UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

The university joined a number of other colleges that have distanced themselves from the entertainer.

Streets in front of the Paramount Theatre were wet Wednesday night.

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Storm slows travel, causes power outages

Snow accumulations ranged from more than 10 inches in Western Mass. to less than an inch in southeastern areas of the state.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chin112514Bostonfergusenprotests_met2.jpg Boston police used ‘soft approach’ with protesters

Police officials said they decided against an aggressive show of force in Tuesday’s protests, worried it would stoke anger.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/evans150-8054.jpg Most protesters see charges dismissed or downgraded

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested Tuesday night in Boston as part of protests in response to the Ferguson case.

Man who allegedly fell through ceiling at Logan is held

The man allegedly was naked when he fell through the ceiling of a women’s restroom at Logan Airport and assaulted a bystander.

City lays out shelter plan after Long Island Bridge closure

Hundreds of homeless residents and recovery patients were displaced when the bridge closed.

English High brings back a tradition

English High’s marching band will perform Thanksgiving Day, the first performance by a marching band at a Boston public school in about four decades.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/459467040.jpg Rob Gronkowski is ‘focal point’ for Packers defense Sunday

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy had plenty of praise for the Patriots as their game approaches.

Between Boston and Oakland, Jon Lester went 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA last seasonPhoto by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Jon Lester has plenty of options in addition to Red Sox

The Red Sox seem to be the front-runners for Lester, but the Cubs, among others, make sense for him, too.

Dr. Benjamin Ebert, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital,

Boston scientists find gene mutations that are a precursor of blood cancer

The mutations markedly increase the risk of blood cancer, an important step toward developing early detection and prevention strategies.

A man took a picture of his food during lunch in Paris.

opinion | Jennifer Graham

Digital Sabbaths let us snatch back our power

We call it wired, but that’s a euphemism for chained.

ideas

What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy

It’s quantifiable: Editors are suckers for cute pups. But we have a defense!

Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p28_NunsOnRun.jpg Board games are back, and Boston’s a player

Plenty of people still play board games, including average folk who partake at home, in game cafes, and at massive conventions.

Thanksgiving cooking guide

How to cook Thanksgiving turkey

Ready to cook your turkey? Here are a few recipes that will help.

10 must-have Thanksgiving recipes

These holiday recipes can accompany the turkey Thursday or help with leftovers.

Opinion

Anthony A. Braga

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chin112514Bostonfergusenprotests_met2.jpg Why Boston’s protests to Ferguson remained largely peaceful

There is an unusual reservoir of trust developed between the police and the city’s communities of color.

The Big Picture

Nia Richardson, 16, of Roxbury, wets the reed of her saxophone as she prepares for practice in Jamaica Plain Nov. 19.

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English High’s marching band

The marching band at English High brings back a tradition that has been dormant at Boston public schools for about 40 years.