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Second Marathon bombing suspect captured

Louise Hunter and others on Arsenal Street cheered on officials leaving the scene after the capture of the bombing suspect in Watertown Friday.

The arrest of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge ended an unprecedented daylong siege of Greater Boston.

Sean Collier, a 26-year-old MIT police officer, was killed in a late night confrontation with the two suspects behind the deadly Boston Marathon.

MIT’s fallen officer built enduring connections

Sean Collier, 26, was shot multiple times in a late-night confrontation with, officials believe, the two men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings.

The Nation

Proposal would allow gay Scouts, not leaders

James Oliver (left) stood with his brother and fellow Eagle Scout, Will, who is gay, as boxes filled with a petition to end the ban on gay Scouts and leaders were carried to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Dallas in February.

By Erik Eckholm

Seeking an elusive middle ground, the Boy Scouts of America proposed ending its longstanding ban on openly gay scouts but continuing to bar gay leaders.

18 years later, Oklahoma City still grieves, and mourns, too, for Boston

Visitors to Oklahoma City paid tribute to 168 people killed April 19, 1995, in a bombing at the federal building there.

By Tim Talley

Relatives of the 168 people killed when a truck bomb detonated outside a federal building said their memories and sense of loss are as vivid as ever.

Missing man hallucinating, Oregon sheriff says

By Jeff Barnard

The sheriff directing the search said the backpacker was hallucinating when he told his girlfriend he was seeing plants coming out of the ground and running.

The World

Pervez Musharraf moved into police custody after arrest

Supporters of Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, protested the court decision’s to arrest him.

By Declan Walsh

The arrest of Pakistan’s former military leader is unprecedented in a country where the military has held sway for decades.

Real IRA figure loses bomb appeal

The founder of the Real IRA paramilitary group lost a bid Friday to have his 2003 conviction for ‘‘directing terror’’ overturned.

Kidnapped family gains freedom in Cameroon

A French family with four young children kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist extremists was freed after two months of captivity.

Editorial & Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

The false choice between security and civil liberties

Spectators watched runners approach Cleveland Circle Monday before the explosions.

By Lawrence Harmon

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, much more can be done to protect us without threatening the American way of life.

Farah Stockman

Tweets from a teen bombing suspect

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s yearbook photo.

By Farah Stockman

Strikingly, the Twitter postings of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed the hallmark banality and absurdity of the average American teen.

Opinion | Simon Saradzhyan

Russia, US may face a shared threat

By Simon Saradzhyan

The tensions and divisions — between nations, and religions — in one part of the world can easily be felt in another one.


In Watertown, residents waited for good news

A SWAT team conducted a house-to-house search Friday in Watertown. Hundreds of police officers from across the region joined in such searches.

By Wesley Lowery

SWAT teams roamed the streets. Residents, fearing for their lives, holed up in their homes.

Cheers and jubilation follow apprehension of second suspect

A crowd gathered to celebrate on Boston Common after the manhunt for Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was over.

By Zachary T. Sampson and Jaclyn Reiss

Hundreds of jubilant Bostonians gathered around the city Friday night to celebrate the capture of the last Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Older sibling’s role in Boston attack stuns boxing circles

Tamerlan Tsarnaev towered over boxing champ Micky Ward at the 2006 Golden Gloves competition in Lowell.

By Bob Hohler

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a boxing prodigy who rubbed ­elbows with the great Micky Ward, left the boxing community struggling to confront his acts of infamy.

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MIT’s fallen officer built enduring connections

By Carolyn Y. Johnson, David Abel and Kay Lazar


Search resumes for missing Maine man

For Boston college students, a week marked by trauma

By Marcella Bombardieri and James Vaznis

Kevin Cullen

Nothing tough about this boxer’s character

By Kevin Cullen

Wounded MBTA officer known as a devoted father

By Kay Lazar, Martine Powers and David Abel

Bombing suspect spent Wednesday as typical student

By Sarah Coffey, Patricia Wen and Matt Carroll

Islam might have had secondary role in Boston attacks

By Lisa Wangsness and Brian Ballou

Critics’ notebook

In Boston, are we living in a movie?

