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Carjacking victim describes harrowing night

A 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur described his abduction and escape from the Marathon bomb suspects in an exclusive interview.

Daniel B. Winslow has served in all three branches of state government, including as a judge in Wrentham District Court.

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Daniel Winslow cuts an independent path

Admirers see the candidate for US Senate as a policy wonk able to think big, skeptics see him as a self-promoting maverick.

Federal investigators searched a New Bedford landfill Thursday in connection with the bombing investigation.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had initially told investigators that he and his brother decided to go to New York to “party.” But that story changed during a later interrogation, Kelly said.

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Times Square was next target, officials say

The two brothers accused of bombing the ­Boston Marathon and killing an MIT police officer swiftly hatched a new plan for terror as they hijacked a car. Their next target, according to New York authorities: Times Square.

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Police officers descended on the scene of the Watertown shoot-out after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled the scene in a black SUV.

Kevin Cullen

Valor, devotion brought Watertown drama to end

It’s a story of remarkable drama, bravery, and terror, and it ended thanks to the actions of police and fire officials.

Winners Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo said their memories of the race are overshadowed by the carnage that came after.

Boston Marathon winners divided on returning

Emotionally scarred from the Marathon bombings, the 2013 elite runners are split on whether they will run in Boston again.

The Nation

Hormone said to raise insulin lost to diabetes

Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (back) and post-doctoral researcher Peng Yi discovered a hormone that in early experiments increased the number of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Harvard researchers hope the discovery of a naturally occurring hormone in mice will lead to a drug that can replace or augment daily insulin injections.

Fuel barges explode in Alabama; 3 critically hurt

Firefighters extinguished a huge blaze that erupted hours earlier when two fuel barges exploded, leaving three people with critical burns.

Man convicted at age 14 gets hearing

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 14 years old deserves a new sentencing hearing, Arkansas’s highest court ruled Thursday.

The World

US says Syria probably used nerve agent

By Anne Gearan and Craig Whitlock

The White House said the Syrian government has likely used chemical weapons against its own people but stopped short of threatening military action.

Israeli fighter jets shoot down drone

The military said it shot down a pilotless drone five nautical miles off the coast of Haifa after tracking it for an hour as it flew south along the Lebanese coast.

UN approves peacekeepers for Mali

The Security Council unanimously approved the new force on Thursday to help restore democracy and stabilize the northern half of the country.

Editorial & Opinion


Assessing the five would-be senators

By Scot Lehigh

On Tuesday, voters will make their primary choice in the special election for the US Senate, so let’s look at how the five hopefuls might function in office.


What will novelists say?

The day after the Marathon bombings, a man in London carried newspapers featuring the story.

By Carlo Rotella

The central question for writers and critics resembles the one investigators are now asking: “Are we writing an immigrant tragedy or a narrative of international terrorism?”

Robert A. Pape

Echoes of London

London suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay smiled with his wife and their young son.

By Robert A. Pape

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fit the model of self-radicalized terrorists, bearing a close resemblance to the July 2005 London suicide bombings.

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If bombing suspect turned radical, it took place right here


US a country where Muslims can consider themselves safe


Over-surveillance is not the answer


We need watchful eyes of security cameras


Stoking a climate of fear


Lynch’s attacks on Markey slightly off target

By Joshua Miller

Stephen F. Lynch has mistakenly accused US Senate primary foe Edward J. Markey of voting against the creation of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Everett strikes deal with Steve Wynn for casino

By Kathy McCabe

The agreement could generate millions of dollars in revenue, along with thousands of jobs, if Wynn secures a license to build a $1.2 billion casino.

Body of missing Brown student is ID’d

Sunil Tripathi was last seen alive on March 15, police said,

By Meghan E. Irons

A body pulled from the Providence River was identified as that of Sunil Tripathi, a student missing since March 15.

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Times Square was next target, officials say

By Brian MacQuarrie and Sean P. Murphy


Daniel Winslow cuts an independent path

By Eric Moskowitz

James Alan Fox

Fortune favored many, but especially Danny

By James Alan Fox


FAA furloughs lead to increased delays at Logan, elsewhere

A long line of passengers waited to go through a security checkpoint at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Thursday.

