Army Corps blocks Dakota Access pipeline route

In November, protesters joined hands as police lined the hill at Standing Rock during a dispute over the building of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The move hands a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini voted for a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday.

Italian premier quits after losing reforms referendum

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign, triggering calls from opposition forces for elections to be held soon.

// Boston students plan walkout in protest of Trump

It’s a show of solidarity with undocumented immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

// Trump expands search for secretary of state

Donald Trump is expanding his search for secretary of state beyond the four candidates, including Mitt Romney, that he has interviewed, an aide said.

Patriots 26, Rams 10

Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - New England Patriots Tom Brady throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during third quarter action at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)



Record-setting day for Tom Brady

He is 201-61 in his career. No other NFL quarterback has ever reached a record of 140 games above .500.

Ben Volin | On Football

// Sure, it was a win, but Patriots left plenty of plays out there

The Patriots had 402 yards of offense, but numbers can be deceiving.

Chad Finn

// A visit from the Rams just what Patriots needed

There may have been a few frustrations Sunday, but for the most part there was little to complain about.

Ben Volin | Instant Analysis

// This may have been Patriots’ best defensive game yet

The Rams looked like a junior varsity squad against the Patriots on Sunday.

Cape police find meth lab in former cranberry bog

A homeless man was arrested and charged with felony possession to distribute methamphetamine.

// Demolition begins on Prouty Garden

The demolition of a garden at Boston Children’s Hospital has begun, frustrating many who fought to preserve it.

// Light snow, then rain, is expected on Monday in Boston area

Early Boston commuters may see snowflakes starting around 5 a.m. Monday, with accumulation anywhere from a “coating” to an inch.


// We’re not in ‘Westworld’ to relax

Call it post-“Lost” phobia, but there needs to be a plan for a puzzle show such as “Westworld” to work.

// State Police promotions overlook women, minorities, lawsuit alleges

The Massachusetts State Police routinely pass over women and minority troopers for promotion, a lawsuit alleges.

Cambridge, MA - 12/4/2016 - Sahida Akter (cq), left, whose family lost everything in the fire, is comforted by unidentified women. Her family, from Bangladesh, lived in the building in the backgrond. Crews continue working the scene of a 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, the morning after it erupted on Berkshire Street. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 05cambridgefire Reporter: Nicole Fleming

At least 60 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

Buildings and vehicles were charred, prompting one resident to say, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

special report

Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die — except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby’s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn’t accept death as the answer.

// Lawrence church in mourning after killing of teen

“He was calm, very shy, he didn’t speak much, but he was always willing to help out with anything that was needed,” said Pastor Victor Parra.

Special reports


The Desperate and the Dead: The ‘new asylums’

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the “new asylums.”

Opinion & Ideas


// Two movies China desperately wants to hide

Two courageous Canadians want to shed light on the nation’s ghastliest atrocity.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Special reports

// The Desperate and the Dead: The ‘new asylums’

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the “new asylums.”

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.