N.H. hit hard by storm-related power outages

Tens of thousands in the state were without power Thursday in the wake of a winter storm.

Barcelona’s Olympic makeover may hold lessons for Boston

While some cities aren’t seen as having realized long-lasting value in hosting the Olympics, Barcelona stands out as a success story.

Thousands of Boston-area Verizon FiOS subscribers won’t be able to watch programs such as some National Football League games, featuring stars like Dallas’s Tony Romo (above), because of a showdown between the cable service and the owners of WFXT-TV (Fox 25).

Fox 25 disappears from FiOS TV

The station and Verizon were not able to reach an agreement, leaving about 400,000 without the popular channel.

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Thanksgiving is different this year for residents in Ferguson, Mo., a community roiled by cataclysmic events in recent days and weeks.

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

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

Bill Cosby received a doctorate from UMass Amherst in 1977.

UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

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

Yvonne Abraham

Hearty doses of gratitude

Gratitude makes you happier, healthier, wealthier, nicer and more popular, among other delightful things.

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Tips to avoid holiday shopping stress

Want to minimize stress? Keep a positive attitude and carry snacks.

The signing of Pablo Sandoval — and his Panda followers — is one thing Christopher L. Gasper is thankful for. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

In sports, some reasons to give thanks

Red Sox acquisitions, college football playoffs, Tom Brady and Rajon Rondo — there’s a lot for a sports fan to be thankful for.

Santiago Martinez, Miasia Kemp, and Nia Richardson, hugged to stay warm during practice in Jamaica Plain Nov. 19.

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.

This Thanksgiving will be the final time Andover and Central Catholic meet on the holiday.

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Thanksgiving football preview: 20 facts about 20 big rivalries

There’s bragging rights, streaks, and even a league title on the line as traditional rivals play another round Thursday.

Globe Santa launches 59th season of giving

The annual drive helps finance gifts for thousands of children in 190 Eastern Massachusetts cities and towns.

Thanksgiving cooking guide

How to cook Thanksgiving turkey

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

Perfect apple pie from Sheryl Julian

Watch the Globe’s food editor make an apple pie with a foolproof pastry crust.

10 must-have Thanksgiving recipes

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

Opinion

Stephen Crosby

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1127oped_crosby3.jpg A data-driven understanding of gambling

A key feature of the 2011 gaming law was to establish a research plan.

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.