Rescuers race against the clock to find survivors in Italy quake

At least 38 people were killed in the earthquake, which struck during the early morning hours.

A man leaned on the rubble of buildings in Amatrice, Italy.

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A man leaned on the rubble of buildings in Amatrice, Italy.

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.

Rescue teams surveyed the destruction in Amatrice.

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Rescue teams surveyed the destruction in Amatrice.

An aerial view of Amatrice after the earthquake.

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An aerial view of Amatrice after the earthquake.

A man examined the damage in Pescara del Tronto.

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A man examined the damage in Pescara del Tronto.

// Photos: Central Italy devastated by quake

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

// The Latest: Finding quake survivors the priority, Italy’s premier says

Matteo Renzi will head to the disaster zone later today as rescue efforts were underway in central Italy.

// Medical errors persist, despite increased scrutiny

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

// 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.

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 hiker 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.

// 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.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Poverty drives homeless rates? No so fast

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

Red Sox 2. Rays 1

// Clay Buchholz strong as Red Sox edge Rays

The Sox remain tied atop the American League East with the Blue Jays, who beat the Angels on Tuesday.

// 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.

// 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.

// 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.


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.

// 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.

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.

// 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.

// Council to vote Wednesday on proposed Allston marijuana dispensary

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

// 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.

Turkish army tanks and Syrian opposition forces vehicles were stationed near the Turkey-Syria border on Wednesday.

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Turkish troops cross into Syria to liberate ISIS-held town

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was launched in response to a string of attacks in Turkey.

// How much do Patriots tickets cost this season?

New England Patriots home games remain the most expensive tickets on the secondary market for NFL games in 2016.

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.

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.