$1m proposed for some victims of Boston bombings

Families of people who died in the Boston Marathon blasts and those who lost more than one limb could get “well over $1 million.”

First plan was to attack Boston on July 4, officials say

The surviving suspect told investigators he and his brother initially planned to detonate explosives during the July Fourth celebration, officials said.

Same-sex marriage approved in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s governor signed a bill into law that allowed same-sex marriage, establishing gay marriage as the law of the land throughout all of New England.

It looks suspicious when Clay Buchholzpours water over his head and touches his dripping hair before pitches. But is it?

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Clay Buchholz accused of cheating

It looks suspicious when he pours water over his head and touches his dripping hair before pitches. But is it?

Brianna Flynn (left) stopped to reflect at the ever-expanding Marthon memorial at Copley Square.


Copley Square a place to mourn, heal after bombings

The memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon attack has grown steadily and shows no signs of fading.

“The problem in this city is anything that happens, they say, ‘It’s Muslims.’ I am a Muslim,” said Tarek Ahmed, who called 911 for a man fleeing the Marathon bombing suspects. “They could have killed me. After everything finished, no one protected me.”

Kevin Cullen

Heroes on our shores

A fine legacy to the attack on us by immigrants who spurned our generosity would be to make life better for the vast majority of immigrants who love the US.

With 12-year-old Karina Heinold of Westford looking on, Joe Schlesinger enters a program for Sparki the robot. ArcBotics of Cambridge is using Kickstarter to raise money to fund production of the device.

Cambridge robot maker aims to inspire kids

A tiny Cambridge start-up called ArcBotics has turned to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to finance their mechanical companion for kids.

An architect’s rendering shows the zoning footprint approved for buildings in the Seaport Square project.

Seaport Square project taking shape

A deal is emerging to build two 22-story towers in the long-planned complex on the South Boston Waterfront.

Celtics center Kevin Garnett pounded his chest in the first half of Game 5 against the Knicks.

Game 6 | Knicks at Celtics, 7 p.m.

Can the Celtics come back to beat Knicks?

Tonight the Celtics will try to force a Game 7, where they hope to be the first NBA team ever to overcome a 3-0 series deficit.

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Pål Sverre Hagen (below) as Thor Heyerdahl in “Kon-Tiki,” about the 1947 crossing of the Pacific on a balsa-wood raft.

‘Kon-Tiki’ isn’t quite adventurous enough

The movie that re-creates Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 crossing of the Pacific on a raft is caught between a Boy’s Own Adventure and a character study of a charming monomaniac.