Michael Melia, Associated Press Updated 7:44 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. The state Supreme Court in May 2018 vacated Skakel's conviction in the bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley in their wealthy Greenwich neighborhood in 1975 when they were teenagers. The turn in Skakel's decades-long legal saga was among the state's top stories in 2018. less FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. The state Supreme Court in May 2018 vacated Skakel's conviction in the ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 … [Read more...] about Drug overdoses, Lamont win among top 2018 Connecticut news
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff December 25, 2018 PORTLAND, Maine — Departing governors and presidents often leave gracious notes welcoming their successors and offering words of encouragement.Not Governor Paul LePage of Maine.The irascible Republican said he plans to leave a very different message for Democrat Janet Mills when he leaves Blaine House, the governor’s mansion in Augusta, next month. Advertisement “I’m going to leave her a note on the pillow that says, ‘If you mess this up, I’m coming back in 2022,’ ” LePage said recently. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The parting shot was vintage LePage. The blunt, often bombastic governor once called himself … [Read more...] about In Maine, a political sea change as a new governor prepares to take over from LePage
Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Updated 9:53 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows three remaining copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff, displayed at a Barnes & Noble store in Newport, Ky. It landed in early January and quickly had the country talking and President Donald Trump threatening to sue. less FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows three remaining copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff, displayed at a Barnes & Noble store in Newport, Ky. It landed in ... more Photo: John Minchillo, AP Photo: John Minchillo, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows three remaining copies of the book … [Read more...] about From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael Balsamo Associated Press December 14, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 election because the then-candidate was ‘‘very concerned’’ about how their stories of alleged affairs with him ‘‘would affect the election.’’Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump’s political life — said he ‘‘gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty.’’ Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on ‘‘Good Morning America.’’ Cohen appeared shaken over the events that swiftly took him from Trump’s … [Read more...] about Hush money paid over election concerns, Cohen tells ABC News
Many folks decorate their house and the tree at this time of year. I prefer to read reports that are far more interesting than skimming through a Yuletide shopping circular for a last-minute gift. A few caught my eye this week: Kill the messenger? The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy compiled a summary on several recent studies on news coverage of mass shootings, ranging from schools to inside homes and street corners. We, and I mean a collective we with many exceptions, didn’t fare so well. One study earlier this year found that readers preferred reading articles on “courageous” bystanders than on the gunmen or even the victims. The study, published earlier this year in the American Behavorial Scientist, surveyed 212 adults, aged 35 to 44 years old, and asked their interest in different aspects of mass shooting news coverage. Participants were presented different versions of the same news story in which the photos, font sizes, layout, main … [Read more...] about Rosario: Mass shootings are news. But let’s do better at reporting on them.