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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to step down in February

In his resignation letter, Mattis alluded to disagreements with President Trump as the reason for his departure, saying Trump deserves a defense secretary “whose views are better aligned” with his.

Barry Maiden is still putting out his specialties in Cambridge, but don’t bother trying to get a reservation there.

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Chef Barry Maiden was a king. then he vanished. Here’s his story from Hungry Mother to ... Facebook

The public adored Barry Maiden’s Hungry Mother restaurant. Then he closed it and vanished.

Emilio Matarazzo, 55, of Peabody, in Malden District Court Thursday.

Everett murder suspect allegedly had history of disturbing behavior

The Peabody man accused of murdering his estranged wife, who was an Everett city official, pleaded not guilty Thursday and was ordered held without bail.

The reality is that professional sports teams are not the healthiest environments for men and women with mental health issues, like Josh Gordon, writes Tara Sullivan.

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TARA SULLIVAN

Josh Gordon’s story is not a football story. Maybe it never should’ve been

The reality is that professional sports teams are not the healthiest environments for men and women with mental health issues.

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After a long delay, legislators now are rushing to approve regulations by year’s end, but it’s unclear whether they have Governor Charlie Baker’s support.

The Nation

Mattis resigns over differences with Trump

By Paul Sonne, Josh Dawsey,

Mattis resigns over differences with Trump

What to expect in shutdown

The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester would have to close if there is a federal government shutdown.

By Catie Edmondson and Emily Cochrane

Nine federal agencies are closed and more than 420,000 people will work over the holiday weekend without pay.

4 people on business jet killed when it crashes in Atlanta

Parts of the Cessna jet were strewn across a football field. A home was damaged, but no one was injured on the ground.

By JEFF MARTIN

Three people aboard a Tennessee-bound business jet were killed when the aircraft plunged into a football field at an Atlanta park, igniting its fuel and sending thick smoke over a nearby neighborhood Thursday.

The World

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

A US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council soldier (left) spoke with a US soldier near the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij town, north Syria.

By Zeina Karam and Sarah El Deeb

‘‘The American withdrawal will be the trigger that blows up the region,’’ said one official of Kurdish allies of the United States.

North Korea says it won’t denuclearize until US removes threat

By Choe Sang-hun

The statement seeks to clarify a position that had remained vague since the leaders of both countries met in June.

Putin issues sinister warning on rising nuclear war threat

By Vladimir Isachenkov

The world is facing a rising threat of a nuclear war because of the US pullout from arms control treaties, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Leila Phlip

The trade-offs of burning wood for fuel

Pile of firewood isolated on a white background

By Leila Philip

Burning trees to generate heat or electricity has been considered “carbon neutral,” but it takes years to regrow this “renewable” resource.

Letters

Add Markey’s work on Alzheimer’s to his list of accomplishments

“He has been a strong leader in Congress in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.”

Letters

Steamship Authority’s leadership is questionable

WOODS HOLE, MA - 5/11/2018: Steamship Authority ferry from Woods Hole to Marth's Vineyard (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 11steamship

“Confusing the absence of accidents with the presence of safety is the best way to allow unsafe conditions to fester.”

Metro

Kevin Cullen

30 years after Lockerbie, parents remember a daughter who didn’t come home

Sarah Philipps, with Max, her Dachshund, before she died in 1988 in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. After Sarah died, Max would escape from the house and stand outside, waiting for her. He is buried with her in Scotland.

By Kevin Cullen

If she were alive today, Sarah Philipps would be 50. “I like to think of her as pausing,” her mother said, “on her way home.”

In Allston, families carry on holiday (tree) tradition

Allston, MA - 12/19/2018 - Boston Christmas Trees co ownersLenny Rotman and Chris Gregoru left to right at center, with sons Tyler Rotman, far left, and Quinn Gregory, far right.. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Lifestyle, Reporter: Lillian Brown, Topic: BostonChristmasTrees, LOID: 8.4.4177625834.

By Lillian Brown

Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, Boston Christmas Trees was founded in the ’70s by Lenny Rotman and Chris Gregory. They’ve been going strong ever since.

