The transition to Trump

Russia hacking was ?attack on our democracy,? McCain says

Russia poses a major and growing threat to US government, military, diplomatic, and commercial operations, intelligence officials said in a hearing.

// Donald Trump mulls changes to key intelligence agency

The president-elect is considering plans to restructure and slim down the office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Retail woes

// Sears to close 150 stores, sell Craftsman brand for $900m

With Sears?s department-store business continuing to bleed cash, its CEO has turned to selling and spinning off assets to keep the company operating.

Macy's flagship store in New York.

The full list of the 68 Macy?s stores closing around the US

Here?s a list of the stores the retailer said it is moving to close.

Unproven, potentially dangerous ? and licensed under a new bill

A long-sought bill, now on the governor?s desk, would confer professional legitimacy on naturopathy, a controversial practice.


// Father of outgoing Vt. governor used state?s end-of-life law

In a farewell address, Peter Shumlin said he never expected his father ?would be able to die with dignity in his own state.?

// Yes, the rain helped. Less of Mass. is now in ?extreme drought?

As recently as last week, close to 40 percent of the state was experiencing extreme drought conditions.

// Apple caves in to Beijing, pulls New York Times app from China

The move underlines how American companies are being forced to play by the Communist Party?s rules if they want to do business in China.

// This close-up photo of a seal won a Mass Audubon contest

The picture wasn?t an easy one to take.


// Infants should be fed peanuts to stave off allergies, NIH says

Contrary to past guidance, new guidelines call for parents to give babies foods containing peanuts as early as 4 to 6 months of age.

She loved him, and he died in the Holocaust. Now her son is bringing his music back to life.

A tale of young love drove a son on an eye-opening journey. And in the process, a musical legacy that was all but lost has been found, and a life revealed.

Best of the New

Boston?s 47 best new restaurants

Dozens of picks for any budget, including a temple to Italian cuisine, fast Greek and fantastic Mexican, and seafood and burgers galore.

// Believe it or not, the average rent in Boston fell for the first time in 7 years

The average monthly payment on a new lease signed in the last three months of 2016 dropped to $2,038.


Michael A. Cohen

// Nixon?s ?68 treachery, and why it matters today

Candidates who break the law, violate democratic norms, and flagrantly lie to the American people tend to continue those practices once they take office.


//[1].jpg Bob Cousy likes what he sees in Isaiah Thomas

The Cooz compares the dynamic Celtics point guard favorably to Tiny Archibald.


Linebacker Dont?a Hightower and the Patriots allowed an NFL-best 15.6 points per game in the regular season.


Alex Speier

The Patriots? defense looks good, but just how good is it?

Points allowed stats tell us one thing about the Patriots, but advanced metrics reveal another.

// Martellus Bennett hopes Patriots invest in his return

The big tight end said he would like to be back with the team after his contract is up this season.

// David Spade says Michael Floyd?s arrest was a great thing for the Patriots

The former ?SNL? cast member says the Cardinals? loss is the Patriots? gain.


// Billy Joel?s coming to Fenway again

For the fourth consecutive year, Joel is going to play Fenway Park.

// Fox News names Megyn Kelly?s successor for coveted time slot

Tucker Carlson, once a host of ?Crossfire? on CNN, will take over the channel?s 9 p.m. spot when Kelly leaves for NBC News.


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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Michael D?Antonio

// We?re not giving President Obama enough credit

The challenges Barack Obama confronted during his eight years as president remain under-appreciated, as do the successes he achieved.

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.

Life sciences

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


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can?t Mass. do the same?

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.