Charges possible in boat sinking

 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

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

// Former layman faces sexual abuse charges

The 79-year-old, who later became a Roman Catholic priest, is accused of assaulting a child while he served as a volunteer “altar boy coordinator.”

A bipartisan effort: Block legalization of marijuana

Republicans and Democrats are coming together for a fund-raiser aimed at stopping a ballot question to legalize pot.

// N.H. voters, the election is all up to you

Both campaigns increasingly view the state as vital in determining who wins Nov. 8.

ground game

// N.H. is a different kind of swing state. Here’s why.

There’s a real logic behind upcoming candidate travel plans to New Hampshire.

State Street names new financial chief

The Boston-based firm has tapped the chief financial officer of a Providence-based banking company.

// For tweens, a social media network all their own

Facebook, Snapchat and many other social media platforms are technically only open to people 13 and above. A new app has a different target.

// More New Englanders will soon be able to get groceries with Google

Google Express will expand across the region as part of a broader national push.

// 2016 MCAS science scores for 10th graders

How did high school sophomores score on the science portion of the exam?

// Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

John Kerry issued the ultimatum in a phone call to his Russian counterpart.

Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy in a scene from “Shameless.”

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‘Shameless,’ in five easy steps

The Showtime series returns on Sunday. Here’s the recipe.

// Charters haven’t been a drain on traditional schools, watchdog group finds

The study undercuts a central argument raised by teachers unions and other groups opposed to opening more charter schools.

Education | Magazine

// 2 teachers, 2 sides of the charter school debate

They’ve taught in both charter and regular public schools, and they know how they’re voting on Question 2 and why.

Education | Magazine

// It’s time for vocational schools to get some respect

Vocational education is in demand once again.

// He tried to propose. Then he dropped the ring

In the end, the fan wasn’t charged with an error.

// Sampson’s lawyers prep a 238-item list of factors to try to spare him

Jurors will hear how Gary Lee Sampson brutally killed two people in Mass. and strangled another more than a decade ago. They’ll also hear about his troubled life.

//[1].jpg Surprise! David Ortiz is your Lyft driver

The Red Sox slugger went undercover to surprise a handful of passengers in Boston.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Bill Belichick impressed by Buffalo’s win over Arizona

Belichick was quick to praise the Bills, but did not offer anything on the health of the Patriots’ quarterbacks.

// Colbert is fixing ‘The Late Show’ on the fly

Stephen Colbert has to imbue the program with the same sense of immediacy that propelled him in his live broadcasts.

// At least one person is not happy about The Satanic Temple in Salem

Police were called to quell a disturbance at the temple’s headquarters on the day of its grand opening.

// ‘The Blueway’ could break stalemate over high-rises

The New England Aquarium’s proposal could breathe life into Don Chiofaro’s plans to redevelop the Harbor Garage site.

// Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

The creator of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” is coming to “SNL” next month.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// 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'

// 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

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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.