Defiant Mehanna gets more than 17 years in jail

Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man convicted in December of supporting Al Qaeda, was sentenced today in federal court after delivering a defiant speech.

George Zimmerman (center) appeared with his attorney, Mark O'Mara (right), during a court hearing Thursday.

Zimmerman makes first court appearance on murder charges

A judge set a May 29 arraignment hearing for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Evidence suggests accidental fall in Franco Garcia case

Garcia, the missing BC student whose body was found Wednesday in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, showed no signs of injury, pathologists found.

// Michelle Obama weighs in after Ann Romney flap

The First Lady offered her support for mothers after a Democratic strategist suggested Mrs. Romney, a stay-at-home mother, had never “worked a day in her life.”

NHL Playoffs: Bruins v. Capitals, 7:30 p.m.

Capitals, Bruins set for rough playoff series

Bad blood will boil, crazy plays will unfold, and the ghost of Dale Hunter will be stationed as coach when the Bruins and Capitals meet.

“Bully” follows students from the classroom to the school bus to town hall meetings

Weinstein Company

Movie Review

‘Bully’ a powerful, shaming film

Lee Hirsch’s documentary applies a gloss of lyricism to the ugliness of adolescent torment.

Will Sasso (Curly), Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), and Sean Hayes (Larry) in “The Three Stooges.”

Movie Review

‘Three Stooges’ much better than a poke in the eye

Who knows why Bobby and Peter Farrelly bothered with a Three Stooges movie. But Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso work themselves silly as Moe, Larry, and Curly in 2012.

Joan Baez plays at Club 47 in 1959.

‘Club 47’ documentary explores heyday of famed Cambridge folk hub

The story of how Club 47 went from humble Cambridge coffeehouse to nationally known folk music mecca is a fascinating one. And yet it has never been told in such panoramic detail as this.

1930: Clarence De Mar finished the race. Later that same year, the veteran marathoner made news again when he ran 38 miles from Harrison, Maine, to Portland, in the middle of the night, after he missed his train. He was able to keep his speaking engagement the next morning at the 12th annual Farmers and Homemakers Week.

From the Archives | Photos

The Boston Marathon

April 16th marks the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. Around 27,000 runners are expected, up from the 15 who ran in 1897. Take a look at scenes of marathons past.


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Political Notebook

Obama tax plan draws wealthy backers

President Obama said raising the taxes of multimillionaires was popular among the gilded elite from Warren E. Buffett on down.


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On baseball

Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox have opened the season 1-5.

Red Sox’ slump not as bad as it seems

Unlike last year’s team that started 0-6, the 2012 Red Sox have the desire to win. They just don’t have luck and execution in synch.