Pfizer?s deal with Allergan a test for ?tax inversions?

The $160 billion buyout of Allergan would lower the US drug giant?s tax bill by turning it into an Irish-based company.

Among the brands involved in the transaction are Pfizer?s Advil and Robitussin, and Allergan's Refresh eye drops.

Pfizer, Allergan confirm $160 billion merger

There was no word on how the deal would affect 1,000 Pfizer employees in Cambridge.

// Family of babysitter in alleged Hamilton kidnapping speaks out

The family of the woman accused in the case wished ?complete healing in every way? for the 2-year-old and her family.

//[1]-9511.jpg Ex-babysitter allegedly abducted, beat Hamilton toddler

Abigail Hanna, 21, is facing kidnapping and assault charges in an abduction that triggered a massive search.

Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal performs at the Riot Fest & Carnival in Douglas Park in Chicago in September.

Eagles of Death Metal singer recalls horror of Paris attack

Jesse Hughes managed to escape the Bataclan concert hall from three ISIS gunmen, but scores of his fans did not.

Signs were hung in the windows of the Bernstein-Marcus Administrative Building as a group of students occupied the hallway that leads to the interim president?s office at Brandeis University.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Brandeis president promises changes to increase diversity

The acting president is pushing for changes ? but not on a timetable set by protesters.

Court rules against sweat lodge closure at state prison

The lodge at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center was built for Native American religious practices.

More than 1,000 mourners followed the hearse to Sharon Memorial Park on Sunday after the funeral for Ezra Schwartz.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

More than 1,000 mourn Sharon teen killed in West Bank

An overflow crowd attended the services for Ezra Schwartz, who was killed last week by a gunman.

Live updates

// Jurors hear evidence in Chism trial

The former Danvers High student is accused of raping and killing his math teacher.

Syrian refugees waited to register their names at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan earlier this month.


opinion | Seth Moulton

Syrian refugees are not the problem in ISIS fight

Refugees already face strict protocols to enter the US, and ISIS mostly looks to radicalize people over social media.


// Has Patriots? march to Super Bowl ever been this easy?

Every team in New England?s path in the AFC just falls down, crashes, and burns.


// Patriots? keys to victory over the Bills

A close look at Monday night?s game, with an emphasis on matchups in the passing and running games.

// ?This is Lynn?s time?: New effort aims to revitalize city

A newly formed task force?s sole purpose is sparking development in the North Shore city.

// Complaints against police pile up as cases languish

A Globe review found that one dozen Boston officers have faced 20 or more complaints over the past 20 years.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a presidential campaign rally in Las Vegas in 2012.

Stephen Crowley/New York Times

One Republican topping Trump in N.H. polling? Romney

For Republicans fearful of Trump becoming their party?s nominee, a new poll offers a three-word solution: Willard Mitt Romney.

// Harvard student who broke ball-balancing record a Rhodes Scholar

It?s been a banner few months for Garrett Lam that have felt more like a dream than reality.

// Quincy suicide prompts questions, quest to help others

Friends and family don?t know exactly why the 18-year-old star student-athlete stepped in front of a train, but they believe the tragedy was preventable.

// Is it safe to eat apples picked off city trees?

Urban canners and college researchers are testing out fruit grown in urban neighborhoods.

?The things they have me saying in the movie, I never said,? said Jack Dunn, a BC High graduate and a member of the school?s board of trustees.


When the truth ends up on an editing room floor

Jack Dunn is emotionally and physically wrecked by the way he was portrayed in ?Spotlight.?

// Endangered white rhino dies at San Diego zoo

Nola, who was one of only four known northern white rhinoceroses, had a bacterial infection and age-related health issues.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// For Bernie Sanders, it?s New Hampshire or bust

Should Clinton ever take a double-digit lead in the Granite State, there will be nothing for anyone to talk about in terms of the Democratic contest.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.

The Big Picture

Denis Balibous/Reuters

Earthprints: How humans impact the landscape

From sprawling urban growth to the construction of new islands, each site depicted has profoundly changed in the last 30 years.