Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev defense tried to put focus on brother

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense rested its case after attempting to show that he was influenced by his brother, Tamerlan.

KEVIN CULLEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8210.jpg Planting seeds of doubt

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense focused on eroding the prosecution’s contention that he was as culpable as his brother.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/suarez_18rooney(2)_BIZ_001-4061--90x90.jpg Boston chamber taps convention center’s Rooney as next CEO

The appointment of James Rooney could have ramifications for the city beyond the Boston chamber’s operations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/849ce45b3de2416ca700511e618891a8-849ce45b3de2416ca700511e618891a8-0-8183.jpg USOC denies report it will drop Boston bid due to weak support

“Any suggestion that we are considering alternatives is simply not true,” a spokesman for the committee said.

DCF workers deal with ‘shameful’ office conditions

Workers at the beleaguered child welfare agency are contending with fleas, mice, and an overload of cases, a survey found.

Officer John Moynihan.

Boston Police Department

DANTE RAMOS

After shooting of Boston police officer, video keeps the peace

Intentionally or not, Police Commissioner Evans set a precedent by sharing surveillance footage with African-American civic leaders.

US Secretary of State John Kerry attended negotiations in Switzerland.

Evan Horowitz

If the Iran negotiations succeed, what happens next?

As the US, Iran, and other international powers agree to extend talks, some of the most vexing issues still lie ahead.

Mike Pence held a press conference Tuesday at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis.

Indiana governor wants changes to religious freedom law

Governor Mike Pence says he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week clarifying that the law does not allow discrimination.

The scene at Area Four during President Obama’s visit to the restaurant.

MORGAN FLEISHMAN

Behind the scenes

Preparing for lunch at Area Four with the president

Michael Krupp kept the secret for a week and a half: The president was coming to his Kendall Square restaurant for lunch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rcc150-8167.jpg Eight Mass. colleges scrutinized over financial aid

The heightened federal scrutiny comes amid concerns over the schools’ ability to manage student aid money.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 04: Tight end Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots high fives fans during a Super Bowl victory parade on February 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Gronk’s looking for a woman who ‘cooks, cleans, makes big cash’

Appearing on “The Jim Rome Show,” the Patriots tight end was asked to describe his ideal spouse.

Tthe Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem.

State reservoirs filled to brim by snow melt

Quabbin Reservoir, the larger of the MWRA’s two reservoirs, is currently holding about 412 billion gallons of water, an official said.

South African comedian Trevor Noah in 2009.

Michael Andor Brodeur

Trevor Noah’s tweets aren’t his funniest moments

Noah’s tweets don’t represent the full range of his comedy, most successfully realized on stage in his stand-up act.

Gerald Francis, the general manager of Keolis (center), talked with a commuter on Monday.

Lawmakers, commuter rail union leader criticizes MBTA, Keolis

“We inherited a train fleet that was old and facing serious maintenance issues,” Gerald Francis said at a Beacon Hill hearing.

Robert Kraft  identified Aaron Hernandez during the trial.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Kraft recalls conversation with Hernandez after Lloyd death

During his testimony, the Patriots owner said he asked Hernandez to look him in the eyes and tell him the truth.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/danafarber.jpg Dana-Farber’s president to retire next summer

Under Dr. Edward Benz Jr.’s tenure, the specialty hospital has grown to more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Advance/Images/podcast.jpg Episode 14: Prosecution rests, Tsarnaev defense begins

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

Opinion

opinion | Robin Washington

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/Boghosian_08countdown3_MET.jpg 10 things the MBTA doesn’t need to fix

Interviews with riders, advocates, critics, and management, as well as personal experience, found things that do work on the T.

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Radioactive Fukushima

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