Child deaths go unsolved as autopsies lag

Shelly Medeiros surrounds herself with photographs and mementos of her grandson, Jay Hudson Bassett, whose 2012 death has been ruled a homicide. No one has been charged.

Lauren Owens

The state medical examiner’s office takes an average of 242 days to find an official cause of death in child abuse and neglect cases.

Fragment of a fourth-century codex contains a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples in which Jesus speaks of “my wife.” This is the only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife.

Karen L. King/2012

Is ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ a revelation or a hoax?

With lingering questions about its origin, a papyrus fragment that mentions the ‘wife’ of Jesus remains a confounding mystery.

//[1][1].jpg Is the ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ a fake?

Five questions about the ancient Egyptian papyrus.

Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut in “Misery.”

Joan Marcus/Associated Press

Critic’s Notebook

Theater companies find fault sometimes is in their stars

Cast wisely, producers, because the biggest name onstage can sometimes be the weakest link.

Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, on strengthening U.S. intelligence capabilities and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Key N.H. newspaper endorses Christie

The Union Leader provided a boost to Chris Christie and also took swipes at some of the other Republican candidates.

Yvonne Abraham

// Make cities livable for old and disabled

We’re all getting older, and the city isn’t even close to ready.

// Gunman is said to have spoken of ‘no more baby parts’

Authorities are examining the motivations of the gunman in Friday’s shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

// Colo. shooting victim recalled as brave, kind

“He was always doing the right thing and putting others before himself,” said Garrett Swasey’s former skating partner.

// Archdiocese polls Catholics on views of church, leaders

Questions include: How often do you go to Mass? Should women have a larger leadership role in the church?

Hillary Clinton, who graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, has long nurtured her ties with the school.

Globe File Photo (left); Brennan Linsley/AP

Wellesley was a ‘touchstone’ for Clinton

Hillary Clinton has enduring ties to her college, more than four decades after she graduated in 1969.

Special section: All aboard


// Bring high-speed rail to New England

Faster train travel would unlock huge economic growth, save money on highways and airports, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Dirk Ahlborn

// Here comes the Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to start building the first full-scale passenger version in Kings County, Calif., by next year.


// NFL officials have been off their game this season

Officials have made egregious mistakes in high-profile situations, most of which the NFL has admitted to.

Shifty receiver Danny Amendola injured his knee Monday night against the Bills.

PATRIOTS at Broncos | 8:30 p.m. (nbc)

Danny Amendola, Jamie Collins ruled out

Amendola, the Patriots’ third-leading receiver, injured his knee last week against the Bills.

The Green Line.

Evan Richman/Globe Staff/ File 2005

Starts & Stops

Support grows for MBTA discounts for low-income riders

Two fiscal control board members are pushing for a program that would give discounts to low-income riders.

holiday gift guide

// Gifts made with love from New England

Locally sourced gifts that will warm the heart and the spirits.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

How to navigate today’s wide world of youth sports

Sorry football mom or soccer dad, but your child might rather play Ultimate Frisbee.

Check your list of tax-deductible gifts twice

The goal in giving is to strike the right balance between what you are able to donate and what the recipient needs.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// 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

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.


Alexander Gardner’s images show Antietam’s horrors.

They come to imagine an unimaginable day

This land near Sharpsburg, Md., has yielded countless days of both bounty and beauty. Yet, you are here to imagine a single day, Sept. 17, 1862.