No bail for son of Belmont woman killed in Watertown crash

Philip Horner, 38, is charged with armed assault with intent to murder for stabbing the tow truck driver after the fatal accident.

Silvia Santiago, 19, has had to cope with the tragic death of her parents when she was 8 years old.

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Her parents died in a murder-suicide. But tragedy and trauma don’t define her

It was the kind of tragedy that ends two lives and can ruin so many more through grief and pain. But Silvia Santiago’s story is not one about death or violence or despair.

// Four killed, including suspect, and three injured in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

Three people were killed Thursday morning and three were injured in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, officials said. The suspect is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

// Warren for president? Mass. voters don’t love the idea, poll finds

A new poll shows a healthy majority of her constituents don’t think the Cambridge Democrat should jump into the 2020 race.

Man accused of defiling flags in veterans cemetery faces charges

The Boston man is facing three charges: defacement of an American veterans’ grave marker, open and gross lewdness, and disturbing the peace.

// 3 Boston hospitals reach $1 million settlement over patient privacy in ABC series

Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Medical Center were cited for allowing crews to film without first obtaining authorization from patients.

Opinion | Eric Rosengren

// Are we equipped for the next recession?

How prepared will policy makers be to offset the next downturn, whatever its cause?

// New York City Mayor de Blasio meets with Red Sox management in Big Apple

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met up with Red Sox management for lunch at the offices of Goldman Sachs on Wednesday.

// Here’s how communities around the world are trying to prevent shark attacks

As officials on Cape Cod grapple with how to prevent fatal attacks, researchers caution that nothing can fully protect swimmers from sharks.

// Saving face: Lion’s head preserved from Somerville building ahead of Green Line construction

For nearly a century, the lion has watched over Gilman Square. Officials hope it will continue to do so when the area is redeveloped.


// He works with the dead for a living at Mount Auburn’s crematory

Manager Joe Bancewicz is readying for next month’s opening of a state-of-the-art facility at the storied cemetery.

The “Hamilton” touring production, now at the Boston Opera House.

Joan Marcus

Stage Review

‘Hamilton,’ the hit heard ’round the world, arrives in Boston (finally) with a bang

This exhilarating touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster serves notice that “Hamilton’’ is built to last.


// ‘The Black Clown’ unveils America’s three-ring circus of racism

A.R.T.’s “The Black Clown” isn’t just a stirring performance of the Langston Hughes poem. From Botham Jean to Colin Kaepernick to Reginald Andrade, it’s the circus of racism in America.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing.

How well can a person remember things that happened more than 30 years ago?

A central question is circling around the controversy in Washington this week: How well can a person remember anything that happened more than 30 years ago? Memory experts have answers.

President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Trump is in Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Opinion | Marcela García

Trump can’t hide the truth: The US failed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

The federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria was woefully inadequate. Citizens need to hold President Trump accountable.

// Waltham magician Shin Lim wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Runner-up dance group Zurcaroh lifted him into the air after host Tyra Banks announced him as the winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

// Case dismissed against mom charged after taking daughter’s phone away

Jodie May took away her daughter’s phone after the girl got in trouble in school, but she was arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge.

C.N. Smith Farm is among the Massachusetts orchards offering pick-your-own apples.

George Rizer for the Boston Globe/File 2017


Where to pick your own apples this fall

Before you leave for picking, call the farm. Some have websites so you can check apple varieties and other activities.

// It’s shaping up to be a good year for foliage in New England

Weather conditions have been ideal for good foliage so far, but only time will tell whether those conditions will last enough to really make a difference this year.

Dave Epstein

// Fall is coming, but will the cool air stick?

The good news for lovers of a cooler season: Just as the autumnal equinox begins, the warm pattern is undergoing a change.

Miss Conduct

// Can we invite only the cousin we like on vacation and not her annoying brother?

A tight-knit family has enjoyed time off together for years, but now there’s tension about adding to the mix.


// What’s up with the Red Sox’ offense this month? Passive at-bats

In the season’s first half, they did a lot of damage on “middle-middle” offerings, but that has changed.

Louie Iacuzzi (left) and James Amaral posed with the banner in Malden.

Red Sox banner returned: In the end, Malden man gets nothing

The bizarre case of a Red Sox division title banner that went missing came to an end Wednesday when a Malden man who says he found it in Somerville brought it to Fenway Park.

Love Letters

I’ve got a huge crush on my husband’s friend

We’re happily married with kids, but this flirtation has been going on for five years.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jenifer B. McKim

// For too many people, the ‘recovery’ never happened

The success of the housing “recovery” depends a lot on who you are and where you live.

Special reports

Stranger in the house

// The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.


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// Jerome Adams reflects on his first year as U.S. surgeon general

Adams shares his plans for year two and his thoughts about some of the most pressing public health debates today.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought heavy winds and rain to the Southeast coast of the United States, leaving devastation in its wake.


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