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.”

// R.I. boaters describe conversation before Nathan Carman 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

Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

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.

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, as well as some bruising, police said.

Terrorism is topic of two-day conference in Cambridge

Speakers include local and national law enforcement officers and terrorism experts, and parents of people who have carried out attacks.

// Burlington football coach on leave for inappropriate behavior

Shawn Maguire was placed on paid leave after allegations of verbal misconduct toward the players.

// Former law student accused in various scams loses real estate license

David Scher faces forgery and perjury charges that cost him his state real estate license.

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.

// Sanders calls 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.

// Tim Tebow hits a home run in first at-bat as a pro

Tebow batted second and played left field for the Mets’ instructional league team.

// 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.


// Rob Gronkowski is itching to see more action

“I can’t wait until I’m going freaking crazy out there again,” said the Patriots tight end.

San Francisco 49ers Blaine Gabbert, right, stands as Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Should athletes stand for national anthem? Here’s what one poll found

Fifty-two percent of the 1,298 adults polled responded that athletes should be required to stand.

Police were able to return the dog tag dating back from World War I to the Hughes family.

Randolph police solve mystery of dog tag that belonged to WWI veteran

With the public’s help, Randolph police found the World War I veteran’s family and returned the dog tag to them.

A ghost bike at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street memorialized Anita Kurmann, a Boston surgeon killed while cycling in the Back Bay.

Bike, pedestrian advocates to press mayor on road safety

Hundreds of advocates and survivors of traffic accidents will converge on City Hall Thursday.

// 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.