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Jennifer Martel.

YVONNE ABRAHAM

The legacy of Jennifer Martel

House Speaker Robert DeLeo was shocked into action by Martel’s murder, and now has an evangelist’s zeal on matters of domestic violence.

Marathon bombing report critical of intelligence agencies

The congressional report calls on authorities to tighten up scrutiny of “hot lists” of potential terrorism suspects when they travel overseas.

State audit turns up host of problems at DCF

The findings add to a growing list of concerns about the agency, which is charged with protecting 36,000 abused and neglected children.

Tech Lab

New software could broaden illegal movie viewing

The solution: Stop turning customers into criminals. Give us easy access, at reasonable prices, to all the movies and TV shows we want.

The Nation

House panel’s report on Marathon marred by partisan fighting

William Keating of Bourne was the lone Democrat to sign a report on intelligence failures.

By Noah Bierman

A bipartisan spirit of cooperation following last year’s Marathon bombing dissolved into partisan rancor Wednesday.

Bin Laden son-in-law convicted of conspiracy

The verdict against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith comes a little more than a year after he was turned over to US authorities.

By Benjamin Weiser

A man who came to speak for Osama bin Laden was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of other terrorism charges.

Relatives learn mudslide victims may not be found

The debris field is about a square mile and 40 feet deep in places, and poses an array of hazards to rescue workers.

By Brian Skoloff

A mountain of mud is believed to have claimed more than 20 lives.

The World

Objects seen in Flight 370 search area

This graphic released by the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency on Wednesday shows satellite imagery taken on March 23, with the approximate positions of objects seen floating in the southern Indian Ocean.

By Scott MacDonald and Rob Griffith

Nineteen days into the mystery of Flight 370, the discovery of the objects offered ‘‘the most credible lead that we have,’’ an official said.

Military leader who led takeover of Egypt will run for president

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi formally announced that he is running for president, taking a step in his consolidation of power.

US, allies will beef up NATO forces

President Obama urged the 28-nation NATO alliance to make good on its commitment to the collective security that has fostered prosperity since the end of the Cold War.

By Jim Kuhnhennand Julie Pace

The increase is part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the White House said Wednesday.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael McCaul and bill keating

How did Tsarnaev go off FBI radar?

By Michael McCaul and Bill Keating

US authorities knew about many of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities but did not share that information among agencies.

JEFF JACOBY

Democrats’ Obamacare albatross

By Jeff Jacoby

Democrats could well be dealt setbacks in the midterm elections because of the healthcare law.

JOAN VENNOCHI

A bully, or a booster

Boston University’s women’s head basketball coach Kelly Greenberg coaches a game earlier this month.

By Joan Vennochi

BU women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg has been the subject of criticism and support by current and former players.

Metro

State audit turns up host of problems at DCF

Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche.

By Michael Levenson

The findings add to a growing list of concerns about the agency, which is charged with protecting 36,000 abused and neglected children.

Two firefighters die in Beacon Street blaze

Firefighters escorted the body of a fallen colleague from Boston Medical Center to the Medical Examiner's Office nearby.

By Peter Schworm, Akilah Johnson and Travis Andersen

The fire raced through a four-story brownstone, trapping responders in the basement. Along with the dead firefighters, 13 were injured.

YVONNE ABRAHAM

The legacy of Jennifer Martel

Jennifer Martel.

By Yvonne Abraham

House Speaker Robert DeLeo was shocked into action by Martel’s murder, and now has an evangelist’s zeal on matters of domestic violence.

More Stories

On, off job, victims were imposing presences

By Eric Moskowitz and Laura Crimaldi

Deadly blaze paralyzed Back Bay neighborhood

By Akilah Johnson and Evan Allen

Kevin Cullen

In the shadow of a gunman

By Kevin Cullen

Business

Tech Lab

New software could broaden illegal movie viewing

By Hiawatha Bray

The solution: Stop turning customers into criminals. Give us easy access, at reasonable prices, to all the movies and TV shows we want.

State looks at hospital options

By Robert Weisman

Governor Patrick suggested he wasn’t yet ready to concede the financially ailing North Adams Regional Hospital will close its doors.

New United terminal focuses on technology, efficiency

Work was underway Wednesday on United Airline’s renovation at Logain airport’s Terminal B.

By Frank Olito

United Airlines’ $160 million upgrade of Terminal B at Logan Airport will consolidate its operations, now split between Terminals A and C.

Obituaries

Dick Molinari, 73; longtime assignment editor for Channel 5

By Jasper Craven

Mr. Molinari was an award-winning assignment editor who spent more than four decades at WHDH-TV in Dorchester and WCVB-TV in Needham.

Jonathan Schell, antiwar activist, dead at 70

Mr. Schell wrote for decades about the consequences of violence and discord.

