BostonGlobe.com Headlines - October 9, 2014 October 10, 2014 Here are highlights from today's Globe: Evans defends Boston police after ACLU report on racial bias: A study found officers disproportionately observed, interrogated, or searched African-American residents from 2007 to 2010. Evan Allen and Travis Andersen report. Fact checking Baker, Coakley’s records on child welfare: Problems in the state child welfare system have become the main flashpoint in the governor’s race. Michael Levenson details the latest. Rare cancer recoveries could be key to wider treatments: Researchers are using an arsenal of biomedical tools to unlock the secrets of people who respond well to experimental drugs. Carolyn Y. Johnson reports. Boston offers a plan to help colleges add dorms: Mayor Walsh wants to cut in half the number of college students living off campus by 2030. Matt Rocheleau details the story. Walsh wants 53,000 more housing units in Boston by 2030: The units are needed to keep pace with rapid population growth, according to a city report. Casey Ross reports. Charlie Baker and the ‘compassion deficit’: A kinder, softer Baker is supposedly running in 2014. But much of the softness is rooted in optics. Joan Vennochi details the latest. Bruins beat Flyers in season opener: Chris Kelly netted the game-winner late in the third-period goal as Boston downed Philadelphia on opening night. Amalie Benjamin details the win.