Bulger defense says he paid FBI agent, was not informant

A “greedy” FBI agent falsely classified “Whitey” Bulger as an informant, Bulger’s lawyer alleged during opening statements.

Patricia Donahue, with sons Tom (left) and Michael, left the Moakley Courthouse after the opening day of arguments in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

For relatives of alleged Bulger victims, a bittersweet day

“This has been hanging over our heads for years,” said Patricia Donahue, whose husband, Michael, was killed in 1982.

President Obama and Representative Edward Markey attended a rally at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury.

Obama campaigns for Markey in Boston

President Obama exhorted a crowd of thousands to support Edward J. Markey because he would “carry on the legacy of John Kerry and Ted Kennedy.”

NSA director Keith Alexander defended the agency’s surveillance programs at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Dozens of attacks thwarted, NSA chief says

NSA director Keith Alexander defended the agency’s surveillance programs at a Senate hearing.

Bruins vs. Blackhawks | Game 1, 8 p.m.

Bruins feel good, ready to play Blackhawks

Two years ago there was nervousness before the Stanley Cup Final, but coach Claude Julien said Wednesday his team is relaxed now.

How Bruins, Blackhawks match up

Who has the edge when the teams meet for the NHL championship? Find out in our scouting report.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara greeted fans who turned out to bid the Bruins goodbye on Tuesday.

Bruins can’t slow Zdeno Chara down

The Bruins captain has put forth a nearly perfect effort this postseason, even while taking on an increasing amount of ice time.

Jaromir Jagr greeted fans before the Bruins left Boston on Tuesday.

Christopher L. Gasper

Jaromir Jagr still hungry for Stanley Cup

Jagr, 41, last played in the Final in 1992 with Pittsburgh. Now, he is seeking one more with the Bruins, a team he was surprised even wanted him.

Ingrid Cruz was brought to Louisiana from the Philippines and now teaches science in Baton Rouge

Farah Stockman

Teacher trafficking

The strange saga of Filipino workers, American schools, and H-1B visas.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/lehigh-947.jpg Gabriel Gomez steps up his game

It was much more measured and interesting Republican Senate candidate who showed up at the Western Massachusetts debate.

Stanley Cup Final

Bruins, Blackhawks take NHL back to Original Six days

The Stanley Cup Final harkens back to a different era of the NHL, a league once known for sweat, blood and fisticuffs now famous for acrobatic goaltending and a frenetic pace of play.


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Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (right) has already taken a hand in the re-education of Tim Tebow as an NFL quarterback.

Don’t expect to see much of Tim Tebow at practice

The quarterback is a long-term project for the Patriots, not someone who will be chewing up a lot of the important snaps in practice or in training camp.

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Demonstrators formed a human chain in front of security forces at Taksim square in Istanbul.

Turkish government open to referendum to end protests

The referendum would be on a development project in Istanbul that triggered protests that have become the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 10-year tenure.