Giuliani says he’s joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to mourners ahead of a funeral service at the Billy Graham Library for the Rev. Billy Graham, who died last week at age 99, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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‘‘I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country,” former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani said.

FILE - In a Monday, April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. Federal prosecutors said they can give President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Cohen, copies of materials seized from him by the FBI by May 11. They notified a New York judge Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier

The lawsuits, withdrawn late Wednesday, would have required Cohen to submit to an evidence discovery process.

FILE -- Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s acting director, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 11, 2017. The Justice Department inspector general delivered to Congress on April 13 a highly critical report that accused McCabe of repeatedly misleading investigators. McCabe was fired in March 2018 just hours before he was eligible for a full pension. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

Inspector general referred findings on McCabe to US attorney for consideration of criminal charges

The referral occurred some time ago, after the inspector general concluded Andrew McCabe had lied to investigators or his own boss, then-FBI Director James Comey.

The inspiration for the new rule is a small bundle named Maile Pearl, born April 9 to Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth — the only sitting senator in US history to give birth.

Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

A historic rules change passed Wednesday — which was inspired by senator and new mother Tammy Duckworth — allows the newborns of members into the chamber.

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled unanimously against the Trump administration’s Justice Department.

Appeals court rules against Trump administration over ‘sanctuary cities’

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday against the Trump administration’s effort to withhold federal funds for law enforcement from ‘‘sanctuary cities.’’

In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Taryn McLean participates in a swearing in led by his friend, Navy Lt. JoAnna Kyle. Taryn was born female but identifies as male. He is among 11,000 transgender active duty and reserve troops that the RAND Corp. estimated, in a report prepared for the Pentagon, are serving in the armed forces. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they’ve seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly.


Baker moves to crack down on commuter train engineers with bad driving records

Following a Globe report on the poor driving and disciplinary records of engineers, a number of public officials and commuters urged Keolis to take strong action.

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Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

The Associated Press has obtained 15 pages of memos that former FBI Director James Comey drafted about his interactions with President Trump.

Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

A historic rules change passed Wednesday — which was inspired by senator and new mother Tammy Duckworth — allows the newborns of members into the chamber.

Lewandowski (falsely) claims Comey was partly responsible for Boston Marathon bombing

President Trump’s former campaign manager blamed former FBI director James Comey — who was a private citizen at the time — for failing to stop the 2013 attack.

Kennebunkport recalls Barbara Bush as a generous, friendly neighbor

Visitors stopped at an overlook near Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound, to lay flowers or simply gaze at the family’s surf-splashed estate.

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