injured.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

US Attorney's Office

Interactive database

Explore the evidence in the case

A look at the witnesses, evidence, and key players in the trial.

Thousands rallied at the Indiana State House on Saturday against the controversial bill.

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Evan Horowitz

Why is Indiana’s religious freedom law so controversial?

Rarely, if ever, has there been such a rapid mobilization of boycotts, sanctions, and denunciations against a lone US state.

Governor Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker to get buzzcut for charity

The governor will settle into a barber’s chair next Tuesday to help raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Foxborough MA 3/27/15 New England Revolution Juan Agudelo traps the ball in front of San Jose Earthquakes Sanna Nyassi during first half action at Gillette Stadium on Saturday March 28, 2015. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Reporter:

Edelman signs with Red Sox, and more April Fools’ pranks

Tom Brady wasn’t the only Patriots player to have a little fun on April Fools’ Day. Here’s a roundup from the world of sports.

Residents dug out after the blizzard of 1997.

April Fools’ Day blizzard of 1997 was no joke

The late-season snowstorm was the biggest of the season, and one of the region’s largest in recorded history.

According to the paper, MBTA is likely to see an additional 367,000 riders each day by 2021.

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Business leaders urge MBTA to invest in expansion

The push comes after a taxpayer group suggested that the T halt funding for expansion projects.


Jon Lester, age 31 — 6 years, $155 million  // Rich Pilling/Getty Images

Hanley Ramirez, age 31 — 4 years, $88 million // Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Giancarlo Stanton, age 25 — 13 years, $325 million // Stacy Revere/Getty Images


Pablo Sandoval, age 28 — 5 years, $95 million // Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press


Pedroia jerseys are one of the top sellers in MLB. A player’s added value to the team is another factor in determining contract size. 





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Are long baseball contracts worth it?

Megadeals for players that stretch well into their 30s are perilous. So why do teams keep doing it?

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Microbrew laws rewritten as demand for craft beer grows

The popularity has craft breweries bumping up against the country’s longstanding three-tier system that governs the beer industry.

Ed Davis confirms role in Marathon bombing movie

The former police commissioner is involved with a Mark Wahlberg-produced movie, but didn’t say if the actor will play him.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote for a champion

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

Marathon trial podcast

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

Opinion

Janice Page

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/01/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/janicepage-wide.jpg The Angelina Jolie effect

The actress could be a powerful advocate for access to technologies and treatments that give more women a fair shot.

The Big Picture

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Radioactive Fukushima

Trash sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards.