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.

// Photos: Central Italy devastated by quake

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

// 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.


// 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.

// 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.

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.

// Burkinis on beaches stoke France’s long debate on secularism

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

// City Councilors plan a jam session

Bill Linehan is planning a music session at City Hall this afternoon, with a little help from his council friends.

// 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.

Problems detected in the dialysis unit at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield accounted for a large chunk of the increase in errors reported by the state’s full-service hospitals.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

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.

Alex Speier

// 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.

// 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.

// 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.

// 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.

//'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.

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.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Reassess what you think you know about the economics of homelessness

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

// Framingham may be buying 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.

// 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.

// 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.

Connections | Globe Magazine

// Marry me? Again and again and again.

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

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.