6.1-magnitude earthquake in Italy downs buildings

An Italian mayor near the epicenter said there were downed buildings in the city center and that the lights had gone out.

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“We feel that there’s more to the story,” said a sister of victim Tracy Paniagua.

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Judge Thomas Estes recently sentenced a teenager to probation for sexually assaulting two classmates in April.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_assault1_met.jpg Convicted rapist arrested after woman in South End is assaulted

Eduardo Rodriguez, 31, was released recently from prison after serving time for a similar assault in 2007.

Red Sox 2. Rays 1

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Buchholz struck out nine and walked two in 6 innings.

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to “softening” laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally.

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In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to “softening” laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally.

Michael A. Cohen

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1680.jpg 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.

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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ghostbike.jpg ‘Ghost bike’ taken down in Lincoln

The “ghost bike” was erected Sunday along a busy road in Lincoln, near where a cyclist was killed in a crash earlier this month.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

Young startup founders capitalize on freelance economy

With job opportunities that let you set your own schedule on the rise, the creators of Jobble saw an opportunity. Now, they’re seeing their simple job-matching idea take off.

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Photo courtesy of Earl White

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

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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.

//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

You may think you’re discreet about your political views. But Facebook has come up with its own determination of your political leanings.

TV Critic’s Corner

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/24crita.jpg The meanest ‘Seinfeld’ episode ever

“The Twin Towers” is indeed in extremely bad taste — and funny, too.

//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.

//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.

The times of year you’re most likely to get divorced

As it turns out, there’s a consistent seasonality to divorce filings, according to recent research.


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.

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EpiPen maker Mylan has become the new boogeyman of the pharmaceutical industry.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/0a744521ea8040948e8694dca05381ad-0a744521ea8040948e8694dca05381ad-0.jpg Red Sox among teams scouting Tim Tebow’s baseball workout

Tebow, 29, has been working out with former major league Chad Moeller in hopes of being signed as an outfielder.

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.