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Lottery results from Monday drawings

For Tsarnaev jury, records suggest death sentence is the exception

The jury that convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will reconvene on Tuesday to begin considering whether he should be sentenced to death.

Cranston, R.I.

Team helps 1,000-pound man move to new home

A Providence man weighing more than 1,000 pounds was moved by crane to a flatbed truck so he could make the trek down Interstate 95 to his new home.


The peace that comes with knowing

Stephen Segatore carries an unshakable belief that when she died, Krystle Campbell was not suffering.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered in Upton as a hero

John Dawson, a combat medic, was remembered as a hero who was kind, thoughtful, smart, witty, and witty.

Mayor’s chief of staff proposes to girlfriend at finish line

Completing the 2015 Boston Marathon wasn’t enough of a milestone for Daniel Koh and Amy Sennett.

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing

Globe editorial writer Kathleen Kingsbury won the award for a series of editorials about restaurant labor.

Political Happy Hour: April 20, 2015

Political Happy Hour, Patriots Day edition: Globe wins a Pulitzer | Boston power couple, engaged | Montana political run in Boston | Sox on the New Yorker cover

30 evacuated after apartment building fire in N. Andover

About 30 people were displaced during an electrical fire in a North Andover apartment complex early Monday morning, officials said.

‘It was all horrible’ — rain, cold prove challenging for some racers

A stream of runners filed through the medical tent to seek relief from the frigid weather.

Notable messages of support for Boston Marathon runners

Celebrities, sports figures, politicians, and others wished Bostonians a happy Marathon Monday on Twitter.

Lost wedding ring found on Marathon course reunited with owner

After he heard that a runner had picked it up along the race route, Jeff Glaser and his ring were quickly reunited.

Conn. crime figure allegedly offered to sell Gardner paintings

Robert Gentile offered to sell two of the paintings stolen in the 1990 heist for $500,000 apiece, a prosecutor said.

Inside Marathon Sports, fans find a test of endurance

Cool Gear International is getting people to do jumping jacks, burpees, push-ups, or planks in order to snag some free gear.

Umbrellas for spectators, kisses for runners in Wellesley

The crowd was significantly smaller than last year, but the women at Wellesley College were still screaming.

Patriots Day parade canceled in Lexington

The afternoon Patriots Day parade in Lexington has been canceled, town officials said.

Even with the cold, Marathon spectators come out in Hopkinton

Despite a steady, cold drizzle, scores of supporters crowded the Town Common to cheer on runners at the Marathon’s start.

Boston Marathon security is tight

Officials are seeking to keep the crowd safe without compromising the celebratory atmosphere of the storied race.

Minutemen gather for Patriots Day reenactments

While the story is always the same, spectators found a thrill in seeing the Battle of Lexington in action.

Which roads are closed around Boston on Marathon Monday

Officials announced street closures in Boston ahead of the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

Cold, rain can’t keep crowds away at Boston Marathon

About a million others are expected to cheer their hearts out along the route during the colorful rite of spring in Boston.

A wet, windy, cold Marathon Monday

Marathon runners and fans along the 26-mile course can expect rain, wind, and temperatures in the 40s throughout the day.

A gun license surge in Mass.

All but five of the state’s 351 towns and cities saw increases in the number of active Class A licenses between 2013 and 2014.

High schools adopt programs on sex assault awareness

Local high schools are seeking to raise awareness about sexual assaults, and they are taking a page from the expanding initiatives on college campuses.

At 94, Democratic doyenne is still the go-to person in N.H.

Mary Louise Hancock serves as a reservoir of wisdom on the political landscape of a state that can knock candidates from the race.

Adrian Walker

Fight over African center heats up at BU

Boston University plans to pull the plug on the African Presidential Center, but Ambassador Charles Stith is fighting the decision.

Fire destroys one Belmont business, damages others

At least six businesses fell victim to the fire and some could be closed for months.

