At least 104 dead as earthquake shakes Mexico

Rescue workers and volunteers searched a building that collapsed after an earthquake in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City on Tuesday.

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing more than a hundred people, collapsing buildings, and causing widespread panic.

// Videos from Mexico show buildings collapsing

Dramatic video showed one mid-rise building collapsing into a cloud of dust amid cries from onlookers.

McCrae Williams died earlier this month.

Weston man who died at Pa. college had been drinking before he fell, prosecutor says

McCrae Williams had been drinking alcohol, fell in his dorm room, and probably hit his head, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Booking photos of Max Kennedy and Caroline R. Kennedy.

Charge dropped against Max Kennedy after loud party on Cape Cod

The 52-year-old son of the late Robert F. Kennedy agreed to pay a $150 fine for violating a local noise bylaw, prosecutors said.

Hurricane Maria

People walk by a fallen tree off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte)

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Puerto Rico faces direct hit from Category 5 Maria

Hurricane Maria is expected to slam Puerto Rico “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations,’’ an official said.

// Cape and Islands residents count down to Jose

On Nantucket, the harbormaster has closed the town pier and anchorage, and the access ramps to public beaches have been removed as Jose approaches.

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// Jose won’t batter New England, but look out for tropical-storm-force gusts

When the center of the storm passes well east of Nantucket, it will be windy on the island, but those winds won’t be very damaging.

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Roche Bros. to open a smaller-format store at new Waltham apartment building

The Wellesley chain is planning a scaled-down version of its regular supermarkets.

The Trump presidency

President Trump gave his first speech as president to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.


So about Trump’s UN speech today...

Here’s a breakdown of what we heard and what it might mean.

// Trump lawyer’s statement to media derails Senate meeting

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they ‘‘declined to move forward’’ with the closed-door staff interview and will schedule an open hearing instead.

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// The GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal bill could devastate Mass.

The Cassidy-Graham proposal would sharply reduce the funding Massachusetts uses for Medicaid.

Marshall Longhorns football players during a break from practice in Marshall, Texas, Oct. 20, 2016. Tackle football is making a comeback among Marshall youths, despite the well-known safety risks associated with playing at such a young age. (Brandon Thibodeaux/The New York Times)

Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

A Boston University study found greater risks of brain-related problems from playing tackle football before age 12.

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For Bruins, four is a lowly number nowadays

The Bruins have slipped down the sports totem pole in Boston, and team president Cam Neely knows it.

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Real estate

Four Mass. communities ranked among the top places to live in US

Though no New England towns ranked in the top 10, four local communities made the top 100 in Money’s annual Best Places to Live list.

Alex Place of Milton and Kristine Acevedo of Dorchester staged a sit-in inside the lobby of the mayor’s office suite in City Hall Friday to press the mayor to debate his challengers.

Walsh declines to debate before Sept. 26 preliminary election

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had said he would debate his opponents before the preliminary vote. Now he’s saying he won’t.

9/18/17-Springfield-Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announces that Gary E. Schara, 48, of West Springfield, seen at left, has been apprehended as a suspect in the1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam. (Dave Roback / The Republican)

Gary Schara held without bail in 1992 rape and murder of woman in Agawam

The arraignment marks the first time a suspect faced a judge in the notorious case that has haunted Western Massachusetts for decades.

// Harvard’s endowment posts 8.1 percent return, lagging behind peers

The university’s endowment, which funds 36 percent of the university’s operations, continues to face problems, the latest results show.

// The most exciting new eateries opening soon around Boston

They just keep opening! Here are some you should care about, and why.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speculated that Gisele Bundchen prevented Tom Brady from attending a Patriots event at the White House because she was jealous of Brady’s relationship with President Trump’s daughter Ivanka.


Scaramucci has an outlandish theory about why Brady skipped the White House visit

Anthony Scaramucci speculated about the reason for Tom Brady’s absence from the Patriots’ visit to the White House.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

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// Sheriff Joe Arpaio tries to fight dirty

Arpaio’s lawyer has threatened action against a Harvard law professor in a clear effort to deter opponents.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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// Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


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Allergan CEO Brent Saunders made a creative deal to protect patents on a lucrative drug.


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You won't believe the apps used by distracted drivers

DAYTON, Ohio -- Google Maps is the top phone app used by drivers when driving, but others have been found to use Facebook, Twitter and Netflix while behind the wheel, according to TrueMotion, a Boston-based company that studies drivers habits.