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Dianne Feinstein takes battle public, denounces CIA

On the Senate floor Tuesday, Dianne Feinstein said the CIA has withheld details about its detention program.

By Mark Mazzetti and Jonathan Weisman

The senator accused the CIA of withholding information and of trying to intimidate her panel’s staff members.

All-night talk on climate in Senate

Joe Mendelson, the majority chief climate counsel with the Senate Committee on Environment, right, and other Senate staffers, wait outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington as Democratic senators finished an all-night session.

By Matthew Daly and Donna Cassata

Democratic senators worked in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction.

Florida Republican wins House seat by whisker

By Lizette Alvarez

David Jolly won the seat in a hotly contested swing district, giving the GOP an expensive triumph in its fight against the president’s health care plan.

The World

Analysis | John L. Allen Jr.

Many points of praise for pope’s first year

Pope Francis was hailed by an estimated 1 million people during his Inauguration Mass in March 2013.

By John L. Allen Jr.

The full measure of Pope Francis’s impact so far runs well beyond the power structure of the Catholic Church.

Hint of a change in course adds to missing-jet mystery

Family members of passengers aboard Flight 370 voted in Beijing Wednesday to demand answers from the airline.

By Thomas Fuller

Malaysian authorities gave conflicting accounts of the apparent course change and of what may have happened afterward.

Ousted leader urges Ukraine troops to ignore orders

“You do not have any legal grounds to provide financial assistance to these bandits,” ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych said.

By Steven Lee Myers

President Viktor Yanukovych called on the military not to follow orders from the interim leaders and vowed to return.

Editorial & Opinion


Eminent disaster

A 2005 photo shows Susette Kelo’s house near foundations from recently destroyed homes. Kelo’s home was eventually relocated.

By Jeff Jacoby

Seven homeowners in New London, Conn., lost a Supreme Court case and were dispossessed for nothing.


Democratic hopefuls kowtow to SEIU

By Scot Lehigh

Democratic candidates for governor back a law that a powerful union supports, even if it might increase government costs.

H.D.S. Greenway

Inconvenient truths about Russia, US

An armed man, believed to be Russian serviceman, sits in an armored military vehicle in a village outside Simferopol Tuesday.

By H.D.S. Greenway

The crisis in Crimea and Ukraine may not have a tidy summation for any of the major players involved.


Women’s aid adds to Boston’s gun problem

Jahmeilla Tresvant is facing gun charges in two cases. In one, police believe she was holding a gun for her brother.

By Meghan E. Irons

Law enforcement agencies are looking to disrupt networks of women who buy and hold weapons for men to use.

Gay Ethiopian faces uncertainty, peril if deported

By Maria Sacchetti

Immigration officials in Boston are seeking to deport a 19-year-old who could face criminal prosecution as a gay man in his homeland.

Group urges Boston to boost recycling, reduce waste

By Akilah Johnson

The zero waste master plan was presented by environmental advocates who want to move Boston’s green economy into all neighborhoods.


Mass. fellowships aim to elevate women in business

“Are there small shifts that can be made to encourage women to stay [and] to lean in and step up?” said Rachel Kaprielian (left), the state’s secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.

By Erin Ailworth and Deirdre Fernandes

The Patrick administration is looking to help more women gain entrance to the executive suites in government and private organizations.

Legal Sea Foods debuts neighborhood concept

Roger Berkowitz, chief executive of Legal Sea Foods, says the new concept is a response to the public’s growing taste for variety.

By Taryn Luna

The seafood restaurant chain known for its uniformity is looking to create restaurants that offer their own unique local flavors.

Life insurance sales off, John Hancock diversifies

By Deirdre Fernandes

The Boston company is shifting its emphasis — and its advertising — toward more-profitable financial services.


Hunein Maassab, 87; created nasal flu vaccine spray

By William Yardley

Dr. Maassab developed a nasal-spray flu vaccine safe for healthy people ages 5 to 49.

Bob Crow, 52; union leader brought Tube to standstill

Mr. Crow became a local representative at age 20.

By Kitty Donaldson and Robert Hutton

Mr. Crow’s willingness to call strikes as leader of Britain’s Rail, Maritime, and Transport Union made him a hated figure for commuters and a hero for its members.


On football

For Patriots, Darrelle Revis is best choice

Darrelle Revis could be the best option at cornerback for the Patriots.

By Ben Volin

With Aqib Talib gone, the Patriots should pursue the former Jets defender to become their top cornerback.

Christopher L. Gasper

Grady Sizemore a great story, but no sure thing

Grady Sizemore hasn’t played since 2011 but is on target for his return.

By Christopher L. Gasper

You can root for Sizemore’s comeback, but that doesn’t mean the Red Sox should rely on him to replace Jacoby Ellsbury.

pacers 94, celtics 83

Celtics secure 1st losing season since 2007

Rajon Rondo (driving to the basket) had 8 points and eight assists in a season-high 41 minutes.

By Baxter Holmes

The loss at Indiana was the Celtics’ 42nd of the season, which guarantees they will finish below .500.

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Red Sox Notebook

Will Middlebrooks’s defensive play a highlight

By Peter Abraham


Red Sox get split decision vs. Orioles, Marlins

By Peter Abraham

Bruins Notebook

Bruins’ Andrej Meszaros gets work on right side

By Amalie Benjamin

Division 2 boys’ semifinals

Concord-Carlisle rallies past Longmeadow

By Stephen Sellner

Division 3 Boys’ State Semifinals

Cardinal Spellman earns an OT payoff

By Jake Fischer

Division 2 Girls’ State Semifinals

Arlington Catholic tops Duxbury girls in semifinals

By Michelle Fenelon

Division 1 Girls’ State Semifinals

Hyslip carries Westford past Springfield Central

By Ryan Leger

Division 3 girls’ state semifinals

St. Mary’s shows strength in Div. 3 state semifinal

By Michelle Fenelon

Division 4 Girls’ State Semifinals

Millis continues magical run from the bottom

By Eric Russo

Division 3 Girls’ State Semifinals

Hoosac Valley slips by Bellingham, into state final

By Lenny Rowe

Celtics Notebook

Kelly Olynyk encouraged to stay aggressive

By Baxter Holmes

Division 2 Boys’ State Semifinals

New Mission a class act in win over Milton

By Emily McCarthy


Wellesley advances, prepares to face Westwood

By Tim Healey

G: Food

Crispy, chewy, smoky, salty house-cured bacon

A maple-bacon cupcake from Cakeology in Boston.

By Matthew Barber

The bacon craze has spread to cocktails, cupcakes — even ice cream.

Recipe for candied bacon

As the bacon cooks, the rendered fat mixes with the sugar, which liquefies in the heat, creating a thin coating similar to toffee.

dining out

Lumiere is a steady light on the restaurant scene

Steak tartare with red curry and Southeast Asian herbs

By Devra First

At the Newton bistro one knows what to expect: a great meal, consistently.

More Stories

Sunday Supper

Irish-style stew and beef pie are simply satisfying

By Sally Pasley Vargas

Seasonal Recipe

Recipe for Irish soda buns

A Tank Away

Rural Cumberland, R.I., with a rich history

By Paul E. Kandarian


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff


Hasty honor for producer David Heyman

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Robert Pinsky merges poetry and jazz

By Beth Teitell


Stoneham mom Liz Norden is Unstoppable

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Maria Shriver has family support at screening

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein