TD Garden security accused of abuse against homeless

Boston-01/14/2017- Michael Hathaway, 52, is homeless, and was beaten on December 22, by an Allied Security officer at TD Garden as MBTA Police stood by and did nothing. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(metro)

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A guard allegedly beat a disabled homeless man in Dec., and interviews suggest the alleged attack may be part of a pattern of abuse.

This photo taken from a video shows show piles of snow and rubble cascading down the stairway into the foyer of the hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A hotel in the mountainous region hit again by quakes has been covered by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo, on Wednesday evening. (Italian Finance Police via AP)

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At least 30 people missing after avalanche buries Italian hotel

Rescue efforts were hampered by the large snowfall in recent days, making it difficult to clear roads for heavy vehicles and ambulances to get through.

Local politics

// ‘Sanctuary city’ controversy embroils Newton

Dozens protested Wednesday as officials debated the city’s role in policing undocumented immigrants.

// Brianna Wu intends to run against Stephen Lynch in 2018

He might have just been sworn in, but Congressman Stephen Lynch already has a fight on his hands for 2018.

Like a TV legal drama, law partners fight… over databases

A closely-watched suit may establish case law on the legal and ethical parameters for leaving a law firm in the digital age.


Mass. ends 2016 with lowest unemployment rate in 16 years

The state’s jobless rate dropped to 2.8 percent in December.


// Will Mass. lawmakers succeed in raising their own pay?

Legislative leaders, who bristle over salaries they consider paltry, might just be able to pull off a pay increase.

The transition: Obama to Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: President-elect Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Chairman's Global Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in on January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The invitation only black-tie event offered an opportunity for Trump to introduce himself and members of his cabinet to foreign diplomats. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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Your guide to Donald Trump’s inauguration

While only 33.5 percent of Mass. voters cast their ballots for Trump, the inaugural events are sure to be of interest for Americans of all political stripes.

// Maine Governor Paul LePage won’t apologize for criticizing John Lewis

“I will tell you, there are no apologies,” LePage told a local television station.

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A look at Trump’s jam-packed transition period

The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

// It’s become more acceptable for politicians to cry. Will Trump change that?

Once considered unthinkable, displays of misty-eyed emotion by policians have not only become acceptable in recent years, but often celebrated.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

Foxborough, MA - 1/18/2017 - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) at today's media availability. Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 18Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.1326935542.


Tom Brady: ‘We have to play our best game of the year’

The Patriots quarterback was all business as he addressed a number of topics at his media briefing.


// Carly Simon shows up for party for Livingston Taylor

The “You’re So Vain” singer has remained close to Livingston despite long ago divorcing his brother, James Taylor.


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// And now, a second act for film and vinyl

Consumers are increasingly willing to put up with the messy imperfections of analog media over the cool precision of digital.

Yvonne Abraham

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My correspondents have boundless faith in Donald Trump. On the eve of the day they longed for, it seems fitting to have some of them speak directly to you, too.


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Renée Graham

// A president who looked like me

President Obama spoke of hope, but hope is an ephemeral concept for African-Americans.

Special reports

// As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

Life sciences

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The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


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FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward

A study could take up to two years, but the study notice can be withdrawn if Boasberg were to eventually rule that ETP has permission for the crossing, Army attorneys said.