Accused professor intended ‘intimacy’ with students

Boston University professor Eric Ruske did not mean to cause emotional distress when he touched and kissed two students, his lawyer said.

Boston, MA., 09/27/16, Nathan Carman is brought into the USCG Base Boston after his adventure at sea. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

As probe begins, boat sinking survivor defends vessel’s safety

A multistate investigation is underway after a 22-year-old man survived at sea while his mother apparently perished in a fishing disaster.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/confed150-11754.jpg Students unfurl Confederate flag near Newton North High

Principal Henry Turner called the incident “deeply troubling” and said the school is taking the incident seriously.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/61fe3cf519d44af1a0017a2a7d584fdd-61fe3cf519d44af1a0017a2a7d584fdd-0.jpg Sampson jurors could hear his whole life story

Jurors will hear how Gary Lee Sampson killed two people and strangled another. They’ll also hear about his troubled life.

ground game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_GH0PK-455.jpg The World Series could mess with Clinton, Trump campaigns

MLB’s postseason could affect Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s chances to get attention and make up ground in the polls.

stat

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_GL8BC.jpg How Trump got charity title from Dana-Farber without donating a cent

The relationship between Donald Trump and the Dana-Farber Institute opens a window into the world of high-dollar philanthropy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/pepe-the-frog-454.JPG Cartoon frog joins ranks of swastika, Confederate flag

The Pepe the Frog meme has been listed by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol over its use from the alt-right.

Woman found bound with duct tape in ravine

The 18-year-old’s story “was very vague,” and police do not believe there is an ongoing public safety threat.

Edwin Crespo manned the meat counter at the Big Y on Hancock Street in Quincy. The company kept former Hannaford employees on the payroll when it took over.

Springfield grocer Big Y takes a big step into Eastern Mass.

West of Worcester, Big Y is an institution. Now it’s making a big play around Boston.

HOBOKEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Train personel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo by Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images)

Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images

Commuter train crashes into N.J. station

There was no immediate word on any possible injuries after a train went through the barriers and into a reception area.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/eric-twitter2-2391.jpg Reports from the aftermath of the accident in N.J.

A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-9962.jpg In the end, a worthy victory celebration for Red Sox

The Red Sox blew the game but won the AL East, which is first and foremost.

YANKEES 5, RED SOX 3

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2016-09-29T031528Z_1581533453_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-BOSTON-RED-SOX-AT-NEW-YORK-YANKEES.jpg Despite loss, it was party time for Red Sox

The Yankees won on a last-inning grand slam Wednesday, but that came after the Red Sox had already clinched the AL East.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/611039916.jpg Fast Forward: The Sox are champs; toast them with a cup of coffee

The Red Sox clinch the AL East, Donald Trump heads to N.H. today, and more of the news you need.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (not pictured) during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Gary Cameron/REUTERS

JOAN VENNOCHI

Warren weighs in on charter schools

Bad news for Governor Baker and his quest to expand charter schools: Elizabeth Warren just came out swinging against Question 2.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Meredith_Goldstein_150px-5497.png She’s fallen in love . . . with a gay man

Mark reassured me that he would never stop being my friend, he just cares about me so much that he doesn’t want me to be hung up on someone.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abraham-11748.jpg How is there a third recent evidence scandal?

Annie Dookhan, Sonja Farak, and now the Braintree Police Department — it’s time to get serious about protecting evidence.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Abbott_02Riversbend01_tvl.jpg Change is good for Riversbend chef and his daily menu

Frank McClelland builds his menus around what’s freshest and available each day, tweaking dishes as the seasons change.

Television review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/14/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/anglo_2000x1025_crisisinsixscenes.jpg Woody Allen’s first attempt at a TV series is lazy and uninspired

With ‘Crisis in Six Scenes,’ Allen shrinks on the small screen.

Education | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/openingillo1002gap.jpg Is taking a gap year before college a good idea?

Malia Obama’s not the only high school graduate delaying college for a year. Here’s why they’re doing it.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.