American University in Afghanistan attacked

Witnesses say they heard explosions and automatic gunfire. It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded.

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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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.

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The high school graduating class of 2016 had an average composite score of 24.8, out of a possible 36.

//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.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0824epi.jpg EpiPen maker, under fire for price hikes, blitzed Olympics with ads

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been in the hot seat for drastic increases in the prices of its life-saving drug.

//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.

Boston-08/24/2016- Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill during a cermony outside the State House for Preventing Animal Suffering and Death. Dogs joined the signing along with members of the MSPCA, AnimalRescue League and the Humane Society. Gumball, a nine-week-old pitbull yawns as the Governor signs the document. Gumball is up for adoption through the MSPCA. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

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

The 60 percent rise last year was partly attributed to problems detected in a single hospital’s dialysis unit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Tollworker_409383.jpg State will expand discounts for Mass. E-ZPass users

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

Jimmy Garoppolo (left) is used to being the No. 2 quarterback, and Tom Brady No. 1, but things are different this preseason.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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.

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

TV Critic’s Corner

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/25crita.jpg The cast of ‘Feud’ has been announced. I can die happy.

Critic Matthew Gilbert is a little obsessed with the lineup planned for an upcoming FX series.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/John%20Dunaway.png 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.”

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/594433872.jpg Run on Mookie Betts? Proceed at own risk

Betts’s defensive gem Tuesday night proved a startling reminder of how far he has come in a short time.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/590225582.jpg Needham to welcome Aly Raisman home with a rally

The festivities will include a Q-and-A session with the Olympic gymnast.

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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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/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_assault1_met.jpg Rapist charged in South End assault held on $500,000 bail

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/2011-2020/2013/11/06/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Burt's-Bees-Woods-7890265.jpg Maine land from the founder of Burt’s Bees is now a national monument

President Barack Obama declared a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt’s Bees.

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At least a dozen towns have banned body-covering burkini swimwear favored by some Muslim women.

Ask Amy

What to do about posting baby photos online

As new parents, my husband and I are concerned about protecting our child’s online privacy.

//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.