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Obama urges swift confirmation for Hagel, Brennan

President Obama urged Congress to quickly approve Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director.

Banks to pay $18.8 billion in cases related to housing crisis

Ten major banks will pay $8.5 billion for wrongful foreclosures, and separately, Bank of America will pay $10.3 billion related to bad mortgages.

Celtics at Knicks, 7:30 p.m.

Rajon Rondo suspended one game

The Celtics’ point guard was suspended for making contact with an official on Saturday and failing to cooperate with a league investigation.

Shawn Thornton, left, and Rich Peverley faced off in an informal workout where several Bruins players participated at BU on Monday.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Bruins return to the ice

With the lockout over, eight Bruins participated in an informal workout Monday.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals will occupy the majority of two new laboratory and office buildings to be built in Kendall Square.


Ariad to add HQ, jobs in Kendall Square

Ariad Pharmaceuticals will build a new corporate headquarters and laboratory complex in Cambridge.

// Fire breaks out on Boeing 787 at Logan

Smoke from a battery in the plane’s underbelly filled the cabin after passengers had disembarked.

Meagan Good plays Joanna Locasto, a police officer who goes undercover to investigate the death of a Long Island socialite who was her childhood friend.

Television Review

‘Deception’ is a soap with multiple flaws

The NBC show is just an unspooling of murder-mystery clichés, scene-to-scene logic problems, and characters who are far from intriguing.

Tom Brady celebrated after scrambling for a first down against the Texans on Dec. 10, 2012.

From Sunday’s Globe | Dan Shaughnessy

Texans matchup just what the Patriots wanted

The fraudulent Texans are now the only team standing between the Patriots and a trip to the AFC Championship game, writes the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy.

Globe Insiders

From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1]-040.jpg 1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.