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Bombing suspect moved to Devens

Federal investigators are building a case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as officials evaluate their response to the manhunt that resulted in his capture.

Robert Breest, with his wife, Carol, at MCI-Shirley. He  was convicted of killing 18-year-old Susan Randall.

Breest family photo

Lowell man seeks new murder trial 42 years later

Robert Breest has maintained his innocence since he was convicted of a 1971 murder. His lawyers say they have new evidence.

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury held Friday prayer, with clergy of other faiths present.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff

Boston Muslims gather, saddened and shaken

Heiam Alsawalhi, a mother of four from Brookline, does not usually go to the mosque for Friday prayers. But this week, she had to be there.

Mass. economy sees surprisingly strong growth

After a period of lackluster economic growth, the ­Massachusetts economy sprang to life in the first three months of this year as hiring increased, incomes rose, and consumer spending rebounded, according to a new report by the University of Massachusetts and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

The Nation

Workers find possible wreckage from 9/11 plane

A close-up view of a plane fragment found wedged between two buildings just blocks from the World Trade Center site.

By Jake Pearson

A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes has been discovered near the World Trade Center.

Rare Liberty Head nickel, long dismissed as a fake, brings $3.1m at auction

By Steve Szkotak

Four Virginia siblings who never let the coin slip, even when it was declared a fake, have been rewarded for their devotion to a family heirloom.

High school students form sandbag brigade to save N.D. homes from floods

Hundreds of students pitched in Friday to place 100,000 sandbags around Fargo as the Red River rises.

By Dave Kolpack

Hundreds of high school students pitched in Friday to place 100,000 sandbags around Fargo and help protect homes against Red River flooding.

The World

Obama wary in comments on Syria weapons

Anti-Assad protesters reacted to the debate over a US response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons.

By Mark Landler and Michael R. Gordon

President Obama said Friday he would respond “prudently” and “deliberately” to evidence Syria has used chemical weapons, tamping down expectations he would take swift action.

Time running out for Bangladeshi workers

By Julhas Alam

Two owners of garment factories in a building that collapsed into a pile of mangled metal and concrete, killing more than 300, have been arrested as public fury mounts.

Hitler’s food taster feared each meal would be the last

Margot Woelk was one of 15 women whose job was to taste food prepared for Adolf Hitler.

By Kirsten Grieshaber

For more than half a century, Margot Woelk kept her secret hidden from the world, even from her husband.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Michael Craig Miller

Testing the brain of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

By Michael Craig Miller

One case is not going to satisfy our curiosity, but we do have an opportunity now to examine important and interesting evidence that is there for the taking.

Lawrence Harmon

New truths about Boston in Senate race

By Lawrence Harmon

For too long, the strong sense of community in some Boston neighborhoods — South Boston especially — had been defined by the exclusion of certain people and ideas.

Opinion | Risa Brooks

Homegrown terrorism is not on the rise

By Risa Brooks

Among jihadist-inspired militants who have plotted against Americans in the United States, more than two-thirds have been foiled at the early planning stages.


At Russian festival, pride interlaces with sadness

Daria Nagaraj listened as her mother, Svetlana Kotlyarevskaya, opened ceremonies Friday at the Russian Arts and Cultural festival in Newton.

By Calvin Hennick

Organizers of an arts and culture festival in Newton said they were horrified to learn that the Marathon bombing suspects were from Russia.

Copter’s camera could see Boston bombing suspect

Trooper Ed Mathurin, the tactical flight officer the night of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture, described the operation at Plymouth Airport Friday.

By Evan Allen

The helicopter team searching for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was stunned to see his silhouette in a boat as they flew over Watertown.

‘Whitey’ Bulger wants immunity ruling vacated

James “Whitey” Bulger.

By John R. Ellement

James “Whitey” Bulger made his first public appearance in months, before a new judge at the South Boston courthouse.


US loan aid available to Back Bay stores

Part of the Back Bay was closed for about a week after the bombing.

By Taryn Luna

Small businesses that suffered financial losses because of the Boston Marathon bombings will be able to apply for federal loan assistance.

Golf courses in Massachusetts on the rebound

Jonathan Bean of Needham putted at George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park, one of two municipal courses in the city.

By Callum Borchers

After several slow years during the recession and a sluggish start to the recovery, courses are optimistic business is on the upswing.

Air traffic controllers set to return to the job

Congress easily approved legislation Friday ending the furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.

By Alan Fram

Furloughed controllers will return after angry travelers facing widespread delays forced Congress to take action.


Manuel White, 100; US worker for 50 years, kept up on Facebook

Mr. White celebrated his 100th birthday with his great-grandson Wyatt Whitman last May.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. White was a personnel director with the US Civil Service Commission and worked for the federal government for nearly 50 years.

George Jones; superstar defined country music

George Jones recorded dozens of hits about good times and heartbreak during his long career. The hard-living baritone could bring suspense to every syllable.

By Jon Pareles

Mr. Jones, 81, was the definitive country singer of the last half-century.

George Bunn; helped craft arms treaties

George Bunn helped JFK create the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Bunn, 87, was a leading figure in the field of arms control who helped draft and negotiate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968.


Knicks 90, Celtics 76

Celtics lose Game 3 to Knicks

Jeff Green led the Celtics with 21 points Friday, but they got down early and couldn’t recover against the Knicks.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics are a loss away in Sunday’s Game 4 at the Garden from having their season finished.

Dan Shaughnessy

Celtics still look like they’re done

Celtics (from left) Chris Wilcox, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett headed off the court knowing their season could come to an end on Sunday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

After their 90-76 loss to the Knicks on Friday, it looks like this series is not coming back to Boston next week.

Patriots make Jamie Collins their top pick

The Patriots selected Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins in the second round with their first pick in the NFL draft, No. 52 overall.

By Shalise Manza Young

The 6-foot-3-inch, 250-pound defensive end/linebacker had 20 tackles for losses and 10 sacks for Southern Mississippi last season.

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G: Family

Rare piano is restored to its original glory

Michael Stinnett stands next to the “Cocked Hat” piano that he was hired to restore to its original circa 1861 condition. Top right: details of the restored piano.

By James H. Burnett III

A Boston-built grand piano is one of the rarest, and oldest, pianos in the United States, but until recently the owner was unaware of its worth.

Stage Review

‘Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan,’ but only when she flies

“Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan’’ is billed as the star’s final appearance in a role she has been playing for decades.

By Don Aucoin

There was a time when this singing, dancing, flying production of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play might have seemed like something special. But not anymore.

Book REview

‘The Turk Who Loved Apples’ by Matt Gross

By Hope Reese

The former New York Times’ Frugal Traveler urges readers to toss out their maps and explore.