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Priests, accusers press for resolution

Monsignor Robert P. Deeley is one of two Americans whom the Vatican summoned to Rome in 2004 to help reduce a logjam of sexual abuse cases pending against priests. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Fifteen Boston priests facing abuse allegations have awaited a verdict for years, leaving both sides mired in a frustrating legal limbo.

Twice implicated, priest fights for a decision

For 13 years, the Rev. James J. Foley has survived in a kind of purgatorial state, waiting for the church to decide whether or not to dismiss him.

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Fall Arts Preview 2012

As the weather cools, the season heats up. Here’s your guide to the best in theater, dance, art, music, and more.

Slow economic recovery fits post-crisis pattern

The nation has regained only about half of the nearly 9 million jobs lost in the recession, a slow recovery that analysts say is to be expected given the nature of the downturn.

Candidates to narrow focus on 5 to 10 swing states

President Obama and Mitt Romney are competing for a sliver of undecided voters in a small number of swing states.

Mike Maida arranges Patriots items at Pawsh dog boutique in Back Bay. Only tourists have been buying Red Sox gear, he said.

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Red Sox fans hope Patriots can ease pain

The lackluster play of the Red Sox has New England fans pining for the Patriots season to begin.

The Nation

Crush of student debt is windfall for collectors

By Andrew Martin

Many borrowers are struggling to pay off their student loans, and the debt collection industry is cashing in.

Home, restaurant grease may cause US sewer crisis

By Darryl Fears

Grease poured down drains is causing serious overflows that threaten homes and waterways.

Museum at Ground Zero on hold as dispute drags on

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo have been unable to resolve differences over which agencies will pay for the museum.

By Charles V. Bagli

A dispute between Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo over the $1 billion museum has dragged on for so long that it will not open in time for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks — or even for the next one.

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The World

Afghanistan’s mineral riches bring hope of self-sufficiency

By Graham Bowley

Officials and industry experts say the potential natural resource boom seems increasingly imperiled by corruption, violence, and intrigue.

British authorities search home of couple slain in Alps

Top, police worked at Saad al-Hilli’s home in Britain to investigate the slayings of four people in the French Alps.

By Cassandra Vinograd and Greg Keller

Authorities are seeking a motive in the deaths of four adults, including a vacationing British-Iraqi couple, killed in a shooting rampage on Wednesday.

In Pakistan, love at risk of death

By Meghan Davidson Ladly

Women are increasingly asserting their rights against the traditions of forced marriage and parental authority, implicitly challenging one of the most powerful institutions in Pakistani society.

Editorial & Opinion

Jeff Jacoby

Faith enriches politics, on both sides

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. links arms with, to his left; Ralph Bunche, undersecretary of the United Nations; Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel; and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth as they march for voter registration rights for African-Americans in 1965.

By Jeff Jacoby

In America, politics and religion are not strangers. Here, faith and freedom go together, as we aspire, however imperfectly, to be one nation under God.

Tom Keane

Politicians think a sob story will achieve electoral success

By Tom Keane

There used to be the stereotype of the starving artist. But now suffering, it seems, is required for a career in politics.

Editorial

For-profit colleges need closer scrutiny

Ideally, for-profit colleges could lead innovation in higher education. Yet across the sector, there aren’t enough safeguards to protect instructional quality.

Metro

Marine from West Bridgewater killed on way to drill

By Gal Tziperman Lotan

Corporal Robert Magee, 28, was on the Massachusetts Turnpike, driving to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee when, police say, a wrong-way driver collided with his car head on.

Priests, accusers press for resolution

Monsignor Robert P. Deeley is one of two Americans whom the Vatican summoned to Rome in 2004 to help reduce a logjam of sexual abuse cases pending against priests. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

By Lisa Wangsness

Fifteen Boston priests facing abuse allegations have awaited a verdict for years, leaving both sides mired in a frustrating legal limbo.

Twice implicated, priest fights for a decision

The Rev. James Foley, shown here in a picture from his seminary class of 1978. Foley, now 60, has survived in a kind of purgatorial state for years.

