UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

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

//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.

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The scope of Ferguson protests

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday in cities across the country.

Opinion | Harvey Silverglate

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Are we wise enough to understand and act on them?

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After the Weymouth man discovered the bonds, he contacted the auction company to return the bonds to the owner.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/010A.jpg 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 strikes up a marching band

Marching bands at Boston’s public high schools have died out, but on Thanksgiving Day, the English High band will revive the tradition.

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

Motorists and travelers contended with delays, and thousands were without electricity because of downed trees and power lines.

//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

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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.

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What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy

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

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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.

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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.