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Suspect charged with using weapon of mass destruction

The US Justice Department charged Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against people and property, in a prosecution that could put the accused terrorist in prison for life or send him to the death chamber.

Waltham police closed off Harding Avenue on Sept. 13, 2011, the day after three men were found dead in an apartment.


Link sought between brother, 3 Waltham killings

Suspected Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been close friends with a man who was murdered in an unsolved 2011 triple homicide.

People on Boylston Street paused for a moment of quiet tribute and reflection exactly one week after the Marathon bombings.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Injury toll from Marathon bombings rises

Only two patients wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings remained in critical condition Monday, but the count of injured people who were treated in area hospitals has risen sharply to 282, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. That’s far higher than initial estimates of about 170.

When Lenox supplies started running low, reinforcements rolled in from other local restaurants that offered to help.

Plenty of food, community, and kindness at Lenox

The show of generosity at the Lenox, which also received aid from other area hotels, provided a stark contrast to the terror of the Marathon bombings.

The Nation

Justices hear case balancing free speech, AIDS strategy

By Mark Sherman

The Supreme Court wrestled with the First Amendment implications of a policy that forces private health groups to denounce prostitution as a condition to get AIDS funding.

3 dead, 1 missing as Midwest forecasts worsen outlook

Workers handed off sandbags in Fox Lake, Ill. on Monday. The Fox River is expected to crest after heavy rains last week.

Mississippi River flooding is already blamed for three deaths, and could be linked to more.

Search finds no ricin in Miss. home

Investigators haven’t found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Obama, a US senator, and a local judge.

The World

Taliban abduct 11 foreigners after copter lands

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to meet with John Kerry on ways to manage future US relations.

By Alissa J. Rubin

An emergency landing by a helicopter ferrying foreign engineers in eastern Afghanistan turned into a mass abduction.

Serbs protest agreement with Kosovo

Thousands of Serb demonstrators protested Monday against an agreement to normalize relations with breakaway Kosovo.

Private charities raising more for China quake victims than state

Chinese volunteers unloaded emergency supplies in Sichuan province, China, where a lethal earthquake hit during the weekend.

Those eager to help relief efforts are looking to donate to private charity organizations, not to official groups , which have a reputation for corruption.

Editorial & Opinion


Surveillance and privacy

A bracket holding a security camera on a building, bottom, is visible as investigators across Boylston Street examined the scene of the second bombing.

By Tom Keane

Cameras aren’t the simple solution they might seem to be, and there is scant evidence they do much to improve public safety.


Terrorism’s ‘homegrown wannabes’

An Algerian soldier stood near damaged cars used by Islamist militants during a siege at a gas plant in January.

By Farah Stockman

The alleged Boston bombers may be a new kind of terrorist: young people who grew up in the West and for whatever reason became disenchanted with their adopted country.


Seed urban neighborhoods with micro-apartments

By Paul McMorrow

Clusters of small apartments, with their deeper pools of income, have the potential to revive urban areas.

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letters | notion of ‘protect and serve’ hits home

Preparedness helped propel response to attack

letters | notion of ‘protect and serve’ hits home

Many risk their lives every day to keep us safe

letters | notion and ‘protect and serve’ hits home

Region brought to standstill, but at what cost?

letters | notions of ‘protect and serve’ hit home

Waking in Watertown on Saturday, with a deep sense of place


Driver won’t be charged in death

By Stephanie Ebbert

No criminal charges will be filed in the 2011 death of a toddler who was left in a sweltering van in Dorchester.

In debate, Lynch hits Markey over national security votes

Stephen F. Lynch, left, and Edward J. Markey debated at WBZ studios in Boston.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Representatives Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey, vying for the Democratic Senate candidacy, tangled over homeland security issues.

Kevin Cullen

MIT officer always looked out for others

Sean Collier was second youngest of six children and his family’s moral compass. Clockwise from lower left, siblings Andrew Collier, Nicole Lynch, Sean Collier, Jennifer Lemmerman, Jenn Rogers, and Rob Rogers posed for a family photo.

By Kevin Cullen

The siblings of Sean Collier want people to know about the 27-year-old who was a loyal brother, a dutiful son, and a doting uncle.

