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Easy slice-and-bake cookie recipes for busy holidays
When you have more time — or unexpected guests at the door — slice, bake, and go.
What to wear to a holiday party? 17 outfit ideas
From fancy to casual, these looks are fresh, simple, and chic.
Rape allegations hurt Bill Cosby but sail past Bill Clinton
Maybe we expect more from a sitcom fantasy figure than we do from real-life politicians.
The trick $3 gas plays on us
Lower prices at the pump have a way of making us feel suddenly rich. But don’t celebrate yet.
Turkey trots an emerging Thanksgiving tradition
Thanksgiving Day comes just before the heavy snows blanket the region, offering cool, crisp conditions.
Macau’s new stamps showcase 2,000 years of math, word puzzles
The most unique feature of the set is how alive the stamps feel.
MIT’s brilliance on football field leads to undefeated season
The team of rocket scientists and math majors went 9-0 and will play its first playoff game Saturday.
At Lyric Stage, an updated ‘Allergist’s Wife’
Actor and playwright Charles Busch’s career breakthrough, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” gets an update at the Lyric Stage Company.
Mixed reactions from locals on Obama’s immigration plan
Area residents felt a mix of disappointment and joy as it became clear that the president would help some immigrants, but not others.
Defying GOP, Obama acts on immigration
The president said he will halt deportations and issue work permits for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.
US attorney asked to block local marijuana clinics near schools
At least six of the provisionally approved dispensaries would be within 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds.
Why did we ignore Bill Cosby allegations for so long?
The sexual assault accusations have been out there, much reported yet never gaining cultural traction, for some time.
Obama’s immigration plan. Can he do that?
What makes the president’s plan so controversial is that he is largely acting alone.
Engulfed in snow, Buffalo shows resilience
Though a storm dumped up to eight feet of snow on the Buffalo area, residents have not been downcast.
Beacon Hill pay raises can wait, Charlie Baker says
The governor-elect said the state faced a host of fiscal problems that need to be dealt with first.
Patriots bring back running back LeGarrette Blount
Blount got a two-year deal two days after being released by the Steelers.
NSA director says China can damage US power grid
China and other countries are capable of cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid in parts of the US, a top admiral said.
Israeli mayor’s ban on Arab workers ignites uproar
The mayor of a southern Israeli city barred Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools Thursday, citing security concerns.