What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

Romney displays a human emotion on the trail: While campaigning in South Carolina, Mitt Romney got in a spat with an AP reporter over the role of lobbyist Ron Kaufman. The Romney camp calls Kaufman a friend, not a paid strategist. [Globe] [Herald]

At least it won’t get ugly: The woman who filed a restraining order against Patriots receiver Randy Moss is referred to as a “gold digger” by Moss’ attorney. [Herald]

Archdiocese facing a crunch: It says it is spending $880,000 to maintain 14 churches it would otherwise close, because of litigation, protests, and disputes with the Vatican. [Globe]

Another wave of violence grips Hub:Two more people were killed yesterday, bringing the city’s murder count to seven in January. [Globe]

Newton North renovation gets costly:Tensions rise as costs swell to $186 million. Maybe they could ditch the student restaurant. [Globe]