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Mass. SJC rules warrants needed for data searches

With the NSA under siege for collecting phone data, Massachusetts’ highest court said that a similar practice is not allowed in the state.

A sampling of the 18,000 prescription pills stolen from a Hyannis pharmacy last year.

Critics’ calls for tougher pain pills are resisted

Pharmaceutical industry pushback and ponderous bureaucracy have kept abuse-resistant pills from widespread adoption.

Brian McCloskey grabbed and admonished a UNH player in a game.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Heated exchange ends coach’s career at UNH

Veteran women’s hockey coach Brian McCloskey grabbed and admonished a player in a game, an altercation that cost him his job.

Map upends long fight over restaurant in Boston

An old map outlining the edge of Long Wharf as protected space has derailed the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s plans.

JOHN TLUMACKI (top) and Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Red Sox stars old and new, frozen in a moment

As winter-hardened residents trudged by the statues honoring former Red Sox players, this year’s players watched balls sail above their heads in Fort Myers, Fla.

East Boston attacks leave women wary, on edge

Police are searching for the men behind an unusual cluster of attacks in East Boston and an additional attack in the North End.

The Nation

Critics’ calls for tougher pain pills are resisted

A sampling of the 18,000 prescription pills stolen from a Hyannis pharmacy last year.

By Tracy Jan

Pharmaceutical industry pushback and ponderous bureaucracy have kept abuse-resistant pills from widespread adoption.

Back-channel effort to trade prisoners for Army sergeant

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was taken captive in 2009 after walking off his Army base in Afghanistan, a move that puzzled his comrades.

By Anne Gearan and Ernesto Londono

The Obama administration has decided to try to sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

Obama targets trucks in bid to limit greenhouse gases

President Obama highlighted fuel standard goals during a visit Tuesday to a Safeway distribution center in Maryland.

By Peter Baker and Coral Davenport

The president has directed his administration to develop new regulations to reduce carbon emissions from heavy-duty trucks.

The World

Protesters try to block police with fire in Kiev

Surrounded by fire, antigovernment protesters tried to defend themselves against riot police in Kiev on Tuesday night.

By Andrew Higgins and Andrew E. Kramer

Antigovernment protesters mounted a final desperate and seemingly doomed act of defiance in the Ukrainian capital.

Four dead, 64 hurt in Bangkok clashes

An injured Thai riot police officer was helped by his colleagues after a bomb attack during clashes with antigovernment protesters in Bangkok on Tuesday.

By Thanyarat Doksone

On Tuesday, riot police made their strongest attempt to clear antigovernment protest sites around Thailand’s capital.

Iran says no on scrapping nuclear facilities

By George Jahn

Six world powers are seeking deep cutbacks in Tehran’s atomic program in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions.

Editorial & Opinion

Haider Javed Warraich

Drug of destruction

A heroin addict prepares drugs to shoot intravenously earlier this month in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

By Haider Javed Warraich

The roots of the heroin epidemic are clear: It is strongly related to the spread of prescription drug abuse.

SCOT LEHIGH

Boston’s trashy treasures

By Scot Lehigh

It’s a shame that in a city as smart as ours, we spend taxpayers’ money crunching things that could have years of use left in them.

Editorial | Service not included

Fast-food workers need organizers, advocates

One of the quickest ways for most restaurant employees to improve their lot would be for them to band together

Metro

Map upends long fight over restaurant in Boston

Edward Rizzotto, a retired National Park Service manager, recalled the old map of Long Wharf Park in Boston.

By Sean P. Murphy

An old map outlining the edge of Long Wharf as protected space has derailed the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s plans.

East Boston attacks leave women wary, on edge

By Evan Allen

Police are searching for the men behind an unusual cluster of attacks in East Boston and an additional attack in the North End.

Prisoner rights group hits Mass. over patient’s death

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz (above) and Attorney General Martha Coakley are both facing criticism for their responses to the 2009 death of a state hospital patient.