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Suspect charged with using weapon of mass destruction

By Mark Arsenault and Milton J. Valencia

Link sought between brother, 3 Waltham killings

By Michael Rezendes and Bob Hohler

Woman charged in death of father

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Across Boston and Mass., profound reflections

By Brian MacQuarrie and Eric Moskowitz

Schools attempt normalcy on first day back after attacks

By Akilah Johnson, James Vaznis and Michael Levenson


Losses, worries grow for companies in area of blasts

Rachel Hamlin and daughter, Sophia, 9, visited the Mobile City Hall to find out when streets will reopen.

By Jenn Abelson and Casey Ross

There are more than 400 businesses in the Back Bay that have been part of the closed-off crime scene from the Marathon bombings.

Terror exclusions may limit coverage for businesses

By Callum Borchers

Hundreds of businesses forced to close during the investigation into the Marathon bombings could be denied insurance coverage for lost sales.

With heavy hearts, Kendall Square workers return

Pedestrians enjoyed the sunshine in Kendall Square on Monday.

By Michael B. Farrell

Being back in Kendall Square, just a few blocks from the MIT shooting that set off a wild manhunt, had workers thinking about the scope of the Marathon attack.


Murray Pearlstein, 84; founded Louis Boston boutique

Murray Pearlstein was known for his fashion acumen and personality.

By Christopher Muther

Mr. Pearlstein is credited with pushing Boston’s sartorial boundaries and introducing shoppers to some of the most sought-after fashion lines from designers the world over.

Richie Havens, 72, folk singer who opened Woodstock with stunning set

Richie Havens, who also acted in a few movies, had a Top 20 hit with ‘‘Here Comes the Sun.”

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday of a heart attack in New Jersey.

Chrissy Amphlett, 53, lead singer of Divinyls

Ms. Amplett played Judy Garland in the musical “The Boy from Oz” in Sydney in 2006.

Chrissy Amphlett, the raunchy lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls, died at her home Sunday in New York City.


Red Sox 9, Athletics 6

Mike Napoli’s grand slam lifts Red Sox over A’s

Mike Napoli is greeted by teammate Jonny Gomes after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning. Napoli leads the majors with 25 RBIs.

By Peter Abraham

Napoli’s blast over the wall in the fifth inning was the decisive hit as the Red Sox rode his hot streak to another win.

Kevin Garnett key to Celtics’ plan in Game 2

Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers laugh before practice, in which serious work was done.

By Baxter Holmes

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the team needs to do a better job spacing the floor to help create opportunities for Garnett.

Christopher L. Gasper

Boston athletes deserve praise for supporting city

The Red Sox welcomed Governor Deval Patrick and law enforcement officials as they saluted them for their role in the response to the Boston Marathon bombings on Saturday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The response by local pro athletes and teams has helped Boston heal from the pain of the Marathon attack.

G: Living

Retirees put on a musical spoofing the afterlife

Mickey Zemon (left) and Elizabeth Dorsey, both of Brookline, rehearse the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement original musical production “Just for the H . . . of It.”

By Joseph P. Kahn

Leave it to a group of retirees affiliated with Harvard University to contemplate the afterlife and break into a chorus of “Ain’t We Got Fun.”


Small token of a Roman’s murderous ambitions

By Sebastian Smee

A coin issued by Marcus Junius Brutus, the most famous of Julius Caesar’s assassins, is the star in a new MFA gallery.

Stage Review

‘Pericles’ makes a parody of a parable

From left: Johnny Lee Davenport, Jesse Hinson (as Pericles), Elizabeth Rimar (as his daughter Marina), and Johnnie McQuarley in the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of “Pericles” at Modern Theatre.

By Jeffrey Gantz

The Actors’ Shakespeare Project production at the Modern Theatre milks the work for laughs.

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Stage Review

Back to the carefree Roaring Twenties

By Terry Byrne

Music review

Song cycle connects poems of war

By Jeremy Eichler

Music Review

Personality, proficiency from pianist Kissin

By Matthew Guerrieri

BSO will tour China, Japan

By Jeremy Eichler

Book Review

‘The Humanity Project’ by Jean Thompson

By Kate Tuttle

Movie Stars

Movie Stars


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday night television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

By Amy Dickinson


Sarah Silverman lends voice to One Fund raffle

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Gala raises $200k for Jaden’s Ladder

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Amanda Palmer criticized for ‘Poem for Dzhokhar’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Theo Epstein, Billy Beane talk business of baseball

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


David O. Russell to receive award at LA fest

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein