Roger Goodell says NFL will ‘get it right,’ but he won’t resign

Roger Goodell said he would not resign as NFL commissioner at a press conference to address the league’s handling of domestic abuse cases involving players.

AP

The embattled commissioner acknowledged problems with his handling of the Ray Rice incident and pledged to take immediate corrective measures.

Adrian Peterson was indicted by a grand jury in Texas after he used a “switch” to beat his 4-year-old son.

THE WORD

Why we call it ‘whooping,’ not child abuse

The words for hitting children are often indirect, gentler than the words for hitting adults.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rehoboth-big.jpg Rehoboth man charged with sexually assaulting 15-year-old

The man allegedly raped a teen he lured into the woods on Wednesday night, police said.

brainiac

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/Clipboard-621.jpg New study: Smarter finance grads do make more

The research raises the possibility that the smartest move a smart banker ever made was choosing finance in the first place.

Councilors set hearing date on raising their pay

A Boston City Council committee has scheduled a hearing for next week on increasing councilors’ salaries by $25,000.

Police detained a participant in the pre-St. Patrick's Day

Police angered by criticism over ‘Blarney Blowout’

Top law enforcement officials don’t think they should be less aggressive when handling large disturbances.

Stagnant scores in 2014 MCAS

Mass. education officials designated six more schools as “underperforming” on Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/results1--90x90.jpg 2014 MCAS score results

Check results by district for a summary of its overall performance.

Movies

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Image1.jpg ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ revisits the fall of Saigon

The story Rory Kennedy tells in the documentary is at once riveting and heartbreaking.