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Records detail alleged plot behind Bourne rampage

Adrian Loya allegedly scattered hoax bomb devices to slow police, shot Lisa Trubnikova to death, and engaged in a gun battle with police.

Tsarnaev’s defense team set to start making its case

As early as today, the jury — and all of Boston — could start to hear an explanation of why the Tsarnaevs set off the bombs at the Marathon.

Adrian Walker

Future Boston Alliance plots its future

After losing its founder and his funding, the innovative nonprofit is now casting a wide net for funding support.

ADL’s annual Seder promotes community

Hundreds from diverse communities gathered Sunday to embrace the spirit of Passover – celebrating the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.

N.H. voters train to become political bird dogs

A group of activists wants to make sure residents are ready when candidates seeking votes in New Hampshire swing through their state.

Northeastern opening Silicon Valley outpost

NU has struck a partnership with Integrated Device Technology to open a small campus inside the company’s San Jose corporate headquarters.

Samuel Sevian, 14, of Southbridge shows why he is a grandmaster

The University of Texas at Dallas recently invited five American prodigies to a Scheveningen-style team match, where every team member plays the other team’s member twice. The prodigies included the youngest grandmaster ever, 14-year-old Samuel Sevian of Southbridge. Against expectations, the youngsters beat their older and more experience opponents, with Sevian posting the best result for either team.

Hub schools’ language barriers persist

The violations are so widespread that the school system is concerned that federal agencies might head to court to force compliance.

Boston 2024 tries to overcome some slips at starting block

As organizers focus on a 19-month battle to win support, they are aware they need to avoid any more political pitfalls.


Collision sends sander crashing into house

Three people were taken to hospitals Friday night after a collision caused a Framingham town sander truck to crash into a house, authorities said.

Police say no threat to public after 3 found dead in N.H.

Authorities said they are not currently seeking any suspects after three were found dead in a sprawling Bedford home.

20 years later, Somerville teen’s kin still seek answers

Deanna Cremin’s family plans a memorial service for her on Monday, 20 years after the 17-year-old’s unsolved murder.

Swastikas found at Northeastern University

For the second time in the past four months, swastikas were discovered scrawled at Northeastern University.


Police arrest three teens in South End armed robbery

The teens allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint with BB guns that looked like high-powered firearms.

Officer shot in Roxbury improving after surgery

Officer John Moynihan is recovering and in stable condition after a bullet was removed from his neck Sunday.

Suspect in fatal stabbing in Worcester still at large, police say

Authorities in Worcester were seeking a suspect in a stabbing Saturday night in which a 25-year-old man died.

Two drivers hurt in Wellesley collision

A head-on collision between a car and van in Wellesley Sunday morning left both drivers injured, authorities said.

After snowy winter, New England braces for mud

Mud season is a rite of spring, when the frozen ground melts, dirt roads turn into a mucky morass, and potholes gape through roadways.

Female victim shot in Dorchester

The victim’s condition was unknown after she was shot at a home in Dorchester on Saturday night.

Yvonne Abraham

Seeding savings and hope for a college education

What if you could get low-income parents to save, even a little, for their children’s college education— and to start early, the way middle-class parents do?


Maine man in cyanide-by-mail case to use insanity defense

A Maine man will use the insanity defense on charges that he mailed deadly cyanide to a man in England who used it to kill himself.


Van Gogh exhibit to feature artist’s nature paintings

An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June.


Pickup driver charged with DUI after hitting police car

Police say a pickup driver has been charged with drunken driving after crashing head-on with a police car.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, March 29, the 88th day of 2015. There are 277 days left in the year.


Man charged with fracturing 3-month-old girl’s arm, skull

Police say a 36-year-old man has been charged with deliberately injuring a 3-month-old baby he was caring for, breaking her arm and fracturing her skull.

Woman wielding box-cutter disarmed in East Boston, taken into custody

Boston police officers fired a beanbag round to disarm the woman without injury and apprehend her, 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.

3 bodies are found in home in Bedford, N.H.

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

Collection claims abuses move up to higher courts

Without the tougher rules, there is evidence that some of the district court defendants are never notified they have been sued.

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.

sunday’s child

Nicole, 12, imaginative and artistic

Nicole is also good at writing her own songs and wants to be a singer or pop star when she grows up.

One man killed, three wounded at Springfield house party

A 23-year-old died early after he was stabbed at a “house party gone bad” and then was in a car crash on the way to the hospital.

One man killed, three wounded at Springfield house party

A 23-year-old Springfield man died early today after he was stabbed at a “house party gone bad” and then was involved in a car crash on the way to the hospital, police said.

North Andover

Resident charged with hosting underage drinking party

A 48-year-old North Andover woman was arrested Friday evening for distributing alcohol to minors at a house party.

Up to an inch of snow expected in Boston

Snow was forecast to end after nightfall, with an inch in Eastern Mass. and up to three inches in central parts of the state.

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.


81-year-old man struck and killed on Mass. Pike in Brighton

The man was struck and killed while trying to exchange information with a driver following a minor collision.

Crash casts worrisome shadow for treatment advocates

Advocates worry that reports that Andreas Lubitz had been treated for depression may stigmatize mental health treatment.

Peabody man arrested in estranged wife’s beating death

Joseph Buonanduci, 46, is accused of of killing his wife before fleeing in her car.

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

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

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.


Man arrested on 6th DUI charge

A man was arrested on his sixth charge of driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday, after police chased his car and pursued him on foot into the woods.

