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Mass. defense industry on hold as cuts near

Defense contractors are already laying off employees and putting new projects on hold because of uncertainty over the federal budget.

Curtis H. Bryant was accused of sexual abuse while teaching at the Landmark School.

’90 sex abuse suit at Beverly school kept secret

The decision to keep allegations against teacher Curtis H. Bryant under wraps for 23 years has now come back to haunt ­the Landmark School.

New music festival aims to rock Boston in May

Boston Calling will be the first multiday, multistage, ticketed rock festival held on City Hall Plaza.

Passengers purchased tickets at South Station Tuesday for Fung Wah’s afternoon trip to New York.

ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE GLOBE

Fung Wah bus line stops rolling, for now

After federal regulators ordered its 28 buses off the roads, the company posted a sign at its South Station berth late Tuesday night saying service was being suspended.

Cheryl Stober with her daughter, Hannah

No going back for those working at home

Yahoo’s decision to require employees to work at the company’s office drew indignation from work-at-home parents around Boston.

The Nation

Hagel will lead Defense Dept. as Senate OK’s pick

Chuck Hagel

By Jeremy W. Peters

Chuck Hagel was confirmed as defense secretary, while President Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary neared approval.

N.Y. marks 20th anniversary of first Trade Center attack

Stephen Knapp, the son of one of the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was consoled Tuesday during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attack.

By Verena Dobnik

Family, friends, and city officials stood near the memorial to those who perished in the 2001 attack, which toppled the same tower targeted in the 1993 explosion.

Teen charged in Ohio school shooting pleads guilty

T.J. Lane, 18, pleaded guilty to murder charges in the 2012 slaying of three Ohio high school students.

By Thomas J. Sheeran

A teenager charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty to all charges on the eve of the first anniversary of the shooting rampage.

The World

Militants fire rocket into Israel, raising tensions

A Palestinian man threw a stone toward Israeli soldiers after the funeral of Arafat Jaradat in the West Bank on Monday.

By Jodi Rudoren

The rocket fired from the Gaza Strip broke a cease-fire that had been in place for more than three months.

Egypt’s main opposition group to boycott vote

By Ingy Hassieb and Abigail Hauslohner

Egypt’s largest opposition bloc said it will boycott the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections, heightening the prospect of future instability.

French, Mali rebels in fierce struggle

By Angela Charlton

France’s defense minister said French troops are involved in ‘‘very violent fighting’’ in the mountains of northern Mali and that it’s too early to talk about a quick pullout.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Connolly a tough challenge for Mayor Menino

Boston City Councilor John Connolly announced his candidacy for mayor of Boston outside Brighton High School.

By Scot Lehigh

City Councilor John Connolly’s bid for the Boston mayor’s office may not be a fool’s errand.

JEFF JACOBY

Why are Democrats still obsessed with Citizens United?

By Jeff Jacoby

The case didn’t cost President Obama the November election or Democrats control of the Senate. All it did was make political contests livelier, noisier, and more robust.

sage stossel

Boston’s fashion sense

By Sage Stossel

A look at the Hub’s sartorial choices by cartoonist Sage Stossel.

Metro

’90 sex abuse suit at Beverly school kept secret

Curtis H. Bryant was accused of sexual abuse while teaching at the Landmark School.

By Walter V. Robinson and Katherine Landergan

The decision to keep allegations against teacher Curtis H. Bryant under wraps for 23 years has now come back to haunt ­the Landmark School.

Maine women’s team bus crashes on I-95

The Maine team bus was pulled from woods off Interstate 95.

A vehicle transporting the University of Maine women’s basketball team crashed into the woods in Georgetown, seriously injuring the driver.

Both parties to have spirited Senate primaries

Michael J. Sullivan

By Frank Phillips

A three-way Republican battle and a fight between two seasoned Democratic congressmen is slated for the Mass. Senate race.

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Police, fire workers are among Boston’s top earners

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Business

Mass. defense industry on hold as cuts near

Raytheon Co., which makes the missiles shown aboard the USS Enterprise in 2010, recently reduced its worldwide workforce by 3,000 people, to 68,000.

By Michael B. Farrell

Defense contractors are already laying off employees and putting new projects on hold because of uncertainty over the federal budget.

Fung Wah bus line stops rolling, for now

Passengers purchased tickets at South Station Tuesday for Fung Wah’s afternoon trip to New York.

By Taryn Luna and Alyssa Edes

After federal regulators ordered its 28 buses off the roads, the company posted a sign at its South Station berth late Tuesday night saying service was being suspended.

Economists hopeful Mass. growth will continue

By Megan Woolhouse

While it’s unclear how federal spending reductions will affect Mass., economists are worried the cuts could slow the state’s steady recovery.

Obituaries

Bill Rossi, 79; reporter known for voice, humor

Bill Rossi, with his wife, Gretchen.

By Gloria Negri

A veteran radio reporter and anchor on some of Boston’s most popular stations, Mr. Rossi was a New England legend.

Michael Schwartz, 63; Republican Senate aide

Mr. Schwartz, a conservative activist who served as chief of staff to Senator Tom ­Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, died Feb. 3.

Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Above all else, Tom Brady wants to win

Tom Brady is now signed with the Patriots through 2017.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The newly extended Patriots QB has reached a stage in life where he wants what wealth, fame, or prestige can’t buy: a championship.

Bruins 4, Islanders 1

Bruins end trip with another win

The victory over the Islanders improved Boston’s record away from home to a stout 8-1-1.

By Michael Whitmer

The soaring Bruins returned to Boston after winning their fourth straight game on the road.

ON BASEBALL

Could Jackie Bradley Jr. stick with Red Sox?

Jackie Bradley Jr.

By Nick Cafardo

There are signs that decision-makers are more open-minded to the idea that sending him to Pawtucket might not be necessary.

G: Food

Food

Cheap meats with savory sides can be blockbusters

Pork short ribs.

By Sheryl Julian

Simmering well-prepared cheap meats like short ribs and pork shoulder pays off with tender, appealing meals.

Recipe for chuck roast with root vegetables

Beef stew with roasted vegetables.

The meat and a roasting pan of vegetables cook side-by-side in a low oven for three hours. The results make a glorified beef stew.

Recipe for braised pork shoulder with rosemary

Pork shoulder with rosemary served with cauliflower mashed potatoes.

Recipe for braised pork shoulder with rosemary

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