Bishops were ready to vote on accountability. Vatican said to wait

The Vatican asked US prelates to delay their decision on new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis ahead of a global meeting of church leaders in Rome in February.


// After delaying bishop vote, can Vatican be trusted to right its own ship?

By forcing US bishops to delay a vote on reforms, the Vatican dashed any remaining illusions that it was capable of imposing accountability within on the sexual abuse crisis.

Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops general assembly, listened during a press conference Monday  in Baltimore.


A day of reckoning postponed

Humility. Courage. That is exactly what the Catholic church was seeking at their bishops conference in Baltimore this week. Turns out, that will have to wait.

// Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

After a slow vote count, Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner in a close US Senate race in Arizona, cementing its status as a swing state after years of Republican dominance.

Boston, MA -- 08/01/15 -- Legendary comic artist Stan Lee signs a Captain America prop for a fan during the Boston Comic Con, held at the Seaport World Trade Center, on August 1, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95

Lee has for decades been revered as a comic book giant for his central role in creating the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and other major Marvel characters.

// Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Jerome Corsi said that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and he expects to be charged with making false statements.

// Death toll in Northern California fire is raised to 42

The fire in Paradise, California, is the deadliest in the state’s recorded history. Fires also are burning near Los Angeles.

// Dow drops 600 points as tech giants slide

Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains amid a broad sell-off in technology companies.

Century-old Westwood railroad bridge rebuilt to allow bigger trucks underneath

The East Street bridge in Westwood, the century-old bridge that occasionally opened up trucks like cans of corn, is no more.

Medford, MA - 3/15/2016 - Steve Wynn speaks to reporters about a planned casino in Everett during a press conference in Medford, MA March 15, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 16wynn Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


Wynn v. Wynn: In conflict or in cahoots?

Steve Wynn looks like he’s in conflict with his old company. But might they really be working together?

These maps show when and where the two nor’easters will hit this week

The first storm will start hammering the region tonight into Tuesday with a round of steady rainfall and gusty winds.

Boston, MA 10/14/18: Red Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning. Boston Red Sox hosted the Houston Astros in Game Two of ALCS at Fenway Park Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Craig Kimbrel declines $17.9m qualifying offer — but could still re-sign with Sox

The closer remains eligible to return to the Sox, but for the 30-year-old Kimbrel, free agency should be a bonanza.

Nashville TN 11/11/18 New England Patriots head coach Bill Beichick does not like what he is seeing against the Tennessee Titans during fourth quarter action at Nissan Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


As Titans showed, the Patriots mystique may be fading

Some opponents this season haven’t appeared at all intimidated by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and their track record.

A rendering of two proposed Back Bay buildings, as seen from Boylston Street.

Elkus Manfredi

Plans for two towers above the Mass. Pike move forward

The cost of the complicated Back Bay project has been pegged at about $350 million.

// ‘If you listen to Christmas music in November, you are a psychopath’

The jack-o’-lanterns might still be perched atop doorsteps. Thanksgiving might still be weeks away. But for a collection of holiday enthusiasts, the Christmas music is already blaring.

// Beyond the hanging chads: Four things you may have forgotten about the 2000 Fla. recount

If it appears that the 2018 midterm elections in Florida are chaotic, it’s nothing compared to what transpired in 2000.

// Athenahealth will join former GE Healthcare operation after acquisition

The Watertown company agreed to the merger as part of an acquisition by two private equity firms for $135 per share.

Timothee Chalamet at Kendall Square for a Q&A screening of

Timothée Chalamet attended a Cambridge ‘Beautiful Boy’ screening. It was a mob scene

Chalamet took a break from filming scenes for “Little Women” for the event, where he received the kind of ecstatic welcome usually reserved for visiting pop star royalty.

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// Laura Levis did not have to die. Here’s what needs to change.

The Globe magazine story underscored the need for changes to the emergency response system and accountability for Massachusetts hospitals.

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