Dow drops 300 points at open amid China worries

More signs of weakness in China’s economy are sending global stock markets sharply lower.

Crux

Pope announces new guidelines on abortion forgiveness

During a special Holy Year of Mercy set to begin Dec. 8, every priest will be able to forgive the sin of abortion.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talked with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Timothy D. Easley/AP

Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Defying the Supreme Court, the clerk told activists that her office is continuing to deny the licenses ‘‘under God’s authority.”

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A spokesman for Governor Baker praised the board for its work but did not commit to more money for the agency.

Attorneys David Meier (left) and Melinda Thompson discussed Aisling Brady McCarthy’s case Monday during a news conference at a Boston law firm.

Kevin Cullen

Where does the nanny go to get her reputation back?

Before there was any compelling evidence, Aisling Brady McCarthy had been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pokemon150-8706.jpg 2 suspects in alleged Pokémon plot due in court Tuesday

The two Iowa men allegedly brought a stash of guns and ammunition to Boston with a Pokémon competition as their target.

Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Committee last week.

Craig Lassig/REUTERS

Insights, redactions, in latest release of Clinton e-mails

The State Department posted 4,368 documents totaling 7,121 pages online Monday night.

A building being built at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., collapsed on Tuesday.

Stew Milne for The Boston Globe

Building collapses on Bryant University campus in R.I.

Public safety agencies are on the scene at the Smithfield, R.I., school, but the extent of injuries is unknown.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_brady_court.jpg Judge could rule on Deflategate as soon as Tuesday

“The parties tried quite hard” to reach a settlement but couldn’t find common ground, US District Judge Richard Berman said.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7547.jpg Don Orsillo is killing NESN with class

Don Orsillo continues to deliver the story of the 2015 Red Sox with no acknowledgment that he has been fired by the team.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/greenhouse_FullerBrush-11_lifestyle.jpg After 40 years, Fuller Brush man still going door to door

There are three Fuller Brush men left in Mass. Al Cohen, 64, is one of them.

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Generation Z, loosely defined as those 20 and younger, are starting to spend their own money, and businesses are noticing.

Scientists said the sea scorpions were Earth’s dominant large predator long before dinosaurs.

Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University via Associated Press

Water bug was Earth’s first big predatory monster

The sea scorpion grew to 5 feet 7 inches, with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, newly found fossils show.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/allstonxmas_03.jpg Slim pickings at the start of Allston Christmas

Young adults hoping to furnish their homes on the cheap didn’t find much for the taking on Monday.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/syre-4927.jpg Biotech’s merger targets fight back

The biotech business is abuzz with takeover offers right now, and some of those targets don’t like being in someone else’s crosshairs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_daniel_rivera.jpg Group collecting signatures to recall Lawrence mayor

One backer says grievances against Daniel Rivera include improper hiring practices and a lax response to public safety issues.

STAT | Pulse of Longwood

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Top%20Hospital.JPEG-0e126.jpg Mass. General ad campaign takes on Children’s Hospital

“Your kids won’t always be young,” one ad declares, “but they’ll always be welcome at Massachusetts General Hospital.”

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/tracker-089.jpg Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Opinion & Ideas

Bobby Farrelly

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/02d2ff18698c4ebab2d99d1deea81673-02d2ff18698c4ebab2d99d1deea81673-0.jpg If Deflategate hit Mayberry, what would Andy Griffith do?

The Patriot Nation’s faith in Tom Brady ultimately could be rewarded. Or fans might end up with egg on their face.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/beta150-4668.jpg A crash course on meditation via smartphone

Health coaching startup Change Collective offers meditation for the wary technologist.

Crux

John L. Allen Jr. | Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/crux.jpg Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to two constituencies long alienated from the official structures of the Catholic Church.