‘We believed he was a threat,’ police say of man shot

A police official looked at a knife at the scene of the shooting in Roslindale.

Usaama Rahim, who officials say approached officers with a knife, had been under 24-hour surveillance.

Benjamin P. Urbelis appeared for his arraignment at Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

Ted Fitzgerald/pool

Woman who lost arm ‘doing fine,’ grandmother says

Bail for the owner of the boat that severed a 19-year-old woman’s arm was reduced to $10,000.

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The well-known Harvard professor and civil liberties advocate attributed the fall to a depleted supply of paper towels.

Sepp Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term as president of FIFA on Friday.

US officials say Blatter is focus of investigation

Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA head as corruption allegations swirled around world soccer’s governing body.

Marlborough lab may have received possibly live anthrax

The anthrax, provided by the Department of Defense, should have been inactivated before being sent to research laboratories.

Congress sends NSA phone collection bill to president

The legislation will phase out, over six months, the once-secret National Security Agency bulk phone records collection program.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Rabbi_353790.jpg Former Sharon rabbi pleads not guilty to stealing from synagogue

Barry Starr, who stepped down last year from Temple Israel, allegedly borrowed and stole nearly $500,000.

Kerry recovering after having broken leg set at MGH

Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right leg after he hit a curb and fell off his bike while cycling in the Alps.

Tsarnaev shootout was justified, DA says

Marian Ryan also said MBTA Transit Police Office Richard Donohue was likely wounded by fire from another officer.

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“This is a strong team. They’ve just played not up to their capabilities,” the Red Sox owner said.

Boston Red Sox’ Mike Napoli sits alone in the dugout after the Minnesota Twins beat the Red Sox 6-4 in a baseball game, Wednesday May 27, 2015, in Minneapolis. TheTwins swept the three-game series. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Dan Shaughnessy

Truth is, Red Sox just aren’t perennial playoff contenders

It’s time to face the fact that some of the team’s philosophies simply aren’t working.


A plastic surgeon has her identity stolen

Dr. Linda Lee makes a living altering her patients’ appearances. Now, someone has appropriated hers.

Students of Somerville High school tried to break a world record Tuesday.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Somerville students attempt world record

Getting a group of arm-linked people to stand up from the floor simultaneously sounds easy, but there are 59 Somerville High School students who would say otherwise.

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Senate President Stan Rosenberg appeared to be on board with the idea of legalization while speaking on WGBH-FM’s “Boston Public Radio.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Richard_Ormond_006A.jpg John Singer Sargent letters, memorabilia gifted to MFA

“Boston is Sargent’s city,” said Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers. The gift will be used to establish a John Singer Sargent Archive.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/warren150-1389.jpg In blunt letter, Elizabeth Warren blasts head of the SEC

Senator Warren calls Mary Jo White’s leadership “extremely disappointing” and accuses her of providing “misleading information.”

dining out

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/150528_kdb_MOODYS0280.jpg At the Backroom, just food. Really good food.

Chef Joshua Smith expands Moody’s Delicatessen, opening the Backroom, a restaurant specializing in meat and comfortable generosity.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, May 2015

From the Duckling Day Parade to the Boston Marathon bombing verdict, a look at the best in Globe photos this month.