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FDA OK’s breast cancer drug created in part by ImmunoGen

Key components of Kadcyla were developed by Waltham biotechnology company ImmunoGen Inc.

Air Force Major Scott Snider prepared for a flying exercise.

Ronda Churchill for The Boston Globe

Plymouth native emulates enemy in Air Force war games

Scott Snider, an Air Force pilot plays the enemy target, replicating what a foe might do.

“I’m terrified of what’s going to happen,” said Jennifer Webb, whose family may lose coverage soon.

FRED FIELD/for the boston globe

44,000 to lose Medicaid coverage in Maine

While seven Republican governors who once vocally opposed Obamacare have decided to go along with Medicaid expansion, Maine has chosen to not only eschew expansion, but is drastically cutting back the number of low-income residents who receive government-subsidized health care. Maine, whose governor is Republican Paul LePage, is the only state in New England choosing not to expand Medicaid coverage, which the Supreme Court has ruled is optional.

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When South Station opened, it covered Atlantic Avenue to the Fort Point Channel. Much has changed.

An $850 million plan to return South Station to bygone glory

Governor Deval Patrick is pushing for an expansion project as one of the major components of his sweeping transportation plan.

// Cardinal O’Malley ready for conclave to choose the next pope

Cardinal Sean O’Malley will attend the resignation ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI and take part in the conclave that will decide who replaces him.

The Nation

White House highlights travel disruptions

Small-airport control towers would be shut if sequestration cuts go into effect, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

By Jonathan Weisman and Jackie Calmes

The White House warned of potentially severe disruptions in air travel if spending cuts take effect in less than a week.

National parks plan for service cuts

Vernal Fall is among the attractions at Yosemite, which is preparing for possible cutbacks.

By Tracie Cone

As the clock ticks toward forced spending cuts and the vacation season nears, the National Park Service is gearing for the potential effects.

Fired Utah trooper had false arrests, suit says

Lisa Steed was trooper of the year in 2007. Last year, Utah Highway Patrol fired her over falsified reports.

By Brady McCombs

During a decade as a Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack for arresting drunken motorists.

The World

Syria reported to fire Scuds at Aleppo targets

By Hwaida Saad and Rick Gladstone

Antigovernment activists in Syria said the military fired Scud missiles into at least three rebel-held districts of Aleppo.

Raul Castro talks of stepping down

Raul Castro said his age, near 82, makes retiring likely.

Cuba’s president, Raul Castro, has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire.

Egyptian opposition denounces elections

Egyptians in Port Said showed pictures of victims of violence Friday to protest President Mohammed Morsi’s government.

By Aya Batrawy and Sara El Deeb

Egypt’s president set parliamentary elections to begin in April — a decision that an opposition leader denounced Friday as ‘‘a recipe for disaster.’’

Editorial & Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

For Boston’s students, assignment plans are a lost opportunity

By Lawrence Harmon

Unfortunately, none of the four proposed student assignment plans is likely to lead to quick or dramatic changes to the current system.


Boston prepares for future superstorms

By Renée Loth

If Sandy’s storm surge had hit Boston at high tide, flood maps show that more than 6 percent of Boston would have been under water.

Hurling itself off successive cliffs, Congress shows dysfunction

By Linda Bilmes

The so-called sequester is the latest fiasco as the country lurches from one budget crisis to the next.


Candidate battles time, weather to get on ballot

By Eric Moskowitz

Former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan lacks the organizational muscle of the Democratic machine and the paid staffers hired by his Republican opponents.

Fujita said police won’t find a weapon, cousin says

Caroline Saba, 22, pointed to her cousin, Nathaniel Fujita, during his murder trial in Woburn.

By Evan Allen

Nathaniel Fujita told his cousin that police searching his home wouldn’t find anything connecting him to his former girlfriend’s slaying.

Officials confident ahead of weekend snowstorm

By Peter Schworm and Zachary Sampson

The storm, which should arrive Saturday afternoon and intensify overnight, could bring up to 6 inches of snow within Route 128, and 10 inches in hilly areas near Worcester.


Globe staff briefed on plans to sell paper

Michael Golden

By Beth Healy

New York Times Co. vice chairman Michael Golden told Globe employees the company has a duty to seek the highest bidder but aims to leave the newspaper in responsible hands.

Industrial landscape has holes, MIT says

Mass Tank of Middleborough used its metal fabrication expertise to help start-ups innovate materials and components.

By Megan Woolhouse

A new report urgently recommends that the nation rebuild its “industrial ecosystem” of manufacturers, suppliers, research, and skilled labor.

Workers at Cambridge power plant threaten strike

Some workers at Kendall Square power plant said their concerns center on safety and staffing issues.

By Sarah Shemkus

Utility workers at the 64-year-old Kendall Square power plant want the owner meets their demands about staffing and safety.


Buck Biggers, 85; created Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo

Buck Biggers was in character for a 2008 performance benefit to fight violence at the Hampshire House in Boston.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Biggers with his partner, Chet Stover, created the 1960s cartoon “Underdog” and wrote its infectious theme song.

Petro Vlahos; special effects pioneer behind green screens

Tourists simulated walking on a tight rope over Niagara Falls before Nik Wallenda’s stunt.

By Anita Gates

Mr. Vlahos, 96, developed the blue-screen and green-screen process that creates the illusion that actors and settings filmed separately are in the same place.

Alan Westin, 83, foremost US scholar on privacy

Dr. Westin’s book ‘‘Privacy and Freedom’’ shocked readers with its depiction of the latest surveillance developments.

By Emily Langer

Dr. Westin was one of the first and most widely respected scholars to explore the dilemmas of privacy in the information age.


Celtics 113, Suns 88

Celtics embarrass Suns with balanced effort

The Celtics’ Jeff Green had a season-high 31 points in a starting role.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics gave Kevin Garnett the night off, plugged in a couple of green newcomers, and then rolled to their biggest win of the season.

Junichi Tazawa made major upgrade for Red Sox

Having recovered from elbow surgery, Junichi Tazawa “opened a lot of eyes” last year, according to GM Ben Cherington.

By Peter Abraham

Over 44 innings last season, Tazawa allowed 37 hits with five walks and 45 strikeouts. His fastball, once an average pitch, jumped to 95 and 96 on occasion.

On Basketball

Jeff Green’s talent put on display for Celtics

The Celtics’ Jeff Green had a season-high 31 points in a starting role.

By Gary Washburn

Green delivered his best performance as a Celtic with 31 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 blocked shots Friday.

G: Family

Web sleuths help solve cold cases

Dan Brady, area director and investigator for the Doe Network, a Web-based group of amateur sleuths who try to identify unidentified bodies by checking databases for identifying marks and scouring newspaper accounts of missing persons.

By Deborah Halber

The Internet has sparked a growing army of volunteers who are helping bring closure to families and spurring law enforcement to reopen the most frigid of cold cases.

From the Archives

From Globe archives: Sledding of yore

During February vacation when kids are flocking to the hills, we look back at least 80 years to see young ones enjoying the same winter entertainment.

Stage Review

Lyric Stage cuts to the heart of ‘Stones in His Pockets’

Phil Tayler and Daniel Berger-Jones play all 15 characters in “Stones in His Pockets.”

By Jeffrey Gantz

In this two-actor, 15-character production directed by Courtney O’Connor at the Lyric Stage Company, there’s plenty to think about as well as laugh at.