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Police commissioner ‘certain’ suspect involved in brutal death

Edwin J. Alemany is facing a murder charge in the slaying last week of Amy E. Lord, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said Thursday.

Prouty Garden at Boston Children’s may soon be no more

Bobby Campbell of Alabama wheeled his daughter Caroline through the Prouty Garden at Children’s Hospital after her foot surgery.

Bill Greene/Globe staff

The garden is the only feasible space left for a 12-story expansion, presuming the permits are issued and the plan is approved by the hospital board, administrators say.

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Freshman Senator Elizabeth Warren, on her way to a policy lunch Tuesday, kept walking past reporters rather than engage in an impromptu Q-&-A session — which some see as a Capitol Hill tradition.

Senator? Senator? If it’s in a Senate hallway, Elizabeth Warren rarely answers

Since entering the Senate in January, Elizabeth Warren has been one of the few who bucks the institution’s tradition of engaging with reporters in hallways.

Key moment in trial arrives: Will ‘Whitey’ Bulger testify?

As the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger nears its end, a key question will finally be answered Friday: Will the 83-year-old gangster testify on his own behalf?


For the latest in radar, Raytheon built a balloon

To protect Washington from attack, the Army didn’t turn to some cutting-edge technology — instead, it opted for something out of the 18th century.

The Nation

Political Notebook

Davis in running for Homeland Security post

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis (left) spoke at a news conference alongside Governor Deval Patrick after the Marathon bombings suspect was arrested in April.

Speculation in Washington and Boston suggests that Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis may be in the mix to be the next secretary of the department.

Ohio victim describes her ‘11 years in hell’

Michelle Knight spoke Thursday in a Cleveland courtroom at the sentencing of Ariel Castro (seated in background).

By Trip Gabriel

Michelle Knight confronted her abductor in a Cleveland courtroom, offering an emotional last act to a traumatizing story.

Mass. man gets N. Korea pledge on MIAs

By Bryan Bender

Korean War hero Thomas J. Hudner Jr. was unable to reach the wreckage of his lost wingman, but North Korea promised to help search for the remains of military personnel still unaccounted for.

The World

Russia grants NSA leaker asylum for one year

The Russian government issued Edward Snowden a passport-like document valid until July 31, 2014.

By Steven Lee Myers and Andrew E. Kramer

Russia’s decision, which infuriated US officials, ended five weeks of legal limbo for Edward Snowden and opened a new phase of his legal and political odyssey.

Kerry says Egypt’s army saving democracy

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, prayed Thursday outside the Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo, where they have camped out and hold daily rallies.

By Michael R. Gordon and Kareem Fahim

Secretary of State John Kerry offered an unexpected boost to Egypt’s military leaders Thursday and said they did not take over by ousting President Mohammed Morsi.

Iraq deaths rise to level not seen for 5 years

By Sameer N. Yacoub

More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the United Nations said.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | alan berger

The Mideast gamble

By Alan Berger

What has been derided as John Kerry’s quixotic quest may instead be seen as a shrewd diplomatic maneuver.


All’s unfair in boxing and politics

Argentina’s Mauricio Munoz took a blow during a featherweight title match in Macau last week.

By Carlo Rotella

Today’s society is a mismatch between the haves and have-nots, a fight fixed by our political system and the back-room money that runs the show.

opinion | ilana bet-el

EU shows it can be a player in the Mideast

By Ilana Bet-El

Its relevance is not due to a sudden bout of political coherence so much as the culmination of a long process — in this case a slow anger with illegal Israeli settlements.


Sheriff defends prisoner-transport procedures

Raymond Wallace during a previous court appearance. Wallace was involved in shooting at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary.

By Colin A. Young

The incident in which a prisoner and deputy sheriff were shot could have been “much worse,” the sheriff said.

Kevin Cullen

Time for an explanation

By Kevin Cullen

Does Whitey Bulger really think a photo of him yukking it up with pedophile priest Fred Ryan make him seem less reprehensible?

