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GOP is finding few takers for Mass. Senate race

Republicans will have to field a relative unknown in what the party had hoped would be a pitched battle for John F. ­Kerry’s former seat.

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, vying for a Senate nomination, said he believes abortion should be legal but rare.

Rep. Stephen Lynch changes tone on abortion rights

Lynch, who has consistently described himself as an antiabortion legislator, said he believes abortion should be legal but rare.

Bridge at site of crash lacked height warning

On Saturday, a bus ferrying high school students slammed into the Western Avenue bridge, at a spot once slated to get a rubber warning sign but never did.

Three moose, spotted from a helicopter, are among the 76,000 counted thus far in Maine’s first aerial census.

GRETA RYBUS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

In Maine, all eyes on the moose census

Using a helicopter and its noisy rotors, biologists are counting the state’s moose.

Brenda Wernikoff was arrested for refusing to leave a woman’s bathroom at a homeless shelter in Boston.

Boston, transgender woman settle lawsuit

Brenda Wernikoff was allegedly forced to remove her shirt and bra and expose her breasts by Boston police officers, who then ordered her to jump up and down.

The Nation

Authorities storm Ala. bunker, rescue boy, 5

Jimmy Lee Dykes

By Tamara Lush and Kate Brumback

Authorities stormed an underground bunker in Alabama on Monday, freeing a 5-year-old boy who had been held hostage and killing his captor.

Medicaid money splits GOP in Ohio

Ohio’s Republican governor will push for expanding Medicaid, a move which sets up a potential fight with Republicans in the state Legislature.

Church hospital focus of fetus debate

A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care were not human beings said it was ‘‘morally wrong’’ to make the argument.

The World

On first day, Kerry vows to protect diplomats

John Kerry showed his childhood diplomatic passport Monday. His father, Richard, was a midlevel diplomat.

By Bryan Bender

On his first day as secretary of state, John Kerry vowed to ensure the safety and security of American diplomats abroad.

Cambodia grieves during cremation of former king

Women wept at the cremation of King Norodom Sihanouk, who had abdicated years ago, at the royal palace in Phnom Penh. Sihanouk had led his country to independence.

Cambodians bade goodbye with tears, chanting, and fireworks to Norodom Sihanouk, who led them through half a century of political tumult.

Suicide bomber hits Al-Qaeda foes

A suicide bomber struck a group of anti-Al-Qaeda fighters north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 44.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

Housing recovery? Not for all

By Paul McMorrow

If a housing recovery is occurring, it’s doing so in an unstable, highly unequal manner.

FARAH STOCKMAN

The hazards of optimism

A home in San Antonio in 2009.

By Farah Stockman

Was the financial crisis caused by the unrealistic thought that bad things won’t happen?

joanna weiss

Partnering up to battle TV violence

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrated as his team won the Super Bowl.

By Joanna Weiss

Yes, media violence is the diversionary tactic of choice for the NRA, but TV violence is actually a broad, bipartisan complaint.

Metro

GOP is finding few takers for Mass. Senate race

From top left: Former senator Scott Brown, former state senate minority leader Richard Tisei, former governor William F. Weld, former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, Mitt Romney’s son Tagg Romney, and former lieutenant governor Kerry Healey. All have said they are not interested in running for the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.

By Frank Phillips

Republicans will have to field a relative unknown in what the party had hoped would be a pitched battle for John F. ­Kerry’s former seat.

Rep. Stephen Lynch changes tone on abortion rights

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, vying for a Senate nomination, said he believes abortion should be legal but rare.

By Michael Levenson

Lynch, who has consistently described himself as an antiabortion legislator, said he believes abortion should be legal but rare.

Bridge at site of crash lacked height warning

Cowbells once hung from the back of a warning sign at an entrance to Memorial Drive from the Longfellow Bridge.

By Akilah Johnson

On Saturday, a bus ferrying high school students slammed into the Western Avenue bridge, at a spot once slated to get a rubber warning sign but never did.

