Report’s findings remove rationale for a GOP challenger to Trump

Sunday’s findings issued by the attorney general makes it far less likely that President Trump will face a significant primary challenger.

The disconnect between Robert Kraft’s words and his behavior can’t be papered over by a press release, writes Adrian Walker.

Adrian Walker

Bob Kraft is sorry. Of course he is

Kraft didn’t really say what he’s sorry for, or what he plans to do about it.

There is no word on why the lawsuit against St. Paul School was withdrawn by the plaintiff.

Lawsuit is dismissed against St. Paul’s School

The suit claimed the Concord, N.H., private school had a “hypersexualized culture” that contributed to a student being forced to perform sex acts against her will and groped without consent.

Rabbi Claudia Kreiman of Temple Beth Zion sang and played the guitar during Sunday’s seder at UMass Boston.

‘Nation of Immigrants’ seder stresses inclusion in a time of division

The goal of the Anti-Defamation League’s event — which drew about 400 people to UMass Boston — was to promote strength of diversity, as well as humane immigration policies.

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‘People deserve the truth’: Mass. Democrats demand Mueller report be made public

Sunday’s release of a four-page summary of Robert Mueller’s report sparked renewed calls for the entire report to be made public.

Companies are seeking new ways to recruit diversity. Should they focus less on GPAs?

Recruiters at big corporations often focus on college students with the best grade point averages for internships and entry-level jobs. But the practice is being criticized.

MassFiscal has quietly created another nonprofit that’s become its biggest funder

The creation of Fiscal Partners Inc. could make it more difficult for campaign finance regulators to determine who’s fueling MassFiscal’s cash flow should it resume campaign-related work.

This day in history

Today is Monday, March 25, the 84th day of 2019. There are 281 days left in the year.

‘Suburban howls’: Coyotes like to play, too

Coyote behavior is the subject of a presentation in Sudbury on Tuesday by the Sudbury Valley Trustees in partnership with the Wayland Dog Owners Group.

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They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

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Boston, MA, 03/24/2019 -- A pedestrian leaps over water as she tries to cross Harrison Ave at Kneeland Street after a water main break. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Water main break floods some Boston streets

Crews were investigating a water main break in downtown Boston on Sunday that temporarily shut down ambulance traffic at Tufts Medical Center and forced the evacuation of a building.

Man arrested after police find cocaine during traffic stop on Route 10 in Northfield

State police said they arrested a 21-year-old man after finding cocaine inside his car during a traffic stop in Northfield on Sunday morning.

Man is charged with breaking into Wareham home

A 26-year-old Middleboro man was charged with breaking into a Wareham home Saturday night and attempting to steal a shopping bag full of items valued at more than $1,000.

A vigil in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sunday.

In the wake of New Zealand tragedy, Lexington to hold interfaith vigil

The vigil, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the town’s historic Battle Green, has been organized by religious and civic groups.

Bird sightings across the region

Bird sightings from the Mass. Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year.

Norwood man strikes pedestrian; charged with second OUI offense

Peter J. Whalen, 35, of Norwood, allegedly struck the man who was walking with his wife in the area of Washington and Day streets late Friday, police said.

Plainville man apprehended after multi-car crash on I-93 in NH

Raymond Faucher III was allegedly walking in the middle of the highway when a New Hampshire State Police trooper approached him after 4 p.m., authorities said.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Lizette and James Eckert were shot and killed March 15 in their Alton, N.H., home.

N.H. town buries couple shot at home, allegedly by 11-year-old

James and Lizette Eckert were killed March 15 in a shooting at their home in Alton.

“A summary of the report or Mr. Barr simply briefing Congress on its contents would be insufficient,” US Senator Edward J. Markey said.

Mass. Democrats pushing on Mueller report

The nation’s attorney general reviewed the long-awaited report on the Trump-Russia investigation Saturday.

Bills on tap at State House target lead in school water

Legislation would require schools and child care centers to test every drinking water outlet each year for elevated lead levels.

If she’s found to be in violation, Linda Nathan may have to repay the retirement system tens of thousands of dollars.

Retired Boston school administrator’s pension and earnings spark local and state reviews

Linda Nathan is making more than a quarter-million dollars a year. Is she earning too much under the state’s public pension law?

Gordon Ernst allegedly collected bribes totaling $2.7 million in exchange for designating “at least 12 applicants as recruits for the Georgetown tennis team, including some who did not play tennis competitively.”

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach, facing admissions scandal charge, resigns as URI women’s coach

Gordon Ernst resigned from his University of Rhode Island coaching job Friday afternoon, according to the school.

“What we really need is to make [the Mueller report] public. Ninety percent of Americans want to see it public. Four-hundred-twenty representatives in the House of Representatives voted to make it public,” Senator Amy Klobuchar said after an event Saturday.

US Senator Amy Klobuchar in N.H. says making Mueller report public is ‘number one focus’

The senator made her third trip Saturday to New Hampshire as a candidate for the Democratic nomination.

Randolph man arrested after shooting bank window with BB gun

Chad Bornstein, 39, is believed to be connected to several other recent incidents of property damage, police said in a statement.

As long as Senator John McCain lived, he was a testament to the limits of Trump’s power, and of his character,

Yvonne Abraham

Trump keeps getting away with it

He can always go lower. Republicans will always let him go lower. So now President Trump is obsessively attacking a dead man.

