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Barbara Lynch has run three Seaport restaurants for nearly a decade.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Feeling the (financial) heat, Barbara Lynch is back in the kitchen at Menton

Investors fear that the restaurant’s struggles threaten to topple the Boston chef’s crown jewel.

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Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien had overcome so much, and she thought she had found her “happy hubby.” Now, he’s charged with killing her.

Fake missile alarm for Hawaii causes widespread panic

An alert went out to residents in Hawaii about an incoming ballistic missile, but officials said it was a false alarm.

The Boston Herald offices in the Seaport District.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Boston Herald bidder known for cost-cutting

GateHouse Media, the country’s largest newspaper chain, has a long history of buying newspapers, then slashing jobs.

The Nation

Fake missile alarm for Hawaii causes widespread panic

Vern Miyagi (left), the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator, and Hawaii Governor David Ige addressed the media on Saturday.

By Adam Nagourney, David E. Sanger and Johanna Barr

An alert went out to residents in Hawaii about an incoming ballistic missile, but officials said it was a false alarm.

Trump denies, and also defends, vulgar remarks

President Trump boarded Marine One as he left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

By Jill Colvin

Trump told a confidant that he was expressing what many people think but won’t say about immigrants from poor countries.

Evangelicals’ support for Trump tested by vulgarity

Pastor Mark Burns from South Carolina was skeptical about what Trump said in the Oval Office meeting, but said if the remarks were true, the president was only reacting to poor conditions in Haiti and Africa that were the fault of ‘‘lazy governments’’ there.

By Rachel Zoll

Some conservative Christians expressed support for the president, while others called him racist.

The World

Test countries for Facebook warn of risks

By Sheera Frenkel

The company is trying to draw attention to content from family and friends while deemphasizing content from publishers.

Iran rebuffs Trump’s call to rewrite nuclear deal

The Azadi Tower in Iran’s capital, Tehran.

By Thomas Erdbrink

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US president was “maliciously violating” a solid multilateral agreement.

Sex abuse, political turmoil cast shadow on pope’s trip to Chile, Peru

A street vendor sold flags ahead of Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Chile in Uspallata, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday.

By Nicole Winfield

Francis’ trip was originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

How newspaper publishers can take on Silicon Valley duopoly

FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Zuckerberg says his

Google and Facebook don’t do the painstaking work of developing sources and uncovering corruption, but reap enormous profits from those who do.

JEFF JACOBY

If there’s a problem with the presidency, don’t blame the Founders

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last week’s Golden Globes.

By Jeff Jacoby

The remedy for a flailing presidency is a better president.

DANTE RAMOS

Go on, California — blow up your lousy zoning laws

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, homeless tents are dwarfed by skyscrapers as 63-year-old Vincent, who only gave his first name, sorts his belongings in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's administration is announcing $2 billion in grants for local programs to deal with homelessness. The funding total is a record for the Continuum of Care grants, but only a small increase over recent years. The announcement comes as the administration is calling for cuts to housing programs and as the West Coast is dealing with a homeless crisis. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

By Dante Ramos

A radical bill in California offers an environmental and economic jackpot — and a lesson for Massachusetts.

Metro

After a hard past, she had found joy

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien and her husband Mark Steele-Knudslien.

By Evan Allen and Laura Crimaldi

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien had overcome so much, and she thought she had found her “happy hubby.” Now, he’s charged with killing her.

Boston Herald bidder known for cost-cutting

The Boston Herald offices in the Seaport District.

By Mark Arsenault

GateHouse Media, the country’s largest newspaper chain, has a long history of buying newspapers, then slashing jobs.

Yvonne Abraham

President Trump, our racist-in-chief

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington. Many parts of the world were shocked by Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa, at least once foreign-language news organizations figured out how to translate the epithet. Japanese media went with translations ranging from simply “filthy” to the more vivid “dripping with excrement.” Chinese state media went with “fenkeng,” which means “cesspit.” And some African outlets decided to use a word meaning “dirty countries” and leave it at that. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

By Yvonne Abraham

Imagine how you’d feel if your family’s future lay in the hands of our racist president, and of those who share and enable his bigotry.

Business & Tech

Feeling the (financial) heat, Barbara Lynch is back in the kitchen at Menton

Barbara Lynch has run three Seaport restaurants for nearly a decade.

By Janelle Nanos

Investors fear that the restaurant’s struggles threaten to topple the Boston chef’s crown jewel.

ON THE JOB

For this man, it’s a cool career, any time of year

Scott Memhard, president of Cape Pond Ice Company, at work in the historic building on the Gloucester waterfront.

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Cape Pond Ice Company’s Scott Memhard spoke about why making ice cubes can be so much work.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

These startups want to change your wine-drinking habits

The Kuvée system includes a digital display instead of a paper label, a special valve that keeps oxygen away from the wine, and a Wi-Fi connection that allows you to reorder a vintage with a quick touch.

