UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

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

Randy Faria, of Dartmouth, rested on his bag as he waited to take a bus home at South Station.

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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.

// 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.

// 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.

// Owner of Jamaica Plain home cited by city after fatal accident

The city issued three emergency violations after a worker fell to his death while installing porches at the home.

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.

// 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


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.


What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy

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


// 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.


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// 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.

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Reaction in Ferguson, Mo.

Demonstrators gathered in Ferguson, Mo., ahead of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown death, and reacted after learning there would be no indictments.