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SEC freezes assets of firm, 8 people in fraud probe

During a federal raid at TelexFree Inc., an executive allegedly tried to leave with cashier’s checks worth nearly $38 million, according to court records.

In a first for the sport, Tatyana McFadden won four major marathons, including Boston, in 2013.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/file 2013

Tatyana McFadden set for Boston challenge again

Last year, McFadden did something no other athlete had done when she won four major marathons in a calendar year.

Don Chiofaro sat in the atrium of One International Place, where he can often be found in the mornings.

shirley leung

Don Chiofaro’s prospects may be looking up

While he waged war with Tom Menino over the Harbor Garage, Chiofaro seems to have found peace with the new mayor.

Randi Berkowitz (left) and Patricia DiGiacomo pleaded not guilty during their arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court.

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Pair allegedly swindled $450,000 meant for cat

Two Brighton women are accused of scheming to take money that was meant to go to the care of the woman’s cat.

Walsh accuses gaming chief of bias, demands recusal

Mayor Walsh said Stephen Crosby was biased against Boston’s efforts to win more influence over two casino proposals on its borders.

Ralph D. Gants (right), a current member of the Supreme Judicial Court, has been nominated by Governor Deval Patrick to the position of chief justice.

Patrick nominates Ralph Gants as next SJC chief

Gants, a current member of the Supreme Judicial Court, will replace Roderick Ireland, who is retiring in July.

The Nation

FDA discourages procedure for uterine fibroids

By Liz Kowalczyk

Two Boston hospitals immediately suspended the common procedure, called power morcellation.

Insurance sign-ups exceed Obama’s goal for health law

The HealthCare.gov website was shown on a laptop in March.

By Mark Landler and Michael D. Shear

President Obama announced that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

New Earth-size planet found

An artist’s rendering of Kepler 186f, a planet that falls in the “Goldilocks zone” of its star — not too hot, not too cold.

By Kenneth Chang

“It’s in the habitable zone. So we now know these planets do exist,” said Elisa V. Quintana of the SETI Institute and NASA’s Ames Research Center.

The World

Accord reached to ease tensions in Ukraine

By Michael R. Gordon and Peter Baker

The agreement calls for armed pro-Russian bands to surrender the government buildings they have seized.

Captain was among first to escape S. Korea ferry as it sank

South Korean rescue teams on Thursday searched for 271 passengers, many of them students, who were missing after the ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast.

By Choe Sang-Hun, Su-Hyun Lee and Jiha Ham

The hundreds of passengers were instructed over the intercom to “stay inside and wait” as the ship leaned to one side and began to sink.

Nigeria retracts report, says girls in militants’ grips

By Haruna Umar and Michelle Faul

The fate of 115 students was thrown into uncertainty when their principal denied a report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

Editorial & Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

He who should be named

By Joanna Weiss

If we lock Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s name and image in an airtight safe, we give him a lingering power he doesn’t deserve.

SCOT LEHIGH

In AG race, a clear choice on casinos

By Scot Lehigh

On the issue of whether to repeal the casino law, Maura Healey stepped up and took a clear, bold stand. Warren Tolman stepped sideways.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

The little bookstore tucked away in Cambridge

By Joan Wickersham

The Bryn Mawr Book Store in Cambridge is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun.

Metro

Walsh accuses gaming chief of bias, demands recusal

Stephen Crosby.

By Mark Arsenault

Mayor Walsh said Stephen Crosby was biased against Boston’s efforts to win more influence over two casino proposals on its borders.

Tatyana McFadden set for Boston challenge again

In a first for the sport, Tatyana McFadden won four major marathons, including Boston, in 2013.

By Shira Springer

Last year, McFadden did something no other athlete had done when she won four major marathons in a calendar year.

Pair allegedly swindled $450,000 meant for cat

Randi Berkowitz (left) and Patricia DiGiacomo pleaded not guilty during their arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court.

By John R. Ellement

Two Brighton women are accused of scheming to take money that was meant to go to the care of the woman’s cat.

