No charges in Usaamah Rahim shooting

Rahim, 26, was killed by Boston police and FBI agents on June 2, 2015, during a confrontation in Roslindale.

Emergency services personnel carried a survivor on a stretcher during search and rescue operations in Amatrice, Italy.

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Death toll from Italy quake rises to 120

Rescuers are racing to find survivors after an earthquake struck central Italy early in the morning.

// A local VC firm has a message for Donald Trump. It’s not very nice.

The well-respected firm is using its homepage to send a profane message to the Republican presidential nominee.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// A plan for the Clinton Foundation, none for Trump organization

No matter who wins, the next US president will be plagued by questions about where public interest end and personal interest begin.

Dan Wasserman

// Editorial cartoon: GOP sells new model car

Meet the innovative self-driving vehicle.

// 1 dead, 18 injured in attack on American University in Afghanistan

It is still not clear if there were one or two attackers at the Kabul campus.

// Boston approves restaurant grade plan

Restaurants will receive either an A, B, or C grade that will be calculated based on the number and severity of violations found.


// Feeling a little sorry for Scott Brown? Me, too

The former Senator was mentioned in a sexual harassment suit filed by former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros.

// Stolen Super Bowl helmet may have been returned to bar

Employees at Skipjack’s near Gillette Stadium called police to investigate a helmet-sized package that arrived.

// The US government says it’s buying 11 million pounds of cheese

The USDA announced Wednesday that it’s purchasing 11 million pounds of cheese to stabilize a surplus that is at its highest level in 30 years.

// US on pace for deadliest driving year in decade

Motor vehicle crashes killed about 19,100 people nationwide during the first six months of this year.

WARREN, VT---July 30, 2016-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-- The swimming hole at Warren Falls in the early morning, before the crowds. .

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Formerly secret Vt. swimming hole now attracting a crowd

Warren Falls is a series of small, cascading waterfalls surrounded by cliffs, carved rocks, and crystal-clear water.

// Is a homework backlash brewing?

A teacher in Texas has cancelled homework for her students for the year, and the parents seem to be as excited as the children.

// ‘Gilmore Girls’ fans can now visit Stars Hollow. Kind of.

The Connecticut town of Washington will play host to its first-ever Fan Fest, a three-day ode to the place that inspired a television phenomenon.

// New law will let you to enter a car to rescue trapped animals

Bystanders can now enter other people’s cars to rescue trapped, overheated animals, if the owners cannot be found.

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//[1].jpg ‘When you find my body’: The last days of Gerry Largay

Lost for at least 19 days in the Maine wilderness, the 66-year-old hiker died as she had lived: with courage and with grace.

Judo Olympian Kayla Harrison was taken by surprise as fans greeted her.

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Judo center welcomes Olympic medalists home

Kayla Harrison and Travis Stevens returned to Logan Airport Wednesday afternoon.

// Patriots trade Bryan Stork, release Nate Washington

Stork has been riddled by concussion issues, and lost his position battle at center to David Andrews.


// Don’t look now, but Patriots have a quarterback controversy

They need to get Jimmy Garoppolo ready for the season, but Tom Brady doesn’t like being on the sideline.


// Bruce Springsteen on the cheap

It’s a good thing Springsteen didn’t schedule a second concert at Gillette Stadium next month because The Boss is having a hard time filling the place.

// ‘Nothing will prepare you’ for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

We don’t know that much about “Game of Thrones” season 7, but the news that’s trickling out is fun to think about.

// Scientists find closest ‘Earth-like’ planet yet

It is a small, rocky planet not unlike our own, orbiting the sun’s closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.

// A wine tour . . . in Somerville?

City Wine Tours has launched a two-hour walking tour of Assembly Row, complete with food pairings and wine samples.

// Are you a ‘Sporting Gentleman’? New Balance has just the shoe.

The print is inspired by “heritage hunting estates.” Think of a 21st-century version of Matthew Crawley from “Downton Abbey.”

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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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Flooding in Louisiana

The residents of Louisiana continue to deal with the disastrous affects of historic flooding that killed at least 17 and destroyed about 60,000 homes.