Fisher asked for $1 million to drop lawsuit, GOP says

State party officials say gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher demanded the money in exchange for dropping his challenge to get on the GOP primary ballot.

// Boston College will return Ireland interviews

The information on the tapes about the Northern Ireland conflict led to the recent detainment of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

Gambling official attended race track party

Stephen P. Crosby, the state’s top gambling regulator, is one of five public officers who will decide if a casino proposal at Suffolk Downs will get a coveted license.

A screen remained lit during Sunday’s performance, giving the feel of a stadium spectacle.

Letter from China

A crescendo of joy as BSO visits China

The Boston Symphony Orchestra recently performed in Shanghai, for an audience that took nothing about the concert for granted.

The Northeast will be seeing less of this, according to a federal climate report, which predicts shorter, warmer winters for the region.

Globe staff

For Northeast, a harsh vision of climate change

The Northeast is bearing the brunt of climate change in the nation with rising temperatures, torrential rains, and flooding, according to a federal report.

// Circus acrobat willing to do hair-hanging again

‘‘I’m hoping to join back up with the tour and show the world that I’m OK,” said Samantha Pitard, one of eight circus acrobats involved in the fall.

The Canadiens’ Tomas Plekanec opens the scoring — into a wide-open net—pastadiving Tuukka Rask.

On hockey

Sleepy start sinks Bruins in 4-2 loss

Unlike in their 5-3 Game 2 rally, the Bruins couldn’t overcome a drowsy start in their Game 3 4-2 loss.