Trump taps four-star general for Homeland Security

President-elect Trump is placing the defense of US territory from terrorism in the hands of a seasoned commander with personal knowledge of the cost of war.

// Fossil fuel ally tapped to lead the EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has fought for the rollback of President Obama’s climate change initiatives.

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

No foul play is suspected in the deaths of Joseph Lopes and his son, Collin, who lived on Buttonwood Lane.

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.

Andover teen pleads guilty to charges he led hacker ring that made fake threats

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was ordered into the custody of the Department of Youth Services until he is 21 years old.

// Woman charged with making threats to parent of Sandy Hook victim

The woman allegedly made the threats because she thought the Sandy Hook attack was a hoax.

// 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.

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?

Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

The Boston Daily Globe led with the historic events that had taken place the day before.

Boston Globe

How the Globe covered the Pearl Harbor attack

The Boston Daily Globe detailed the historic manner in which the United States of America was thrust into World War II.

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.


// Condo has 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.


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

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


Great American tweets from history

Blasting out 140 characters is a great American tradition, as evidenced by these historic tweets.

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.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa, center, of Japan, stretches with teammates during a spring training baseball workout in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Red Sox scouts confident they can restock minors with talent

Seeing a player traded is bittersweet for scouts, but it’s also validation that they’ve done a good job.

Miss Conduct

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

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

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.


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