ACLU challenges Maine law allowing only doctors to induce abortions

The law makes it a crime for nurse practitioners or midwives to induce abortions — even by pill — without a doctor’s supervision.

// Ethics commission investigating altered State Police report

Anyone involved in ordering changes to the arrest report of Alli Bibaud could face charges of violating the state conflict of interest law.

// ‘I didn’t have nothing to do with it,’ says man convicted in Cape killing

Christopher McCowen is adamant he did not kill Christa Worthington in Truro in 2002.

The Trump presidency

// Trump clashes with outgoing consumer watchdog over successor

Trump named an acting leader for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — hours after its departing chief took steps to install his own pick.

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking to the media before speaking with members of the armed forces via video conference at his private club, Mar-a-Lago, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump calls for wall, travel ban after Egypt attack

President Trump asserted that the world must crush terrorists — and the US needs his travel ban and border wall.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the U.S. Coast Guard at the Lake Worth Inlet Station, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Riviera Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong

President Trump says he turned down an interview and photo shoot for Time magazine’s ‘‘Person of the Year.”

// Trump blasts NFL chief for ceding ‘control’ to players

The president again attacked the NFL over kneeling for the National Anthem, this time going after a star New York Giants player.

// Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online

President Donald Trump is feuding with LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton is taking the hit on Twitter.

Travel | Christopher Muther

// The rates at Trump hotels are plummeting, and we think we know why

Christopher Muther believes in the separation of check-in and state, and clearly, he’s not alone.

// Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton defend Malia Obama

Members of the First Daughter’s Club sprung into action on Friday afternoon when one of their own came under attack.

Andrea Bosworth enjoyed helping out other athletes at races. Bosworth died Thursday of injuries she received when she was hit by an alleged drunk driver on Oct. 22.

Grace Bicycles

Medway triathlete dies after being hit by car last month

Andrea Alves Bosworth was critically injured Oct. 22 when she was hit by an alleged drunk driver.

// Courtesy for turkeys causes Thanksgiving crash

A flock of turkeys crossing the road resulted in a Thanksgiving Day crash in Cohasset.

Norman Baker in August 2015 in the single-engine plane that crashed in Vermont in November 22, 2017

89-year-old pilot who died Wednesday lived a life of adventure

For Norman Baker, flying was only one part of a lifetime of daring exploration and adventure.


// Celtics get moving again, roll past Magic

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and Boston rebounded in a big way from the end of its 16-game win streak.

// Celtics’ Jaylen Brown to attend funeral of best friend

Brown is planning on flying to Georgia, then to Indiana for the Celtics’ game Saturday night.

// Asking price for Lizzie Borden’s house in Fall River is lowered

The home in Fall River where Lizzie Borden lived for many years is now priced at $799,000.

BOSTON, MA- NOVEMBER 24, 2017- : After the lighting of Boston Winter Holiday Tree youths took part in the First skate on the Ice Skating Path during the opening celebration at


Boston winter festival kicks off at City Hall Plaza

The second annual Boston Winter festival includes a skating path and also features more than 85 chalets where visitors can shop for food and souvenirs.

Eight women told the Washington Post Monday that Rose groped them, openly walked around nude, or said sexually inappropriate things on the job.

Universities revoke journalism awards given to Charlie Rose

Rose had accolades from two universities rescinded Friday in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

// Celebrities reignite fight to free woman in prison for life

Celebrities have reignited the fight to free a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a man, saying she was a sex-trafficking victim wronged.

// Jeff Bezos’s fortune hits $100 billion on Black Friday stock surge

Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest $100 billion mogul.

// If you can take the heat, a Havasu Falls hike is worth the haul

During the summer months temperatures can reach up to 115 degrees. We kind of lucked out — temperatures only got to about 96 (in the shade).

// The renaissance of Rockland

“Rockland was saved by art,” says John Hanson, publisher of Maine Boats Homes & Harbors.

// Yule jewel: World’s largest Christmas emporium

The family-run emporium has been a perennial favorite in this Bavarian-themed mid-Michigan town for more than 70 years.

Dubrovnik’s Old Town, which doubles as King’s Landing on TV’s “Game of Thrones,” has been overrun with visits from the show’s fans.

Yvonne Gordon


When destinations become too popular for their own good

Overtourism is beginning to trigger local antagonism in, and curbs on access to, some of the world’s most popular places.

Globe Santa

Many asking for Santa’s help say that it’s not all about them

A mother of two wants help for her children, “soldiers” who will pull through adversity.

// Thanksgiving baby delivered by Stoneham police officers

Two Stoneham police officers responded to a call Thanksgiving night and ended up delivering a baby.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper and Joe Sullivan discuss an underappreciated aspect of Bill Belichick’s genius and the biggest takeaways from the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak.

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