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Academy head’s false credential draws scrutiny

Federal investigators plan to examine whether the chief executive of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences violated any laws by inflating her academic credentials as part of efforts to win more than $1 million in government grants over the past decade.

Boston, Suffolk Downs at odds on casino payments

The two sides remain “miles apart” on how much money a casino at the East Boston track should pay to the city.

Boston Fire Lieutenant John Flowers and State Trooper T.J. Hannon stood aboard the USS Constitution Tuesday along with nearly 400 others who aided victims after the April 15 Marathon bombings.

Marathon first responders honored by Navy

Nearly 400 law enforcement and medical personnel were honored aboard the USS Constitution for their response during the bombings.

James “Whitey” Bulger was silhouetted in the back seat of a car as he arrived at federal district court in Boston.

The trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Defendant ‘Whitey’ Bulger meets potential jurors

Jury selection is underway this morning in the federal court trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster accused of committing 19 murders and a host of other crimes during a fearsome, decadeslong reign in Boston’s underworld. “Both parties have the right to a jury that is fair and impartial, one that is not biased or partial one way or another. That is, both parties are entitled to a jury that does not have its mind made up one way or another,” US District Judge Denise J. Casper told a group of potential jurors.

Gabriel Gomez’s misstep in calling Rep. Edward Markey (left) “pond scum’’ underscored his inexperience on the campaign trail.

US Senate debate | 7 p.m., WBZ

Missions clear for Gomez, Markey in debate tonight

The debate presents an opportunity for Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey to rewrite some of the story lines of the race.

Ire rises over Mass. plan for electronic billboards

A proposal to introduce a slew of electronic billboards around the state has stalled following stiff opposition from former governor Michael S. Dukakis and Mayors Thomas M. Menino of Boston and Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, who say they will ramp up their efforts to keep local billboards from going digital.

The Nation

Ft. Hood suspect says he was protecting Taliban

Nidal Malik Hasan said he was defending Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders who reside in Afghanistan.

By Manny Fernandez

Major Nidal Malik Hasan explained his deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood as an attempt to protect Taliban leaders in Afghanistan.

Former computer hacker testifies in WikiLeaks case

By Charlie Savage

Adrian Lamo reported Private First Class Bradley Manning to military authorities in May 2010 after Manning confided that he had leaked secret government documents.

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

By Dan Elliott

A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes’s plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect.

The World

French say lab tests prove Syria used nerve gas

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of France said tests of samples taken from victims in Syrian prove use of sarin.

By Steven Erlanger and Nick Cumming-Bruce

Tests confirmed that sarin nerve gas had been used “multiple times” in Syria but only “in a localized way.”

Marseille has high hopes for museum

By Thomas Adamson

A new flagship museum dedicated to Mediterranean civilization in Marseille is hoping to shake off the southern metropolis’s reputation as France’s deadliest city.

UK service marks 60 years since queen’s coronation

By Jill Lawless

Britain’s royal family gathered at Westminster Abbey for a ceremony of pomp and prayer to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Editorial & Opinion


Washington booms – thanks to other people’s money

By Jeff Jacoby

Despite a cut in federal spending due to the sequester, the Washington region remains flush with money.


Gomez vs. GOP, Markey vs. himself

By Scot Lehigh

Gabriel Gomez says he’s an anti-Republican Republican, despite fund-raising help from Mitch McConnell, and Edward Markey is a robotic Democrat in a not-so-special Senate campaign.


US is Syria’s only hope

A Syrian soldier sat inside a tank as troops loyal to Bashar Assad took control of the village of Western Dumayna last month.

By Nicholas Burns

The stakes are too high for the United States to sit on the sidelines in a war that has entered a new and darker phase.


Liquor store owner in Lawrence scares off robber

“I do whatever I need to protect myself . . . and to protect my business,” Arturo Taveras said.

By Alyssa A. Botelho

When a gun-wielding masked man stepped into his South Union Street store last Sunday night demanding money, Arturo Taveras was ready.

With large field, mayoral forums to test time, spaces

By Andrew Ryan

The season of Boston mayoral forums is kicking off in earnest Wednesday with one candidate event before breakfast and the other after dinner.

Brookline girl helps bring Frank tree sapling to Boston

Schoolchildren and attendees on Boston Common Tuesday listened to presentations during a planting of a sapling from a chestnut tree described by Anne Frank.

By Javier Panzar

Aliyah Finkel, 15, spearheaded an effort to bring a sapling from the inspirational chestnut tree outside Anne Frank’s window to the city.

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Adrian Walker

Jumping back into the political game

By Adrian Walker

The trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Defendant ‘Whitey’ Bulger meets potential jurors

By Shelley Murphy

US Senate debate | 7 p.m., WBZ

Missions clear for Gomez, Markey in debate tonight

By Frank Phillips


Water main break temporarily shuts UMass

By Lauren Dezenski


Mass. residents who lost homes to get $1,480

By Jenifer B. McKim

About 11,000 former homeowners who lost their properties to foreclosure will soon receive checks for about $1,480 as part of a mortgage settlement.

US agency fuels local clean tech companies

ARPA-E, a US agency that helps firms commercialize clean energy technologies, has awarded grants to 1366 Technologies of Bedford (top); FastCAP Systems of Boston, led by Riccardo Signorelli (left); and Agrivida of Medford, headed by R. Michael Raab (right).

By Martin LaMonica

While other investors fade, Mass. green energy start-ups are getting much-needed infusions of capital from a little-known federal agency.

Mass. at 2d place in US in clean tech ranking

By Erin Ailworth

The state has developed one of the nation’s leading clean technology industries, according to a study released Tuesday.


Rev. Will Campbell, 88; civil rights rebel, societal provocateur

The Rev. Will D. Campbell was at the vanguard of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and a noted author.

By Robert D. McFadden

Rev. Campbell was at the vanguard of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and a noted author.

Deacon Jones, 74; considered prototypical defensive end

Deacon Jones was a feared member of one of the greatest defensive lines in NFL history, the Fearsome Foursome of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Jones became a master of the sack and one of the NFL’s greatest players with the Los Angeles Rams’ line known as the Fearsome Foursome.


Andrew Ference’s return a big boost to Bruins

Andrew Ference had a lot to celebrate (much to the chagrin of goalie Tomas Vokoun) in his return to the Bruins’ lineup.

By Amalie Benjamin

Ference has been a welcome addition to a defensive effort that has nullified the Penguins in the first two games of the series.

Dan Shaughnessy

Penguins have gone from favorites to flops

A nation waits to see if Sidney Crosby and the Penguins can recover from the humiliation of Game 2 in Pittsburgh.

By Dan Shaughnessy

It’s hard to be humble as a fan when you watch the Bruins outscore the favorites on their home ice by a gaudy 9-1 in six periods of near-perfect hockey.

red sox 17, rangers 5

Red Sox offense explodes in rout of Rangers

David Ortiz flexed at second base following his first inning RBI double.

By Julian Benbow

The Red Sox banged out eight doubles, a triple, and four homers among their 19 hits as they buried the Rangers.

G: Food

Even artisans make sausage now

Orecchiette with sausage and greens from Alma Nove in Hingham.

By Kara Baskin

Every country has its sausage and in this country the dish reflects both our immigrant history and chefs’ imaginations.

Where to buy sausages

Where to buy sausages.

Recipe for grilled sausages with peppers and onions

Grilled sausages, peppers, and onions.

Recipe for grilled sausages with peppers and onions

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Dining Out

Under-the-radar excellence at Lineage

By Devra First

Cheap Eats

At Brewers Coalition, good beer and bar food

By Sheryl Julian

seasonal recipe

Recipe for asparagus strata

Cookbook review

A British chef encourages you to be whimsical

By T. Susan Chang


What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘Fools’ by Joan Silber

By Michael Patrick Brady

A Tank Away

Warwick, R.I.: Perfect spot to park and recreate

By Paul E. Kandarian


Ben Mezrich flush with fans at book party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Justin Theroux to star in HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Ben Affleck and Bill Clinton host fund-raiser

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Nomar Garciaparra stops by Faneuil Hall

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Chefs gather at Radius for Big Sister dinner gala

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jeff Bauman, Red Sox friends pitch in for kids

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


New Kids on the Block delayed at Canadian border

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Ken Burns to take on ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


OneRepublic plays a hotel gig on the water

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Pop group 98 Degrees dines out while in town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein