Anne Gearan, The Washington Post Published 3:01 pm PDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 Paul Manafort's guilty plea Friday came with new evidence of a dirty tricks campaign involving a jailed Ukrainian opposition politician, the Israeli government, a U.S. official who appears to be then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and what Manafort allegedly called "[O]bama jews." The complicated 2012 scheme amounted to an effort to smear the Ukrainian politician, Yulia Tymoshenko, as an anti-Semite, according to court documents filed Friday in the Manafort case. Tymoshenko was then in jail and Clinton was among international critics who suggested that Manafort's pro-Russian client, then-Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, had put her there. Tymoshenko's political party was standing in parliamentary elections in October 2012, and Manafort bragged in documents cited by special counsel Robert Mueller III that he could "plant some stink" on her. Manafort pleaded guilty to two criminal … [Read more...] about ‘Bada bing bada boom’: Manafort’s attempt to smear a jailed Ukrainian politician
BOSTON (AP) — Francis Salemme leaned forward in his chair and craned his neck to get a better look at the photo being shown to jurors. On the computer screen was Salemme with brown curly hair, at the time the New England Mafia boss known as “Cadillac Frank,” holding court outside a hotel under the watchful eye of the FBI. Almost three decades later, the 84-year-old Salemme, on trial in the strangling of a nightclub owner in 1993, would fit in better at a nursing home than at the helm of a Mafia meeting. For prosecutors, Salemme is perhaps the last man standing from an era when organized crime flourished in Boston and its environs. The geriatric mobster who was wheeled into the courtroom on the trial’s first day is a shell of his former self — much like the New England Mafia he once led. “It’s the end of an era — at least this chapter of organized crime in the Boston area,” said Brian Kelly, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted … [Read more...] about The last Mafioso? ‘Cadillac Frank’ trial shows mob’s decline
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff May 23, 2018 It’s not just the beach.When it’s time for summer vacation in New England, you also seek out a shack that serves golden fried clams (extra tartar sauce, please) and perfect lobster rolls. You require a family-owned ice cream stand with butter brickle so memorable that it attracts patrons the way floodlights attract moths to miniature golf courses. A town center with a few shops is necessary to stave off boredom and to keep small children from murdering each other on rainy days. You need more than a beach for vacation. You need a town. Advertisement So we turned to you, dear reader, and asked “What is your favorite New England beach town?” Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Thank you for signing up! Sign up … [Read more...] about New England’s best beach town? Globe readers pick Narragansett, R.I.
By Josh Brodesky Published 12:00 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018 Photo: Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 No one asked party affiliation when fans spent their money in San Antonio for the Final Four — why San Antonio should have bid on the Republican National Convention. Members of the Anderson family from Kansas finished their tour of the Alamo, as Final Four fans crowd the downtown streets and Riverwalk on March 29. less No one asked party affiliation when fans spent their money in San Antonio for the Final Four — why San Antonio should have bid on the Republican National Convention. Members of the Anderson family from Kansas ... more Photo: Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-News GOP Convention talk was doomed from the start 1 / 1 Back to Gallery I spiked a column last … [Read more...] about GOP Convention talk was doomed from the start
WASHINGTON — World-class cuisine is as close as your smartphone. A few taps, a few minutes, ding-dong and bada-bing: Hot sambusas are sitting on your doormat while you’re chilling on the sofa. Talk about convenience. Why even go to a restaurant? In D.C., restaurant goes to you. Or some of it anyway. Yes, you’re nom-nomming premium yum-yums at home, but you’re not truly dining out. No offense to your living room — it just lacks a certain ambience. A restaurant, after all, is more than a place to eat. It’s a theater for meaningful human connection, so much so that a few New York restaurants have been employing actual theater and film designers. In D.C. — another city full of exceptional food and disposable income — this sense of theater can be the difference-maker in a restaurant’s success. And restaurant designers are doing just as much work setting the scene as chefs do plating the meal. Knowing the audience Like good theater, good … [Read more...] about How good restaurant design sets the scene for dinner (photos)