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Weymouth man, 20, charged with killing father

By Peter Schworm and Jeremy C. Fox

YARMOUTH

Marine mammal strandings drop

By Todd Feathers

BRAINTREE

Lawrence man gets $1m in lottery

By Lauren Dezenski

LAWRENCE

Councilor will try to unseat Lantigua

By Travis Andersen

SALEM

Former state chemist pleads not guilty

By Bridget Murphy

Five-alarm blaze displaces at least 15 in East Boston

By Travis Andersen and Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Author’s manager explains actions

By Milton J. Valencia

Business

Taxi app Hailo to expand service

Hailo is one of a growing number of companies using smartphones to dispatch taxis in Boston

By Michael B. Farrell

Hailo, a smartphone taxi dispatch service, has received $30.6 million in funding to expand its service across the US and globally.

N.H. law gives nanobreweries a larger standing

Thomas Neel, owner of Candia Road Brewing Co., said demand for his craft product has been unexpectedly high.

By Brandon Gee

As the first state to license nanobrewery operations, New Hampshire has given the small industry a lot of room to grow.

Oracle Corp. set to buy Acme Packet for $2.1b

By Hiawatha Bray

Database giant Oracle Corp. will pay $29.25 a share in cash, 22 percent higher than Acme Packet’s closing stock price on Friday.

Obituaries

Bishop John M. D’Arcy, 80; warned against transfer of pedophile to new parish

Bishop D’Arcy, a Brighton native, was sent away to Indiana after he warned against a priest’s transfer to a new parish.

By J.M. Lawrence

Bishop D’Arcy was a Brighton native who was the only son of Irish immigrants and a lifelong Red Sox fan.

Sports

Northeastern 3, BU 2

Kevin Roy’s hat trick gets NU into Beanpot final

Kevin Roy’s shot eluded Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor in the third period to give Northeastern a 3-1 lead, and give him the hat trick.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Huskies took a 3-2 win over BU in the first game of the Beanpot, with all of Northeastern’s goals by Roy, a freshman.

On college hockey

Northeastern ends 25 years of misery against BU

Northeastern players celebrated the school’s first win over BU in the Beanpot since 1988.

By John Powers

Before Monday, the last time Northeastern beat BU in the Beanpot, none of the players on the team were even alive.

BC 4, Harvard 1

BC reaches fourth straight Beanpot final

BC’s Quinn Smith scored the first of his two goals in the first period.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Sophomore Quinn Smith scored BC’s first two goals as the Eagles beat Harvard, 4-1, to advance and play Northeastern for the coveted trophy.

G: Living

G Cover

A labor, and legacy, of love

Nur Kilic at Serenade Chocolatier with a box of Viennese truffles, a candy she was having trouble making when she appealed to retired candymaker William Federer. He had been making candy then — and famously, truffles — for decades. Federer died in 2006 at 91.

By Bella English

After 25 years, a Brookline candy shop’s legacy is about lending a hand and reaching across borders.

Photography REVIEW

Remembering Ochlik through the Arab Spring

People of Bouyada village in Syria attend the funeral of four young men.

By Mark Feeney

The work of Rémi Ochlik, a French photojournalist who died on assignment, is a tribute to the chronicler.

Jimmy Kimmel takes earlier time slot in stride

Jimmy Kimmel has made a smooth transition to his 11:35 p.m. slot, with the possible exception of the night Matt Damon (behind desk. with Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, and Kimmel tied up in the back) hijacked the show.

By Sarah Rodman

After a decade of chasing laughs in the midnight hour on ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” moved up to the 11:35 p.m. slot.

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Music Review

For Fleming and Graham, a super Sunday

By Jeffrey Gantz

Album review | COUNTRY

Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’

By Sarah Rodman

Album review | COUNTRY

Kris Kristofferson, ‘Feeling Mortal’

By James Reed

Album review | INDIE ROCK

My Bloody Valentine, ‘mbv’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Album review | Orchestral pop

Josh Groban, ‘All That Echoes’

By Marc Hirsh

Album review | Punk

The Bronx, ‘IV’

By Scott McLennan

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Dear Margo

Dear Margo column

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Johnny Depp or Matt Damon? You decide.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Kiefer Sutherland is Hasty Man of the Year

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Dancing’ talents raise spirits, too

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Celebrities spotted here and there around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Celtics’ Jason Terry, chef Lydia Shire team up

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Tom Brady hits links on Super Bowl Sunday

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mayor Tom Menino accepts Explorer Medal

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Matt Damon as Matt Damon on ‘House of Lies’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Rob Gronkowski makes big moves in Vegas?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein