ITALY EARTHQUAKES

Much of small town ‘no longer exists’

The mayor of Amatrice said that residents buried in buildings and that the lights had gone out after a 6.2-magnitude tremblor.

“Half the town no longer exists,” said the mayor, Sergio Pirozzi.

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“Half the town no longer exists,” said the mayor, Sergio Pirozzi.

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Photos: Central Italy devastated by quake

The first images are coming in of Wednesday’s earthquake, which leveled small towns.

Christina Fagan, who founded a local knitting company, does some

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Netflix and knit? A weave and watch phenomenon

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/tlumacki_trumpinboston_metro172.jpg Scott Brown denies accusations made in Fox News lawsuit

A former host at the network says Brown made sexually inappropriate comments and put his hands on her lower waist.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/594346208.jpg Trump behind Clinton, past GOP nominees, in Mass. fund-raising

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/fea763d0-c410-4a46-867c-17a44e048a7c.jpg Many who met with Clinton gave to her foundation

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or spoke with Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her charity.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-1668.jpg Clinton’s e-mail ‘scandals’ are pure fiction

Once you get past the breathless headlines, there’s no evidence of actual wrongdoing.

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 22: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at the James A. Rhodes Arena on August 22, 2016 in Akron, Ohio. Trump currently trails Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, a state which is critical to his election bid. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

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SCOT LEHIGH

Voters are getting it right on Clinton and Trump

This is a summer that has shown American politics at its democracy-affirming best.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160812_BAYSTATE_005.jpg Medical errors persist, despite increased scrutiny

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

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Images/stat.jpg Graduate students can now form unions at universities

Private universities must now accept unions formed by graduate students who conduct research and help teach classes.

Smoke fills the sky in a view north toward Yellowstone National Park from Leeks Marina in Moose, Wyo., on Tuesday.

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Road to Yellowstone’s entrance closed by fire

Growing wildfires closed or threaten key roads at Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and forced the campground evacuations.

//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/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/blanding_stuckboat_met.jpg Beverly sloop stuck on sandbar at Gloucester beach

The boat won’t be able to move from the channel until high tide early Wednesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/14141771_10154461618896528_1136608374159482290_n.jpg There’s been another ‘Wessie’ the snake sighting in Maine

Earl White doesn’t care what people say, he knows what he saw — he even took a picture of it.

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Perspective | Magazine

10 things I wish I’d known before my daughter became addicted to heroin

I’ve learned that the way back is a gargantuan struggle and that many recover, but some never do.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/facebook.jpg Liberal, moderate, or conservative? See how Facebook labels you

The social network has come up with its own determination of your political leanings.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/18/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/2016-03-30T172440Z_456801273_GF10000365917_RTRMADP_3_CLIMATECHANGE-ANTARCTICA.jpg A huge crack is spreading across one of Antarctica’s biggest ice shelves

Antarctica could lose a piece of ice that is nearly the size of Scotland.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/iced.jpg Starbucks can put as much ice in your coffee as it wants

A federal judge in California shut down a class-action lawsuit alleging the coffee giant misleads its customers.

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'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.