New filings implicate Donald Trump in payments to buy women?s silence

Michael Cohen departed his New York apartment building on Friday.

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Prosecutors said Donald Trump directed the payments to ward off a potential sex scandal that threatened his 2016 campaign, and separately, prosecutors pointed to an offer of ?government level? synergy between Russia and Trump?s campaign.

Michael A. Cohen

// Accusations against Trump are the tip of the iceberg

The felony accusations against Donald Trump increasingly appear to be just the start of the president?s alleged law-breaking.

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.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 1, 2013, former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller speaks during a farewell ceremony in Mueller's honor at the Department of Justice. - Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor in charge of the Russia election meddling probe, recommended on December 4, 2018, that President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn face no jail time due to his cooperation with the investigation. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Early Russian outreach to Trump campaign detailed by Mueller

Key pieces of special counsel Robert Mueller?s Russia investigation appear to be falling into place.

FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Army's fiscal 2018 budget. President Donald Trump will tap Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser, choosing a battle-hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years, U.S. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump picks General Mark Milley as next top military adviser

General Mark Milley is experienced, charismatic and candid, and a native of Winchester.

National Wholesale Liquidators, a discount department store in Dorchester, is closed.

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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.

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?


// 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.


// 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.

Spotlight Follow

Charges against Boston officer disappear after private court hearing

Boston Police Department

These cases are another example of the unusually secretive process that Mass. uses to consider requests for criminal charges issued in district and municipal courts.

// Empty Green Line train derails, causing delays but no injuries

Buses replaced service on Commonwealth Avenue after the back of the two-car train derailed near Blandford Street.

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

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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.


// December in the NFL also means coach, GM dismissals are imminent

Here?s a closer look at the NFL?s potential comings and goings both on the sidelines and in the front office.

// Black bear spotted roaming through shopping area in Burlington

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

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.


// The world?s fastest animal lives right here in Boston area

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

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?

// 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.


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?


// It?s All Downhill

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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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