By Lisa Wangsness

For 13 years, the Rev. James J. Foley has survived in a kind of purgatorial state, waiting for the church to decide whether or not to dismiss him.

Money & Careers

Bullhorn software in demand

Art Papas founded Bullhorn Inc. in 1999.

By Katie Johnston

Nearly all of the nation’s staffing firms use applicant tracking systems like Bullhorn, which is the biggest Internet-based model in the industry.

Internship experiences helped goal of a nursing career

By Cindy Atoji-Keene

Van Dam, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, found that working in a hospital environment at an early age boosted her confidence about pursuing a career in health care.

INNOVATION ECONOMY

Secrets of the hiring process

By Scott Kirsner

In many ways, buyers of lottery tickets have more information about the game they’re playing than job candidates do. They know the odds, how the numbers will be chosen, and when.

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

On Opening Day, AFL pioneers battle again

By Dan Shaughnessy

Long after the Patriots became the New England Patriots, the Oilers became the Titans. Today will be the 40th meeting between the AFL charter members.

Orioles 5, Yankees 4

Orioles beat Yankees but lose Markakis for six weeks

The Orioles beat the Yankees, 5-4, Saturday night to regain a share of the top spot in the division, but Baltimore lost right fielder Nick Markakis in the process.

Baseball roundup

Roundup: Dodgers gain a game on Giants

Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers trimmed a game off their division deficit with a 3-2 win over the NL West-leading Giants Saturday in San Francisco.

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Indiana 45, UMass 6

Hoosiers easily handle UMass

By Frank Dell’Apa

BC 34, Maine 3

Maine no match for explosive Boston College

By Julian Benbow

BC NOTEBOOK

BC receivers provide fireworks for the Eagles

By Julian Benbow

Sunday Baseball Notes

Red Sox will look to fix their pitching in offseason

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Hockey Notes

Enough cash to buy an NHL compromise

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Football Notes

Predictable beginning to a new NFL season

By Greg A. Bedard

Sunday Basketball Notes

Grant Hill hasn’t given up dream of championship

By Gary Washburn

Patriots Notebook

Patriots offensive line a patch-work unit

By Shalise Manza Young

ON SECOND THOUGHT

Baseball was an escape for some at Alcatraz

By Kevin Paul Dupont

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Felix Doubront game to keep helping Red Sox

By Michael Vega

What They Were Thinking

What They Were Thinking: A great catch

By Stan Grossfeld

Patriots at Titans, Sunday at 1 p.m., CBS

How the Patriots, Titans match up

By Jim McBride

Week 1 NFL preview

By Jim McBride

Austin Prep 22, Mashpee 13

Austin Prep takes care of Mashpee

By Juan Rivera

Xaverian 35, Malden Cath. 7

Xaverian rolls to win over Malden Catholic

By Anthony Gulizia

Beverly 34, CC 7

Beverly routs Concord-Carlisle in opener

By Patrick McHugh

L-S 15, Tewksbury 12

Lincoln-Sudbury’s late rally tops Redmen

By Zach Vierra

BOYS’ SOCCER

Boys soccer powers regroup for another try

By Craig Forde

Ffield hockey

Monomoy debuts ranked No. 8 in field hockey

By Colleen Casey

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Duxbury extends winning streak to 27 games

By Andy Deossa

Oregon State 10, Wisconsin 7

Oregon State stuns Wisconsin

By Tim Booth

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 2

Red Sox rocked by the Blue Jays

By Michael Vega

Ideas

Ideas

How to make time expand

By Keith O’Brien

Time is finite — right? According to two new studies, it’s actually in our power to make our time feel more expansive.

The nocebo effect: How health warnings cause health troubles

By Chris Berdik

Doctors sometimes grapple with the moments when ‘do no harm’ and informed consent collide.

Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios delivers a lesson for investors

By Ben Schreckinger

Does backing from rich entrepreneurs make for successful companies? Don’t bet on it, a new study says.

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Brainac

Yo, I tagged Mars!

By Joshua Rothman

Uncommon Knowledge

When boys get more competitive (or don’t)

By Kevin Lewis

Books

book reviews

‘The End of Men (and the Rise of Women)’ by Hanna Rosin and ‘The Good Girls Revolt’ by Lynn Povich

By Julia M. Klein

Two widely disparate views on just how far women have, or haven’t, come in catching up to men in education, the workplace, and pay, and the cultural forces at play.

Museum curator, devourer of fiction

Dina Deitsch: Museum curator, devourer of fiction

By Amy Sutherland

Before she could finish the thesis for her Ph.D. Dina Deitsch got a one-year gig at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

book reviews

‘Marilyn’ by Lois Banner and ‘Misfit’ by Adam Braver

By Rebecca Steinitz

Is there anything we still don’t know about Marilyn Monroe? (Besides what really happened the night she died.)

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book review

‘NW’ by Zadie Smith

By Margot Livesey

Short Takes

Capsule reviews of recent books

By Kate Tuttle

The Word on the Street

New England book news

By Jan Gardner

New and recommended

By Nicole Lamy

Obituaries

Ned Cabot, noted surgeon and conservationist; at 69

Dr. Cabot favored sailing in the North Atlantic because it wasn’t crowded. He was also known for philanthropic work with groups such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

By Bryan Marquard

A sailor in the North Atlantic and a rancher in Colorado, Dr. Cabot also was comfortable in Boston’s prestigious operating rooms and boardrooms.

Max Bygraves, 89; was show business legend in Britain

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Bygraves, whose smart-alecky humor, Cockney charm, and myriad renditions of easy-listening hits made him a British show-business institution, died Aug. 31.

Said Aburish, 77; wrote of being arms dealer, exposés of Arab leaders

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Aburish was a US-educated Palestinian-American journalist who drew on his experience as an arms dealer in the Middle East to write 11 books.

Arts & Movies

art

‘Kennedy to Kent State,’ the 1960s in photos, at Worcester Art Museum

Gene Anthony’s photograph of Ken Kesey’s iconic bus at the San Francisco State Acid Test in 1966. The photograph is part of the “Kennedy to Kent State” exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum.

By Sebastian Smee

David Davis’s collection at the Worcester Art Museum features 100 iconic news photographs of the ‘60s and took 12 years to compile.

Fall Arts Preview

Art museum exhibits around Boston and beyond this fall

A hat with rolled brim is on view in “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

By Sebastian Smee

Critic Sebastian Smee recommends shows at area art museums this fall.

DANCE

Jorma Elo part of Boston Ballet’s season opener

Patrick Yocum and Dusty Button of Boston Ballet rehearse William Forsythe’s “The Second Detail,” one of the pieces on the company’s fall program.

By Karen Campbell

The new work by Elo is on the more dramatic end of the spectrum.

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Critic’s picks: Fall dance

By Jeffrey Gantz

Theater

Theaters cast a vote for politics

By Don Aucoin

Pop Music

Alabama Shakes at home in the big time

By Sarah Rodman

Fall Arts Preview

Critic’s picks: Albums

By James Reed and Sarah Rodman

Fall Arts Preview

Critic’s picks: pop music

By Sarah Rodman

World Music

Buika crosses musical borders

By Franklin Soults

Fall Arts Preview

Critic’s picks: World music

By Franklin Soults

Fall Arts Preview

Critic’s picks: Jazz

By Siddhartha Mitter

A risky season

By Ty Burr, Wesley Morris and Mark Feeney

Local Films, festivals, and faces

Fall preview of local film screenings, festivals

By Loren King

DVDS

DVD releases coming this fall

By Tom Russo

Travel

travel

A litany of virtues in Salt Lake City

Bronze statue of mother and dancing children in front of the Salt Lake Temple on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.

By Diane Daniel

Art, architecture, dining, hiking, music, the lake... there’s much more to this city of 170,000 than religion.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

If you go to Salt Lake City . . .

food finds

Cheap eats in New York

The line at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, a classic in a city full of them, can stretch from 11 to 11 — a.m. to p.m., that is.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

A true New Yorker would probably have a different list — grittier, less about atmosphere and more about cheap — but, hey, we’re tourists. We want fun, cool, and cheap.