Statement from Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

“We believe that the best way to move forward and achieve our goals is a life sentence in prison without the opportunity for parole or appeals.”

This day in history

Today is Monday, April 20, the 110th day of 2015. There are 255 days left in the year.

At US chess championship, well-prepared Robson outplays Holt

Today’s game is Ray Robson’s best effort from this year’s US Championship. Here he plays the 21- year-old Conrad Holt of Kansas and UT-Dallas. Holt, following a line he had played before, runs into Robson’s preparation, reacts poorly to the unexpected complications, and ends up in a lost endgame.

State questions rise in overdose drug price

Without the drug, thousands of overdoses during the past few years would have resulted in deaths, authorities have said.

Doctors run Marathon in memory of slain colleague

Ten runners, most of whom worked with Dr. Michael J. Davidson at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, will run in Davidson’s honor.

Marathon runners, families fuel up for the race at pasta party

Thousands of Marathon runners, many accompanied by their families, feasted on pasta and salad and mingled with other competitors.

Couple who lost limbs in bombings opposes death penalty

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes said they have wrestled with their feelings about Tsarnaev in the two years since the bombing.

Boston eager to reclaim Marathon Monday

“We’re trying to get back to celebrating and embracing the value of the Marathon,” said Old South Church Associate Minister John Edgerton.

Boy, 6, struck by car in Warren, taken to hospital

The boy was conscious when the ambulance arrived at Quaboag Street, where the accident occurred.

Randolph man charged with ‘upskirting’ at store

Police said they observed Terrell Anthony Skerrette, 28, follow a 45-year-old woman and take several photos.

Funeral set for N.H. servicewoman killed in car crash

Heidi Jo Friedman will be buried Tuesday with full military honors, according to an obituary.

Police search for suspect in back-to-back Methuen robberies

The same man is suspected in robberies at a CVS and at a Family Dollar store that occurred Sunday morning.

Man, 57, struck, killed by freight train in Fitchburg

The 57-year-old man was trespassing on the main freight line near the station when he was struck.

Body of Franklin man found in Hopkinton lake

Police believe Nicholas Horton was one of three people in a canoe that capsized on the lake late Saturday night.

Getting around on Marathon Monday

Some of the things you should know to make your Marathon Monday experience safe and easy.

Person killed after Amtrak train hits car on tracks in R.I.

None of the train’s 207 passengers were injured, Amtrak officials said.

A cold, wet Marathon Monday ahead

Those heading out in the city for Marathon Monday have a better chance of staying dry in the morning.

Incoming Boston superintendent Tommy Chang announces transition team

Tommy Chang’s transition team will consist of more than 30 members who represent a wide cross-section of the education sector.

Incoming Boston superintendent Tommy Chang announces transition team

Tommy Chang’s transition team will consist of more than 30 members who represent a wide cross-section of the education sector.

Nicole Dungca | Starts & Stops

Weekend T riders face earlier trip home, but it could be worse

Instead of eliminating late night MBTA service, officials last week opted to scale it back.

Charges of officer’s abuse roil Maine city and its police

Emboldened by Matt Lauzon’s courage, several other men have emerged to allege that a Biddeford police officer had molested and raped them.

Norman B. Leventhal memorial gathering set

A celebration of the life of Mr. Leventhal, the developer and philanthropist, will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 22 at MIT.

Defense team faces task of trying to humanize Tsarnaev

Janet Vogelsang delves into the troubled lives of heinous criminals to try to convince jurors not to impose the death penalty.

Kevin Cullen

Listen to Bill and Denise Richard, and give him life in prison

Let’s remember the people who really matter, not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Yvonne Abraham

Dispense with medical marijuana alarmism

Father Joe Quinn, a Franciscan friar in great pain, has been held hostage by the debacle that is the state’s medical marijuana program.

Easthampton teacher on leave after sex allegation

The Williston Northampton School placed a faculty member on leave following allegations of sexual conduct with a student in the late 1970s.

