State of the Union Address | 9 p.m.

Obama to focus on troop withdrawal, jobs in speech

President Obama is expected to unveil a range of new policies aimed at fixing the economy and withdrawing more troops from Afghanistan.

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David Ortiz, right, with Mike Napoli, arrived at spring training on Tuesday.

David Ortiz rips Bobby Valentine at spring training

The DH said he’s on track to start Opening Day, and after an unflattering review of the ex-manager said he’s thankful for a “fresh start.”

Dan Shaughnessy

// John Henry finally has answers

The Red Sox owner has a much more optimistic view of his club, which has reached the bottom of the Boston sports barrel, than others.

Chuck Hagel

Senate panel approves Hagel as defense secretary

A bitterly divided Senate panel voted voted 14-11 to send Chuck Hagel’s nomination to the full Senate.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Cardinal O’Malley ‘blindsided’ by pope’s resignation

The head of the Boston Archdiocese also jokingly dismissed the suggestion that he might be chosen as the next pope.

South Korean conservative protesters participated in the anti-North Korea rally demonstrating against North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday.

UN pledges ‘further action’ after N. Korea nuclear test

In an emergency session, the UN Security Council unanimously said the test poses ‘‘a clear threat to international peace and security.”

MBTA official defends shutdown during blizzard

The T’s chief operating officer said the shutdown helped prevent significant damage to the system’s equipment and infrastructure.