Chef Barry Maiden was a king. then he vanished. Here’s his story from Hungry Mother to ... Facebook

Barry Maiden is still putting out his specialties in Cambridge, but don’t bother trying to get a reservation there.

By Kara Baskin

The public adored Barry Maiden’s Hungry Mother restaurant. Then he closed it and vanished.

Business & Tech

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

State Street chief looks back on legacy of disruption as he prepares to step down

In nine years as State Streete Corp.’s chief executive, Jay Hooley tried his best to shake things up.

By Jon Chesto

During his nearly nine years in charge, Jay Hooley pushed one of Boston’s biggest companies to expand beyond its core business to offer a more sophisticated suite of services.

Talking Points A.M. | Larry Edelman

Stocks tanked again Thursday. Why does Wall Street keep whining?

By Larry Edelman

The Federal Reserve thinks the economy is strong. Investors think it’s headed off a cliff. Meanwhile, we watch the stock market fall and take our savings with it.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

The virtual showroom comes into focus — slowly

Wayfair cofounders Steve Conine (left) and Niraj Shah at the Boston headquarters.

By Hiawatha Bray

Wayfair uses augmented reality from Magic Leap to project furniture products onto real life scenes, but it needs some work.

Obituaries

David Shepherd, 94; nurtured improvisational theater

Mr. Shepherd, giving instructions to a University of Chicago’s group, stayed a part of the improv community.

By Richard Sandomir

Mr. Shepherd, a resident of Western Massachusetts, was a founder of the short-lived but influential Compass Players in Chicago.

Donald Moffat, top actor who thrived in second billings, dies at 87

Mr. Moffat portrayed Ulyssess S. Grant and James Yaegashi played the Emperor of Japan in the 2002 Off Broadway production of John Guare’s “A Few Stout Individuals.”

By Robert D. McFadden

The character actor nailed Falstaff’s paradoxes at the New York Shakespeare Festival, a grizzled Larry Slade in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” on Broadway, and a sinister president in the film “Clear and Present Danger.”

Sports

Revolution announce opening matches

New England Revolution's Juan Agudelo battles for the ball with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco during the second half of a MLS soccer game, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Matt MacCormack

For the 11th straight year, New England begins its season on the road.

TARA SULLIVAN

Josh Gordon’s story is not a football story. Maybe it never should’ve been

The reality is that professional sports teams are not the healthiest environments for men and women with mental health issues, like Josh Gordon, writes Tara Sullivan.

By Tara Sullivan

The reality is that professional sports teams are not the healthiest environments for men and women with mental health issues.

HS BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

At Lincoln-Sudbury, players say it’s been a ‘seamless transition’ in Matt Carlin’s first year as coach

December 20, 2018 | Marlborough, MA Lincoln-Sudbury boys hockey is off to a 3-0 start under first-year coach Matt Carlin (pictured center). Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe.

By Jake Levin

With calmness, structure, and the promise of stability, Carlin has L-S off to a 3-0-0 start.

More Stories

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Time may be short for some Bruins’ fill-ins

By Matt Porter

BRUINS 3, DUCKS 1

Bruins maintain healthy outlook with win over Ducks

By Matt Porter

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Players express surprise, support for Josh Gordon

By Nora Princiotti

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

How Josh Gordon’s exit affects the Patriots on the field

By Ben Volin

the bettor’s edge

Not a good year for favorites

By Ed Ryan

Weekend

Movie Review ★ ★ ★ ★

In ‘Cold War,’ love collides with geopolitics

Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig in “Cold War.”

By Ty Burr

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film is both romance and elegy.

NAMES

VIPs turn out for Regan holiday bash in Marina Bay

By Hayley Kaufman

Plenty of bold-face names packed George Regan’s annual holiday party on Tuesday.

Art Review

Rivalry and revelations from Turner and Constable

Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, on view December 15, 2018-March 10, 2019 at Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. Caption: Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851), Rockets and Blue Lights (Close at Hand) to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water, 1840. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 48 1/8 in. Clark Art Institute, 1955.37.

By Murray Whyte

The two towering figures of British landscape painting are reunited in a show at the Clark Art Institute, with gently subversive results.