Major Michael Donahue

US Army

Soldier with Mass. ties killed in Afghanistan

Major Michael Donahue, 41, was a 1990 graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.

Prosecutor William Weinreb defended the current timetable for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial.

Prosecutors want Tsarnaev in court for jury selection

The prosecutors asked Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers to have him attend the next court hearing and sit through jury selection.

// For alleged Abigail Hernandez kidnapper, a life of mystery

Nat Kibby, 34, has both a lengthy criminal record and a personal history of erratic behavior.

State, city wary of Boston City Council pay hike

The proposal is running into roadblocks with the State Ethics Commission and the administration of Mayor Walsh.

Detective Matt Denis of the Vermont State Police, left, and Trooper Charles Bergeron of the Rhode Island State Police and the search dog Zeus were in the woods near the Higgins Pool in Lawrence.

After 38 years, search for missing Lawrence boy renewed

Authorities conducted the most methodical canine search to date in Lawrence for Andy Puglisi, who was 10 years old when he disappeared in 1976.

Martin Walsh was given a framed genealogist report on his family heritage by Rachel Kelly, the founder of ifest, an Irish festival that is coming to Boston.

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Proud Irish villages prepare grand welcome for Mayor Walsh

Martin Walsh will return to Ireland Friday for his first visit since being elected mayor of Boston.

American journalist James Foley was killed by Islamic State militants.

Kerry vows better treatment for families of hostages

The family of an American hostage killed by Islamic militants said the US government offered little active support.

Researchers found that lethal attacks among chimps were more common in crowded communities with lots of males.

Study suggests violence is an evolutionary adaptation

New research found that human behaviors such as feeding animals or disturbing their habitat didn’t appear to cause more killings.

Workers attended to horses at Suffok Downs.

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As Suffolk Downs winds down, an end to a way of life

Many of the people who work at the track can’t imagine doing anything else. But now they’ll have to.

Special Report: The Longest Road


At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

The 2014 race for governor

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analyis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.