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Boston, MA., 02/13/15, David Torchiana made remarks at Mass General Hospital awards ceremony. Photos are for profile of Torchiana, the new Partners HealthCare CEO. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

David Torchiana, CEO of Partners HealthCare, unexpectedly announces departure

Over the past several months, Dr. David Torchiana had stirred internal concerns with plans to expand Partners and rethink the direction of the organization.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SG_KEN_View3_OPT1_06_jedit01_flat.jpg Developer offers a vision to get Kenmore Square moving

A developer is proposing to build a major hotel and plaza in the heart of Kenmore Square that would dramatically alter the way vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles move through the intersection.

US intel chiefs contradict Trump on North Korea, ISIS, Iran

US intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that ISIS remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumackibloomberg485.jpg In N.H., Bloomberg compares Warren’s ‘ultra millionaire tax’ with chaos in Venezuela

Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest people on the planet, made those remarks during his trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state as he considers his own bid for the Democratic nomination.

SEAN P. MURPHY | THE FINE PRINT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/24/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryanlew1biz.jpg A counterfeit check causes a real headache

So who takes the loss on a fake check? The first bank that accepted the check or the one that ultimately paid it — Citizens, in this case? Or the accountholder?

The Nation

US intel chiefs contradict Trump on North Korea, ISIS, Iran

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats (center) testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday.

By David E. Sanger and Julian E. Barnes

US intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that ISIS remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working.

In N.H., Bloomberg compares Warren’s ‘ultra millionaire tax’ with chaos in Venezuela

Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, visited New Hampshire Tuesday.

By James Pindell

Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest people on the planet, made those remarks during his trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state as he considers his own bid for the Democratic nomination.

Campaign Notebook

‘Don’t help elect Trump’: Howard Schultz heckled as an ‘egotistical billionaire’ at his book launch

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

The interruptions to Schultz’s first book tour event followed two days of negative backlash online and in print.

The World

Five arrested after Brazil dam collapse that killed dozens

Cemetery workers carried the coffin with the body of Vale employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, a victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, on Tuesday.

By Manuela Andreoni and Shasta Darlington

Brazilian police Tuesday arrested five people, including three employees of the giant mining company Vale, as part of an investigation into the dam rupture.

Venezuela’s US-backed opposition leader may be barred from leaving

Venezuela's self-declared interim leader, Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife, Fabiana Rosales, spoke to supporters at a plaza in Caracas.

By Andreina Aponte, Rachelle Krygier and Anthony Faiola

Venezuelan officials seek to block US-backed opposition leader from leaving country

Former landscaper pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada

In a courtroom sketch (from left to right), defense lawyer James Miglin, Justice John McMahon, court registrar, defendant Bruce McArthur, Crown Attorney Michael Cantlon, Detective Hank Idsinga, and friends and family of victims (rear right) appeared in court in Toronto on Tuesday.

By Rob Gillies

Police last year found the remains of seven of the men in large planters at a property where Bruce McArthur had worked and used as storage.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Keep your eye on Kamala Harris

Senator Kamala Harris of California spoke to her supporters Sunday during her presidential campaign launch rally in Oakland.

By Scot Lehigh

Harris has made one thing clear with her entry into the presidential race: She is a Democratic force to be reckoned with.

Renée Graham

When mass shootings become mundane

Credit: Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe

By Renée Graham

To become inured to violence is tantamount to sanctioning it.

EDITORIAL

‘Carbon Free Boston’ begins with cars and homes

Electrify America, an electric car charger producer, has opened a charging station Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Paducah, Ky. The charging station is located at the side of the parking lot at the Walmart store on Hinkleville Road. (Ellen O'Nan/The Paducah Sun via AP)

If a new report on reducing Boston’s carbon footprint can focus the city’s climate policies around cars and homes, it’ll have been a success.

Metro

NAMES

John Malkovich to star in play with echoes of Harvey Weinstein saga

Actor John Malkovich.