By Scott Kirsner

But so far, their high-tech preservation systems have been a hard sell.

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MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

Take up the charge for financial freedom

By Michelle Singletary

The week ahead in business

By Margeaux Sippell

Stocks rise amid bank earnings as dollar tumbles

By Jeremy Herron and Kailey Leinz

TALKING POINTS

The week in business

Job Doc

When the inside candidate gets the job

By Elaine Varelas

Sports

AFC playoffs: Patriots 35, Titans 14

Tom Brady, Patriots roll into seventh straight AFC Championship game

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacted after hitting Brandon Bolden on a third-quarter pass for a touchdown.

By Jim McBride

The Patriots will play for a Super Bowl ticket next Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Patriots once again take trip down easy street

Tom Brady, who will soon be playing in his 12th AFC Championship game, celebrated Brandon Bolden's third quarter.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Even by the low standards of recent divisional-round playoff competition, the Titans were bad.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

This was Tom Brady back at his death-by-a-thousand-paper-cuts best

Foxborough, MA Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacted after Brandon Bolden scored a touchdown (at right) in the third quarter. AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Patriots QB was just killing time against the Titans, waiting until the playoffs really begin.

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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Chris Hogan celebrates return with TD catch

By Anthony Gulizia

NFC playoffs: Eagles 15, Falcons 10

Eagles hold off Falcons to advance to NFC Championship game

By Barry Wilner

RACHEL G. BOWERS I OLYMPICS

Here’s how the US built a world-class women’s bobsled team

By Rachel G. Bowers

GIRLS’ HOCKEY | DUXBURY 2, PLYMOUTH NORTH/SOUTH 1

Jillian Cosgrove powers Duxbury

By Lenny Rowe

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Can the Red Sox afford not to take a big swing at J.D. Martinez?

By Nick Cafardo

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

No. 18 Reading boys’ hockey triumphs at Belmont

By Chris Bokum

Bruins 4, Canadiens 3

Bruins top Canadiens in a shootout

By Fluto Shinzawa

BC 86, DARTMOUTH 72

BC basketball pulls away from Dartmouth

By Frank Dell’Apa

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Celtics are poised for a strong run to the finish line

By Gary Washburn

bruins notebook

Playing on right wing has opened Ryan Spooner’s game

By Fluto Shinzawa

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

Can Jon Gruden bring back the Raiders?

By Ben Volin

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Some old-school tactics have run their course in the NHL

By Fluto Shinzawa

GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Jamal Crawford hasn’t lost his shooting touch, or his passion for basketball

By Gary Washburn

Ideas

Ideas | Bernhard Warner

Teenagers are our best hope in fighting fake news

Viral images like these ricochet around the Internet, kept in circulation by people who often don’t know they are fake.

By Bernhard Warner

In one Italian classroom, students are graded on how well they can spot and debunk conspiracy theories, unmask propagandists, and, when possible, set the record straight.

Ideas | Roberto Lovato

What explains Nicaragua’s surprisingly low murder rate?

A city employee removes wooden crosses that were placed in a plaza by organizations protesting against the government inaction over the alarming murder rate in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015. Figures released by the country's coroner's office confirm the month of August as the deadliest in the country's history. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

By Roberto Lovato

Nicaragua may soon find out what happens when community-based anti-crime measures are downsized.

Ideas | Mark Peters

Leveling the field between trans and cis

By Mark Peters

Advocates say a world where everyone gets labeled is better than a world where only minority groups get a label.

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Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Four ways to fix your child’s smartphone problem

By Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Brainiac

Uncommon Knowledge: The Michelle effect

By Kevin Lewis

Brainiac

Big Data: 5,800

By Alex Kingsbury

Brainiac

Ethical dilemma: Recording students

By Alex Kingsbury

Obituaries

Ned Merrick, 72, former police chief, law enforcement leader

Mr. Merrick’s career began in Brookline and ended in Plainville as police chief.

By Marvin Pave

A past president of the Massachusetts Police and Massachusetts Chiefs of Police associations, Mr. Merrick began his career in 1970.

Sunday Arts

Names

Tonya Harding dumped by agent for plan to fine journalists

By Mark Shanahan

The former figure skater does not want to talk about Nancy Kerrigan and reportedly demanded reporters be fined $25,000 if they asked.

theater

From Baryshnikov, poetry in motion

By Patti Hartigan

Mikhail Baryshnikov’s solo performance blends the verse of his late friend, the poet Joseph Brodsky, with bursts of movement.

book review

A dark world in gem-like sentences

By Anthony Domestico

The late Denis Johnson wrote some near perfect books, and his new collection recalls what made them so memorable

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bookings

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 14-20

By Sophie Cannon

Names

Zac Brown Band sets Fenway dates

By Mark Shanahan

Buzzsaw

Before #MeToo, there was ‘Mad Men’

By Matthew Gilbert

Ty Burr

What I want to see at Sundance

By Ty Burr

new england literary news | Nina MacLaughlin

Turning Old Corner Bookstore into a museum; legacy of MLK’s murder

By Nina MacLaughlin

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Stories that form the DNA of a culture

By Kate Tuttle

book review

The downside of being a prodigy

By Priscilla Gilman

The VIP Lounge | Rex Burkhead

The VIP Lounge with Rex Burkhead

By Juliet Pennington

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

YouTube apologies may signal a cultural shift

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Fashion

Roman jeweler Bulgari comes to town

By Kara Baskin

Travel

New year, new you, new travels

Diana’s Baths in Bartlett, N.H.

