Clinton e-mail flap reveals common practice

Hillary Rodham Clinton checked for messages during a 2011 flight to Tripoli while she was secretary of state.

Kevin Lamarque/reuters

The disclosures underscore just how easily politicians can set up systems that operate beyond public scrutiny.

Officials have proposed a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Shirley Leung

Better MBTA or bigger convention center: Can we have both?

It’s a decision that’s up to Governor Charlie Baker, and he holds the cards.

Youth may fade, but ability to learn does not

Our capability to perform certain functions, like learning new words, doesn’t peak until later in life, according to a study.

// School dean allegedly shot student ‘execution-style’

The former English High School employee shot a teen who had been selling marijuana for him, officials said.

// Baker’s budget plan shifts Medicaid payments

A big part of the governor’s proposal involves squeezing savings out of the state-federal health care program.

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling went after Twitter trolls after comments were made about his daughter.



Twitter has had a bizarre week

Fathers of daughters doff their caps to former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling after his social media vigilantism.

Hundreds of Boston-bound Amtrak riders stranded for hours

About 300 passengers were without lights or heat for more than three hours after their train lost power in Connecticut.

Parts of Mass. saw 12 inches of snow Thursday

The storm, which had tapered off by late Thursday, dumped more snow than originally forecasted on the Cape and islands.

A small plane crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Harrison Ford reported engine failure before plane crash

The actor suffered moderate injuries after the plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course in Los Angeles.

Bill Richard, depicted on the stand Thursday in federal court.


Bill Richard’s testimony an act of grace

The testimony of Martin Richard’s father were the words of a man who, in all his loss, still possesses something more powerful than a bomb.

// In gripping testimony, Bill Richard recalls Marathon attacks

“I saw my son alive, barely, for the last time,” Richard said of his son, Martin, who died from his wounds.

A courtroom sketch depicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (center) during his trial on Thursday between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad (left) and Judy Clarke (right).

Admitting guilt, but not pleading it, aims at sparing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life

Allowing jurors to reach a verdict gives them the cathartic opportunity to convict a heinous criminal, but still show compassion, specialists say.

Cedric Correia, 19, of Dorchester, whispered to Kendrick Jackson at a basketball game in Braintree.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Youth basketball coach is a mentor, brother to his players

Kendrick Jackson, 24, is the founder of the Beantown Bulls, a program for at-risk youth ages 12 to 18.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. Kentucky won 72-64 and improved their record to 30-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Kentucky basketball deserves your rooting interest

This Kentucky team doesn’t defile the principals of team basketball. It embodies them.

Becca Pizzi used a snowbank to stretch as she trained along Heartbreak Hill on Feb. 27.

Boston Marathon organizers staying wary of snow’s effects

It’s not just roads that need to be clear and dry, and a great unknown is what lies beneath the snow banks.

Jennifer Lawrence filming her new movie

ty burr

Film tax credit is a local production

The face of Massachusetts filmmaking isn’t fat-cat Hollywood stars, it’s below-the-title locals who dress sets, provide props, fix hair, and on and on.

When reluctant presidential candidates need a push

The activists hoping to get US Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president are the latest in a long line of draft organizers.

Marathon trial podcast

// Day 2: Icons of the bombing take the stand

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



// Charlie Baker’s solid budget (with caveats)

Call this Baker’s buy-some-breathing-room budget proposal.

The Big Picture

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, February 2015

A look at some of the best work from Globe staff photographers last month.