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Andris Nelsons named new music director of BSO

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Mahler’s Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday the 34-year-old Nelsons would become the 15th music director.

A helicopter thermal image of the boat in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding as police moved in to capture him.

Bombing suspect left message in boat

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a note that said the bombing was retribution for US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to law enforcement officials.

//[1a]--90x90.jpg BAA invites Marathon non-finishers back for 2014

The group said that runners who were prevented from crossing the finish line because of the bombings can run in next year’s race.

Eric S. Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Boston Fed chief says budgets cuts, tax hikes hurting economy

Eric S. Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, called on Congress and President Obama to delay efforts to lower the deficit.


Little Nikon with big lens goes a long way

The Coolpix P520 is a limited but decent camera that will deliver high-quality images of distant objects.

Ruby McElhenny, 5, spent some “screen time” watching “My Little Pony” on an iPhone.


Many households cutting cable, but not their favorite TV shows

There is a growing number of families who are using Internet-based services to watch TV, thus reducing or bypassing cable altogether.


Women, drinking, and wine-as-reward culture

For moms with busy lives, social drinking often eases the stress, but at what cost?

Broken City

// GOP presses EPA pick with 1,000 questions

Republican legislators are aggressively questioning Gina McCarthy, a career regulator who served four Republican governors in Massachusetts.

FlightCar has been operating its car-sharing business in San Francisco since February and is poised to open in Boston.

FlightCar brings peer-to-peer car sharing to Logan

If you don’t mind letting a stranger drive your car, you could make money instead of paying to park at the airport.

Gomez unclear on some aspects of abortion

Fanning confusion, US Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez said he is “personally pro-life,” but that he would not try to change abortion law.


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Red Sox 9, Rays 2

Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulated Stephen Drew after his third-inning grand slam.

Red Sox slam their way past Rays

Stephen Drew hit a grand slam to cap an eight-run third inning and Jon Lester shut down the Tampa lineup to improve to 6-0.


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“One of my favorite spots is when the doll first comes to life. You see her breath swell, and the music just lifts. It’s so dramatically perfect,” says Boston Ballet’s Jonathan McPhee.

Jonathan McPhee gets animated discussing ‘Coppélia’

When the Boston Ballet music director and principal conductor takes the podium for the opening performance, it will be the sixth production of the ballet he has conducted.