Trump taps four-star general for Homeland Security

Boston native John F. Kelly is the president-elect’s choice to run the Department of Homeland Security, according to reports.

Michael A. Cohen

// How to save Obamacare? Repeal it

This move would put the pressure to come up with “something” where it belongs — on Republicans.

// Father, 9-year-old son believed killed by carbon monoxide in Acushnet

Acushnet firefighters found the bodies Wednesday morning, the fire chief said. The victims have not been identified yet.

Mass. man killed by lightning in Australia

The Duxbury High School graduate and his girlfriend were camping when lightning struck a tree he was standing next to, according to local reports.

// White supremacist posters found at Emerson College

Similar posters were recently found at Purdue University in Indiana and the University of Central Florida.

// Aaron Hernandez trial should include ballistics evidence, prosecutors say

Hernandez’s attorneys are questioning the scientific validity of a firearms analysis.

Governor Charlie Baker said he is making the cuts to remedy what his administration says is a gap between projected revenues and expected spending.

Baker’s cuts draw blowback from Legislature

Governor Baker will unilaterally slash $98 million, which will affect a range of programs, from health care for the poor to state parks.

Love Letters

// We found out he has a child

Will we ever sort out our roles in the child’s life — and be able to afford our own kids?

Miss Conduct

// Advice: My mother-in-law is a moocher

How to tell a relative that you can no longer fund fancy dinners.

Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

Ideas | Ian W. Toll

// The paradox of Pearl Harbor

The more we document the Japanese attack, the harder it becomes to recover the immediate shock.

Rachel Harrison, Voyage of the Beagle (detail), 2007.

John Kennard

Art REview

Seeing art through artists’ eyes at Boston’s ICA

At the ICA, a new show celebrates artists who work with collections and archives.

// Best books of 2016

From “Horrible Bear,” meant for ages 3 - 6, to “All the Single Ladies,” meant for an older crowd, here are the best and brightest from 2016.


// 2016’s newest TV shows highlight some great performances

Every year, a number of performers show up on TV and make an immediate impression.

// Watch a turtle chow down like Pac-Man as it makes its way through the ocean

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used special underwater equipment to follow leatherback turtles feeding off Cape Cod.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff


Single-family perks, but leave your shovel behind

The first step inside this 10-year-old home leads to an unexpectedly airy expanse: an open floor plan with 15-foot-high ceilings.

// Brookline officials want moratorium on new affordable housing developments

The latest proposal for a 21-story building in Coolidge Corner would add 320 apartments, including 64 affordable units.

Chris Sale coming to Boston

Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale throws a ball during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trade to Red Sox works out well for Chris Sale’s family, too

With spring camp in Fort Myers, Sale can spend an additional two months at his home in nearby Naples, Fla.

Alex Speier

// Have the Red Sox gutted their farm system?

Trades for Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg cost the Red Sox some of their top prospects.

// When going got tough, Gostkowski responded just way coach likes

Stephen Gostkowski was named player of the week after finding his form Sunday during a season of struggles.

The power of will | Chapter 4

When finding a cure to cancer isn’t enough

A new drug trial leaves the Lacey family and Dr. Sholler with only one option: to keep going, with more sick children. But it would prove harder than anyone could imagine.

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


// Michael Flynn’s fevered imaginings

If there’s one lesson we’ve learned in the campaign just past, it’s that America is fed up with political correctness.

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.