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Academy faults former leader on credentials, salary

The report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences provides a wealth of new details about the misconduct of Leslie Berlowitz.

Jon Lester stood and watched as Nelson Cruz circled the bases with what turned into the winning run.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

ON BASEBALL

Jon Lester done in by his nemesis

Lester’s fine Opening Day start was ruined by a late-game home run by Nelson Cruz, who has bedeviled him for years.

Anita Hill says she’s not bitter but is aware that harassment is still a problem.

Anita Hill steps back into the spotlight in documentary

Hill was a central figure in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Developers urge Mayor Walsh to clarify BRA process

Those who drive development say they are unsure who in the administration is responsible for making key real estate decisions.

A Toyota Tundra crashed into a tree near a Rite Aid store on Lowell Street in Concord Monday during a chase through several communities.

Residents reeling after carjackings, shootings, chase

The incident unfolded in a string of car crashes, brazen carjackings, and a shootout, before ending with an arrest in Bedford.

“I think we got pretty far down the road. ... When I was at health and human services, I know we never got where we wanted to go on staffing and caseloads,” said Charlie Baker.

Child protection agency had mixed success under Baker

As a top state official two decades ago, Charlie Baker confronted a crisis similar to the current problems facing the agency.

The Nation

Software error, traffic snarl health sign-ups

People waited to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store set up at a shopping mall in Miami.

By Robert Pear

Tens of thousands of people raced to beat Monday’s deadline to sign up for health insurance, overloading phone lines and taxing the HealthCare.gov website.

Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage

Lawsuits filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and others are making their way through the courts.

Congress passes bill to stop cut to Medicare doctors

By Andrew Taylor

Congress moved to finalize legislation to prevent doctors who treat Medicare patients from being hit with a 24 percent cut in their payments from the government.

The World

Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border

A Russian T-72B tank arrived in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol on Monday.

By Laura Mills

Russia said it was withdrawing an armored battalion but kept tens of thousands of troops in place, prompting a worried response from Kiev.

Former Israeli prime minister Olmert found guilty of taking bribes

Ehud Olmert (left) was found guilty of accepting $140,000 from real estate developers when he was Jerusalem’s mayor.

By William Booth

Ehud Olmert was convicted of taking bribes when he was mayor of Jerusalem, a ruling that dashes his hopes for high office.

Search for missing jet to use ‘pinger locator’

Captain Rob Shearer of the Royal New Zealand Air Force scanned the ocean for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

By Kirk Semple

Australia and Malaysia led an intensified search for the jetliner and prepared to deploy a submersible to detect any pings from the flight recorders.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

How tall will a new BRA go?

Boston likes to call itself a world-class city, but it often approaches new buildings with a small-town Puritan attitude.

By Paul McMorrow

A new administration at City Hall may mean taller buildings downtown.

TOM KEANE

Frank Pepe’s pizza rides into town, but will it survive?

A pizza was prepared for a take out customer at Frank Pepe Pizzeria on Wooster Street in New Haven's Little Italy.

By Tom Keane

Boston has its share of pizza stalwarts. Can a pie originally from New Haven really best all of them?

Opinion | phillip niemeyer and jay ruttenberg

100 years of humor on April Fools’ Day

By Phillip Niemeyer and Jay Ruttenberg

A look at the epitome of what was funny for each year in the past century.

Metro

Academy faults former leader on credentials, salary

The long-awaited report comes eight months after Leslie Berlowitz resigned as president and chief executive of the 234-year-old honor society.

By Todd Wallack

The report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences provides a wealth of new details about the misconduct of Leslie Berlowitz.

Residents reeling after carjackings, shootings, chase

A Toyota Tundra crashed into a tree near a Rite Aid store on Lowell Street in Concord Monday during a chase through several communities.

By Travis Andersen, David Filipov and Ellen Ishkanian

The incident unfolded in a string of car crashes, brazen carjackings, and a shootout, before ending with an arrest in Bedford.

Child protection agency had mixed success under Baker

“I think we got pretty far down the road. ... When I was at health and human services, I know we never got where we wanted to go on staffing and caseloads,” said Charlie Baker.

By Michael Levenson

As a top state official two decades ago, Charlie Baker confronted a crisis similar to the current problems facing the agency.

Business

Developers urge Mayor Walsh to clarify BRA process

By Casey Ross and Shirley Leung

Those who drive development say they are unsure who in the administration is responsible for making key real estate decisions.

FDA panel endorses Cubist antibiotic

By Robert Weisman

In a 14-0 vote, an advisory committee determined that a Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug to treat serious bacterial skin infections proved to be safe.

Home, garden stores prepare for critical spring season

By Taryn Luna

In a good year, sales from April to June can account for more than half of a home and garden store’s total revenue.

Obituaries

John Goshko, 80; reporter shed light on Latin America

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Goshko opened The Washington Post’s first bureau in Latin America.

Sports

ORIOLES 2, RED SOX 1

Red Sox drop frustrating season opener

Jackie Bradley Jr. was left hopping mad after beind called out on strikes to end the game.

By Peter Abraham

The Sox were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, as they wasted a strong opening effort from Jon Lester.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox were lacking championship intangibles

Nelson Cruz’s home run off Jon Lester in the 7th inning turned into the winning run.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Luckily, the Red Sox don’t play in a town that’s likely to overreact to an Opening Day loss. Game No. 2, however, just became a must-win.

ON FOOTBALL

In NFL, players just can’t win in contract situations

Little of Vince Wilfork’s new contract is guaranteed — he is going to have to earn his keep. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

The players have zero leverage because of their nonguaranteed contracts and a CBA that squeezes them.

G: Living

Anita Hill steps back into the spotlight in documentary

Anita Hill says she’s not bitter but is aware that harassment is still a problem.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Hill was a central figure in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.

From one book on the Sarajevo Haggadah, many stories

By Ted Weesner

The Sarajevo Haggadah inspired an author. The author inspired a composer. Music – and friendship – was born.

Frame by Frame

Unearthing ‘Dragon and Clouds’ at MFA

Above: detail of “Dragon and Clouds” (top) by Soga Shohaku.

By Sebastian Smee

Painted when the artist was 34, it’s one of those jaw-dropping, brow-mopping masterpieces that causes crowds to congregate.

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