Tsarnaev defense team may favor Boston trial

Strong opposition to the death penalty here could benefit Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when his case goes before a jury.

Artan Mertiri, owner of a restaurant near the planned location of a Boston dispensary, expressed concerns.

Medical marijuana shops could open by summer

The state’s first dispensaries are spread across 10 of the state’s 14 counties, located from Boston to Dennis.

Civilians reacted at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad.

UN says more than 733 Iraqis killed in January

The figures issued today by the UN’s mission to Iraq show civilians made up more than 600 of those killed.

Images of Carlos Henriquez stir Boston’s black community

Henriquez’s conviction by an all-white jury, his immediate imprisonment, and the push by mostly white House leaders are feeding a deep distrust in his district.

Mass. residents losing jobless benefits

Nearly 3,000 living here have exhausted unemployment benefits since the end of the year, and hundreds more are losing them each week.

Greg Raiff, CEO of Private Jet Services, has a business boom as riders head to NFL’s big game.

Jonathan Alcorn for The Boston Globe

Private jet business soars for the Super Bowl

Wealthy individuals and corporate heavy hitters are pulling out the stops to see and be seen at the year’s most buzzed-about sporting event.

Linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) and the Broncos are in good condition with coach John Fox recovering fully — and quickly — from his heart procedure in November.

Super Bowl XLVIII

Broncos coach John Fox is happy and healthy again

Fox minimizes the severity of his situation now, even though aortic valve replacement surgery caused him to miss four games on the sidelines.

Participants in last year’s Boston Urban Iditarod stepped off on a 3.5-mile course near Fenway Park. The local event supports the Boston Medical Center Food Pantry. Organizers of the original Iditarod race in Alaska have ordered the Boston group to remove Iditarod from its name.

No mushing allowed in Boston under ‘Iditarod’ name

The Alaska-based Iditarod Trail Committee sent a cease-and-desist letter requesting that its trademarked moniker be removed from the Boston race.

Esther Earl, who needed oxygen as she grew sicker, has inspired another book, this one  told through her own words.

Esther Earl, Quincy teen, is inspiration for two books

Esther became an Internet celebrity as she blogged about life with pediatric thyroid cancer before dying in 2010.



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Having the government underwrite the status quo obscures the real costs of climate change.


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“Death” by Backlash Beer and Idle Hands’ “Absence of Light.”

Reviews of two very different stouts

“Death” by Backlash Beer and Idle Hands’ “Absence of Light” can help you occupy the space between now and Memorial Day.