Get ready for Thankspocalypse

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The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we’re “celebrating” a holiday.

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// A Maine man gave out turkeys he found in a dumpster. Don’t eat them, police say

A man reportedly pulled birds from the trash behind a Hannaford supermarket — and then allegedly distributed some of them to people looking for a holiday bird.

A state trooper used a radar gun to monitor vehicle speeds on Route 128 this summer.

Drivers get ticketed for going over 100 m.p.h. more than you think

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York. She’d have plenty of company in Massachusetts.

// Here’s when to avoid the worst of Thanksgiving traffic

If you’re looking to avoid the congestion, this data can help you plan your trip.

Liam Hannon, 10, with the turkeys he delivered to a Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center congregate family shelter in Cambridge on Tuesday.


Cambridge boy feeds the homeless, one meal at a time

Since summer, Liam Hannon has passed out handmade lunches from a green wagon he pulls around Cambridge, alongside his dad, Scott.

Boston, MA: October 2, 2017: The Celtics Kyrie Irving (right) dribbles by head coach Brad Stevens (left) during first quarter action. The Boston Celtics hosted the Charlotte Hornets in a pre season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

Chad Finn

If only we got to watch Kyrie Irving play ball every day ...

Irving’s performance through his first 17 games with the Celtics is a satisfying reminder of what an A-list NBA superstar looks like.

Prospect Michael Chavis is pictured in action for the Red Sox Single A affiliate Greenville Drive. (Steve Wallace/Greenville Drive)

Alex Speier

How Michael Chavis could figure into the Red Sox’ plans for 2018

He won’t be a part of the Red Sox’ big league team next spring, but Chavis is a factor as they work to assemble their Opening Day lineup.


// Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be engaged

The Newton native — whose brother, Evan, ran unsuccessfully for Massachusetts governor — has been dating the actress for three years.

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// Stay-at-home mom resents getting asked to baby-sit

I really don’t want to do it, but feel bad knowing that I have no excuse. How can I politely decline without feeling guilty?

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// Scott Zolak is The Globies’ Voice of Boston Award recipient for 2017

The Patriots color commentator and talk-show host on The Sports Hub has become an important part of the Boston sports media fabric.

Cranberries at this bog were slated for use in Ocean Spray juice.

Talking Points

Ocean Spray to spend $2m a year on medical research into cranberries

The company just decided to spend at least $10 million over the next five years to study the red berry’s antimicrobial benefits.

// President Trump gives de facto endorsement of Roy Moore

Trump said that Moore “totally denies” the allegations against him, and encouraged voters not to choose Moore’s challenger, Democrat Doug Jones.

// CBS fires Charlie Rose following allegations

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose and PBS has cut ties with the veteran broadcaster following allegations that he sexually harassed several women.

// Trump and Putin spoke on the phone for more than an hour today

President Trump spent more than an hour speaking on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, according to the White House.

A coyote carried a cat in its mouth in Newton.

A wandering coyote carrying a cat in its mouth was spotted in Newton

A Newton woman posted a photo of a coyote she spotted to warn her neighbors about the dangers of the wild animals.


// China, not Russia, may be the real winner with Trump at helm

The change in administrations from Barack Obama to President Donald Trump has coincided with a number of positive developments for China.

// Sugar industry shut down study linking sucrose to disease, researchers say

A sugar industry trade group appears to have shut down a study that was producing evidence linking sucrose to disease nearly 50 years ago.

// Mass. is getting one step closer to legal marijuana sales

The Cannabis Control Commission is pushing to write a first draft of new rules permitting the legal sale of marijuana by the end of the year.

// Baker endorses Mass. ban on handheld use of phones by drivers

The state Senate passed such a bill earlier this year.

// Pixar’s creative head takes leave after allegations of sexual misconduct

The move comes after a new report alleges that Rashida Jones and her cowriter on ‘‘Toy Story 4’’ left the project early after an unwanted advance.

// DOJ investigating Harvard over admissions

The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

Many of us will wake up on Wednesday morning with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s.

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Dave Epstein

A cold, dry long weekend is being served up this holiday

New England will see rain Wednesday morning and then sunny skies and cool temperatures through Saturday.

Senator Al Franken.

Past SNL performers, staff issue statement supporting Al Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on “Saturday Night Live,” including actress Jane Curtin, have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.


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// The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


// A defiant doctor fights for her license and a disappearing style of medicine

Dr. Anna Konopka of New London, N.H., has become a symbol of a kind of physician autonomy that is almost extinct.


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