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Sunday, Oct 15


Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein get the ‘Saturday Night Live’ treatment

This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” turned its aim to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein. Trump featured in the show’s opening segment, which offered a spin on the president’s rally last week in Harrisburg, Pa.


Randolph killing underscores dilemma for nursing homes

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RANDOLPH — Walter D. Rice Jr. was growing increasingly aggressive and paranoid. Throughout the summer, the burly, 58-year-old nursing home resident, who suffered from brain damage as well as dementia, complained that a friend was trying to…

Saturday, Oct 14

DPH slows medical marijuana fixes, infuriating patients

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Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has frozen an effort to expand the availability of medical marijuana, infuriating advocates who say the long-pending regulatory changes — which include allowing more medical professionals to…

Thursday, Oct 12


Spain asks Catalonia: Did you declare independence, or not?


BARCELONA — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took a tentative step on Wednesday toward seizing administrative control of Catalonia, but he asked the region's leader to first clarify whether he had actually declared independence from the rest…

Tuesday, Oct 10


Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances and threaten agenda


WASHINGTON — Frustrated by his Cabinet and angry that he has not received enough credit for his handling of three successive hurricanes, President Trump is now lashing out, rupturing alliances and imperiling his legislative agenda,…

Monday, Oct 9


GOP senator: Trump could be setting US ‘on path to World War III’

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WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Donald Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward…

Saturday, Oct 7


Late-night hosts have really taken aim at Trump. Now he’s seeking equal time

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President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday against late night television show hosts who have been sharply critical of his administration and Republicans. Trump took to Twitter to argue that the GOP should be given ‘‘equal time’’ because of…

Friday, Oct 6

Big Baby to Cam Newton: Maybe try high heels

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff/file. Glen “Big Baby” Davis at Celtics practice in 2011. Former Celtics forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis has a novel idea for Cam Newton. If the Panthers quarterback really wants to make it right with women after…

Tuesday, Oct 3


Tom Petty had me with that sneer, and his singular sound


When the news came, it made a day that was already very, very bad even worse. Hours after an evil man had used an arsenal of weapons to take the lives of at least 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas and injure hundreds more, reports spread that…

After slaughter in his hometown, Kimmel slams ‘so-called leaders’ on gun control

LOS ANGELES — Late-night comics decried the Las Vegas mass shooting as a confounding and repetitive American tragedy, with Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah lashing out at politicians who oppose gun control. ‘‘I don’t know why our so-called…

MIT professor named Nobel laureate in physics

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An MIT professor and alumnus was one of three recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics. Rainer Weiss is a professor emeritus at the Cambridge university. He received his bachelor's degree in 1955 and his PhD in 1962. This story will…

Friday, Sep 29


Tom Price resigns after controversy over travel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel. The Health and Human Services chief oversees a $1…

Thursday, Sep 28


Tom Cruise is undercover and flying high in ‘American Made’

The movie’s called “American Made” and it stars Tom Cruise, so you’re pretty sure it’s going to be a can-do hero parade of patriotic jingoism. Right? Doug Liman’s film — pop-art bright with concealed teeth — is the story of Barry Seal, a .…

Tuesday, Sep 26


Jonathan Rhys Meyers and wife are all smiles at Boston Film Festival

Stephen Ryerson/BFF 2017. Mara Lane and Jonathan Rhys Meyers at the Boston Film Festival. Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers made a rare appearance on a red carpet over the weekend, attending the Boston Film Festival to promote his latest,…

Monday, Sep 25


Jimmy Kimmel to Susan Collins: ‘We are all in your debt’

Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel reached out to US Senator Susan Collins on Twitter, after Collins said Monday that she wouldn’t back the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare. Kimmel has emerged in recent months as an outspoken advocate for…

Friday, Sep 22


Father suspected of killing son, then himself in Foxborough

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Norfolk DA's office. William Scaccia. FOXBOROUGH - A 49-year-old man shot and killed his six-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself, a murder-suicide carried out by a man who was denied a license to carry a firearm - yet still…


How does Boston stack up in the Amazon sweepstakes? We dug into the numbers

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The big question on everyone’s mind: How will Amazon choose? In its hunt for a second home, the Seattle-based tech behemoth has sketched out a wish list of sorts to help cities handicap just how good their chances might be of winning the…


Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

The late New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide this year while serving a sentence for a murder conviction, suffered from the brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyers and Boston…

Jimmy Kimmel’s an unlikely advocate, but he’s got everyone’s attention

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It’s a funny thought, though maybe not as absurd as it seems; after all, we’ve already elected a movie actor and a wealthy reality TV host to the land’s highest office. But the ABC late-night host and comic has been rousing and relentless…

Tuesday, Sep 19


Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

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Playing tackle football under the age of 12 exposes children to repetitive head impacts that may double their risk of developing behavioral problems and triple their chances of suffering depression later in life, according to a study…


After his lock was picked, Paul Manafort told to expect an indictment


WASHINGTON — Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his…

Monday, Sep 18


Trump advisers warn North Korea to give up weapons programs

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE via european pressphoto agency. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, spoke with President Trump via telephone. SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North ...

Sunday, Sep 17


Four Boston College students attacked with acid in France


Four Boston College students studying abroad were outside a Marseille train station at the end of a weekend getaway to the southern French city when a woman whom police described as “disturbed” sprayed acid at their faces, according to a…

Thursday, Sep 14


Jennifer Lawrence is the best thing in dark, uneven 'mother!'

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The films of writer-director Darren Aronofsky plow a unique terrain somewhere between hyperrealism and woozy, mesmerizing surrealism. “Pi” (1998), “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), “The Fountain” (2006), “Black Swan” (2010), even “Noah” (2014)…


A softer Sean Spicer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

NEW YORK — It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to ABC’s ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ Wednesday night. This was a smiling, chill Spicer, in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House Press Secretary,…

Wednesday, Sep 13


Son accused in fatal shooting of mother in N.H. intensive care unit

By Travis Andersen, Danny McDonald and Bryan Marquard Globe Staff September 12, 2017 LEBANON, N.H. — A hospital here went into lockdown Tuesday after a 70-year-old woman was fatally shot in the intensive care unit by her son, who was later…


The Weeknd dazzles at his futuristic house party

At first, you expect The Weeknd to descend from on high, striking a pose atop the gargantuan lighting rig — an intimidating cross between a “Star Wars” Star Destroyer and an origami paper plane, otherworldly strobes pulsing from geometric…

Monday, Sep 11


Steve Bannon unsparing in criticism of GOP

WASHINGTON — In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism of top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel…

Saturday, Sep 9


Groton couple tells story of a terrible visit Friday from a stranger who spoke of murder

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GROTON – Wagner Alcocer and his wife were scrolling through real estate listings on their computer Friday evening when they heard a voice asking for help outside their home on Common Street. The couple saw a man standing in the screened-in…


Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ officials warn

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Irma swept across the Bahamas and Cuba on Friday as the deadly storm hurtled toward Florida’s doorstep and threatened to ravage the state with destruction not seen in a generation. As the weather forecasts…