Trial ordered over possession dispute at Scituate church

A judge ordered that the issue of a 10-year-long standoff between parishoners at a Scituate church and the Archdiocese should go to trial.

Shelter won’t be fully ready until summer at earliest

Despite Mayor Walsh promising a shelter for those displaced from Long Island by April, the site remains a construction zone.

Rockport barbershop closing is the end of an era

When Julian opened his shop in 1955, haircuts were a dollar, and he shared his building with a tailor and cobbler shop owned by his father-in-law.


Governor lobbies to rebuild, modernize Rhode Island schools

Governor Gina Raimondo said rebuilding and modernizing schools will help spark an economic recovery and strengthen the state.

Bennington, Vt.

College gets $5m donation for visual arts

Vermont’s Bennington College is getting a $5 million donation to support all aspects of the school’s visual arts program.


State union accepts pension settlement

The largest union of state employees has approved a proposed settlement that would end its challenge to the state’s 2011 public pension system overhaul.


Man arrested in courthouse bomb threat

The bomb threat forced the evacuation of the courthouse where the trial of Aaron Hernandez is being held.


Conviction upheld of woman who lied in genocide case

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

N.H. Senate bill would require 30 days of residency to vote

Supporters called it a reasonable effort to avoid voter fraud, but opponents said the bill will disenfranchise some.

Ski lift company urges ski resorts to check lifts for flaws

Engineers announced that a design flaw probably contributed to a weekend accident that injured seven skiers in Maine.

Everett man charged with rape of teenager after party

An 18-year-old Everett man was arrested Friday for allegedly raping a teenager who was found unconscious in a driveway in early March, officials said.


Mosque dispute prompts US involvement

Norwalk, which engaged in a lengthy dispute over plans for a mosque, has been asked by the US Department of Justice to review regulations related to religious institutions.

Local agencies send thoughts, prayers to Moynihan

Mnay took to social media amid news that 34-year-old John Moynihan, a six-year Boston Police veteran, was injured in a Roxbury shootout.

One-way streets gain favor in South Boston

Now that most of the snow has melted, some residents are not ready to say goodbye to one-way streets.

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.


Film tax credit is a flop

The multi-million dollar handout by taxpayers is a bogus tax credit that no longer makes sense.

Burlington day-care provider charged in baby death

Tests performed following the infant’s death suggest she died after being shaken while in the care of Pallavi Macharla, 40.

Moynihan helped save life of officer in Watertown shootout

Officer John Moynihan was among those who attended to a Transit police officer who was badly wounded in the Watertown gun battle in April 2013.

Boston caretaker stole from disabled veteran, DA says

The 48-year-old woman was suspended without pay after being charged with stealing about $128,000 from a veteran.

Germanwings crash recalls memories of EgyptAir disaster off Nantucket

The crash of the Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight from New York also raised questions about a copilot’s intentions.

Baker attends N.H. GOP fundraiser

The state Republican Party said that about 15 people attended the fundraiser Friday morning held at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Starts and Stops

Keolis says commuter rail full service pledge back on track

All eyes will be on the MBTA’s commuter rail Monday to see whether it lives up to its promise for a full recovery .

FBI offers reward for information on gold theft from Boston-bound truck

Armed robbers stole nearly $5 million worth of gold bars in North Carolina on March 1 from a truck headed to Boston.

Waltham man indicted over package of heroin

Darvin Estrada, 26, was charged with trafficking in heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Cambridge lets the public decide how to spend $500,000

The city is open to ideas including murals, new furniture for the library, and public bike repair stations.

‘Emaciated’ horse rescued by MSPCA in Merrimack Valley

The 30-year-old “severely emaciated” horse was covered in open and infected sores on her back and had an ulcerated left eye.

Longfellow’s last two ‘salt and pepper’ towers coming off

The structures will return as part of a restoration process, but as the weather warms, the bridge will present a very different face.

East Boston artist’s work featured in City Hall gallery

Mayor Walsh announced Friday that the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will feature new works of art by Colette Bresilla.

Boston ranks low in opportunity for Hispanic, African-American children

The child opportunity index measures the resources and conditions present in neighborhoods around the country.

Brockton man indicted for Oct. 5 murder, several other charges

Michael Starks, 25, is being held without bail after his arraignment.

Police shoot and kill man armed with shotgun in Webster

Neil J. Seifert fired at two Webster police officers outside his girlfriend’s home.

Snow on the way Friday night and Saturday

A fresh coating of snow is expected across the state Saturday, leaving up to 3 inches in some areas.

Hernandez linked to evidence removal

The day after Odin Lloyd was found dead, Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee to remove a box from their home, she testified.


Route 3 could get express toll lanes to ease traffic, state says

A 17-mile section of Route 3 could get two express toll lanes to help ease traffic during rush hour, officials say.


Massachusetts homeless shelter funding running out

The situation has come about because of an impasse between the House and Senate on a roughly $350 million spending bill loaded with outside policy sections.


Man accused of raping UMass student says sex was consensual

One of four men charged with gang-raping a University of Massachusetts student testified on Thursday that the sex was consensual.

Researchers seek to short-circuit Alzheimer’s

A landmark study is the first medical trial to test whether a drug can prevent the disease in people who are at risk.


Lynn man charged with pulling gun in road rage incident

A Lynn man was charged Wednesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two people in a road rage incident in Revere, prosecutors said.