Giuliani backpedals on statement about Trump aides and collusion

The president’s personal lawyer backtracked Thursday from an assertion he had made just one night before.

// Trump fires back at Pelosi, denies her aircraft for foreign trip

President Trump sent a pointed letter to Nancy Pelosi in apparent payback after she asked him to reschedule his State of the Union speech.

// Alex Cora is thinking twice about visiting the White House

The Red Sox manager says he’s conflicted because of the government’s stance on giving aid to Puerto Rico.

// Puma is moving its headquarters to Assembly Row

The shoe maker will consolidate its Massachusetts operations and add jobs at the Somerville site.

// City’s top planner is stepping down

Sara Myerson of the Boston Planning & Development Agency says she’ll take a job in the private sector.

// Boston schools reconsiders policy banishing overage students

Officials are expressing a willingness to revise their policy so some or all of the students turning 22 can finish the school year.

A rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine.

Maine police to people visiting the giant ice disk: ‘Please, please, please’ don’t go on it

Westbook police said a man allegedly attempted to explore the massive ice formation on the Presumpscot River.

// Cohen paid company to rig online polls, create ‘@womenforcohen’ account, report says

The former Trump lawyer paid a technology company in 2015 to attempt to rig online polls in favor of then-candidate Donald Trump, according to a report.

// Reputed gang member arrested, allegedly taunted Boston police about officer’s shooting

Davell Woodrum was apprehended after a foot chase with a loaded gun in his possession, authorities said.

// Anxiety over shutdown rising for federal workers

About 100 furloughed employees and their supporters rallied in front of the State House to demand an end to the 27-day government shutdown.

Northeast Alternatives will open for recreational sales on Sunday. This is their sales floor.

Fall River recreational marijuana shop to use virtual line app for opening this weekend

The store, Northeast Alternatives, will open on Sunday for recreational marijuana sales.

Storm to hit Boston area Saturday, could bring 6 inches or more of snow

A winter storm watch for all of Massachusetts has been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

What to know about the incoming wintry weather:

■ A dusting of snow is expected overnight, which could make for a slippery commute.

■ Snow is again expected to hit the region Saturday and Sunday. Boston could see as much as 6 inches of snow. West of I-495, the totals will likely be much higher.

■ The forecast could change depending on how temperatures fluctuate, Dave Epstein says.

■ This could be the start of a nasty stretch. Blame the polar vortex.

People wait in line at Chef Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen for free meals to workers effected by the government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Washington. Andres opened his World Central Kitchen feeding site on Pennsylvania Ave., to provide food to furloughed workers and their families. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Letter from a furloughed employee: To end this shutdown, we all should feel its effects

“The entirety of federal government operations should cease to function, or truly shut down, during a lapse in appropriations.”


// A reader’s idea on resolving the wall standoff

If the matter is politically unresolvable at the federal level, why not kick it down to the border states?

Opinion | Leonard L. Glass and Bandy X. Lee

// Why Trump lies, and why you should care

The president is wedded only to what nurtures his exaggerated self-image in dangerous ways.

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Kyrie Irving admitting he was wrong is a good first step

He swallowed his pride and his words to find a better way to lead the Celtics.

FILE - At left, in a Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Detroit. At right, in an Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/File)

8 questions about Patriots-Chiefs, answered by our football writers

Jim McBride, Nora Princiotti, and Ben Volin discuss how the cold might affect the game, how the Patriots can slow Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady’s biggest challenge, and more.


// Scott Zolak is not one to take Patriots’ success for granted

Zolak has been on the broadcast team for eight years — and the Patriots have reached the AFC Championship every year.

// Gisele Bundchen’s feud with Brazilian official escalates

The supermodel-turned-environmental activist is wading into a growing debate about the future of the Amazon.

Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman attend the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony in December 2016 in New York.

‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood says Aly Raisman was his ‘first love’ and his biggest heartbreak

Underwood dated the Olympic champion and Needham native in 2016 and 2017.

// Steven Tyler talked about the challenges of getting — and staying — sober

The Aerosmith frontman told GQ that he hit nine years of sobriety in December.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: ‘The End of TV,’ the future of tap, and a high probability of French toast

Here are the Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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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Globe Magazine

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 Piece St.


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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will work together to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles


// A ‘digital pill’ for cancer patients is rolled out for the first time

The chemotherapy pills are packaged with a sensor that can alert a physician, pharmacist, or caregiver after they have been swallowed.

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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