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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Israeli President Shimon Peres addressed members of the Foreign Press Association during a visit in the southern Israeli town of Sderot in 2014, following Palestinian rocket attacks on the city. Peres, who would retire at the end of that month, said,

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Shimon Peres — a leader for all seasons

Much as Shimon Peres sought to ensure Israel’s security, he was also uncompromising in his quest for peace with its neighbors.

// 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.