Boston Marathon bombing trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enigma as testimony begins

Prosecutor William Weinreb made his opening statement Wednesday as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, at right, watched.

Art Lien

Tsarnaev appeared on the opening day of testimony as he did during jury selection: quiet and low-key.

A courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory testifying in the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wednesday.

Marathon survivor posts emotional letter to Tsarnaev

Rebekah Gregory testified and then wrote that sitting near Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ?was somehow the crazy kind of step forward that I needed all along.?


// Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else?s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

// Survivors, video featured in first day of testimony in bombing trial

Survivors described their experiences and prosecutors showed an in-store video of one of the explosions in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

// ?It was him,? defense admits as Marathon bombing trial begins

A defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to shift blame for the attack to his older brother during opening statements in the trial.

// New details of Marathon bombing and aftermath revealed in court

Prosecutors described victims and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, both before and after the bombings.

// Hillary Clinton calls for release of her e-mails

?I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them,? Clinton wrote on Twitter.

Blue Cross vastly expands quality-based payment systems

The state?s largest health insurer will broaden its system that pays doctors based on how well they care for patients.

In this image taken by a drone, Jesus Foentes of Ice Dam Liquidators used steam to clear the roof of this Carlisle home.

Dmitry Lipinskiy/Ice dam Liquidators

Minnesota crews come to the rescue of Mass. rooftops

Hundreds of people in the Boston area are begging for help from Minnesotan contractors who specialize in dealing with ice dams.

Trading third-line right wing Loui Eriksson and his $4.25 million cap hit the next two seasons probably wouldn?t have gone over real well in the Bruins locker room, but pleasing his players isn?t Peter Chiarelli?s job.


Bruins GM missed opportunity at trade deadline

Peter Chiarelli could have auctioned off high-priced veterans who are clogging the salary cap.

// Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

Evan Horowitz

// A look at what?s in Baker?s budget

Governor Charlie Baker?s first budget proposal is all about the deficit.

// Proposal to end film tax credit provokes strong reactions

The state?s film industry would be severely damaged if the break is abandoned, insiders said.

Tommy Chang was named Boston?s new school superintendent on Tuesday.

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Yvonne Abraham

More advice for Boston?s new superintendent

No matter how great Tommy Chang?s achievements here, boatloads of Bostonians will inevitably deride him.

A view of snowbanks on East Broadway, part of the usual route for the St. Patrick?s Day parade.

St. Patrick?s Day Parade to follow shortened route

The parade will be held, officials said, but will follow an altered route because of snow.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

// Battling the bloatware blight on PCs, Androids

Many of the devices are cluttered with programs you never installed and may not want.

Latest storm has eyes set on Vineyard, Nantucket

The islands, which could see 4 to 6 inches, will be hit the hardest, forecasters said.

The Big Picture

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Documenting one family?s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.