NYC mayor says suspects planned attack

The suspects “intended to drive to New York and detonate additional explosives in Times Square,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott, 38, of Newport, R.I.

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Bombing victim says amputation was ‘best option’

After doctors had tried for nearly a week to save her foot, injured in the blasts on Marathon Monday, Heather Abbott gave the go-ahead to amputate.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Prosecutors expect charges against Tsarnaev in officer’s slaying

Middlesex County prosecutors are working to build a murder case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the shooting death of Sean Collier.

Malden cab driver Jim Duggan.

Cab driver believes he had encounter with bomb suspects

A local taxi driver said he believes he had the Marathon bombing suspects in his cab, and even picked up an unusually heavy backpack.

Russia says suspect had no contact with terror groups

The statements could bolster theories that Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were acting on their own when they allegedly planted bombs at the Marathon.

FBI searches landfill in bombing investigation

A New Bedford landfill was searched as part of the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino ate at Solas Irish Pub at the Lenox Hotel on Boylston street.

Mayor Menino has lunch on Boylston Street

While visiting Solas, an Irish bar at the Lenox Hotel, Mayor Thomas Menino said he was excited to see the crowds in Copley Square.

// Missing Brown student found in waters off Providence

The Rhode Island medical examiner’s office says a body found in Providence is that of Sunil Tripathi, missing since last month.

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ART’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ is Broadway-bound

John Tiffany’s “The Glass Menagerie,” starring Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, is going to Broadway with its original cast.

Hormone causes cells lost to diabetes to multiply, researchers find

Harvard researchers hope the discovery will lead to a drug that can replace or augment daily insulin injections.

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria during a press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Syrian chemical weapons use would cross ‘red line’

US intelligence has concluded with ‘‘varying confidence’’ that the Syrian government has used sarin gas as a weapon in its civil war.

Opinion on the bombings


Boston Police Officer Mike Duggan repositioned a barrier as the city conducted a cleanup of Boylston Street on Tuesday.

The new normal?

Recovery from a terrorist attack can be orderly and efficient. Step by step, we are following an emerging pattern.


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The week ahead: Theater, galleries and museums

A guide to area performances and exhibits, including “Rethinking Tradition’’ at the Society of Arts and Crafts.


Guests at the recent Huntington Theatre Company’s spring gala, which included a silent auction.

When tragedy strikes, event planners are faced with a wrenching decision

Across Boston, party planners are wrestling with the question of how to handle their lighthearted and celebratory affairs as memorial services take place.