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Hospitals want to test drug with no consent

A group of Boston doctors is proposing to study an emergency treatment for brain-injured patients without obtaining the trauma victims’ consent.

// What surveillance can uncover about you

A person’s Facebook posts, phone calls, and Internet searches could theoretically be gathered and reviewed by the federal government.

Trailers at Coolidge Corner Theatre. Some love them, some don’t. Now, Hollywood is asked to reduce them.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Hollywood debates making movie trailers shorter

Hate sitting through 20 minutes of previews before a movie starts? Hate trailers that give too much away? You’re not alone.

Goalie Tuukka Rask celebrated with Dennis Seidenberg, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron as a somber Sidney Crosby skated by after the Bruins beat the Penguins, 1-0, Friday.


Bruins 1, Penguins 0

Bruins advance to Stanley Cup Final

Jaromir Jagr understands what it’s like to play against the 2013 Bruins. In another life, when his hair flowed, his beard was dark, and his legs buzzed at a brisker cadence, Jagr slammed into previous versions: the defense-first Devils in the 1990s and 2000s or Florida in 1996.

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Bombing case casts shadow over Waltham triple murder

Investigators quickly realized that the three men must have known whoever slit their throats in the early evening hours of Sept. 11, 2011. They also concluded that the grisly scene inside the Harding Avenue apartment — each victim laid out in a separate room, the bodies partially covered with marijuana — had to be the work of multiple killers.

Boston schools might offer condoms

The Boston School Committee is considering a policy change that would make condoms available to high school students across the city to prevent teenage pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

The Nation

Gunman on rampage kills 4 in Calif.

Law enforcement officers searched the grounds of Santa Monica College, where two people were killed Friday.

By Tami Abdollah

A gunman with an assault-style rifle killed four people before police shot him to death in a gunfight in the Santa Monica College library, authorities said.

Calif. nuclear plant will close

Opponents of the San Onofre power plant applauded the announcement Friday that the plant will be shut down for good.

By Michael R. Blood

The discovery of damaged equipment led critics to charge that the San Onofre plant could never operate safely again.

What surveillance can uncover about you

This week’s disclosures that the government reportedly tracks cellphone records and taps into Internet databases are only the latest evidence that American society is being tracked like never before, partly due to efforts to stop terrorism.

By Matt Viser, Noah Bierman and Bryan Bender

A person’s Facebook posts, phone calls, and Internet searches could theoretically be gathered and reviewed by the federal government.

The World

UN makes a record appeal for aid to Syria

By Nick Cumming-Bruce and Rick Gladstone

The United Nations issued the biggest financing appeal in its history, asking for more than $5 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria this year.

Koreas restore hotline ahead of renewal of talks

By Choe Sang-Hun

The development came after North Korea proposed Thursday that the two hold their first government-to-government dialogue in years.

Egypt’s president dismisses early vote

A vendor in Cairo walked past posters Friday calling for the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and for early elections.

By Maggie Michael and Tony G. Gabriel

The embattled leader dismissed calls for early presidential elections as assailants torched a Cairo campaign headquarters of a group petitioning for his removal from office.

Editorial & Opinion

lawrence harmon

Humor, pluck, and rust in Boston’s mayoral field

By Lawrence Harmon

On paper, there are no duds among the candidates who squared off at two significant forums on Wednesday, but there are sharp differences in their levels of preparedness for this race.

opinion | larry tye

Superman’s America

Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.”

By Larry Tye

There’s no better way to understand how modern-day heroes can serve as role models than to look at Superman, who has helped shape American culture and its mores.

opinion | robert kuttner

Has the Fed run out of tricks?

By Robert Kuttner

The Fed’s quandary confirms its chairman’s oft-repeated warning that public policy can’t produce an economic recovery with monetary policy alone.


Last-minute arguments heat up Bulger case

By Milton J. Valencia

The judge in the James “Whitey” Bulger trial granted a request by The Boston Globe to exclude two of its reporters from an order that would keep potential witnesses out of court.

234 years later, 14 slaves given freedom

Vernis Jackson, 81, held a pen that New Hampshire’s governor, Maggie Hassan, used to sign the bill Friday.

By Meghan E. Irons

A historical wrong was corrected by Governor Maggie Hassan, as she signed a bill into law that posthumously grants 14 African slaves their freedom.

Newlyweds, both Marathon victims, share gratitude

By Eric Moskowitz

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes released their first statement, a poignant letter of gratitude to the first responders, caregivers, and friends everywhere.

More Stories

Heavy rains hit the Bay State

By Travis Andersen

4 shot to death in Mexico City gym

By Adriana Gomez Licon

Man found dead in Saugus was victim of apparent hit-run

By Javier Panzarand Lauren Dezenski


US adds jobs, but not enough

Job seekers and employers exchanged information at a jobs fair in Illinois last month.

By Catherine Rampell

US employers added 175,000 jobs in May, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.

Doughnut sandwich from Dunkin’ gets rave reviews

The doughnut bacon sandwich prepared at Dunkin’ Donuts test kitchen in Canton.

By Alyssa Edes

Dunkin’ Donuts rolled out its “Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich” on Friday. The reaction appeared mostly favorable.

Emerson College looks to expand campus

By Christina Jedra

The school plans to build a multistory building to house a 750-student dorm and other facilities in a downtown alley, where the proposed changes would affect three businesses.


Helene Cornelius, 87, taught English country dance

Mrs. Cornelius taught at the Pinewoods Camp for dance and music in Plymouth.

By Laurie D. Willis

For more than 60 years, Mrs. Cornelius danced around the country, becoming nationally and internationally known as an authoritative teacher of English country dance.

Gwen Huneck, 61, art gallery head

Ms. Huneck ran the Stephen Huneck Gallery at Dog Mountain in Vermont.

Mrs. Huneck headed a St. Johnsbury art gallery and was married to the late Vermont folk artist Stephen Huneck.


Bruins 1, Penguins 0

Bruins advance to Stanley Cup Final

Goalie Tuukka Rask celebrated with Dennis Seidenberg, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron as a somber Sidney Crosby skated by after the Bruins beat the Penguins, 1-0, Friday.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins will play for their second Stanley Cup championship in three years after sweeping the Penguins.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins dominate from start to finish

A dejected Jarome Iginla skates off after the Penguins were swept out of the playoffs. Iginla had zero points and five shots on goal in the series.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Friday night’s 1-0 win over Pittsburgh capped one of the more shocking displays of dominance in Boston sports postseason history.

On hockey

Tuukka Rask stops potent Penguins

Tuukka Rask came up big time and time again in the Bruins net, ignoring the heavy traffic in his crease to come up with save after save and earn his second shutout of the series.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Bruins goalie made relatively easy work of a lineup highlighted by superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, not allowing either of them a goal.

G: Family

From the Archives

From Globe archives: Paragon Park

Paragon Park was part of Hull’s Nantasket Beach for more than 100 years. A fire destroyed much of the park in 1963, but it came back as strong as ever. The park finally closed in 1985.

Classical Notes

Rare Rachmaninoff opera, Gypsy style

Soprano Knarik Nerkararyan sings the role of Zemfira in the Commonwealth Lyric Theater’s Rachmaninoff opera “Aleko.”

By David Weininger

“Aleko,” being staged at the Commonwealth Lyric Theater, was Sergei Rachmaninoff’s first opera, written when he was 19.

Book Review

‘Margaret Thatcher’ by Charles Moore

Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan in 1982.

By Craig Fehrman

The biography of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is rich in detail, if not insight.