Congress passes Homeland Security funding bill

Congress is sending President Obama the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through year’s end, without conditions.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

// Jury selected in Tsarnaev trial

Ten women and eight men were selected as jurors in the trial of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.


// Tsarnaev trial will test jurors’ compassion

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be judged by people who have sworn to follow the evidence. And that evidence is deeply damning.

// A breakdown of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev jury

Ten women and eight men were selected to serve on the jury in the Marathon bombing trial.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu framed his argument in the context of the Holocaust.

US-Iran nuclear pact a ‘bad deal,’ Netanyahu says

Before Congress, the Israeli prime minister delivered an impassioned challenge to President Obama’s efforts with Iran.

Glaucia Dos Santos testified Tuesday that she saw Hernandez place his hands on a home security camera after the death of Odin Lloyd.

Dominick Reuter / POOL

House cleaner testifies about Hernandez security camera

A woman who cleaned Aaron Hernandez’s home testified that she saw him touching a security camera a day after Odin Lloyd’s death.

Ice was seen on Carson Beach in South Boston.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Thick ice reported off coastal communities in Mass.

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are seeing more ice on the water than they have in years.

Wesley Reid of Milton helped shovel out the docks at the MIT Sailing Pavilion last month.

Two more winter storms headed toward Mass.

The storms will bring snow, rain, and sleet, and possibly make this winter season the snowiest on record in Boston.

The idea of offering a rebate to MBTA riders because of shutdowns, delays and cancellations of service during snowstorms this winter ran into opposition at the MassDOT board of directors meeting.

Some transit board members skeptical about MBTA refunds

MBTA staffers laid out five rebate scenarios with costs ranging from $3.6 million to $10.5 million after this winter’s service disruptions.

Evan Horowitz

State budget questions you were too embarrassed to ask

The process for next year starts tomorrow, when Governor Charlie Baker releases his proposal.

New York, NY - 04/01/13 - The Boston Red Sox employed a different looking defensive shift in the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on opening day in New York.- (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Sports, reporter: Abraham, slug: 02Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 6.1.1648025353.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Alex Speier

Ban shifts? Red Sox’ Brian Butterfield says no way

While shifts have contributed to a decline in offense in baseball, the Red Sox’ third base coach bristles at the notion of regulating them.

Ben Volin | On football

// Patriots still have time with Revis, McCourty

Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows what he’s doing in regards to his elite cornerback and elite free safety.

Committee Chair Senator James Inhofe.

Senate committee battles over climate change transparency

Senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee are dueling over scientific conflicts of interest and academic freedom.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.