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Schell condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear holocaust in his prize-winning book, ‘‘The Fate of the Earth.’’

Sports

Raptors 99, Celtics 90

Celtics rally falls short in loss to Raptors

A towel pressed to his forehead after sustaining a third-period cut, the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo leaves the court for repairs.

By Baxter Holmes

Rajon Rondo returned in the second half after receiving nine stitches, but it was not enough as the Celtics lost to Toronto.

Dan Shaughnessy

This must be awkward for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr. is now fighting for a spot on the Red Sox roster.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Bradley, once anointed as Jacoby Ellsbury’s replacement, could be pushed out of a roster spot by the hard-charging Grady Sizemore.

On Football

Brandon Browner, Brandon LaFell seen as good Patriot fits

Cornerback Brandon Browner’s coach in Seattle, former Patriots coach Pete Carroll, thinks Browner is “a very unique football player.”

By Ben Volin

Newly acquired Patriots Brandon Browner and Brandon LaFell got very good recommendations from their former coaches.

G: Style

California dreaming at the Peabody Essex

Above: The Alcoa Forecast Garden in Los Angeles, completed in 1959. Near right; lotus chair from 1968. Far right: Raymond Loewy’s Studebaker Avanti, 1964.

By Christopher Muther

A new Peabody Essex Museum show looks at the roots and influences of West Coast midcentury design.

Television REview

In ‘Surviving Jack,’ Meloni slips comfortably into comedy

From left: Connor Buckley, Christopher Meloni, and Rachael Harris in the new Fox comedy “Surviving Jack.”

By Sarah Rodman

Christopher Meloni wears the part of Jack Dunlevy on the new Fox sitcom like a suit perfectly tailored to his imposing frame.

Book Review

‘Missing You’ by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben’s latest novel does not include recurring protagonist Myron Bolitar.

By Daneet Steffens

Coben’s latest novel delivers twists-a-plenty, but does not include recurring protagonist Myron Bolitar.

More Stories

Unsettled

The joy of less sex?

By Kara Baskin

Bargain Bin

Storewide savings at JP Knit & Stitch

By Ami Albernaz

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

The week ahead: Kids’ events

By Milva DiDomizio

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Handyman on Call

How can he get rid of mold in his attic?

By Peter Hotton

Names

Picasso jewelry a hit at Skinner auction

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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An early look at ‘Game of Thrones’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Burke High School to honor Donna Summer

By Joseph P. Kahn

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Jon Bon Jovi unplugs for a cause

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Chris Evans wants to act less

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mark Wahlberg makes time for family at CinemaCon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

The art and heart of Salem Harbor Power Station

By Kathy McCabe

Through the eyes of students at Montserrat College of Art, Salem Harbor station and its 105 workers will not fade quietly into the landscape.

Salem plant plan faces new appeal on Clean Air Act

By Kathy McCabe

Four Salem residents say the new plant would violate the federal Clean Air Act.

Beverly may answer life’s mysteries through oracle project

By Kathy McCabe

Artist Anna Schuleit Haber has imagined the Oracle at Delphi returning, but this time in digital form speaking poetry on the Beverly Common.

Globe South

Parents of opiate addicts meet to share support and strategies

The Learn to Cope support group for parents of addicts met last week at the Cecil R. Paul Center for Business at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy.

By Cara Bayles

This community of parents supporting and advising one another was Joanne Peterson’s vision for Learn To Cope when she founded the organization 10 years ago in Randolph.

Companies cited for recyclables in the trash

Recyclables collected at  SmartPak in Plymouth.

By Jennette Barnes

A five-fold increase in state inspections has revealed more than 80 companies improperly disposed of a substantial amount of recyclable material.

Hingham

Funds sought to study buying water provider

By Jaclyn Reiss

Saying the town has faced high rate hikes and poor service from its privately owned water provider, Hingham officials will ask Town Meeting for almost a half-million dollars.

Globe West

Marathon prep steps up a notch

A memorial to Meg Menzies, a Virginia mother who was killed while training for this year’s race, was created by Hopkinton resident  Kel Kelly from 400 pairs of running shoes.

By Ellen Ishkanian

As law enforcement plans for extra security, groups and towns along the route plan special events to make this year a celebration.

Forever 128

Suburbs see surge in hotel construction

By Scott Van Voorhis

The suburbs are adding thousands of new rooms that cater to business travelers on weekdays and tourists on weekends.

Joining the body politic at an early age

Lincoln officials Susan Brooks and Sarah Cannon Holden (seated near her grandson) talk with students about Town Meeting.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

A group of eighth-graders from the Lincoln School has realized it’s no easy task winding through the bureaucracy of town government.