Ex-worker sues software firm Jenzabar Inc. on bias charge

The defendants do not dispute firing her on religious grounds, but claim a religious exemption from antidiscrimination law.


US Marshals arrest 41 fugitives

Forty-one fugitives have been arrested in Vermont as part of a six-week national enforcement effort to reduce violent crime, the US Marshals Service said Friday.

Portland, Maine

Police chief to serve as city manager

Portland’s police chief plans to step in as acting city manager, as Maine’s largest city continues its search for a permanent manager.


Town to pay final respects to soldier

The wake and the funeral for Corporal John Dawson, a Northbridge native killed in Afghanistan, are scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from Massachusetts Audubon Society

Three-alarm Belmont fire damages commercial block

A three-alarm fire in Belmont damaged businesses at 297 Belmont St. on Saturday night, according to the fire department.

Dreams and doubts collided in plans for global ‘Expo’

The public argument over Expo 76 can be seen as the present written in the past, a nearly 50-year-old first draft of the debate over the 2024 Olympics.

Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

The man was taken into custody at Boston Medical Center and officials said his motives are under investigation.


Post office renamed for abolitionist

The post office in Danville has been official renamed for Thaddeus Stevens, the Vermont-born congressman who became known for his efforts to abolish slavery.

The real N.H. GOP summit is upstairs, behind closed doors

A good speech can give a candidate some temporary buzz, but winning the backing of a top state Republican proves more valuable in the long run.

19 GOP presidential hopefuls gather at N.H. summit

The potential candidates faulted President Obama for strategies they said were feckless and detrimental to the nation’s future.

Sunday’s Child is Tiara, 13

Tiara, 13, is described as sweet, polite, affectionate, and appreciative.


Charter bus carrying UConn students catches fire in Sturbridge

State Police were alerted to reports that heavy smoke was billowing out of a bus near the intersection of the MassPike and Interstate 84.


19-year-olds arrested in Roxbury after firearms found in car

An officer spotted a loaded long rifle on the floor in the back of the car after the vehicle was pulled over due to a broken tail light.

Henry Richard among runners at pre-Marathon youth relay

For some, the annual race marked the last time they saw Richard’s brother, Martin, before he was killed in the Marathon bombings.

Rockland mourns teen who died while on trip to Greece

Jared Quirk, who died Friday while walking in Athens with his classmates, was remembered as “a good, sweet kid.”

Richard family’s heartfelt plea raises complex issues

In legal circles, the impact of the family’s opposition to the death penalty in the Tsarnaev case was a matter of intense debate.

Researchers use black-market drug website to gauge public health

Anyone can visit StreetRx to learn about drug prices, and anyone can post information and rate the deals.

Schools use novel way of making up snow days

A state policy allows districts to offer instructional projects and activities that students can complete outside the classroom.

Vermont House passes gun restrictions

The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.

Cardinal Francis George, 78; noted US prelate

The cardinal was trusted by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI to swim against an increasingly secular tide in the Western world.


Andover man gets four months for stealing Social Security

An Andover man who stole nearly $150,000 in Social Security benefits sent to his dead father has been sentenced to four months in prison.


Police to donate Marathon funds for scholarship in memory of slain teen

The Boston Police Runners Club will donate money raised during the Boston Marathon to help fund a scholarship in memory of a slain Charlestown teen, the Police Department announced Friday.The Boston Police Runners Club will donate money raised during the Boston Marathon to help fund a scholarship in memory of a slain Charlestown teen, the Police Department announced Friday.


Student charged after gun found in high school locker

A 16-year-old boy is under arrest after a loaded handgun and ammunition was found in a school locker, police said.


Two hikers rescued after fall

Two hikers were rescued after falling in an area of cliffs and ledges along Lake Champlain and spending the night outside.


Governor withdraws ‘longevity pay’ freeze

Governor Gina Raimondo has withdrawn her cost-cutting proposal to freeze ‘‘longevity pay’’ at a fixed dollar amount, averting a showdown with Rhode Island’s public employee unions.