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Areas targeted by the city would receive improvements such as new parks, additional water taxi stops, and floating docks and piers that would expand access to the water.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

Waterfront revival sought by City Hall

The Boston Redevelopment Authority this week unveiled plans for a 40-acre strip of land and water between the North End and Fort Point Channel.

Pope Francis’ new anti-abuse commission will hold its first meeting at the start of May.

Pope takes responsibility for child abuse scandal

Pope Francis did not merely express regret or sadness for the pattern of abuse in the Catholic Church, but directly asked for forgiveness.

Bernie Sanders would inject liberal passion into a primary.

Bernie Sanders seeks to pull Democrats left in 2016 primary

The Vermont senator is testing the waters for a presidential run and said that he is sincere in his quest to share his ardently liberal message.

Security will be high at Marathon finish line

Officials are finalizing plans to secure the last 2 miles of the race, where huge crowds are expected to descend a year after the attacks.

Brigham researcher facing new questions after retraction

A prominent Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiovascular scientist is under scrutiny by editors of an academic journal.

Dr. Thomas Gill was chief of sports medicine for seven years.

Former Patriots doctor involved in rift, MGH says

Dr. Thomas Gill, replaced as Patriots medical director, was forced from his MGH post last year amid a bitter turf war at the hospital.

The Nation

Dreams shattered in deadly Calif. bus crash

A California Highway Patrol officer walked around the remnants of a tour bus that exploded after it was struck by a FedEx truck. Ten people were killed and dozens injured.

By Fenit Nirappil and Martha Mendoza

Investigators tried to figure out why a rig swerved across a grassy median and slammed into the bus.

Facing conservative attacks, Senate Democrats on defense

By Nicholas Confessore

Democrats in races that will help determine control of the Senate are rapidly burning through their campaign cash.

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

By Julie Carr Smyth

A state investigation of five small tremors last month found the injection of sand and water that accompanies hydraulic fracturing may have increased pressure on a small, unknown fault.

The World

Pope takes responsibility for child abuse scandal

Pope Francis’ new anti-abuse commission will hold its first meeting at the start of May.

By John L. Allen Jr.

Pope Francis did not merely express regret or sadness for the pattern of abuse in the Catholic Church, but directly asked for forgiveness.

Ukraine leader pledges rights to protesters

An activist guarded a barricade during a rally after a government building was seized in Donetsk, Ukraine.

By Andrew Higgins and Andrew E. Kramer

Ukraine’s acting prime minister told political and business leaders in the country’s rebellious east that they would get more power to run their own affairs.

Turkish court rejects government’s judiciary power grab

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

By Tim Arango

In ruling against the law, the Constitutional Court asserted itself as a buffer between the prime minister and what his opponents have cast as an authoritarian turn.

Editorial & Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

Exploited adjuncts ripe for a union

By Lawrence Harmon

The low pay is bad enough, but what many lecturers resent more is the feeling they are invisible.

opinion | H.D.S. Greenway

Can Algeria escape a vicious, violent past?

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika attends a graduation ceremony in 2012.

By H.D.S. Greenway

Now in the 21st century, a still somewhat traumatized Algeria is pulling itself together.

JOANNA WEISS

Veet, body hair, and the real reason those ads stung

By Joanna Weiss

A new waxing commercial has people talking, but controversy over body hair isn’t new.

Metro

Former Patriots doctor involved in rift, MGH says

Dr. Thomas Gill was chief of sports medicine for seven years.

By Liz Kowalczyk

Dr. Thomas Gill, replaced as Patriots medical director, was forced from his MGH post last year amid a bitter turf war at the hospital.

Brigham researcher facing new questions after retraction

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

A prominent Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiovascular scientist is under scrutiny by editors of an academic journal.

Security will be high at Marathon finish line

Spectators have been told not to bring backpacks or bulky bags with them near the Boston Marathon course this year.

By Maria Cramer

Officials are finalizing plans to secure the last 2 miles of the race, where huge crowds are expected to descend a year after the attacks.

More Stories

Boston police officer dies after medical emergency

By Evan Allen and Jennifer Smith

Judge seeks GOP race opinion

By Stephanie Ebbert

Remains of newborn are found on New Bedford street

By Juan Esteban Cajigas Jimenez

Business

Waterfront revival sought by City Hall

Areas targeted by the city would receive improvements such as new parks, additional water taxi stops, and floating docks and piers that would expand access to the water.

By Casey Ross

The Boston Redevelopment Authority this week unveiled plans for a 40-acre strip of land and water between the North End and Fort Point Channel.

Internet florist adding retail stores in Boston

By Taryn Luna

1-800-Flowers.com plans to expand its local presence to as many as 11 sprinkled throughout Greater Boston.

As tax day nears, IRS faces a flood of calls from filers

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen vitied the Boston IRS office on Friday.

By Erin Ailworth

Due to staffing issues, 18 million calls to the agency didn’t go through last year, the IRS commissioner said.

Obituaries

Lou Hudson, 69; was NBA All-Star for Hawks

Mr. Hudson was a six-time All-Star while with the Hawks in St. Louis (above) and Atlanta.

By Charles Odum

Mr. Hudson was a smooth-shooting star who averaged more than 20 points per game during 13 NBA seasons.

Royce Waltman, 72; coach made mark in hoops hotbed

Mr. Waltman, who coached at four Indiana colleges, led Indiana State to two NCAA Tournament appearances.

By Michael Marot

As Bob Knight’s assistant coach, Mr. Waltman contributed to Indiana’s 1987 national championship season and also led Indiana State to the NCAA Tournament.

Arthur Robinson, 87; former Trinidad and Tobago leader

Mr. Robinson strongly voiced support for what became the International Criminal Court.

By Hoai-Tran Bui

Mr. Robinson survived a bloody coup attempt and was a force in the creation of the International Criminal Court.

Sports

red sox 4, yankees 2

Grady Sizemore lifts Red Sox over Yankees

Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer against CC Sabathia in the sixth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Sizemore’s three-run homer helped the Red Sox to even the weekend’s series at Yankee Stadium.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox’ silence on Michael Pineda speaks volumes

The brownish substance on Michael Pineda’s palm caused a stir — though not with the Red Sox. Anthony Gruppuso, USA Today

By Dan Shaughnessy

There weren’t many complaints from the visitors clubhouse, because the Sox have been on the other side of this issue.

Celtics 106, Bobcats 103

Celtics snap 9-game skid

Celtics guard Phil Pressey (26) had 10 points and 13 assists filling in for a banged up Rajon Rondo. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe)

By Baxter Holmes

Avery Bradley poured in 22 points to help the Celtics take a 106-103 win over the Bobcats at TD Garden.

G: Family

Turning to social media to share news of death

By Beth Teitell

A text sent to the families of passengers on the lost Malaysia Airlines flight has many questioning the use of social media to break such tragic news.

Art review

Eleanor Antin show at the ICA explores identity

Eleanor Antin’s “The Adventures of a Nurse,” from 1976.

By Cate McQuaid

“Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s Selves” is a sometimes piercing, often campy exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Book REview

‘Off Course’ by Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven’s protagonist, Cress, echoes Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction,” but with some empathy.

By Lisa Weidenfeld

The author’s novel is a dark chronicle of an ill-fated affair. It’s sadly instructive on women adrift and married men.