Producers announced Tuesday that Malkovich will star in the world premiere of David Mamet’s ‘‘Bitter Wheat’’ in London, which recounts the fall from grace of a “depraved Hollywood mogul.”

NAMES

Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Bryce Dallas Howard

The actor, producer, and director will be honored with a parade through Cambridge on Thursday, to be followed by a roast where she will receive her pudding pot.

NAMES

Kyrie Irving will star in and produce horror film about a hotel that’s rumored to be haunted

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

By Nicole Yang

Sounds as if the Celtics point guard is about to have another busy offseason.

More Stories

Uncle of 11-year-old girl who died in Lawrence rooming house now charged with rape

By Travis Andersen, John R. Ellement and Danny McDonald

Business & Tech

David Torchiana, CEO of Partners HealthCare, unexpectedly announces departure

Boston, MA., 02/13/15, David Torchiana made remarks at Mass General Hospital awards ceremony. Photos are for profile of Torchiana, the new Partners HealthCare CEO. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey and Liz Kowalczyk

Over the past several months, Dr. David Torchiana had stirred internal concerns with plans to expand Partners and rethink the direction of the organization.

Chesto Means Business

Developer offers a different kind of transit-oriented vision in Newton

By Jon Chesto

To pull it off, Northland would pay for shuttle buses to bring residents of the complex to nearby train stations, and even Boston and Cambridge. The big twist: The public, not just tenants, would be able to hop on board.

In first day of trial, former Insys sales rep describes high-pressure environment where rules were broken

John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics, is one of five executives on trial.

By Maria Cramer

Sunrise Lee is among five executives and former sales directors of Insys Therapeutics on trial in a landmark racketeering case.

Obituaries

Jacqueline Steiner, cowriter of ‘Charlie on the MTA,’ dies at 94

Ms. Steiner

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Steiner’s ditty became one of the best-known Boston songs and the namesake of the MBTA’s CharlieCard.

Charles Kettles, who won Medal of Honor for Vietnam service, dies at 89

Lieutenant Colonel Kettles was awarded a Medal of Honor for his daring flights.

By Richard Goldstein

The story of his heroism and those of his fellow helicopter crewmen remained largely unknown beyond military circles for nearly half a century.

Frances Grill, founder of an inclusive modeling agency, dies at 90

By Rachel Felder

Frances Grill, who in 1980 founded Click Model Management, a New York agency that gained wide attention for the diversity of its models in a less-inclusive era, died Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Atlanta’s hospitality outshines its sports history

Houston, Feb. 5, 2017 - Tom Brady hands off to James White for a touchdown during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium in the Super Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. Stan Grossfeld / Globe staff.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The folks could not be nicer, but there is some unfortunate history associated with big events here.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY

EMass girls’ hockey: Canton’s Lauren Fitzpatrick headlines Players of the Week

By Jenna Ciccotelli

The senior netted her 50th career goal in a victory over Dedham and then struck for four goals vs. Norwood.

JIM McBRIDE

Dante Scarnecchia is one of the best assistant coaches in the NFL. Here’s why

Foxborough, MA - 1/25/2019 - New England Patriots Offensive Line coach Dante Scarnecchia. New England Patriots practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 26Patriots, LOID: 8.5.213616483.

By Jim McBride

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declared him the greatest offensive line coach in the history of the league.

Wednesday Food

Ask Amy

Demisexual wonders how to leave the friend zone

By Amy Dickinson

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Recipe: Hot wings for your Super Bowl party have three chiles and a cooling avocado ranch dip

Hot wings with 3 chiles and avocado ranch dip

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

Every Super Bowl spread needs wings. Might as well go all out with lots of heat.

Recipe: The ultimate Super Bowl snack: a bowl of spicy, bacony ‘trash’ (Texan for Chex party mix)

Grandma’s Texas ‘trash’

By Lauren Allen

Every family in Texas has adapted the popular ’50s Chex party mix. Most have heat, bacon fat, and yard-foraged pecans.