Michael Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model

The FBI seized the recording of President Trump this year during a raid on Michael Cohen’s office.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_duckboats1_met-18201.jpg Boston Duck Tours reassures on safety measures after Missouri duck boat sinks

A Boston-based duck tour company issued a statement assuring the public that the Boston tours adhere to strict safety standards.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/071b5d96f9d7463990a96dd06b146390-071b5d96f9d7463990a96dd06b146390-0.jpg 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/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AFP_17S3AX.jpg Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook says it has suspended Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data.

//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/Lifestyle/Images/Image%20from%20iOS%20(1).jpg Electric scooters pop up in Somerville and Cambridge

The scooters’ appearance was apparently a surprise for Somerville officials, who said they were unaware of the launch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-18092.jpg Harvard employee who asked neighbor if she lived in ‘affordable apartments’ now on leave

Officials from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative announced Theresa Lund was on leave “effective immediately.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/8c36085304384915854100742eb9fdf2-8c36085304384915854100742eb9fdf2-0.jpg Bryon Hefner fighting AG’s request for records from Senate probe

In a court filing, Hefner argued that a state Senate probe into his husband, Stanley Rosenberg, has “no relevance” to his criminal case.

Jibo’s Financial District office was empty on a recent weekday, with packing supplies in evidence and furniture bearing “sold” labels.


Here’s what happens when startups go wrong

Not long ago, Boston companies Jibo and Jana showed a lot of promise, but now their survival is in doubt.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Victor%20Dossantos.JPG 18-year-old man arrested for shooting paintballs at bystanders from car

Police say Victor DosSantos was likely involved in at least three incidents, including one in which a 12-year-old boy was hit in the left eye.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2015_10_16_Neoscape_ElkusManfredi_150Seaport_Final.jpg Luxury condos in Seaport will feature St. Regis hotel services

A partnership with one of the city’s fanciest new condo projects will bring luxury hotel services — think concierge desk and butlers — to a residential building.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-4588.jpg Get used to the Era of Discombobulation

Over 18 months of constant moral and ethical transgressions, the last five days have been perhaps the most unsettling.

Law enforcement left following the funeral for Weymouth police Sergeant Michael C. Chesna at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church in Hanover on Friday.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

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.

//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.

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.

//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.

//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.

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.

Government Center Garage.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Still paying retail for downtown parking? The car beside you may be getting a better deal

Parking has long favored the people who own the spots. But now parking apps are empowering parkers.

Connections | Magazine

Where have my bickering siblings gone?

As we age, daily check-ins just feel natural. After all, that’s what Mom would want.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/f1eef6a2bc57484881b994ae1cd0874e-f1eef6a2bc57484881b994ae1cd0874e-0.jpg Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards

Beards were banned in 1984 in the Navy, but some men are hoping there is change on on the horizon after new female grooming standards were recently announced.

Ideas | Jesse Singal

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/996429312.jpg When outrage is all the rage, progressive politics suffer

Online outrage may be altering our thinking in worrisome ways and interfering with our ability to be effective, well-adjusted people.


//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.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin071418RedSox-BlueJays_Spt9.jpg Next 11 days could define whether Red Sox seek rotation help

Almost every start can serve as a catalyst for greater or lesser urgency to add to the rotation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bp14_spts-19385.jpg After strong year as a Celtic, Shane Larkin is still waiting for a new chance

The guard remains a free agent, and open roster spots are being gobbled up by the day.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/052158362eee477bb9d7ce03f8b2fb27-052158362eee477bb9d7ce03f8b2fb27-17554-20171.jpg Gordon Hayward gives an update on his recovery and expectations for the upcoming season

After fracturing his left ankle six minutes into Boston’s season opener, Hayward says his rehab is on the right track.

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_turnpike7_met.jpg Opportunity for Baker to seize the moment on toll test

This pilot plan is designed to help reduce peak congestion and collect helpful data.

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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/statehouse150-3271.jpg This Week in Politics

A convenient digest of the top political news of the past week, delivered every Saturday. Sign up now.


//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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


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