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Senate OK’s pay raise for judges

Salaries for the state’s judges would climb by $30,000 during the next three years under a measure that won legislative approval this week.

Waltham victim’s girlfriend says Tsarnaev visited

The girlfriend of one of three men brutally killed in a Waltham apartment in 2011 was the first to assert that police were aware that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had ties to the victims.

On Route 9, a rivalry of elite fitness clubs

Is it the on-site Botox shots? Chilled towels? What makes a person join one gym over another?

Mayor Thomas M. Menino endorsed Democrat Edward J. Markey for the US Senate Friday.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Markey’s taxes show deductions, Social Security income

US Representative Edward J. Markey, the Democratic nominee for the US Senate, paid an effective tax rate of less than 20 percent over the past eight years, claiming large deductions for his mortgages, his travel expenses, and his car, his tax returns show.

A woman walked past scaffolding outside of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem on Wednesday.

Peabody Essex Museum to delay expansion by three years

After the lead architect’s unexpected death, the Salem institution’s leaders said the 175,000-square-foot expansion will probably not be finished until 2019.

The Nation

Obama urges grads to uphold military’s honor

Naval Academy graduates celebrated on Friday. Most will be commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama warned at the Naval Academy’s graduation that rising numbers of sexual assaults in the military threatened to erode America’s faith in the armed forces.

None killed in Wash. bridge collapse

A section of the Interstate 5 bridge in Washington had fallen into the Skagit River.

By Manuel Valdes and Mike Baker

A trucker looked in his rearview mirror after his load bumped the framework and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him.

Biographer regrets affair with former CIA director

Broadwell met  David Petraeus while researching a book about his wartime leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Michael Biesecker

The biographer whose extramarital affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus triggered his resignation says she regrets the relationship and the harm and grief it caused her family.

The World

Enter nuclear talks, China tells N. Korea

In Beijing, President Xi Jinping of China (right) greeted Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae of North Korea.

By Jane Perlez

President Xi Jinping told a North Korean envoy that his country should return to talks designed to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons, according to a state-run Chinese news agency.

Key Berlusconi witness recants 2010 statements

Karima el Mahroug called earlier statements “stupid.”

The woman who prosecutors allege had sex with Silvio Berlusconi while he was Italy’s premier in exchange for money spent her second day on the witness stand Friday.

Assad agrees ‘in principle’ to join Syria peace talks

Rebel leaders are wary of Assad’s move.

By Will Englund and Loveday Morris

Russia said the government of President Bashar Assad has agreed ‘‘in principle’’ to participate in a peace conference sponsored by Russia and the US.

Editorial & Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

Privacy rules get in bombing victims’ way

An unidentified woman listened to Ken Feinberg’s answer to her question about her daughter, who lost a leg in the Marathon bombings.

By Lawrence Harmon

The excessive weight of privacy rules placed on health care providers and public officials makes it difficult for the administrator of the One Fund Boston to do his job.

The Podium

High performance standards

Holding principals — and teachers — to a high level of both growth and performance is a sign of respect, writes Meg Campbell of the Boston School Committee.


US must guide the world on new rules for drones

A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile sat on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport in June 2010.

It is not too late for the United States to lead the world in developing universally accepted rules and standards to which we can eventually hold our adversaries accountable.

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Swipe at Catholic Action League off the mark


BC had an ethical obligation to scrap invitation


Mother in Ireland was sacrificed to stubbornness


O’Malley upholds God’s eternal truth


Markey’s taxes show deductions, Social Security income

Mayor Thomas M. Menino endorsed Democrat Edward J. Markey for the US Senate Friday.

By Stephanie Ebbert

US Senate hopeful Edward J. Markey paid an effective tax rate of less than 20 percent over the past eight years.

Criminal background checks for jurors in Bulger trial allowed

James “Whitey” Bulger

By Travis Andersen

Prosecutors in the James “Whitey” Bulger case had contended the criminal background checks should be done given the resources that would be invested in the trial.

Senate OK’s pay raise for judges

By Peter Schworm

Salaries for the state’s judges would climb by $30,000 during the next three years under a measure that won legislative approval this week.

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CapeFlyer embarks on maiden voyage

By Derek J. Anderson


Will Dorcena will not make ballot

By Andrew Ryan

At least two killed after plane from Hanscom Field crashes

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, Derek J. Anderson and Travis Andersen

Bishop Shaw’s tumor is cancerous

By Derek J. Anderson


Gas won’t be as costly this summer

When drivers headed to the Cape last Labor Day, gas averaged $3.76 per gallon.

By Erin Ailworth

Gas prices are unlikely to rise much more over the summer, because of the boom in US production of crude oil due to fracking.

More Greater Boston borrowers have equity in homes

By Jenifer B. McKim

In another positive sign for the housing market, about 50,000 fewer homeowners in the Boston area are “underwater” on their mortgages.

Boston lawyer taking leadership role at SEC

By Beth Healy

After three decades at Ropes & Gray, Keith Higgins is headed to Washington, where he will be responsible for protecting investors.


Henri Dutilleux; composer of expressive orchestral music

Henri Dutilleux took a solo bow in this undated photo as Seiji Ozawa, children’s chorus coach Johanna Hill Simpson, and the child vocalists applauded.

Mr. Dutilleux, 97, was a French composer known for his superbly fashioned orchestral music.

Vernon McGarity, 91; awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Battle of the Bulge

Medal of Honor recipient Vernon McGarity shook hands with President Truman. McGarity helped rescue injured soldiers and destroyed a German tank during WWII.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. McGarity, 91, was was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing wounded soldiers and destroying German weapons.

Bonnie Salcido, 93, opposed her brother over Ark. school crisis

By Roy Reed

Ms. Salcido’s brother, Arkasas governor Orval E. Faubus, tried to block the integration of Little Rock Central High School.


Red Sox 8, Indians 1

Lackey, Red Sox roll over Indians

John Lackey allowed only two hits and one unearned run (all in the third) while tossing seven strong innings.

By Julian Benbow

John Lackey treated the Indians to a platter of fastballs, cutters, and curveballs over seven innings in the Sox’ 8-1 win, ringing up eight strikeouts for the third time this season.

Rask remains upbeat after a rare shaky performance

Tuukka Rask didn’t display such form on the Rangers’ first goal Thursday, but he says he has put it all behind him.

By Seth Lakso

“You can either cry about it, or laugh about it,” Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask said about Game 4.

Last wrestling recruit heading to lame duck BU team

Aaron Conrad will be the only incoming freshman on the BU wrestling team; the sport is being dropped in ’14.

By Michael Vega

Bridgewater-Raynham’s Aaron Conrad is the sole incoming freshman of BU’s lame-duck wrestling program.

G: Family

Boston’s speakeasy scene celebrates the Gatsby era

The bar at Saloon in Davis Square, an establishment that has the feel of a 1920s speakeasy.

By Swati Sharma

Prohibition is long gone, but the concept of the once necessary “speakeasies,” or hidden bars and lounges, have transformed into lively nightlife hot spots.

Charli XCX takes the pop world by storm

By James Reed

Charli XCX’s new album “True Romance,” which is technically her second but sounds like a debut, has generated a healthy dose of buzz.

Book Review

‘The DiMaggios’ by Tom Clavin

Dominic and Joe DiMaggio in 1949.

By Bill Littlefield

Clavin’s fascinating revelations expose the ways Joe, Dominic, and Vince DiMaggio differed from each other not as ballplayers, but as people.