Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev defense team cites influence of family culture

Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, parents of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, at a news conference in Dagestan soon after the bombings. Defense attorneys say their client was profoundly affected by the family’s stormy atmosphere.


The prosecution challenged the idea that Dzhokhar was shaped by the culture to adopt a traditional obedient role.


// Tsarnaev defense throwing everything against the wall

During the penalty phase of the trial, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are trying to save his life, not our time.

Rescue workers searched through the debris of the Germanwings jet crash site in March.


Copilot seemed to practice for crash in previous flight

Andreas Lubitz appeared to practice a controlled descent in a flight two hours before the fatal French Alps crash, investigators said.

// Man accused of killing parents reportedly had history of violence

The Sudbury man accused in the deaths of his adoptive parents in the Virgin Islands was reportedly arrested in 2011 on assault charges.

Man convicted in officer’s slaying granted new trial

A man convicted of killing a Boston police detective in 1993 was granted a new trial — his fourth — in the controversial case.

Gloucester to stop arresting addicts who request help

Police in Gloucester said the approach is a “revolutionary” shift in their battle against opioids and other substances.

The MBTA said its contract with commuter rail operator Keolis does not provide enough incentive for the company to regularly collect fares.

Commuter rail tests new technology to count passengers

The 30-day test will use motion sensor technology on Platform 5 at South Station to better measure fare evasion.

// Archdiocese, Scituate parishioners face off in court

A constant vigil has been held at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church since church leaders moved to shutter the parish in 2004.

Though treadmill deaths are rare in the United States, injuries are not.

Erik Jacobs/Globe Staff/File

Treadmill deaths rare in the US, but injuries are not

The death of Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg has focused new attention on the risks of the hugely popular exercise machines.

// Sheryl Sandberg posts tribute to late husband on Facebook

Silicon Valley executive David Goldberg died last Friday after falling off a treadmill while on vacation and hitting his head.

Red Sox 2, Rays 0

// Mookie Betts homers twice to lift Red Sox over Rays

Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings in Boston’s win at Fenway Park.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// John Henry disappointed over Red Sox’ recent run but optimistic overall

The owner met with John Farrell, Ben Cherington and others to talk about ways to improve after a 12-14 start.

The Norwegian Dawn docks at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda.

Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe

Cruise lines competing for Boston-to-Bermuda market

Norwegian Cruise Line has operated the route for more than a decade, but now Holland America is entering the same waters.

// Harvard class cooks up the ultimate BBQ smoker

Harvard students used the scientific method in search of the perfect brisket.

 Steve Belkin (left), along with business partner Justin Krebs, also proposes to build a walk of stars for local innovators, a museum, and an outdoor sculpture park.

Shirley Leung

Belkin tower plan woos new economy

For Steve Belkin, “Tommy’s Tower” seemed like a sure thing -- until it wasn’t. Now the ultrasuccessful entrepreneur is back at again.

Mezze plate with falafel.

Cheap Eats

Mediterranean fare for lunch

Diners with a hankering for vibrant Mediterranean flavors have discovered Piperi Mediterranean Grill and Cafe Med.

Food & Travel

// Fifth-generation company flavors ice cream for big brands

Star Kay White is one of the country’s largest manufactures of extracts and flavorings used by big-brand ice cream producers.

// Maine’s Susan Collins a force for consensus

Collins is emerging as a catalyst for compromise in a US Senate that is beset by intractable ideologies.

The Big Picture

Georgiy Samsonov (L), Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The big picture

Berlin battleground—70 years later

Decades after the Battle for Berlin, photographer Fabrizio Bensch unearthed pictures by a Red Army photographer that depicted a city at war’s end.