Before loss at sea, boater’s family clashed over money

Nathan Carman was seen after he was brought to a USCG Base in Boston.

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Nathan Carman is at the center of two mysteries: The fate of his missing mother and the unsolved murder of his wealthy grandfather.

// Is marijuana a gateway drug?

Political leaders who oppose the effort to legalize pot say it too often leads users to abuse harder drugs.

Donald Trump walked off stage at the end of a campaign event in Bedford, N.H.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Insults key in Trump’s toolkit

Donald Trump has a history of using weight as a way to make fun of, demean, or express his disapproval of people he wants to punish.

// In Trump’s N.H. visit, the focus is on votes

He again promised to help combat the state’s opioid epidemic by building a wall “to stop the heroin from pouring in.”

Ground Game

// Are these the most irrelevant VP picks in modern history?

The VP debate Tuesday could carry the same impact that Mike Pence and Tim Kaine have brought to their tickets: inconsequential.

// Denmark’s crown prince couple kick off 2-day Boston trip

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston.

// Baker will give raises to low-wage nursing home workers

Thousands of low-wage nursing home workers will be included in a state-mandated pay raise.

Bottle flipping becomes the rage with middle schoolers

It’s not hard these days to find kids flipping bottles: at bus stops, at middle-school lunchroom tables, inside Little League dugouts.

// NTSB investigation slowed by safety issues at N.J. train crash site

Transportation safety officials are looking at what the operator was doing before the crash that left one dead and more than 100 injured.

// What could possibly be bad about unlimited vacation time?

A growing number of companies allow employees to take as much time off as they want. But the policies can create problems.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz waves his cap to the crowd as retired New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera walks away, right, after Ortiz was honored before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Red Sox in New York, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Ortiz bids farewell to Yankee Stadium

The Yankees’ pregame ceremony for the retiring Red Sox slugger was short, sweet, and dignified.


// Red Sox swept by Yankees

A day after they clinched the AL East title, the Sox lost ground in their bid to get home-field advantage in the playoffs.


// Red Sox’ bizarre celebration made for interesting viewing on NESN

The Red Sox had to shake off a crushing loss to the Yankees to enjoy the spoils of clinching the AL East.

//[1].jpg Warren joins complaints against debt collection practices

Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted the US Department of Education for sending debt collectors after students who were defrauded by a for-profit school.

// Obama joins world leaders in Israel for Peres funeral

Shimon Peres was laid to rest in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries.

Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis star in “Masterminds.”


The Weekender: Punks, rebels, and dancing b-boys

A guide to everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

Adrian Walker

// Developer Jon Cronin hopes Seaport tower completes his success story

Cronin’s company would like to replace two old-school bars — Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden — with a 22-story condominium.

// Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday.

Movie Review

// Stupid is as stupid does in ‘Masterminds’

It’s the kind of comedy that’s more weird-stupid than good-stupid, but Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis make it work.

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

Matthias Schrader/Associated Press

Oktoberfest 2016

The taps are open at the world’s biggest beer festival in Germany that runs until Oct. 3.