Medical errors persist, despite increased scrutiny

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

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 A woman is comforted as she walks through rubble after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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A woman was comforted as she walked through rubble.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble of the town of Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 following an earthquake. A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

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Rescuers searched for survivors.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 A man is pulled out of the rubble 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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A man was pulled out of the rubble.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 epaselect epa05508238 An injured woman (C) is carried by rescuers amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, central Italy, 24 August 2016, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT). The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. According to reports at least 21 people died in the quake, 11 in Lazio and 10 in Marche regions. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

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An injured woman was carried by rescuers.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A man was pulled from the ruins.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in the town of Amatrice, central Italy, after an earthquake, 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. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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An aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in Amatrice.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 epa05508469 A handout picture made available by the Italian Fire Brigade shows firefighters searching for victims amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, central Italy, 24 August 2016, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT). The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, in Umbria, Lazio and Marche Regions, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. According to reports at least 37 people died in the quake. EPA/ITALIAN FIRE BRIGADE -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Firefighters searched for victims.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 epa05508437 An injured man is carried after being rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Amatrice, central Italy, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT). The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, in Umbria, Lazio and Marche Regions, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. According to reports at least 37 people died in the quake. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

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An injured man was carried after being rescued.

A woman held a child while standing on a street in Amatrice.

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A woman held a child while standing on a street in Amatrice.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 Rescuers carry a man from the rubble after a strong heartquake hit Amatrice on August 24, 2016. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours, which has killed at least three people and devastated dozens of mountain villages. Numerous buildings had collapsed in communities close to the epicenter of the quake near the town of Norcia in the region of Umbria, witnesses told Italian media, with an increase in the death toll highly likely. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Rescuers carried a man from the rubble.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble of the town of Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 following an earthquake. A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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At least 73 people were killed in the quake.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a ladder 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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A wounded nun in Amatrice.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 TOPSHOT - Rescuers search for victims in the rubble after a strong heartquake hit Amatrice on August 24, 2016 Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours, which has killed at least three people and devastated dozens of mountain villages. Numerous buildings had collapsed in communities close to the epicenter of the quake near the town of Norcia in the region of Umbria, witnesses told Italian media, with an increase in the death toll highly likely. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

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The Italian premier said the priority is the search for survivors.

ITALY QUAKE SLIDER 1 epa05508360 Two residents hug each other next to collapsed and damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto, central Italy, 24 August 2016, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT). The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, in Umbria, Lazio and Marche Regions, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. According to reports at least 37 people died in the quake. EPA/CROCCHIONI

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Two residents comforted each other.

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.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2106 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets with active and retired law enforcement in Akron, Ohio. If this week’s string of vague and contradictory statements by Trump and his team revealed anything, it’s that his immigration policy is still evolving. Just days ago Trump reshuffled his campaign staff just as he tries to recalibrate his message for the general election, in which his tough stance on immigration may be more of a liability than it was in the Republican primary. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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ground game

What does Donald Trump have to lose?

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

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Trump raised just $674,122 from the Bay State so far, only 6 percent of Clinton’s $10.8 million.

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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.

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.

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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 Council to vote Wednesday on proposed Allston marijuana dispensary

The local city councilor opposes the application from Compassionate Organics, instead backing a competing proposal.

Red Sox 2. Rays 1

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The Sox remain tied atop the American League East with the Blue Jays following another solid outing by the righthander.

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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.