Michael Cohen pleads guilty, says hush money paid to influence election

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer said in court that he made the payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in coordination with Trump, who wasn’t named, to influence the election.

Michael Cohen.

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Michael Cohen.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation. A mistrial was declared on 10 other counts.

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

Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office

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.

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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_042018_420bos6_met.jpg 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.

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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.

Maine State Police

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Colella.jpg 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.

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The deportation of former concentration camp guard Jakiw Palij came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past.

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.

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Derek Harkins smelled of alcohol when officers arrived on the scene, according to the police report.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/scan504.jpg A reminder from Provincetown: Pilgrims stopped here first

Blown off course, the Mayflower paused on the Cape for 5½ weeks before heading west.

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.


Help Desk

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.

Renée Graham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Graham-5000.jpg Rudy Giuliani was never ‘America’s Mayor’

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

Smoke rose from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Trump’s new greenhouse gas policy is more of a stalling tactic than a solution

The mere fact that President Trump is unveiling the policy at a rally in West Virginia tells you a lot about the nature of his plans.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin081618Patriots-EaglesExhibition_Spt3.jpg Tom Brady talks about staying motivated, feeling rusty, and replacing Nate Solder

The Patriots quarterback said he enjoys the competition, and that he does not want to let his teammates down.

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“I should have opened up earlier than I did,” Pierce said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/908396564.jpg Jon Bon Jovi arrived at Patriots practice in a helicopter

The rock star’s entrance was the most notable development of the full-pads session.

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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Globe Magazine

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/22smoke.jpg 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.

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.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cb1de12b62cd4a8bad0fa8bc977e5fdc-cb1de12b62cd4a8bad0fa8bc977e5fdc-0.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_zakim1_met.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiRally08.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/pumpkinwinner-9045.jpg Giant pumpkin smashes record at Marshfield Fair

A Sharon man won bragging rights to the biggest pumpkin at the fair — a smooth-skinned, misshapen orange blob that weighed 1,602 pounds.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner082118METRO22tomato5.jpg A taste of summer in downtown Boston: Mass. farms compete for tomato honors

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

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“Wild animals are meant to left alone and remain outdoors,” police said after a responding game warden was also bitten.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-4993.jpg 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.

Special reports

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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/RichardGarfein-_0345-1024x576.jpg 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.

Globe event

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg 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.


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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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