Fire victims receive crowd-funded aid in less than a week

More than $87,000 has been released to those who were forced from their homes in Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze in Cambridge.

The transition to Trump

// James Stavridis, dean of Tufts’s Fletcher School, arrives at Trump Tower

The retired admiral is reportedly on the same list as Mitt Romney in being considered to serve as secretary of State.

// Trump reportedly will name fast food executive for Labor secretary

Andy Puzder, CEO of the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, was a supporter of Donald Trump’s campaign.

// Trump goes after a new target in latest screed: Carrier union leader

A union leader has criticized Donald Trump’s claims about the number of jobs he saved from leaving Ind. The president-elect clearly did not like that.

Yvonne Abraham

// John McCain, it’s time

The senator from Arizona was born for this moment. Will he seize it?


// Trump weighing FDA chief who would radically change the rules

Donald Trump may tap a libertarian who has called for the FDA to let medicines on the market without determining whether they work to head the agency.

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., surrenders to police Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. (Sathi Soma via AP)

Sathi Soma via AP

‘I just wanted to do some good’: Pizza shop gunman speaks out

Edgar Welch expressed some regrets but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him to a D.C. pizzeria.

// Bundle up, cold temperatures are heading our way

Unseasonably cold temperatures will arrive in New England tomorrow into Saturday as a result of an arctic cold front.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Raiders at Chiefs, 8:25 p.m. (NBC, NFL Network)

Patriots fans should keep an eye on tonight’s Chiefs-Raiders game

The Raiders are tied with the Patriots for the best record in the AFC, while the Chiefs are one game back.

// There were no smoke, carbon monoxide alarms in home where father and son died

A 41-year-old man and his 9-year-old son were killed after they were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide inside their Acushnet home.

// Edelman is ‘happy to welcome a new squirrel to the tree’

After months of silence, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman seemed to acknowledge that the baby of a Swedish model is his.

// Some Apple magic coming for MIT’s commencement address

CEO Tim Cook has been selected to speak to the class of 2017 in June.

// US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

Overall, life expectancy fell by one-tenth of a year, from 78.9 in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015, according to the latest data.

epa05665655 The Eiffel tower is shrouded in haze as the sun comes up, seen from the suburb of Saint-Cloud, near Paris, France, 08 December 2016. Paris is undergoing a third day pollution spike, prompting the city to limit vehicle circulation. EPA/IAN LANGSDON


Paris bans half of all cars from traveling as it deals with pollution spike

Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from traveling and made public transportation free for a third consecutive day.

The power of will | Chapter 5

// Out of options, a father sees one way forward: start a drug company

Meryl Witmer and Pat Lacey needed to start a drug company to continue giving a promising drug to children with a rare cancer. It could easily take years. They had 106 days before their supply ran out.

// Red Sox reacquire utility infielder Josh Rutledge

Rutledge seemingly ending a two-year stint with the organization last month, but now he’s back.


// ‘Hairspray Live!’ pushes the boundaries and wins big

Wednesday’s ambitious live version of the musical “Hairspray” on NBC was light and fun and soon had you stuck.

Special reports

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.

Opinion & Ideas


// Give the devil his due — the people like Trump

Demonizing Donald Trump won’t be easy. At least half the American people like the president-elect they are getting to know.

Life sciences

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


// 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.