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Charges against Boston officer disappear after private court hearing

Boston Police Department

It?s another example of the unusually secretive process that Mass. uses to consider requests for criminal charges issued in district and municipal courts.

Michael Cohen departed his New York apartment building on Friday.

New filings implicate Trump in payments to women

Federal prosecutors said Donald Trump directed the payments to ward off a potential sex scandal that threatened his 2016 campaign.

// Manafort lied about Trump administration ties, Mueller says

Paul Manafort misled prosecutors in recent debriefings about his communications and a meeting with a Russian associate, according to a court filing Friday.

Opinion | Erwin Chemerinsky

// Did Mueller implicate Trump in criminal activities?

The crucial question will be how this is handled in a country that prides itself on the principle that no one, not even the president, is above the law.

Tara Sullivan

// For Tom Brady, Miami is his house of horrors

The Patriots quarterback is 7-9 all time on the road against the Dolphins.

Chad Finn

// Red Sox keep band together, but is it the right move?

Keeping the roster intact has not been the post-championship mode of operation in previous tenures.

// Black bear spotted roaming through shopping area in Burlington

The bear roamed Friday night near retailers, restaurants and a movie theater, police said.

// 6 dead, dozens hurt in nightclub stampede on Italy?s coast

Six people were killed and dozens were injured in a stampede of panicked concertgoers early Saturday at a disco in a small town on Italy?s central Adriatic coast, authorities said.

// A patient coughed up this blood clot in the shape of his lung airways ? and the picture is ?remarkable?

The image of the cast was published in The New England Journal of Medicine recently, sending people into a tizzy.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ?There were a lot of birthdays that night in the restaurant?

Will too many rounds of ?Happy Birthday? kill the mood for these daters?

Automated garages, which can tightly stack cars, are coming to two Boston developments.


Stack my car, please, my good robot

Two new Boston complexes aim to maximize space in parking garages through automation.

FOR FUTURE HOHLER STORY Myra and Raymond Turner, parents of pro football player Kevin Turner, visit the memorial for their son at the Kevin Turner Field, at the Stanley-Jensen Stadium, Prattville, Alabama. Turner's photograph is on the memorial. Turner's nickname was


Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife ? and heir?

Turner died a year after marrying his nurse, who now gets his NFL pension, but his parents claim he wasn?t mentally fit to make decisions.

// Dorchester stores? closures leave working-class families without options

Residents wonder what might fill those spots, and whether they?ll continue to offer affordable options for those who live nearby.


// A smart speaker leads to a scare

Alexa draws the attention of the police, officers get into a snowball fight with students, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

// Overlooked No More: Charley Parkhurst, Gold Rush Legend With a Hidden Identity

Charley Parkhurst, a New England native, was a legendary driver of six-horse stagecoaches during California?s Gold Rush ? the ?best whip in California,? by one account.

Leigh Scott


The world?s fastest animal lives right here

Peregrine falcons can reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour when in a full dive, or stoop, as it?s called.

John Kelly may depart as White House chief of staff, aides say, because President Trump dismisses his political skills.

Trump announces changes to his cabinet, White House chief of staff may be gone soon

Trump confirmed his choices of William Barr as attorney general and Heather Nauert as UN ambassador amid speculation that White House chief of staff John Kelly could soon depart.

// Trump says Tillerson is ?dumb as a rock? and ?lazy as hell?

Rex Tillerson?s claims that President Trump regularly pushed him to take actions that were illegal infuriated his old boss.

Nestor Ramos

// On the Orange Line tracks, three discarded items and the stories they tell

Was this an accumulation of a few days? trash, scattered by the passing trains? Or, worse, the leavings of a single sad life?


// Boston Harbor is clean but could face new threats to marine life: plastics and drugs

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority should monitor new and emerging threats to the marine environment such as plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Opinion | Gerald V. Casale

//[1].jpg Is there any question that de-evolution is real?

Forty years after ?Freedom of Choice,? the subversive sound of Devo is more relevant than ever, writes founder Gerald Casale.


Boston, MA: 4/4/2018: Silver line buses were being used above-ground on Congress St. outside of the MBTA Silver Line station due to the closure of the Silver Line tunnel through the Seaport area. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Mass. transit system is at a moment of transition

From bus rapid transit ? in Mexico City and Boston ? to the future of commuter rail, readers weigh in on how we get around.


Special reports

Globe Magazine

// Help was a few feet away. Why didn?t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.

Real Estate

Take a look inside Massachusetts? priciest single-family home sale so far this year

For anyone that?s ever wondered what $25 million can buy in real estate in Massachusetts, look no further than Swain?s Neck on Nantucket, which just earned itself the distinction as the highest-priced, single-family home sale of the year so far.


// Democrats are eyeing a valuable pharma asset: its patents

After a midterm election that saw voters focused on drug prices, progressives are decrying pharma?s abuses of the patent system.

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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