US tax penalty for gay couples is disappearing

By Chelsea Conaboy

The removal of the extra health care tax is among the first changes for same-sex couples since the Defense of Marriage Act was tossed out.

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Key moment in trial arrives: Will ‘Whitey’ Bulger testify?

By Milton J. Valencia and Shelley Murphy


Five injured when car crashes into dance studio

By Nicholas Jacques


Wholesale gas prices rise in N.E.

By Erin Ailworth

Gas prices in New England rose twice as fast as most of the country, largely due to a lack of pipeline capacity.

Beth Israel Deaconess acquires Jordan

By Taryn Luna

The consolidation of Mass. health care continued as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center acquired Jordan Health Systems Inc. in Plymouth.

For the latest in radar, Raytheon built a balloon

By Michael B. Farrell

To protect Washington from attack, the Army didn’t turn to some cutting-edge technology — instead, it opted for something out of the 18th century.


Arthur Venezia, 68; ‘Godfather of Watertown Youth Hockey’

Arthur Venezia (in back row, middle) received a lifetime achievement award in 2010.

By Todd Feathers

For nearly 40 years, the town’s aspiring hockey stars glided over the ice under Mr. Venezia’s watchful eyes, learning how to skate, pass, shoot, and throw themselves head- and heart-first at a challenge.

Herb Kaplow, 86; veteran television reporter

Herb Kaplow, reporting before the launch of an Atlas missile at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Kaplow brought an authoritative voice to his reporting in a career that spanned more than four decades.

Harry Byrd Jr., former US senator from Virginia; at 98

Harry Byrd Jr. (center) with brothers Richard and B. Beverley, was an officer in the family’s apple producing company, H.F. Byrd Inc.

Mr. Byrd succeeded his father in office and served in the US Senate for 17 years before his retirement in 1982.


Red Sox 8, Mariners 7

‘Magical’ Red Sox walk off with another win

Fans at Fenway Park celebrated when Daniel Nava blasted the game-winning hit to center field.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox, down 7-2 in the 9th, scored six times to record their 11th walkoff win this season and extend their AL East lead.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bill Parcells reflects on his Patriots years

Bill Parcells helped change the trajectory of the Patriots franchise during his four-year stint as head coach in the 1990s.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Parcells enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend after a career in which he won two Super Bowls and rescued the Patriots from irrelevance.

Jerod Mayo taking lead for Patriots’ defense

Jerod Mayo (right) has been good about helping other linebackers brought in by the Patriots, such as Brandon Spikes (left) in 2010.

By Shalise Manza Young

Mayo seems to delight in setting a strong example for his teammates in how they should approach their jobs.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

Reckoning with horror in ‘The Act of Killing’

Set in Indonesia, Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” presents a film within a film, scripted and shaped by gangsters.

By Janice Page

The movie, which asks the men behind mass killings in Indonesia to show their own version of events, is one of the most extraordinary films you’ll ever encounter.

Tony winners stage musical on Maine island

Tony and Obie award winner John Wulp is staging the world premiere of “Red Eye of Love” inside a community center on picturesque North Haven, Maine.

By Joel Brown

Tony and Obie award winner John Wulp is staging the world premiere of “Red Eye of Love” inside a community center on picturesque North Haven, Maine.

Classical Notes

Pianist Drury to perform Rzewski’s ‘People United’

Stephen Drury (pictured) says how Frederic Rzewski structured “The People United” is of more than theoretical interest.

By David Weininger

Stephen Drury brings the work that carries a daunting air of being a political statement and a technically demanding piece to the Monadnock Music festival.

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Photography Review

Jurors focus on quality at Griffin Museum

By Mark Feeney

Book REview

‘The Longest Road’ by Philip Caputo

By Eric Liebetrau

Movie Review

‘2 Guns,’ no brains

By Ty Burr

Movie Review

‘The Look of Love’ is skin deep

By Peter Keough

Noisy Neighbors

Joy Kills Sorrow, ‘Wide Awake’

By James Reed

High Five

Quinn Sullivan on his mentor

By James Reed

Night Watch

The Boatonian’s HO –DOWN

By Vanessa Fernandes


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio