President Trump announces pick for new FBI director

In this Jan. 12, 2005 file photo, Assistant Attorney General, Christopher Wray speaks at a press conference at the Justice Dept. in Washington. President Donald Trump has picked a longtime lawyer and former Justice Department official to be the next FBI director. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that he will be nominating Christopher Wray, calling him ?a man of impeccable credentials.? (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has chosen Christopher Wray for FBI director.

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Christopher Wray was the lead lawyer for a pharmaceutical company that agreed in 2010 to pay $81 million to settle federal claims they had illegally promoted the use of the drug.

// Five facts about Christopher A. Wray

President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to announce his choice for FBI director: Christopher Wray.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats.

Senators ask intel officials about Trump pushback on Russia probe

During the hearing, Dan Coats said he would not discuss specifics of his conversations with the president.

// Clapper says Watergate ?pales? in comparison to current political climate

??I think (if) you compare the two that Watergate pales really in my view compared to what we?re confronting now,?? James Clapper said.

// GOP starts push to tarnish Comey ahead of his testimony

Republicans are lining up media appearances, e-mails, and even a TV ad before Comey speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill.

// Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament that killed 12

The twin attacks killed 12 people, according to Iranian state media, and wounded more than 42.

// Former movie co-star accompanies Cosby to court

Actress Sheila Frazier was on Bill Cosby?s arm Wednesday morning as he arrived for court.

Police looking for man believed to have assaulted 3 women

The sexual assaults occurred in Dorchester and Roxbury over the past seven months.

Haverhill man shot to death when he answers the door

?At this time, investigators do not believe this was a random act,? the district attorney?s office said.

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// Rachelle Bond returns to witness stand for fourth day of testimony

The start of the Wednesday session has been delayed by the late arrival of one of the 15 jurors, who told the judge they were ill and may not be able to continue.

Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy in the booth on Tuesday during the game between the Yankees and the Red Sox.

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Jerry Remy, fluent in ?baseball language,? swings and misses

The broadcaster offhandedly mentioned that he didn?t think interpreters should be allowed on the field.

// Jerry Remy says non-English-speaking pitchers should ?learn baseball language?

??Learn baseball language. You know, learn, it?s pretty simple,? Remy said on NESN?s broadcast Tuesday.

// Taking the stand in her own defense could be risky for Michelle Carter

If she did, it could make for dramatic, headline-grabbing testimony as the young woman defends her actions in persuading a friend to commit suicide.

Dave Epstein

// Nor?easter less likely Friday, but still possible

The latest computer models have a large and intense ocean storm forming to our east.



Trubama? Obama, Trudeau meet for a casual dinner date

A photo that emerged from a Tuesday-night dinner between former President Barack Obama and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has generated some old-fashioned Internet buzz.

// How did Markelle Fultz like Boston? ?It almost feels like I belong here?

The guard called the city and TD Garden ?unbelievable? and added he has not decided whether to work out for other teams.

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// Joe Kelly struck out Aaron Judge. It was kind of a big deal

The seventh-inning duel was critical as the Red Sox held on to win the series opener.

// Long shots force runoff in Boston mayoral primary

Joseph Wiley is a customer service representative for MassHealth, and Robert Cappucci is a former police officer.

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// Baker?s quiet approach to mental health crisis draws criticism

The governor has proposed measures to help people with mental illness, but he has declined to speak publicly about the crisis.

// Jerry Seinfeld says ?no thanks? to hug from Kesha

Jerry Seinfeld is not a hugger and he let Kesha know it before a star-studded charity event in Washington.

St. Paul assault survivor Chessy Prout to write memoir

The former St. Paul?s School student who was sexually assaulted by a classmate and later told her story on national television is writing a memoir.

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// Israel?s victory in Six-Day War astonished the world

The alternative to Israel?s victory in 1967 was Israel?s obliteration.

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// Former top Mass. lawmaker often helped his business, family

Former House assistant majority leader Garrett Bradley had a pattern of taking actions that advanced his business and personal interests.


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