Trump says he’ll make ‘major’ announcement on shutdown

Trump says he will make a “major announcement” on Saturday at 3 p.m. about the government shutdown and border security.

The special counsel’s office has taken issue with a BuzzFeed report about Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress.

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Special counsel’s office takes issue with BuzzFeed report

‘‘BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements . . . are not accurate,” said a spokesman for Robert Mueller.

// 1 person killed in Jamaica Plain double shooting

A law enforcement official said it appeared two people were shooting at each other.

// State Street is doing away with more jobs

It’s unclear how many will come from the ranks of the company’s Boston workforce.

State Police payroll dips, but troopers continue to collect eye-popping sums

Under fire for a wide-ranging criminal overtime fraud scandal, the Massachusetts State Police curbed payroll spending — albeit slightly — during 2018 for the first time in years.

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry (left) and chairman Tom Werner held the championship trophy at the World Series.

Red Sox visit to White House could be contingent on government shutdown

Red Sox principal owner John Henry said the team will be monitoring the shutdown and weighing their decision thusly.

// Former N.H. resident and Bowdoin College grad among four Americans killed in Syria terror blast

Bowdoin President Clayton Rose discussed the tragic death of the alum, Jonathan Farmer, in a letter to the campus community.

// Trump, Kim Jong Un to hold second summit

President Trump is to hold a second summit with the leader of North Korea near the end of February to try to coax the North to give up its nuclear program.

// Who’s aboard the Joe Biden 2020 train? Stephen Lynch

Former vice president Joe Biden is the one to beat if you want Congressman Steve Lynch’s endorsement for 2020.

// Surgeon accused of trying to record staff in Winchester hospital restroom

Dr. Dennis Begos, who was chief of surgery at Winchester Hospital from 2007 to 2017, was arraigned last month in Woburn District Court.


// 10 ways to feel good about yourself that don’t include social media’s 10-year challenge

Here are some alternative ways to boost your self image that don’t involve an Instagram filter, Rebecca Pacheco writes.

Crews salted the roads in advance of the coming storm.

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Snow to be followed by rain, then a flash freeze

A winter storm warning is still in effect for parts of Massachusetts from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Dave Epstein

How much snow will you get Sunday? It’s all about the timing

When does snow start in Boston? How much snow with Boston get? David Epstein’s weather report explains.

Foxborough MA 10/14/18 New England Patriots Julian Edelman making a touchdown reception beating Kansas City Chiefs Kendall Fuller during second quarter action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Patriots’ keys to victory over the Chiefs

The AFC’s two best teams are set to slug it out in Kansas City for the right to advance to the Super Bowl.

Jim McBride

// When Robert Kraft bought the Patriots, it signaled a new beginning for the franchise

Since Kraft purchased the team — 25 years ago next week — the Patriots have won 310 games, been to nine Super Bowls, and won five titles.

R. Kelly was dropped by his record label, RCA Records.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Time may finally be up for R. Kelly

After decades of allegations of abuse and rape, R. Kelly is facing the music.

Fires burned on Blue Hill Avenue on April 5, 1968, a day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Opinion | Lew Finfer

The ‘good intentions’ program that devastated Boston’s neighborhoods

Fifty years ago, a homeownership program in Boston backfired. The lessons are still being learned.



Beacon Hill’s new rules but same old MeToo problems

What’s most important is that legislative leaders send a message that they’re serious about changing a sexist culture that has thrived for too long. New rules only go so far.

// ‘I’m glad we’re not the first’: Walsh says Boston is learning from other pot shops

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said the extra time has given city officials a chance to learn about possible issues that could arise and prepare for them.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ‘Topics I’m glad we did not talk about: when I last got my teeth cleaned’

Will this future doctor and dentist share chemistry?

// White Chicago officer who shot black teen gets nearly 7 years in prison

Jason Van Dyke’s sentencing brought an end to a historic case that centered on a shocking dashcam video and fueled the national debate over race and law enforcement.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

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The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

The Big Picture

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The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year’s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

Follow the Celtics’ quest for a title and other NBA news both on and off the court. Sign up here.

Real Estate

12 must-see open houses in Greater Boston this weekend (Jan. 19-20)

As snow (potentially) begins to fall this weekend, you can spend your time searching for a new home. From a condo in Malden to a house with a barn in Dover, the open houses this weekend are plentiful. Check them out: Under $500,000 131 Pierce St.


// The herd to the rescue: How an invisible shield can keep us healthy

When you get a vaccination, you make the herd stronger.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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