Real Estate

Home of the week

History flows throughout Andover house

By John R. Ellement

Built in 1763 by Daniel Poor, a farmer who fought during the Revolutionary War, this Georgian Revival later was the home of Oliver Hazard Perry, the son of the War of 1812 naval hero.

Handyman on Call

It may not be worthwhile reglazing the tub

By Peter Hotton

Peter Hotton, the BostonGlobe’s handyman, answers questions from readers.

Magazine

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

Things to do in the Berkshires

By Tina Sutton

Looking for a culture-packed autumn trip? Consider these sure-to-please historic homes, museums, and art collections.

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

Where to eat in Great Barrington

Martin’s Restaurant in Great Barrington favors ingredients from nearby farms. Dishes include scrambled tofu and vegetables with home fries.

By Alison Lobron

If you’re visiting the Berkshires, try these Great Barrington attractions that emphasize local food.

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

Governor Deval Patrick’s food favorites in the Berkshires

By Alison Lobron

These restaurants and other culinary attractions have satisfied the top politician’s taste buds.

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Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

The best beer town in New England

By Gary Dzen

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

A vacation for horse lovers

By Daniel McGinn

Fall Travel: Weekend Getaways

Dude Ranch 101

By Daniel McGinn

Soundtrack

A Bruce Springsteen concert — for free

By Scott Helman

Out and About

As seen around town

Style Watch

Eight mid-weight jackets for fall

By Marni Elyse Katz

Cooking

Recipes for corn casseroles

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Twice as nice at The Beehive

Connections

My friends don’t know I’m a conservative

By Josh Passell

Tales From the City

The perks of growing up

Globe North

Former BC ballplayer fights Lou Gehrig’s disease with the help of friends

Peter Frates, a former BC baseball captain, has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

By David Rattigan

Beverly’s Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball captain who was diagnosed with ALS in March, is at the center of a crusade to raise money and awareness.

Globe North Arts

Stoneham Theatre presents the new musical comedy ‘Lumberjacks in Love’

“Ferris Wheel” by Christopher Pendergast is featured in his exhibit at the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell.

Stoneham promises “suburban theater with a twist” as it kicks off its 13th season with a lumberjack musical.

West Nile threat lingers north of Boston

Nine human West Nile cases are confirmed in the state.

By David Rattigan

Of the nine human cases of West Nile virus confirmed this summer statewide, seven are residents of Middlesex County.

Globe South

Braintree to restore canine unit with new trainers, safety rules

By Jessica Bartlett

Three months after the police department disbanded its dog unit due to three attacks by aggressive dogs, the program appears well on its way to returning.

Carver highway solar project loses panels to thieves

The new solar installation in Carver began providing power for the town’s water treatment plant last month.

By Robert Knox

After last weekend’s panel loss, the Route 44 project has turned from pioneering example into something its creators never intended: a crime scene.

Despite vandals, Plympton couple will open their corn maze

Peter and Lynn Reading will open their maze this Saturday.

By Meg Murphy

Peter and Lynn Reading, owners of Billingsgate Farm, are plain-spoken farmers who will open their first corn maze this autumn.

Globe West

Boy’s legacy is a playground rebuilt for next generation

By Evan Allen

Joey’s Park, built for a young boy who died at age 12, is in disrepair but it is about to get a second chance now that a brand new park is in the works.

Framingham storyteller celebrates town’s suffragist past 

Libby Franck performing as suffragette Josephine Collins.

By Jaclyn Reiss

Framingham storyteller Libby Franck performs as Josephine Collins, a Framingham suffragist who fought almost a century ago for women’s right to vote.

Cleanup at Framingham plant shifts focus to water

By Lisa Kocian

Ground-water testing around the General Chemical Corp. hazardous waste site will mark the unofficial start of what will likely be years of monitoring and cleanup, officials said.

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Globe West People

Bedford to honor Bobbie Ennis as citizen of the year

By Cindy Cantrell

Globe South People

South Shore professionals cited in ‘40 Under 40 Awards’

By Paul E. Kandarian

Globe West | High School Soccer

First year coach steps up to lead Lexington High girls’ soccer

By Jason Mastrodonato