By Mark Feeney


Commercial centers close down in Boston area

A normally busy Federal Street in Boston’s Financial District was nearly free of both traffic and pedestrians at about 3:20 pm. Friday.

By Michael B. Farrell, Casey Ross and Taryn Luna

With the region gripped by a manhunt for the remaining suspected Marathon bomber, local businesses put up a collective “closed” sign.

Boston investment firm workers on job at home

By Beth Healy and Erin Ailworth

Financial headlines for news-hungry traders around the world led with the manhunt in Watertown for the Marathon bombers.

Most public transportation suspended around Boston

By Katie Johnston

Public transportation nearly ground to a halt in and around Boston during the manhunt for the remaining suspected Marathon bomber.


John Bortz, 77; scientist worked on navigation systems

Dr. Bortz’s equation used geometric algebra to more accurately read a kind of navigation algorithm.

By Emma Stickgold

Dr. Bortz was among the scientists who worked on improving the accuracy of Omega, an early global radio navigation system used by ships and aircraft.

McCandlish Phillips, 85; reporter stood out in newsroom

After graduating from Brookline High School, Mr. Phillips reported and edited for small New England newspapers.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Phillips was a reporter who was considered one of the finest stylists on The New York Times.

Pentti Lund, hockey player for N.Y. Rangers, Boston

Pentti Lund was hockey’s top rookie his first season for the Rangers. Later he was traded to the Bruins.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Lund, 87, was the National Hockey League’s first prominent Finnish-born player and its 1949 Rookie of the Year.


Red Sox postpone game vs. Royals

The daylong manhunt that gripped Boston and bordering areas led the Red Sox to postpone their game against the Royals at Fenway Park.

By Peter Abraham

Players were asked to stay away from Fenway while law enforcement was hunting for suspected Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Dan Shaughnessy

Games stopped again in dark week for Boston

By Dan Shaughnessy

The games are entertainment. The games are a diversion. It’s where we get away from real life. This week, reality stopped the games.

Bruins will take on the Penguins this afternoon

The Bruins delayed their game with the Penguins at TD Garden until Saturday.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

NHL hockey again went into cold storage in Boston Friday, the 7 p.m. game between the Bruins and Penguins tolled ahead to Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

G: Family

G Cover

Open Studios take off

Matt Carrano examines one of his works at his studio in Somerville.

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Somerville’s Open Studios event is part of a burgeoning open studio movement stretching like a canvas across Boston and the suburbs.

From the Archives

From Globe archives: Love is in the air

In researching various topics in the Globe’s photo archive, we have come across wonderful photos of couples in and around the city. Photographers throughout the years have the keen ability of capturing these tender moments that occur around us every day . The pairs are usually completely unaware of the shutter going off, leading to iconic images of affection, bringing us closer to seeing human sentiment. In this photo, from May 11, 1974, love bloomed underneath the apple blossoms on a park bench in Concord.

Stage REview

Company One gets to heart of ‘She Kills Monsters’

From left: Adobuere Ebiama, Meredith Saran, Jordan Clark, Stewart Evan Smith, and Paige Clark Perkinson in “She Kills Monsters.’’

By Jeffrey Gantz

Qui Nguyen’s meditation on tolerance, sisterhood, the games we love to play, and the stories we love to tell is timeless.

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Stage REview

A splendid ‘Trojan Women’

By Jeffrey Gantz

99 Bottles

With Smuttynose, spring is in bloom

By Gary Dzen

Book Review

‘There Was an Old Woman’ by Hallie Ephron

By Julie Wittes Schlack


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column


Taylor Swift buying a mansion in Rhode Island?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Donna Summer remembered as talented

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Bradley Cooper, Julian Edelman visit Jeff Bauman Jr.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed signs with Warner Bros.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


John Krasinski to be honored by Trinity Rep

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Comedian Paula Poundstone loves Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase