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Michael Cohen says hush money paid ‘at the direction of a candidate’

Michael Cohen faces a prison term of 46 to 63 months.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/43821fa5adbd44b2965df2bfe73726df-d9598e0e1fb44da9a0101f8a36a96319-6935.jpg Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts in fraud trial; mistrial on 10

The former Trump campaign chairman was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/kreiter_ashfieldfilmfest5_arts.jpg The delightfully daffy, completely community-produced Ashfield Film Festival

Now in its 11th year, the festival features five-minute films created by the working folks, gentleman farmers, and schoolchildren of this agrarian community of 1,700.

The Commonwealth Avenue project was massively disruptive but was completed quickly.

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The next big bridge replacement won’t be nearly as quick as the Comm. Ave. project

A five-year slog is in store for commuters: The North Washington Street bridge to Charlestown can’t benefit from fast construction techniques.

//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.

The Nation

Michael Cohen says hush money paid ‘at the direction of a candidate’

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen reached an agreement with prosecutors, pleading guilty to charges involving bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations.(Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

By William K. Rashbaum, Maggie Haberman and Ben Protess

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

Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts in fraud trial; mistrial on 10

Paul Manafort in May 2018.

By Sharon LaFraniere

The former Trump campaign chairman was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Analysis

Guilty findings put President Trump back on his heels

As he landed in Charleston, W.Va., for a rally with supporters Tuesday night, a grim-faced President Trump sidestepped questions about Michael Cohen. He defended Manafort as a “good man.”

By Mark Landler, Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman

In two courtrooms 200 miles apart, President Donald Trump’s almost daily attempts to dismiss the criminal investigations all but collapsed.

The World

Ex-Nazi guard in US, now 95, is deported to Germany

Jakiw Palij, 95, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, was carried on a stretcher from his New York home. At left Palij’s visa photo from 1949.

By Katrin Bennhold and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

The Nazi guard lived a quiet life in a racially diverse section of New York City for decades, having lied on his U.S. immigration papers in 1949 about the type of work he did during World War II.

Aung San Suu Kyi defends policies toward Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said terrorism, not discrimination, caused the crisis in her country.

By Derek Cai

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday defended her government’s actions in Rakhine state, where about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from a brutal counterinsurgency campaign.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Endorsement: Jay Gonzalez is the best choice for Democrats

Worcester- 06/02/18- The Democratic State Convention was held at the DCU Center. Candidate for Governor Jay Gonzalez speaks. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

A former official in the Patrick administration, Gonzalez has the right background to go toe-to-toe with Governor Charlie Baker.

Editorial

Endorsement: Charlie Baker deserves GOP nod

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at the Massachusetts Republican Convention at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

It’s important for the Massachusetts GOP that Baker win big in the Sept. 4 Republican gubernatorial primary.

Renée Graham

Rudy Giuliani was never ‘America’s Mayor’

Rudy Giuliani was never ‘America’s Mayor’

By Renée Graham

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

Metro

St. Paul’s report substantiates new allegations of sexual misconduct against 10 ex-staffers, including a late congressman

New claims of abuse at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., include allegations against Gerry Studds, a former congressman who once taught at the school.

By Danny McDonald

A new report examining decades of sexual misconduct at the elite Concord, N.H., boarding school found 21 additional victims.

State refuses to referee marijuana testing dispute

By Dan Adams

Different methods used by marijuana testing labs produce different results and regulators appear to have little appetite for reconciling the discrepancy.

Cars have crashed into this Brockton restaurant three times in two years

Heidi’s Place owner Alex Kosmidis (right) talked about traffic safety with Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter (center) and DPW Commissioner Larry Rowley.

By Sophia Eppolito

“I said to myself, ‘not again,’” said co-owner Maggie Kosmidis a few days later, standing behind the restaurant’s wrap-around counter.

Business & Tech

Photo Essay

GE offers glimpse of its future Fort Point home

By Jon Chesto

If only workers who toiled at the New England Confectionery Co. a century ago could see the old candy factory now.

Former Endurance executives settle SEC complaint

Two former executives of Burlington Web-hosting company Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. will pay about $1.4 million in penalties to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle the charges.

By Hiawatha Bray

But investigators brought a new charge against a former CFO of a company Endurance acquired.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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

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

By Evan Horowitz

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.

Obituaries

Sergeant Detective Paul Barnicle, 69, a police officer and lawyer whose ‘love of the law shone bright’

Boston Detective Sergeant Paul Barnicle performed CPR on a shooting victim in Roxbury.

By J.M. Lawrence

Sergeant Barnicle, who died of brain cancer Aug. 10, retired from the force to become an attorney for the indigent.

Barbara Harris, Tony Award-winning actress, dies at age 83

Ms. Harris in the 1975 film “Nashville.”

By Andrew Dalton

Ms. Harris won a Tony for her work in “The Apple Tree’’ and had memorable film roles in “Nashville,” ‘‘Freaky Friday,” and Hitchcock’s “Family Plot.”

Sports

Indians 6, Red Sox 3

In a season of so much success, the Red Sox have stumbled a bit

Yan Gomes scores the Indians’ fourth run as catcher Sandy Leon cuts off the throw home and turns it into an inning-ending out at second.

By Peter Abraham

The mighty Red Sox have lost three straight for the first time since April 21-24 and four of six overall.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

The Red Sox’ slide is nothing to worry about, right?

Boston, MA: 8-21-18: Red Sox pitching coach Dana LaVangie (left) has a chat with starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on the mound during Cleveland's two run top of the fourth inning. Catcher Sandy Leon is in the middle. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Cleveland Indians in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

Their three straight losses aren’t that big, but Chris Sale’s health and Nathan Eovaldi’s struggles might be concerns.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

The Schilling factor could not have helped the cause in Pawtucket

The days are numbered for McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., as the home of the Red Sox’ Triple A affiliate.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Rhode Island undoubtedly was hesitant about using taxpayer money in Pawtucket after the former Red Sox pitcher’s failed 38 Studios venture there.

Wednesday Food

COMMENTARY

Madonna didn’t do right by Aretha. Time to say a little prayer for the VMAs

Madonna speaks onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday in New York City.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

There were so many ways MTV could have honored the Queen of Soul. Here are a few to start.

How to eat like a local in Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA - 1/16/17 - Chef Seizi Imura at work. Omakase at Cafe Sushi near Harvard Square. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Devra First) Topic: (24whatsheshaving)

By Kara Baskin

From sushi to coffee, burgers to buffets — here are some places in Harvard Square that might remind you of your youth.

Help Desk

How not to get food poisoning

Always wash fruits and vegetables.

By Devra First

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.

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