Massive fish fraud results in huge penalty for fishermen

Authorities ordered scores of fishermen to return to shore after the owner of many of the boats didn’t account for the fish they caught.

// MBTA board green-lights 2 major contracts

Monday marked the transit agency’s biggest spending day in three years.

Brandeis lifts shelter-in-place order

The university was under lockdown for about two hours.

// Dartmouth students say professors created hostile environment

Fifteen students made the claims in a statement to the campus newspaper, The Dartmouth.

// CBS TV stations not available for Dish Network viewers

The move affects two Boston stations: Channels 4 and 38.

// At least 50 people dead after mosque bombing in Nigeria

The attacker set off explosives as worshipers were arriving for morning prayers, police said.

FILE — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2017. Franken shares little ideology in common with President Donald Trump, but as former NBC stars, both men are examples of how politics has been celebritized — and now, of how political scandal has. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

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The politics of sexual harassment

Even while Al Franken’s politics are often mine, I’m uncomfortable with his defenders pointing at other people’s behavior to minimize his.

// New claim against Al Franken could put him in more trouble

Senate Democrats didn’t ask for Franken to resign after one woman came forward. That could change.

// Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say

The women said the CBS and PBS host made unwanted sexual advances toward them.

Congregants prayed during services at Boston’s First Christian Church Source of Grace, a church frequented by the Haitian community, last month.

Advocates decry move to end temporary status for Haitians

Local advocates said Haiti has not sufficiently recovered from a devastating earthquake in 2010.

// Mass. would be trailblazer with more inmate opioid care

Massachusetts correctional institutions have long resisted providing methadone or Suboxone, but both the House and Senate criminal justice bills would require it.

Elkus Manfredi

Tiny units, with luxury extras, coming to the South End

A “coliving” apartment building would have fancy trimmings such as housekeeping services and social activities for residents.

// AT&T vows to fight DOJ ruling on Time Warner merger

AT&T has said it is willing to use the court process to unearth communications between White House and antitrust officials.

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving tried to swipe the ball away from Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr.

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Celtics 110, Mavericks 102 (OT)

Kyrie Irving drops 47 points as Celtics take 16th straight

Irving shot 16 of 22 and had six assists as the Celtics rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit.

// Your newest flat-earther just might be Danny Ainge

Kyrie Irving’s 47-point performance last night turned Danny Ainge’s world upside down — and now he might fall off it.


// Terry Glenn’s emergence with Patriots was something special

The former receiver, who died Monday at age 43, was a one-man butterfly effect on the franchise.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Second verse, same as the first

The Patriots have become such a winning machine that every week seems like it follows the same script.

// Fox News host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 m.p.h.

Police said Pirro was flying through a a 65-mile-per-hour zone in upstate New York.

// Giant swastika unearthed in Germany

Workers were digging in the ground with an excavator when they suddenly hit the 13-by-13 foot Nazi symbol.


// ‘We’re not going to stop until he pleads guilty,’ Heather Unruh says of Spacey

The former Channel 5 anchor spoke about the alleged sexual assault of her son during an interview with Megyn Kelly.


// BSO’s Andris Nelsons: There’s no sexual harassment in classical music world

Some who heard Nelsons’s comment during a radio interview took to social media to react.

Security technicians work beneath displays at Akamai, a computer security firm in Cambridge.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

When computers attack: Online criminals use DDoS to hijack computers all over the world

It’s happening right now, somewhere: The network of a company or government agency is clogging up, slowing down, becoming virtually unusable.

// East Boston’s schools have a blueprint for teaching English

These schools are debunking a theory that serving large populations of English language learners is a recipe for failure.

// Here’s when to avoid the worst of Thanksgiving traffic

If you’re looking to avoid the congestion, this data can help you plan your trip.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Financial red lights are flashing again

The next financial crisis will not be like the last one. But there will be a next one.

// The eaters of the free world: Food quirks nothing new in the Oval Office

Trump is hardly the only leader to have cravings. In fact, nearly every president has harbored loyalty for, ahem, niche foods. Fluffy turnips and mutton chops, anyone?

How ‘food swamps’ make us fat

A national study by UConn says that food swamps have a stronger impact on obesity rates than food deserts.

//[1]-2136.jpg The bromance between Obama and Biden is still strong

Barack Obama tweeted out a hilarious photo to wish Joe Biden a happy birthday.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper and Patriots reporter Nora Princiotti break down New England’s victory over the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

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The Amazon bid

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// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


// 1 in 5 shows PTSD symptoms after cancer diagnosis, study finds

A small percentage still experienced trauma-related symptoms six years later.


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