By Katie Johnston

About 33 percent of the flights at Logan Airport were delayed, compared to 21 percent during the same period last week.

Schneider Electric to open R & D center in Andover

By Erin Ailworth

The multinational energy management company is investing millions to build a global research and development center by December.

Women boosting funding of start-ups

By Michael B. Farrell

The number of women investing in start-ups reached record levels, making up 21.8 percent in 2012, compared with 12.2 in 2011.


Arthur Paleologos, 88; longtime clerk magistrate in Woburn court

Mr. Paleologos was a clerk in the Woburn court system for more than two decades.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Paleologos was a clerk in the Woburn court system for more than two decades.

Kathryn W. Davis; used millions to help Wellesley College, others

Ms. Davis’s porch in Tarrytown provided views of the Hudson River in New York. There she became active in the League of Women Voters.

By Laurence Arnold

Dr. Davis, 106, was a philanthropist who provided the start-up funds that her husband used to become one of America’s most successful investors.

Shakuntala Devi; to her, cube root of 188,132,517 was merely child’s play

Shakuntala Devi gave a demonstration for workers at the State Bank of India in New York during a visit in 1976.

By Haresh Pandya

Ms. Devi, 83, was an Indian mathematical wizard known as ‘‘the human computer’’ for her ability to make swift calculations.


Patriots trade first-round pick to Vikings

The NFL honored former Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi for his efforts helping victims at the Boston Marathon attack during the draft. He was supposed to announce the Patriots’ pick, but instead announced the team had traded its selection to Minnesota.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots replenished their draft stock by sending the 29th overall selection to the Vikings for picks No. 52, 83, 102, and 229.

On Football

Plenty of talent left in draft for Patriots

Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is still available. Will the Patriots gamble one of their two second-round or two third-round pikcs on him Friday?

By Greg A. Bedard

Let’s see what the Patriots do in the second and third rounds before we judge trading their first-round pick.

Red Sox 7, Astros 2

David Ortiz leads Red Sox past Astros

David Ortiz fist bumps bench coach Terry Lovullo after hitting a solo home run against the Astros in the third inning.

By Peter Abraham

Ortiz was 3 for 4 with his first home run of the year, two runs batted in, and three runs. Clay Buchholz improved to 5-0.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie review

There’s a lot to take in on the Mississippi

From left: Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, and Matthew McConaughey in “Mud.”

By Ty Burr

Jeff Nichols’s “Mud,” a story of fathers and sons, rambles like the Mississippi River oxbows on which the film takes place.

McConaughey: An actor’s rebirth

Actor Matthew McConaughey.

By Christopher Wallenberg

Matthew McConaughey has matured, both in his personal life and onscreen, and continues his reinvention in “Mud.”


Michael Bay does ‘Fargo’ — for dummies

Dwayne Johnson (left) and Mark Wahlberg (right, with Tony Shalhoub) play bodybuilders who become kidnappers.

By Ty Burr

“Pain & Gain,” a jokey but fatally tone-deaf true crime caper, is final proof that Bay is a director of great mechanical skill and no discernible talent.

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Melodrama about Muslim brothers resonates

By Peter Keough


‘Newman’ is more of the same old thing

By Peter Keough


The tradition of ‘Hava Nagila’

By Loren King

Art Review

Drawing from the master, Michelangelo

By Sebastian Smee

Classical notes

Baritone Hampson revels in joining poem and music

By David Weininger

Book Review

‘Snapper’ by Brian Kimberling

By Clea Simon

Scene & Heard

Arni Cheatham: Hero on the horn

By Jon Garelick

Noisy Neighbors

Laszlo Gardony, ‘Clarity’

By Jon Garelick

High Five

Trixie Whitley on ‘Fourth Corner’

By Sarah Rodman

Night Watch

Mykki Blanco @ Great Scott

By Katy Rushlau


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Music REview

On his return to BSO, Haitink ushers in spring

By Jeremy Eichler


ART’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ is Broadway-bound

By Laura Collins-Hughes