Accused Marathon bomber faces 30-count indictment

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev this afternoon that include using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people.

Senate passes broad immigration overhaul

The Senate approved a potentially historic reshaping of the nation’s immigration system by a 68-32 vote, sending the measure to the House, where opposition is strong.

Chinese firm charged with stealing technology from Mass. company

In a case that could have implications for US-China relations, a Chinese wind turbine maker was indicted for allegedly stealing technology from American Superconductor Corp.

Deal in the Senate to keep student loan rates low fails

Interest rates for student loans will double on Monday, at least for a while, after a compromise proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said.

// Former FBI supervisor takes stand in Bulger trial

In court today, “Whitey” Bulger cursed at disgraced former FBI official John Morris, who testified at the trial.

New evidence disclosed in Aaron Hernandez case

Aaron Hernandez in court Thursday.

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A judge today denied Aaron Hernandez’s second attempt at bail, and called the evidence against the former Patriot “very, very strong.”

Boston Police investigated a fatal shooting on Shawmut Avenue, Boston, in 2012.

Aaron Hernandez investigated in 2012 double murder

The former Patriot, who was charged with murder yesterday, is also being looked at in connection with killings last year in Boston.

As Celtics coach, Doc Rivers said, “I really didn’t know how much more I had to give.”

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Doc Rivers move comes down to a change of heart

He pledged long-term allegiance to the Celtics two years ago, but Rivers just didn’t feel the same way about the job as time went on.


News microphones waited to capture reactions from Supreme Court rulings.


Progress, regress

The Supreme Court granted rights and took them away this week in its decisions on gay marriage and voting equality.


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Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg, 1912.

Largest public collection of Fabergé arrives in Salem

The basis of the “Fabergé Revealed” show at the Peabody Essex Museum is not a collection borrowed from Russia, but from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


Rachel Reider brought Vineyard Vines designs and other elements into the Captain Fairfield Inn (pictured) and 76 Main.

Modern lodging gets a preppy twist

Boston-based interior designer Rachel Reider gave Lark Hotels suites inspired by Vineyard Vines.