In Trump?s N.H. visit, the focus is on votes

Donald Trump gestured as he spoke during a campaign event in Bedford, N.H.

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He again promised to help combat the state?s opioid epidemic by building a wall ?to stop the heroin from pouring in.?

// Insults key in Trump?s toolkit

Donald Trump has a history of using weight as a way to make fun of, demean, or express his disapproval of people he wants to punish.

// Donald Trump?s charity is not certified in New York

If the N.Y. attorney general finds the foundation raised money in violation of the law, he could order the charity to stop doing so immediately.

Tim Kaine (left) and Mike Pence.

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Ground Game

Are these the most irrelevant VP picks in modern history?

The VP debate Tuesday could carry the same impact that Mike Pence and Tim Kaine have brought to their tickets: inconsequential.

Man charged with strangling, indecently assaulting 3-year-old nephew in Worcester

Worcester police on Thursday night arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly tried to kill his 3-year-old nephew.

// Baker will give raises to low-wage nursing home workers

Thousands of low-wage nursing home workers will be included in a state-mandated pay raise.

// Investigators search for cause of N.J. train crash

Transportation safety officials are looking at what the operator was doing before the crash that left one dead and more than 100 injured.

// Neighbors say engineer in deadly train crash loves his work

Thomas Gallagher, a married father of teenage daughters, has worked for New Jersey Transit for 29 years.

Boston, MA., 09/27/16, Nathan Carman, seen in window, is brought into the USCG Base Boston after his adventure at sea. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

Feds join investigation into sinking of Nathan Carman?s boat

Law enforcement officials from three states and the federal government are now looking at the mystery surrounding the sinking of Nathan Carman?s boat.

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Is marijuana a gateway drug?

Political leaders who oppose the effort to legalize pot in Massachusetts say it too often leads users to abuse harder drugs.

// Details about N.H. murder victim?s sexual history to remain sealed

New Hampshire Supreme Court rules to protect information about sexual history of Lizzi Marriott.

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// Developer Jon Cronin hopes Seaport tower completes his success story

Cronin?s company would like to replace two old-school bars ? Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden ? with a 22-story condominium.


// Bill O?Reilly responds to James Taylor?s request to turn off Fox News at Logan

When Taylor?s wife asked for the channel to be changed at the airport, she was told: ?This is the Bill O?Reilly corner, honey.?

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan talks to media members after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo won 33-18. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Rex Ryan: ?Nobody likes anything in Boston?

The Buffalo Bills coach got a little testy when he has his conference call with members of the New England media.

Movie Review

// Stupid is as stupid does in ?Masterminds?

It?s the kind of comedy that?s more weird-stupid than good-stupid, but Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis make it work.

Bottle flipping becomes the rage with middle schoolers

It?s not hard these days to find kids flipping bottles: at bus stops, at middle-school lunchroom tables, inside Little League dugouts.


// Ortiz bids farewell to Yankee Stadium

The Yankees? pregame ceremony for the retiring Red Sox slugger was short, sweet, and dignified.


// Red Sox swept by Yankees

A day after they clinched the AL East title, the Sox lost ground in their bid to get home-field advantage in the playoffs.

// Lawmakers step up to the plate and rename span the Big Papi Bridge

The Brookline Avenue Bridge has been renamed to honor the Red Sox?s David Ortiz.


// Red Sox? bizarre celebration made for interesting viewing on NESN

The Red Sox had to shake off a crushing loss to the Yankees to enjoy the spoils of clinching the AL East.

Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis star in ?Masterminds.?


The Weekender: Punks, rebels, and dancing b-boys

A guide to everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

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

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Oktoberfest 2016

The taps are open at the world?s biggest beer festival in Germany that runs until Oct. 3.