Chip-ready credit card machines hard to find

Three in five Americans are now carrying a chip-embedded credit or debit card. The only problem? Where to use it.

Constanze Nied (left) and her friend Kirsten Friese, both from Germany, took a rest during Black Friday shopping at the Cambridgeside Galleria in 2014.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff File/2014

Black Friday becoming less vital to retailers

The relentless race for holiday dollars has blunted the day’s oomph, as stores offer deep discounts weeks before Thanksgiving.

// UMass president aims to fire Dartmouth chief

Under Divina Grossman’s three-and-a-half-year tenure, enrollment has fallen and private fund-raising has plummeted.

Boston Police outside Who's On First where a fight broke out last night and three people were shot, one fatal, across the street from Fenway Park.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Fenway shooting leaves one dead, three injured

Family members identified the victim as Jephthe Chery, a Haitian emigre who would have turned 30 on Friday.

//[1][1].jpg Ex-Millis cop accused of fake bomb threat, shootout found dead

There were no signs of foul play and the death is not being investigated as a homicide.

// The weird science of in-laws

Confused? It’s not your fault. What experts know about the family relationship with no rules.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) spoke with French President Francois Hollande during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow.


Russia ‘prepared to work with you,’ Putin tells Hollande

French President Francois Hollande flew to Moscow to enlist Putin in a joint campaign against the Islamic State in Syria.

The weather is no turkey this Thanksgiving

Temperatures are forecast to climb to the mid-50s Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

// Thanksgiving, or how to eat American politics

Athough certainly built on American culinary traditions, the meal we eat on Thanksgiving is also built around a political principle.

// Court fight erupts over care of Sumner Redstone

Redstone’s former companion claims that he can no longer make informed decisions and requires around-the-clock medical care.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo served turkey to Dennis Winship (left) and Harold Chapman.

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Hundreds gather at Goodwill for Thanksgiving dinner

About 300 gathered at Goodwill’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday in Boston, a tradition that dates back to the 1930s.


// Thanksgiving stylized and streamlined

It’s not a question of cutting corners. It’s a matter of giving the Thanksgiving dinner a whole new shape.

Live updates: Thanksgiving Day high school football

Across the state, it’s time for traditional rivals to square off. Here’s the latest updates from the gridirons.


// Needham holds on to beat Wellesley at Fenway Park

Needham’s Joe Gowetski returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown and John Andre scored on a 26-yard pass.

// Fantasy football: It’s crunch time for season-long leagues

The regular season in most leagues concludes in two weeks, and playoff positions are at stake.


// Bruins defenseman Colin Miller makes a difference on offense

The win in Detroit was an example of how he can help the team, without being a prototype bruiser on the blue line.


// Even with no Manning, Al Michaels sees a compelling matchup

The NBC announcer believes Patriots-Broncos will be a huge draw Sunday night, despite a loss of some star power.

Twin Farms, a hotel and spa on 300 acres in Barnard, Vt., with its own ski trails, restaurant, spa, and luxurious range of accommodations.


Hit the slopes, then take it easy in luxury in Vermont

There’s nothing like soaking in a mountainside hot tub, sipping a hot toddy by a crackling fire, or digging into a home-cooked meal after a day of skiing in Vermont.


// Christmas 911: Holiday hazards, by the numbers

Don’t let carelessness with candles, lights, electrical cords, or ladders spoil “the most wonderful time of the year.”

//[1][1].jpg Two sisters, one teacher, and a family with love to spare

The teacher and the student had known each other in a Mattapan school. Little did they realize then they would become a family.

// 50 things about Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Guthrie was in Great Barrington on Thanksgiving Day 1965 when events happened that led to the famous song.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.