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Cahill to pay $100,000 to settle case

Former state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill agreed to pay the fine Friday for violating state ethics law during his 2010 campaign for governor.

Nazalone is credited with reversing more than 1,800 opiate overdoses in Massachusetts.

Dina Rudnick/ Globe Staff

Nasal spray gives families the power to reverse overdose

Some are pointing to a Mass. program that distributes the drug overdose antidote naloxone as a national model.

Emily Glass (left) and her husband Venkat Korvi would like to sell their condo and move into a bigger house but they can't find anything suitable. Home inventories are at an eight-year low and everyone is asking: Where are the sellers?

Michele McDonald for the Boston Globe

Local housing market desperately seeking sellers

John and Melissa Smith are eager to sell their three-bedroom home in Waltham and buy something larger now that they have two children. But the starter home the Smiths purchased seven years ago — near the market’s peak — won’t command a high enough price to make a move feasible.

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BC celebrates its decline in applications

Applications to many local colleges and universities for spots in next fall’s freshman class rose again, providing admissions offices fresh examples with which to trumpet their schools’ growing national profiles. But there was one prominent exception: Boston College, which said it made a strategic effort to raise its requirements and saw its applications decline by 26 percent. BC added a supplementary essay to its application, university officials said, with a goal of attracting more serious students and deterring less interested ones from applying.

Sequester goes into effect as both sides trade blame

Furlough notices began arriving at federal agencies on Friday as the government prepared to cope with automatic spending cuts required by the so-called sequester, which went into effect hours after President Obama and Republican leaders held another fruitless session at the White House.

The Nation

Sequester goes into effect as both sides trade blame

President Obama spoke to reporters after meeting with congressional leaders. House Speaker John Boehner, below, left moments before Obama took the lectern.

By David Uberti and Tracy Jan

Much of the impact won’t be felt for weeks, but the prospect of absorbing $85 billion in cuts caused waves of anxiety.

Detroit to get manager after years of trouble

Governor Rick Snyder

By Monica Davey

The governor announced he is appointing an emergency manager to lead the city out of financial disaster.

Sinkhole swallows Florida man

Engineers worked in front of a home where sinkhole opened up underneath a bedroom and swallowed a man.

By Chris O’Meara and Tamara Lush

A man is presumed dead after a sinkhole estimated at 20 feet across and 20 feet deep opened under his bedroom.

The World

Rebel leader says promised aid is not adequate

By Zeina Karam

The head of Syria’s rebels said they don’t want the food and medical supplies the US plans to give, but weapons instead.

Iraqi Sunni official announces resignation

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sameer N. Yacoub

Iraq’s finance minister drew cheers from anti-government protesters Friday when he announced he will resign.

At least 44 die in Bangladeshi clash

Police in Rajshahi, Bangladesh tried to disperse protesters who demand justice for 1971 war crimes.

By Julfikar Ali Manik

Violent clashes escalated after a war crimes tribunal sentenced an Islamic leader to death for crimes against humanity.

Editorial & Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

Town-gown peace

The modern look of Suffolk University’s planned classroom building.

By Lawrence Harmon

Suffolk’s success with Beacon Hill is so great that the school deserves to be a case study. For once, neighbors sat down at a university’s table and came away full.

Carol R. Johnson

A bold school assignment plan

By Carol R. Johnson

The home­-based plan finally connects the dots between choice and quality.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Politics imperil offshore wind sweet spots

By Derrick Z. Jackson

The White House and Congress must tap into a national model, or the United States will remain on the sidelines for good.

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Letters | Abuse scandal hangs over pope’s exit

Power structure of church prevails

Letters | Abuse scandal hangs over pope’s exit

Pope’s apologies to abuse victims ring hollow


School committee should take step further


Proposed reform would boost equity, access to nearby schools


Union can’t agree on Democratic Senate candidate

By Stephanie Ebbert

The state AFL -CIO failed to unite around a candidate, dealing a blow to US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a former iron worker and union leader.

Roxbury slaying a deadly reminder

Women hugged Friday outside court, where two men were ordered held without bail on murder charges.

By Brian Ballou

A shooting at a bus terminal Thursday left residents wondering whether the nascent turnaround in Dudley Square would be threatened.

Psychiatrist says Wayland’s Fujita had explosive impulse during killing

Dr. Wade Myers described primitive, aggressive impulses and psychotic behavior by Nathaniel Fujita.