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Patrick nominates Ralph Gants as next SJC chief

By Michael Levenson and Milton Valencia

KEVIN CULLEN

DJ Simmonds made his presence felt

By Kevin Cullen

Waltham

Second suspect arrested in slaying of teen

By Melissa Hanson

Boston

UMass building evacuated after bomb threat

By Catalina Gaitan

Business

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Don Chiofaro’s prospects may be looking up

Don Chiofaro sat in the atrium of One International Place, where he can often be found in the mornings.

By Shirley Leung

While he waged war with Tom Menino over the Harbor Garage, Chiofaro seems to have found peace with the new mayor.

SEC freezes assets of firm, 8 people in fraud probe

TelexFree’s Marlborough offices were searched on Tuesday, the day after the company sought bankruptcy protection. Authorities allege it is simply a pyramid scheme.

By Beth Healy

During a federal raid at TelexFree Inc., an executive allegedly tried to leave with cashier’s checks worth nearly $38 million, according to court records.

Venture spending returns to dot-com era levels

By Michael B. Farrell

Tech startups nationwide received some $9.5 billion in new venture funding during the first quarter of 2014.

Obituaries

Nobel winner Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” helped earn a global following for the literary style known as magical realism.

By Mark Feeney

His best-known work, “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” helped earn a global following for the literary style of magical realism.

Michael C. Janeway, 73; former Globe editor

Mr. Janeway was challenged by Boston’s rapidly changing media landscape.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Mr. Janeway, editor of the Globe from 1985-86, enjoyed a varied career as an editor, author, journalist, and academic.

Cheo Feliciano, 78; was salsa great

Cheo Feliciano sang at San Juan’s Puerto Rico Coliseum.

By Danica Coto

Mr. Feliciano was one of the most recognized salsa singers, with hits including ‘‘Una en un millón,’’ ‘’Mi promesa,’’ and ‘‘Contigo aprendi.’’

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Sports

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Red Sox break away to beat White Sox

Koji Uehara, left, and David Ross celebrated after closing out a win over the White Sox.

By Peter Abraham

Jon Lester was dominant over 8 innings, then David Ross provided the go-ahead hit in the 9th to earn a series win.

on hockey

Bruins appear well-positioned for Stanley Cup run

Bruins coach Claude Julien did a great job keeping his players on point and interested throughout the regular season.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Attention to detail has been a key to success for the Bruins as they prepare for the playoffs.

SPORTS MEDIA

Andy Brickley, Jack Edwards see Bruins winning

NESN’s Andy Brickley doesn’t see the Red Wings-Bruins series going more than five games.

By Chad Finn

The NESN broadcasters don’t foresee the Bruins falling victim to a first-round upset by the Red Wings.

G: Arts & Movies

Fred Taylor honored for his work both past, present

“I never planned anything, it just osmosed from one thing to another,” says Fred Taylor of his career in music.

By Jon Garelick

Taylor’s 50 years as a key figure in Boston’s jazz scene will be honored with a musical tribute — and the Roy Haynes Award — during Jazz Week.

Jazz Week lineup breaks down the walls

Scheduled performers for Jazz Week include (clockwise from top left) Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Danilo Pérez, Grace Kelly (pictured with Fred Taylor) and Rebecca Parris.

By Jon Garelick

The eighth annual Jazz Week’s lineup brings together diverse sounds and communities.

Stage Review

Wheelock’s ‘Mountain’ a vivid adaptation

Caroline Workman as Minli and Stewart Evan Smith as the flightless dragon in “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” at Wheelock Family Theatre.

By Terry Byrne

On the Wheelock Family Theatre stage, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” combines imagery with simple storytelling for an enchanting journey.

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Photography Review

Rethinking pink at Danforth Art

By Mark Feeney

Book Review

‘The Rule of Nobody’ by Philip K. Howard

By Jesse Singal

movie review

Vivian Maier: nanny not being nanny

By Mark Feeney

Movie Review

Disney goes fishing with ‘Bears’

By Tom Russo

Talking about jazz at Berklee

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Scene & Heard

As emo revives, Somos revamps

By Luke O'Neil

Noisy Neighbors

Animal Talk, ‘Kid’

By Luke O'Neil

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

A Fenway wedding for Mark Fucarile and Jen Regan

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Gisele holds court in commercial shoot in Southie

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Todd English’s stage career dies aborning

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Hold Steady trio at Globe

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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