Boston will face a slushy mess this afternoon

Several inches of snow have already accumulated in some areas of western Mass., which could see up to 14 inches.

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The Rev. Richard McCormick, 73, will spend eight to 10 years in prison for raping a boy multiple times in the 1980s.

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The new owner of Boston’s Fox affiliate is in a heated showdown with Verizon over a proposed rate increase to carry Fox programming.

Brent Hofacker

Thanksgiving for dummies

Have you started panicking yet? Don’t worry, here are some tips to make your turkey day go smoothly.

Evan Horowitz

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Despite all the deals being touted on TV and in ads, genuine bargains will be difficult to find.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/6dfef9c4c2b64b6793dc6f3a7ed478c7-a30c469983584a938e7169f46e577b0a-0.jpg Ruth Bader Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

The 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice had surgery Wednesday to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

Those arrested face charges that include disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, said police spokesman Officer James Kenneally.

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45 arrested during Boston protest over Ferguson

An estimated 1,400 demonstrators took part in protests, and at one point marched onto the Mass. Ave. Connector near Interstate 93.

Darren Wilson is seen in an undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office Monday.

In first interview, Darren Wilson says he has clean conscience

The Ferguson officer said he couldn’t have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7242.jpg Red Sox to be applauded for spending

What we’ve seen this week is more like the Red Sox of the old days.

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Look up any Eastern Massachusetts Thanksgiving football rivalry, and also see other interesting facts about the matchups.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/brady11111-7206.jpg When the going got tough, the Patriots got better

The midseason stretch that was to define the Patriots’ season seems to be doing just that.

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/leung-3738.jpg Charlie Baker’s height sets him apart

Charlie Baker has been a towering presence for most of his life, but now that he has been elected governor everyone else has started to take notice.

Channing Tatum (left) and Mark Ruffalo play the Schultz brothers, wrestling gold medalists who fell into the orbit of an unstable du Pont heir, portrayed by Steve Carell (top),

Movie Review

‘Foxcatcher’ a quietly devastating drama

As the reclusive millionaire John E. du Pont, Steve Carell gives a career-changer of a performance.

Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

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There was no one to comfort the aggrieved and convince them that violence is not the answer.

The Big Picture

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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.