Medical errors persist, despite increased scrutiny

Preventable medical errors reported by Mass. full-service hospitals grew 60 percent in 2015.

A man leans on rubbles of destroyed buildings following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

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Death toll from Italy quake rises to 73

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

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A number of towns suffered heavy damage in Wednesday’s earthquake.

ground game

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Trump may have already lost black and Hispanic voters, but his new tone could be a hit with white women in swing states.

Medical helicopter called to Mendon after school bus crash

The driver of the sedan that collided with a bus was hospitalized with major trauma.

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State rules Weymouth violated Open Meeting Law

The committee that conducted a search for a new school superintendent violated the law by forwarding only one candidate for the job.

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The ride-hailing company is testing discounted individual retirement plans for drivers in four US markets.

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State approval is more likely after a consultant hired to study the project said it probably won’t drive up medical costs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pets-heat.jpg New state law will allow 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Morgan_xxsofarm01_so.jpg Stonehill College takes its discount ‘Mobile Market’ to Brockton

In parts of Brockton, vegetables like those grown at the Easton campus are not widely available, even at more typical prices.

At the place where Geraldine “Gerry” Largay died, her family erected a cross with messages from her family. They also left a favorite hat and a news story about her Appalachian Trail hike.

Benjamin Keller

Globe Magazine

‘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.

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A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

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The 31-year-old allegedly attacked a woman months after he had been released from prison on a similar 2007 assault.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/FOX25_QuabbinPlane01_met.jpg No known environmental threats after Quabbin plane landing

The fixed-engine plane remains on the sandbar after the pilot made an emergency landing yesterday afternoon.

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Drivers using an E-ZPass transponder issued by an out-of-state agency will pay more in tolls.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Poverty drives homeless rates? Not so fast

The one thing that seems connected to the number of people without their own place to live is the cost of housing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bodycam_04.jpg Starting today, some Boston officers will train with body cameras

A group of 100 officers chosen from the program come from a variety of the city’s neighborhoods.

Globe staff photo illustration

How much do Patriots tickets cost this season?

New England Patriots home games remain among the most expensive tickets on the secondary market for NFL games in 2016.

Connections | Globe Magazine

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A small ritual for each time we reunite, even from just an afternoon away.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/hojo140-6081.jpg And then there was one . . . HoJo’s making its last stand

One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it a slice of roadside Americana.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Handout_28wemillwood01_weA.jpg Should Framingham buy a golf course?

A Special Town Meeting will decide whether the town should purchase Millwood Farms Golf Course or let the land be sold to a developer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mj-11746.jpg A second marijuana dispensary in Allston-Brighton?

The City Council is set to vote later today on the possibility of bringing a new, locally run medical marijuana dispensary to the neighborhood.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/4adcf1a6a8004a9d823cf0a8e3e0768a-4adcf1a6a8004a9d823cf0a8e3e0768a-0.jpg Almanacs share warning for upcoming winter

Special anniversary editions of The Farmers’ Almanac and The Old Farmer’s Almanac are both predicting a more seasonably chilly winter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/kreiter_netflixknit1_met.jpg Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and knit.

Some knitting enthusiasts are firing up a movie or television series and getting to work on a pair of, say, alpaca-wool socks.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg 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'

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“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.