A red finch perched on a branch of a flowering witch hazel tree in the Arnold Arboretum.

Mild, spring-like conditions follow overnight snow

Days after the official start of spring, a light, wet snow fell overnight ahead of a mild weekend, according to the National Weather Service.


This day in history

Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross to receive honorary doctorate from Salem State

Gross, the city’s first African American police commissioner, will also address undergraduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education during the university’s commencement on May 18.

Representative Bill Keating, the Bourne Democrat and former Norfolk DA, said of the Mueller report: “Providing the public with a summarized or sanitized version would only compromise confidence in our democracy — the very thing this investigation is trying to protect.”

Mass. lawmakers call for Mueller report to be released to public

Members of the congressional delegation called for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation to be made public.

Brookline fire displaces residents of 2 units, injures 1

The injured person suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Angelica DaSilva of Dorchester (right) attended a packed education hearing at the State House’s Gardner Auditorium.

How much is enough? Lawmakers, governor clash over changes to school funding formula

Beacon Hill’s top leaders say they want to pass legislation this year, and Friday’s hearing is the latest sign they intend to tackle one of the state’s most controversial issues.

Boston police recover loaded gun from Jamaica Plain laundry room

Boston police recovered a loaded firearm from a laundry room in Jamaica Plain Friday morning when they were investigating a noise complaint, officials said.

Woburn teacher placed on administrative leave

The school district said the matter did not involve any students.

Pembroke man severely injured at Rockland industrial company

First responders saved a Pembroke man’s life after part of his arm was torn off by an industrial machine he was working on, officials said.

Two men arrested in Methuen incident that drew SWAT team

Two men were arrested early Friday morning after an incident at a rooming house that led to a SWAT team being called in as a precaution.

Beto O’Rourke spoke Tuesday during a stop at Keene State College.

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4 takeaways from when Beto’s flash mob took New Hampshire

The first-in-the-nation primary hasn’t seen anything like it when Beto O’Rourke campaigned there for two days this week.

Houston, TX 2-1-17: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is pictured after he arrived and took his front row seat where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (not pictured) held his annual Super Bowl press conference this afternoon in the Bush Ballroom at the Media Center in downtown Houston. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl

Meet the lawyers representing Robert Kraft in the spa case

Kraft’s team includes a former special counsel to President George W. Bush and a member of Aaron Hernandez’s defense team.

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II was recalled and reelected on the same ballot.

Judge won’t block certification of Fall River results

Voters sought an emergency order to prohibit the city from certifying the results of last week’s election, which saw Mayor Jasiel Correia recalled and reelected on the same ballot.

A woman walks past a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C. A Whole Foods representative said the idea of drinking in the store would be “just to kind of make the shopping experience a little bit different than you would normally have.”

Shop till you . . . drink? Sudbury Whole Foods seeks license to serve beer, wine

You can drink a beer at the multiplex or sip chardonnay at the laundromat — why wouldn’t you enjoy an adult beverage while surveying various artisanal quinoa products?

Suspicious powder turns out to be candy at Dorchester District Court

A white powder found inside an envelope sent to Dorchester District Court Friday morning turned out to be just crushed-up candy, authorities said.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Attorney General Healey reaches $600,000 settlement with real estate company

A property management company has agreed to settle allegations that it “systematically discriminated” against minority and low-income applicants.

Navy Electrician’s Mate Third Class Roman W. Sadlowski was 21 when he was killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.

Remains of Pittsfield sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack formally identified

The remains of a Navy sailor from Pittsfield killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor have been formally identified, military officials said Friday.

Mike Garland, who grew up in Wellesley, was a shy boy. His personality was essentially the polar opposite of his fellow camper Adam London.


A camp friendship, with effects for a lifetime

Something happened that summer of 2006 in the Berkshires — something small, a sweet moment — that Mike Garland has never forgotten.

BOSTON, MA - 3/22/2019: FLOODING...always seems to be that one place for high tide obstacle like here on Long Wharf Boston....Keep the coffee dry but feet wet for Glenda Winslow..... (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

Yikes, the snow is coming back tonight. But Eastern Mass. should see very little

Spring may have sprung, but Mother Nature still has some wintry weather in store for us.

The campus of Georgetown University earlier this month.

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach in alleged college bribery scam seeks greater freedom of travel

Former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst wants permission to travel throughout the country to look for work and care for elderly relatives, according to court papers.

Kitty, a long-haired tabby cat and Leila, a Chihuahua are staying together at the MSPCA, waiting for a new owners to adopt them together.

Home sought for cat and dog best friends

Kitty, a long-haired brown and white tabby, and Leila, a Chihuahua, are inseparable.

Boston, MA, 03/12/2019 -- Business owner William Rick Singer leaves Federal Court. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic:13bribery Reporter:

‘Be stupid.’ That’s the advice from the college admissions scandal mastermind to get extra time on tests

The psychologists who allegedly helped students falsely obtain special accommodations on standardized tests could soon be in the US Attorney’s crosshairs.

REVERE, MA - 8/18/2017: Squeezing out and foot out before the train doors open are Alex Cox (left) and Dominic DiLuzio as they arrive at Wonderland Station while trying to set a record for visiting every T station on every subway line. . (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 19trecord

It’s official: Pair sets Guinness record for fastest time traveling to every MBTA station

Alex Cox and Dominic DiLuzio are now in the record books.