By Michael Rezendes

The group says there’s “no excuse” for delaying a review of the death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

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Adrian Walker

Teen activists rally for summer jobs

By Adrian Walker

BOSTON

Boston EMT faces domestic assault charges

By Martin Finucane

Business

Mass. SJC rules warrants needed for data searches

Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents raised similar privacy questions as the ones in the case before the SJC.

By Hiawatha Bray

With the NSA under siege for collecting phone data, Massachusetts’ highest court said that a similar practice is not allowed in the state.

New Salem power plant clears big legal hurdle

Footprint Power LLC plans to replace the coal-fueled Salem Harbor Power Station with a gas-fueled plant.

By Erin Ailworth

Environmentalists and a Salem power plant developer have settled a legal dispute over the siting of the $1 billion project.

Boston firm generates power while recycling water

California winery executive Brian Hemphill lauds Cambrian’s treatment system, which produces power.

By Erin Ailworth

Wastewater technology is a crowded field, but startup Cambrian Innovation has an edge: Its cleanup process yields electricity.

Obituaries

Elliot J. Stone, 92; aided charity, led Jordan Marsh

Elliot Stone was chief executive at Jordan Marsh from 1979 to 1988.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Stone was chief executive at Jordan Marsh from 1979 to 1988.

Chad Kellogg, 42, pioneer of mountain climbing

By Sean Patrick Farrell

Mr. Kellogg died Friday after being struck on the head by a falling rock while descending the Patagonian peak Fitz Roy.

Sports

Heated exchange ends coach’s career at UNH

Brian McCloskey grabbed and admonished a UNH player in a game.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Veteran women’s hockey coach Brian McCloskey grabbed and admonished a player in a game, an altercation that cost him his job.

Is Gracie Gold bound for gold?

As America’s national champion, Gracie Gold has a media spotlight — and high expectations — to deal with at the Olympics. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

By John Powers

The US skating champ, 18, has the perfect name to be America’s next Ice Queen, but must find her focus and forget her fears.

Protesters starting to make noise in Sochi

Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left) and Maria Alyokhina (right) were detained by police in Adler. The two left the station chanting a song mocking President Vladimir Putin.

By David Filipov

Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot were detained by police as protesters increased their visibility in Sochi.

G: Food

When diners need booster seats

Jesse Weiss waits on Alexandra Patel and her children, Noah and Devin, at Coppa.

By Jill Radsken

Parents, restaurateurs, and etiquette experts on kids at meals.

10 house rules for successful dining with kids

The Patel recipe: “We go hungry, and we go early.” Clockwise (from left): No-ah, 5, dad Minesh, Devin, 3, and mom Alexandra at Coppa in the South End.

Taking children to restaurants doesn’t have to be stressful, but there is a learning curve for both parents and youngsters.

dining out

Oysters, beer, good cheer: Row 34 is hard to beat

Row 34’s crab toast with smoked paprika and celery salad.

By Devra First

Named for a kind of oyster raised at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, the Fort Point restaurant joins the city’s ranks of seafood specialists.

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sunday supper

Stuffed turkey breast becomes turkey-barley soup

By Tony Rosenfeld

Cheap Eats

Barbecue with quinoa? Don’t run away.

By Glenn Yoder

Book Review

‘Genesis’ by John Judis

By Jesse Singal

A Tank Away

Sandwich, a great getaway, any time of year

By Matt Taylor

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

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Emma Watson at Elle Style Awards in London

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Party for the Shawn Thornton Foundation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Liam Neeson and son visit Boston College

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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New Harvard Lampoon president recalls lost friend

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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For Rachel Dratch, roles in film and fashion

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Two locals in running on ‘Idol’ this week

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Breaking Boston’ a new reality show on A&E

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Macaulay Culkin’s pizza band to deliver in April

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Laverne Cox to visit Harvard next week

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein