Suspect fired at police with no warning

The man accused of shooting a Boston police officer in the face at point-blank range had a “violent criminal past,” officials said.

Kevin Cullen

// Three strikes and he was out on streets again

Angelo West knew the gun he was carrying was a ticket back to jail, and he wasn’t going out like that.

Wounded officer commanded respect in Iraq

Those who served under John Moynihan said he always worked shoulder to shoulder with his soldiers and wasn’t afraid of action.

“Yes” campaign volunteers are going door to door to win the support of the undecided and persuade voters to go to the polls on May 22 to cast ballots in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.


The greening of gay marriage in Ireland

A May 22 vote could make the deeply Catholic nation first in the world to approve a national popular referendum on same-sex marriage.

Jerry Remy’s Fenway restaurant to reopen

After closing mysteriously earlier this month, the eatery will reopen just in time for the Red Sox home opener.

3 bodies found in home investigated in N.H.

Police responded to a 911 call Saturday reporting a deceased woman in a Bedford home and found three people dead inside.

Plymouth County Districk Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Racially tinged e-mails expose rift in Plymouth DA’s office

The e-mails included a seemingly mocking attitude toward a crime victim, raising doubts about the former prosecutor’s integrity.

Karla and Juan Ayala live on Juan’s $23-an-hour pay in a mobile home in Glenwood Springs, Colo., along the same Roaring Fork River that runs through Aspen.

Chris Council for The Boston Globe

Along a Colo. river, a stark view of nation’s vast wealth gap

The chasm between the super-rich and the working poor is widely seen as the greatest division in America. Yet there is no political consensus on what to do.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Alex Speier

Catcher Blake Swihart almost certainly untouchable now

The injury to Christian Vazquez has left the Sox in no position to trade Swihart.

Picture released on March 27, 2015 shows the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Andreas Lubitz taking part in the Airport Hamburg 10-mile run on September 13, 2009 in Hamburg, northern Germany. long flying enthusiast with no apparent psychological problems or terrorist links. into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said Friday amid reports he was severely depressed. AFP PHOTO / FOTO TEAM MUELLER ALTERNATIVE CROP RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

German pilot in crash had vision problems, officials say

Authorities have not ruled out the possibility that the vision problem could have been psychosomatic, a source said.

Tom Brady jumps off a cliff, gives Patriots fans a scare

A video of the Patriots quarterback jumping off a cliff while on vacation was posted on his Facebook page.

Cruz makes stops in N.H., seeks early primary support

“If you see a candidate embraced by Washington, run and hide,” the Texas senator said while stumping in N.H. on Saturday.

Noravank is a 13th-century monastery in the Amaghu Valley.


At home in Armenia

Visitors to this ancient mountainous country feel as though they are traveling back in time.


Outdoor sports store Cabela’s opens to big crowds in Berlin

To the hunting, fishing, and camping crowd, it is a holy grail, its arrival here as thrilling to them as Wegman’s was to foodies.

The upper-level condo features a kitchen with a sleek, modern design, a full bath with Carrara marble and a basket-weave-tile floor.

home of the week

Melrose condo surprises with 4 bedrooms, storage

If this upper-level condo in this towering early-20th-century home needed a theme song, it would be “Let the Sunshine In.’’

Boston, Ma., 03/02/15, The Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

A monument to Kennedy and the power of the Senate

The interactive, $78 million Edward Kennedy Institute is devoted to selling visitors on Kennedy’s belief in the power of public service.

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.



// Elizabeth Warren casts a shadow on Clinton

The senator will affect a Clinton campaign, regardless whether the Mass. Democrat runs for president.

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Yemen tumbling into chaos

Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility of a horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques in Yemen last week.