Cohen implicates Trump

// Read Michael Cohen’s plea deal

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and ‘‘fixer,’’ pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges.

// Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts

The former Trump campaign chairman was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of Robert Mueller’s investigation. A mistrial was declared on 10 other counts.

President Donald Trump gave thumbs up as he departed after speaking to the media as he stepped off Air Force One on Tuesday.

Silent on Cohen, Trump says Manafort conviction ‘a disgrace’

President Trump responded briefly to the news about his former aides.

Mollie Tibbetts, 20, went missing from her small town in Iowa a month ago.

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Police: Man illegally in the US charged with murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts

The 20-year-old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts vanished from a small town in mid-July.

// Trump adviser Larry Kudlow hosted publisher of white nationalists at his home

The publisher of a website that serves as a platform for white nationalism was a guest last weekend at the home of President Trump’s top economic adviser.

// Post Malone tweets after his plane makes emergency landing in N.Y.

A plane carrying rapper Post Malone that blew two tires during takeoff was originally going to try to make an emergency landing in Massachusetts, but then headed to New York, where it safely landed just before 4 p.m.

// State refuses to referee marijuana testing dispute

Different methods used by marijuana testing labs produce different results and regulators appear to have little appetite for reconciling the discrepancy.

Karen Coughlin (left) and Donna Kelly-Williams, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, during Tuesday’s rally at the Somerville headquarters of Partners HealthCare.


Nurses rally for ballot initiative on staffing, target hospital execs

The ballot question would set strict limits on the numbers of patients assigned to hospital nurses.

// Vermont candidate Christine Hallquist getting death threats

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate, who is transgender, says she’s been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began.

// Immigrants testify about ordeal of detention, separation from families

Five plaintiffs are asking a judge to file an injunction to prevent ICE from arresting and detaining them as they seek legal status through their spouses.

// Smoke from western wildfires reaches New England

Weather observers at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire have reported seeing smoke from the wildfires on the West Coast.

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Passenger killed in one-car crash on Maine Turnpike

One man was killed and a second man was injured in a single car crash on the Maine Turnpike near the coastal town of Wells.

// N.H. man accused of killing wife and father is held without bail

A New Hampshire man charged with killing his wife and father was held without bail Tuesday after he waived arraignment on the charges in Strafford Superior Court.

Linda Lory, a senior biologist with the New England Aquarium, took measurements and photos of the whale.

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Dead whale is buried in Duxbury as researchers try to find cause of death

It could take “weeks to months” to figure out what killed the 52-foot-long whale that washed ashore on Duxbury Beach on Monday, an official said.

Graphic: What is a rip current and what to do if you’re caught in one

Rip currents do not pull people underwater — they pull them away from shore.

Always wash fruits and vegetables.


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How not to get food poisoning

Each day seems to bring news of another outbreak or recall. You don’t have to give up eating, though. Here’s how to avoid food poisoning like the plague.

Madonna speaks onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday in New York City.


Madonna didn’t do right by Aretha. Time to say a little prayer for the VMAs

There were so many ways MTV could have honored the Queen of Soul. Here are a few to start.

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// Rudy Giuliani was never ‘America’s Mayor’

The former New York mayor has always been a motor-mouthed bully and con man.

// Supreme Court nominee agrees Roe v. Wade is ‘settled law,’ Collins says

Judge Brett Kavanaugh told Senator Susan Collins, a critical vote to his confirmation, that the 1973 decision legalizing abortion is “settled law,” she said Tuesday.

// US Rep. Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

The California Republican and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal charges that they used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.

The days are numbered for McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., as the home of the Red Sox’ Triple A affiliate.


Schilling factor probably didn’t help the cause in R.I.

Rhode Island undoubtedly was hesitant about using taxpayer money in Pawtucket after the former Red Sox pitcher’s failed 38 Studios venture there.


// Q&A with Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy

The first of two parts focuses on integrating youth into the forward corps.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JULY 29: Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and New England Patriots offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels during New England Patriots training camp on July 29, 2017, at the Patriots Practice Facility in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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How Josh McDaniels and Brad Stevens became suburban dad buddies

Their Boston sports bromance was forged out of the limelight amid the mutual pressures of their jobs.

// Pennsylvania priest faces charges as sex abuse fallout grows

A Roman Catholic priest was charged on Tuesday with groping a 17-year-old girl and sending her nude images of himself.

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// TJX investors bet on beating the coming Apocalypse

Don’t tell the suits at TJX Cos. in Framingham that  the Retail Apocalypse is upon us.

Asia Argento.


Asia Argento is not the #MeToo movement

Asia Argento may be both a victim and a predator, but #MeToo should not be held accountable for her actions.

// ‘Star Wars’ actress Kelly Marie Tran pens powerful essay on racist tropes

Kelly Marie Tran is breaking her silence about online harassment months after deleting her Instagram account.

// Tiffany Haddish gets a Netflix stand-up special

Tiffany Haddish, who rocketed to A-list fame last year, is about to add another line to her résumé: an hourlong stand-up special on Netflix.


// Josh Zakim barnstorms across Mass. to raise his profile

The city councilor has ventured to far-flung corners of the state, hoping to sow excitement among potential voters.

// William Galvin faces strongest challenge in 2 decades

The longtime incumbent says he’s “not taking anything for granted” as he fights to win the Democratic nomination.

// A taste of summer in downtown Boston: Mass. farms compete for tomato honors

Move over, Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Grammys. Here come the “Tommys.”

// Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at S.C. resort

The gator dragged Cassandra Cline into the water as she tried to protect her border collie while on a walk near her vacation home.

Opinion & Ideas


// No exceptions when it comes to politicians and free press

Political figures on both the left and right deserve scrutiny for their treatment of journalists.

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// TSA says air marshals don’t follow ‘ordinary’ travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ

She’s a social media manager for an arts-and-crafts company, and somehow became a target of a secret TSA surveillance program.


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// Smartphones are becoming a weapon in the global fight against TB

Video monitoring apps are making it easier and cheaper for public health officials to ensure TB patients take medications daily.

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// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.


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