Man convicted in killing of detective gets new trial, lawyer says

Sean Ellis, who was convicted of murdering Boston police Detective John Mulligan in 1993, has been granted a new trial, his lawyer said.

// Man arrested after parents found dead in Virgin Islands

A Sudbury man has been arrested after his parents were found dead in a vacation home on the island of St. Thomas.

Susan Collins is a leader in a Senate club for women.

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Maine’s Susan Collins holds moderate role in polarized Senate

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

// In Needham, still few details about principal’s departure

The School Committee provided little information Tuesday night about why Jonathan Pizzi resigned as principal of Needham High.

Boston Marathon bombing trial


// Playing out the string

The penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial resembles a lopsided baseball game, when the only thing in doubt is the final score.

// Defense team cites influence of family culture in Tsarnaev trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s culture emphasizes a reverence for older males in the family, said a historian who testified in the death-penalty trial.

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.

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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.

// Clinton’s favorability rises in poll

Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating rose in a New York Times/CBS News poll despite news about her e-mail accounts as secretary of state.

05/05/15: Boston, MA: The Red Sox Mookie Betts gets the hero's welcome as he heads for the dugout following his second solo home run of the game, which came in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in a regular season MLB game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Rays(1)

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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.

// In condo plan, a high style at street level

A developer in the South End is putting in units that are meant to combine the convenience of street-level living with a luxury condo setting.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced May 1 that criminal charges would be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Are Baltimore charges about justice or crowd control?

Mollifying demonstrators is not a proper component of prosecutorial discretion and is inconsistent with due process.

Celtics Brad Stevens was not at all happy about how his first year in Boston went.

No detail is too small for Celtics coach Brad Stevens

The games may be over for the Celtics but the work never ends for their second-year mentor.

Harvard engineering students spent the past semester building a better barbecue smoker. Peyton Nesmith, teaching fellow, checked the temperature of a brisket during a recent test run.

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Harvard class cooks up the ultimate BBQ smoker

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

Treadmills can lead to injury, but fatalities are rare.

Treadmill deaths remain rare, but exercise equipment injuries rising

From 2003 to 2012, there were 30 deaths associated with treadmills, an average of three a year, according to federal data.

A Wahlburgers burger.

Wahlburgers will touch down at Logan Airport

The Wahlberg clan will open the newest location of its namesake burger chain in Terminal C.

// At 161 years old, Beacon Press looks toward its future

After an anxious decade in publishing, the nonprofit book publisher will add two acquisitions editors.

An Eta Aquarid meteor seen in 2012.

Aquarid meteor shower, a byproduct of Halley’s Comet, visible this week

Even if you can’t wait another 46 years for a glimpse of Halley, you can still enjoy its annual gift.


//[1]-4233.jpg Fresh fusion at The Elephant Walk in the South End

The Elephant Walk continues to fuse the flavors of Cambodia and France.

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.