Michael Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model

The FBI seized the recording during a raid on Cohen’s office amid an investigation into Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about President Trump before the 2016 election.


For US cybersecurity, it’s Code Red

The director of national intelligence is warning that weaknesses in US cybersecurity could be setting us up for a high-tech replay of Sept. 11, 2001.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/b0e2b13d021d4d3ab481cf68be38cbf2-b0e2b13d021d4d3ab481cf68be38cbf2-0.jpg Republicans bow to White House on Chinese telecom firm

GOP lawmakers backed away from a plan to reinstate stiff penalties on Chinese telecom firm ZTE, handing a win to President Trump.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_substanceabusecenterplymouth_metro126-18317.jpg Senate bill would provide medication for addicted inmates, limited involuntary commitments

But this latest iteration of the governor’s legislation to address the opioid crisis needs to be reconciled with a different version passed by the House.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_FedCourt_01.jpg Federal judge denies gay Ugandan woman’s plea for release, stay of removal

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said that by law, the decision of whether to stay the removal of the woman rests with immigration authorities, not the federal district court.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_17S35G.jpg As migrant families reunite, Texas border cities scramble to help

City officials, businesses, and volunteers have scrambled to feed, assist, and provide shelter and transportation for families.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/lobsters.jpg Lobster prices plummet after tariffs take effect

Shore prices — what dealers pay lobstermen for their catch — have dropped to about $3.75 a pound, compared with $5 about two weeks ago.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_bostonview7_landmark.jpg Beacon Hill hits the home stretch, but work remains

Some good proposals could fall by the wayside before the end of the legislative session, July 31.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_040517_05immigration_9182x.jpg The hottest race on the ballot? In Trump’s America, that may be secretary of state

Contests for secretary of state haven’t gotten this much attention in over a century.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_072018_21funeral_6890x.jpg Killed in the line of duty, Weymouth police sergeant laid to rest Friday

Thousands of mourners gathered in Hanover Friday morning to pay their final respects to a fallen Weymouth police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Dog breeder convicted of animal cruelty for hanging 2 dogs, cutting 4 dogs’ ears

A New York dog breeder was convicted Friday of animal cruelty after a week-and-a-half-long bench trial in Essex County Superior Court.

Emergency responders worked at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo. on Thursday.

17 people dead after Missouri duck boat capsizes

At least 17 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/PlusStateTrooper-15156-15465.jpg State Police trooper admits getting free guns, is cooperating in criminal probe

The criminal probe focuses on whether former troopers violated the law by receiving complimentary guns after negotiating a deal with a firearms dealer.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/jacoby-1605.jpg Why Democrats should hope Roe v. Wade is overruled

Reversing Roe would throw Republicans into put-up-or-shut-up territory that many of them would be unable to navigate.

This Mass. mayor moonlights as a ‘Middle East expert’ on Russian state TV

Paul Heroux, the mayor of Attleboro, appears regularly as a “Middle East expert” on Russia’s government-funded television network.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_beidgework4_met.jpg Trouble ahead: Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement project to begin next week

This summer’s replacement of the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge will force some travelers to change their routes.

A boat that will be placed in the Seaport arrived in Boston. The site (above) is under construction but the park, in memory of a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, is expected to be finished soon.


With new Martin’s Park, plans for more ferries, things are happening on the waterfront

Not everything on the Boston waterfront is fraught with friction. Here’s a roundup of what’s progressing along.

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James Gunn was fired Friday because of old tweets that recently emerged in which he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosdet15_spts.jpg Marcus Smart ‘ecstatic’ to be back with Celtics

Smart took part in a media conference call Friday, where he said he wants to take on a leadership role with the Celtics.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bp11_spts.jpg The Celtics family keeps on growing

Marcus Morris is just the latest Celtic to announce a new addition to his family.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ScottZolak1.jpg Scott Zolak, Bob Socci move to TV for Patriots preseason games

The play-by-play voice and color analyst on 98.5 The Sports Hub will be joined by Rob Ninkovich as a sideline-based third voice.

Boston, MA - 7/12/2018 - Stoner food at the Gallows: Stoner's Delight (peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache, banana, brulee'd Fluff. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Lifestyle, Reporter: Devra First, Topic: 18pot, LOID: 8.4.2514162865.

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Is stoner food evolving?

We don’t talk about cannabis when we talk about cuisine, but the stoned appetite has helped shape restaurant menus.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/06/BostonGlobe.com/Boston/Content/Enterprise/Images/peets-2345.jpg Peet’s on Beacon Hill will reopen once permitting is completed

Four Peet’s Coffee shops in Massachusetts closed this month, but the company says one location will reopen soon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/GeniusPack_22carryonbags_05_tvl.jpg Don’t bother with cheap luggage that falls apart — check out your best carry-on options

Here are some of our travel-tested favorites.

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/sqsinger-1614.jpg Proper parenting revisited with Amy Vanderbilt

Test your parenting instincts against tips from Vanderbilt’s 1952 masterwork.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bostonstreets4-1840589.jpg One of the city’s oldest byways, frozen in time

Brian Schweizer has worked in Pi Alley for 12 years, but how the downtown shortcut got its name is a mystery to him. “I have no idea,” Schweizer said. He’s not alone.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/POSE_107_0029.jpg For the better TV battle, look to the runway, not the wrestling ring

“GLOW” and “Pose” share some similarities, but only one goes deep.

Ty Burr

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/gigli%204-683275.jpg You want bad movies? We’ll give you some really bad movies

An ode to the pleasures of panning a bad movie.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AFP_14M8H2.jpg On Gisele’s birthday, Tom Brady wants her to know he loves her a lot. Awww

The Patriots quarterback celebrated the supermodel’s 38th with a photo of a kiss on the beach.

Dinner with Cupid

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cupid0722mag.jpg Blind date: ‘We joked that we only have going out in common’

He insists on using coasters; she’s the messy type. Can they coexist?

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Gina Scaramella

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/d03917ceed8146a894bd2fe2df566461-d03917ceed8146a894bd2fe2df566461-0.jpg Kavanaugh nomination spotlights #MeToo refugee issues

A case Brett Kavanaugh ruled on is exemplary of the prevasive sexual abuse of faced by refugees.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/africa%20hero.jpg For refugees in Kenya, an education in hope

The Kakuma Refugee Camp is a holding center for thousands dispossessed by war and conflict. A New Hampshire university has made it the focus of its global plans.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Atul-1024x576.jpg Atul Gawande’s first task as health CEO: a listening tour

He’ll travel across the country to meet employees he will serve through an Amazon-backed health care venture.

Globe event

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FlfQGTy9_585.jpg 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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lovelettersalbum.jpg Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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