By Evan Allen

Nathaniel Fujita felt numb as he wrapped a bungee cord around Lauren Astley’s neck, he told a psychiatrist who testified at Fujita’s murder trial.

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Cahill to pay $100,000 to settle case

By Peter Schworm and Frank Phillips

Star Watch

Physicist seeks new way to sort time from space

By Alan M. MacRobert


Liberty Mutual, MassMutual CEOs won big pay boosts

Liberty Mutual profits more than doubled despite pre-tax losses due to Hurricane Sandy.

By Todd Wallack

Liberty Mutual chief David H. Long received $8.9 million, and MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall earned $11.3 million last year.

Federal authorities shut down Fung Wah

By Katie Johnston

Federal authorities have revoked the operating authority of Fung Wah, effectively shutting down the bus line after it blocked access to safety records.

Judge cuts $1 billion award to Apple

A jury had ordered Samsung, which makes the Galaxy tablet (right), to pay Apple, which makes the iPad (left), $1 billion.

By Paul Elias

A judge slashed nearly half of the $1 billion damage award a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple after a high-profile trial over design and technology rights.


Dr. Zareh Demirjian, 76, blood specialist at MGH

By Emma Stickgold

Dr. Demirjian was a hematologist who spent more than four decades at Massachusetts General Hospital helping patients overcome blood and circulatory ailments.

Bonnie Franklin, 69; broke ground on hit TV sitcom

Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips (top), and Valerie Bertinelli in a publicity photo.

By Frazier Moore

Ms. Franklin was a pert, redheaded actress with whom millions came to identify for her role as divorced mom on the long-running sitcom ‘‘One Day at a Time.’’

Dale Robertson, 89; actor turned love of horses into movie stardom

After “Dynasty” and “Dallas,” he starred in the short-lived ‘‘J.J. Starbuck.’’

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Robertson was a popular and strong-minded star of westerns on television and in the movies for three decades.


Celtics 94, Warriors 86

Celtics clamp down on Curry, Warriors

Celtics guard Avery Bradley held Stephen Curry in check. The Warriors guard was 6 of 22 from the field, 3 of 11 on 3-pointers.

By Baxter Holmes

Stephen Curry was 6 of 22 from the field and 3 of 11 on 3-pointers as Avery Bradley set the tone for the Celtics defensively.

Shane Victorino excited to play for US

Shane Victorino also played in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

By Peter Abraham

The outfielder said his only concern about playing in the World Baseball Classic was missing part of his first spring training with the Red Sox.

As Rask gets rest, Khudobin gets call

With the Bruins set begin a stretch of 17 games in 30 days, goaltender Anton Khudobin is expected to start against Tampa Bay.

By Michael Vega

With the Bruins set begin a stretch of 17 games in 30 days, goaltender Anton Khudobin is expected to start against Tampa Bay so Tuukka Rask can rest.

G: Family

Boston Ski Party promotes sport in black communities

Richard Ward, the youth director of the Boston Ski Party, a club that promotes skiing in black communities. “We are part of the fabric here now,” says Ward of African-Americans on the slopes.

By James H. Burnett III

A club and nonprofit that promotes skiing in black communities, particularly among children, Boston Ski Party aims to groom black kids for Olympics-level competition.

Most accomplished black skiers

Ralph Green of the United States competed in the Mens Slalom Standing during day 13 of the Winter Games NZ in New Zeland.

The most accomplished African-American skiiers are an eclectic, interesting group.


Scientists talk among themselves in ‘Operation Epsilon’

In “Operation Epsilon,” World War II is nearing its end and 10 of Germany’s top nuclear scientists are being held as prisoners of war at a mansion in England.

By Joel Brown

MIT professor Alan Brody’s play is based on transcripts of bugged conversations between Germany’s top scientists while they were held at the close of World War II.

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Television Review

‘Red Widow’: May cause whiplash

By Matthew Gilbert


‘The Road Out’ by Deborah Hicks

By Jenifer B. McKim

Bring the Family

Spy kids infiltrate life-size video game

By Stephanie Ebbert


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Dance Review

Grupo Corpo both exciting, flat

By Thea Singer


Janeane Garofalo stops by RadioBDC

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Explorer Wong How Man finds himself in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Menounos fetes alma mater at Emerson Film Festival

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


BJ’s Laura Sen talks to the Massachusetts Women’s Forum

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Peter Souhleris to take over the turntables at Bond

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Second Jonah Lehrer book pulled off shelves

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

dance review

Troupe’s performance sizzles before it fizzles

By Karen Campbell