By Lauren Daley

Make 2018 your most adventurous year yet.

Tourism and sports win big by teaming up

US Olympic archives in Colorado.

By Jon Marcus

Already a $1.41 trillion industry, sports tourism is projected to shoot up to a projected $5.72 trillion by 2021.

The VIP Lounge with Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard brings her new show “Sandemonium” to the new City Winery on Jan. 19.

By Juliet Pennington

The comedian, actress, and author loves to travel and is excited to be taking her show “Sandemonium” to select cities in the United States, including Boston, and internationally.

Real Estate

Tips for using this year’s hottest paint colors

By Christina Poletto

Advice on the experts on what’s hot in paint this year and where to use it.

Ask the Landscaper: Tips for protecting your plants from temperature changes

Loosely wrapping susceptible plantings in burlap can protect them from winter sun and salt spray.

By R. Wayne Mezitt

R. Wayne Mezitt talks dehydration and damage from snow and ice.

What is it like to live in Uxbridge?

By Jon Mael

This quiet, historically significant Blackstone River Valley town mainly is home to commuters, with easy access to Providence and Worcester.

Magazine

Globe Magazine

Boston’s 46 best new restaurants

By Kara Baskin, Devra First and Sheryl Julian

Check out our dozens of picks for any budget, including pitch-perfect Italian-American cuisine, Chinese eateries, seafood and lunch spots, and more.

Globe Magazine

19 fresh faces and bold new ideas from Boston

By Dan Morrell, Janes Sullivan and Janelle Nanos

Pathbreaking women, a bacterial fountain of youth, mind-controlled video games, and more from 2017.

Globe Magazine

19 new and fun things to do for families, couples, and singles

From public art to virtual reality, baby animals to senior activities, and lots of night life options, here’s where things are happening.

Globe North

INDOOR TRACK

Woburn girls’ relay team wants the peak

By Matt Case

After a disapppointing second-place finish at last February’s All-State indoor track championship, the Woburn High girls’ 4x400 relay team is seeking redemption.

There’s something strange going on here

Somerville, MA., 12/27/17, Louise Reilly Sacco, left, Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director of the Museum of Bad Art in Somerville, located in the basement of the Somerville Theatre. On right is Michael Frank, Curator-in-Chief. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By James Sullivan

Celebrating art that scrambles our concept of what belongs in a museum.

Noteworthy

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

By Matt Case

Burlington’s Kali Flanagan was named to the US Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Settle in for a medley at the New Moon Coffeehouse

By Kathy Shiels Tully

ON THE MOVE/BRION O’CONNOR

Take your sledding to the next level

By Brion O’Connor

Globe South

Museums ask, ‘What is America?’

By John Hilliard

Far from dusty galleries unmoved by real-world events, museums continuously re-think their institutional roles to connect with audiences today.

Seek and you’ll find quirky museums in our ’burbs

Quincy 12/28/2017: The standing structure of the Lyons Turning Mill that was built around 1894 , The structure stands near The Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum in Quincy. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

By Jean Lang

Granite mill memorabilia, odd animals, and bad art among offbeat museum offerings.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Andrew Higginbottom

Plymouth’s Rayshon Ward, a sophomore forward on Bridgewater State men’s basketball team, scored 25 points in a 101-67 win over Newbury College Jan. 6.

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BLOTTER TALES

Airing out their dirty laundry

By Emily Sweeney

Beverly Beckham

I was Beverly Theresa Curtin 50 years ago

By Beverly Beckham

Mark Your Calendar

Alternative rocker to play at Walpole library

By Robert Knox

Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

By Zipporah Osei

INDOOR TRACK

Small team, big heart

By Andrew Higginbottom

Globe West

INDOOR TRACK

Acton-Boxborough’s Friborg a running machine

By Nate Weitzer

An iron deficiency that surfaced last year isn’t about to keep the 17-year-old track star from her appointed rounds.

Unusual museums at a glance

By Sophia Eppolito

On the lookout telephones, plumbing fixtures, stamps? Here are galleries west of Boston that offer a wide variety of exhibits.

What’s the 411 on Waltham’s telephone museum?

By Sophia Eppolito

You’ll find a British telephone box, rotary dials, and other precursors to the smart phone.

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NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

By Nate Weitzer