Former Dorchester layman faces sex 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.”

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

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

R.I. boaters describe talking with Carman before he set sail

Boaters at a marina in South Kingstown, R.I., remembered their interactions with Nathan Carman.

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

Nathan Carman thought boat ‘seaworthy’ before fatal sinking

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

Three wounded in S.C. elementary school shooting

A teenager opened fire at the Townville Elementary School, wounding two students and a teacher before being taken into custody.

Vertex wins OK for cystic fibrosis drug for younger patients

Federal regulators Wednesday approved Vertex’s Orkambi drug to treat children from 6 to 11 years old.

// Two goats injured by off-leash dog at Arnold Arboretum

The goats were taken to a veterinarian for treatment, and the dog, whose owner was cited, will be tested for disease.

Chuck Schumer spoke to a reporter Wednesday.

Congress votes to override Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

The law allows families of the Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the attackers.

Girl, 7, runs over her toddler sister while starting family car

The Salem, N.H., 2-year-old was flown to Boston Children’s Hospital with injuries to her leg, chin, and scalp, police said.

Scientists just found another way that humans are creating greenhouse gases

A new study, slated to be published next week, confirms a significant volume of emissions coming from a little-considered place.

Hillary Clinton (left) and Donald Trump.

European Pressphoto Agency (left); Reuters

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

How Clinton can beat Trump and still lose the election

Gary Johnson and Jill Stein have been siphoning away support for Hillary Clinton, particularly among young people.

// Bernie Sanders calls Hillary Clinton’s education plan ‘revolutionary’ in N.H.

Bernie Sanders called the November election ‘‘enormously important for the future of our country.’’

// Alicia Machado was just Trump’s first pageant media circus

Donald Trump sent one Miss USA to rehab. He fired a Miss Universe for missing too many events and a handful of contestants drew public scoldings from him.

KEITH BEDFORD/ Globe staff

Education | Magazine

It’s time for vocational schools to get some respect

Vocational education is in demand once again.

// Sports Hub is tops in latest radio ratings

The morning, midday, and afternoon programs on Sports Hub all finished ahead of rival WEEI.

// How desperate is Rex Ryan to learn the Patriots’ QB plans?

The Bills coach impersonated a reporter during conference call with Julian Edelman to ask him whether he was playing quarterback this week.

 Newton, MA - 4/18/2016 - Runners make their way along Commonwealth avenue near

Nearly 3,000 runners not accepted to run 2017 Boston Marathon

Runners needed to be 2 minutes and 9 seconds faster than the qualifying standard for their age.

Yvonne Abraham

// Time to get serious about protecting evidence

The evidence scandal the Braintree Police Department is the third such debacle in recent years.

Aly Raisman, pictured in New York earlier this month.


Aly Raisman shows her support for David Ortiz

The Olympic gymnast recently posted an photo of herself wearing a David Ortiz T-shirt with the slogan “Retired Not Expired 2016.”

Wellesley College will mark the inauguration of its 14th president, Paula Johnson, on Friday.


Dr. Paula Johnson to be inaugurated as 14th president of Wellesley College

Johnson will be the college’s first African-American president. founder Jenny Mirken.

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.

// Cosi files for Chapter 11

The Boston-based restaurant chain, known for its homemade flatbread, said business would continue as usual at its remaining locations.

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

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.