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States try to strengthen rules on drug compounders

Regulators are moving to strengthen oversight of compounding pharmacies like the one in Framingham blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak.

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray (right) at a State House ceremony on Sept. 11.

Murray adds to the buzz over 2014 governor’s race

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray said he is taking a serious look at the next governor’s race.

Nadine Wilkerson was at the Salvation Army looking for food assistance.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Demand for food rising in Mass., but donations fall

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving individuals and families are lining up for meals in record numbers, even as donations have declined.

A rocket launched by Palestinian militants (left) headed toward Israel on Thursday and a Gaza site exploded from an Israeli airstrike as Israel and Hamas ignored calls for restraint and escalated their lethal conflict. Israel mobilized tanks and authorized a military call-up in signs that an invasion is possible.

(Left) ARIEL SCHALIT/ASSOCIATED PRESS, (Right) JACK GUEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Tensions mount along Gaza border

Israel and Hamas brushed aside international calls for restraint on Thursday and escalated their lethal conflict over Gaza.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, contributed more than $53 million for the election, mostly to super PACs. He reportedly will keep up donations.

Despite election flops, super PACs likely to boost spending

Even though some Republican-oriented super PACs didn’t produce GOP victories, the amount of contributions to such committees could increase for the 2014 elections.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke to reporters on behalf of Mitt Romney in the spin room after the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

Mitt Romney ‘gifts’ remark raises ire within GOP

After stumping hard for Romney in the presidential campaign, several Republican rising stars are now berating him as divisive and potentially damaging to the party.

The Nation

Despite election flops, super PACs likely to boost spending

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, contributed more than $53 million for the election, mostly to super PACs. He reportedly will keep up donations.

By Michael Kranish and Callum Borchers

Even though some Republican-oriented super PACs didn’t produce GOP victories, the amount of contributions to such committees could increase for the 2014 elections.

Mitt Romney ‘gifts’ remark raises ire within GOP

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke to reporters on behalf of Mitt Romney in the spin room after the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

By Brian MacQuarrie

After stumping hard for Romney in the presidential campaign, several Republican rising stars are now berating him as divisive and potentially damaging to the party.

BP to plead guilty, pay $4.5b in Deepwater Horizons settlement

Fireboat crews battled the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded in 2010.

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and STANLEY REED

BP said Thursday it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges.

The World

Tensions mount along Gaza border

A rocket launched by Palestinian militants (left) headed toward Israel on Thursday and a Gaza site exploded from an Israeli airstrike as Israel and Hamas ignored calls for restraint and escalated their lethal conflict. Israel mobilized tanks and authorized a military call-up in signs that an invasion is possible.

By Isabel Kershner

Israel and Hamas brushed aside international calls for restraint on Thursday and escalated their lethal conflict over Gaza.

Ex-politician wrongly accused of child abuse decries BBC

By ALAN COWELL

A former British politician who was wrongly implicated in child sexual abuse by BBC said the broadcaster should have called him to verify.

Congo cease-fire crumbles, 44 dead

By MELANIE GOUBY

Forty-four people were killed in new fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels Thursday.

Editorial & Opinion

Scot Lehigh

Enough supply-side silliness

By Scot Lehigh

The GOP needs to move away from “dumbed-down conservatism.” It also needs to rethink supply-side economics, its doctrine since the Reagan era.

Joan Wickersham

If I Ran the Zoo

By Joan Wickersham

A poem about what to do to rude people if we had our way.

Editorial

Mitt Romney’s ‘gifts’ jab shows critics were right

As a former major-party presidential nominee, Romney has a chance to serve the public, so he should watch his words.

Metro

Brian McGrory

Perpetual politics in Mass.

By Brian McGrory

Get ready for two solid years of nonstop bickering, ominous commercials, over-programmed candidates, and dinnertime robo-calls.

Murray adds to the buzz over 2014 governor’s race

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray (right) at a State House ceremony on Sept. 11.

By Noah Bierman and Stephanie Ebbert

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray said he is taking a serious look at the next governor’s race.

Demand for food rising in Mass., but donations fall

Nadine Wilkerson was at the Salvation Army looking for food assistance.

By Katheleen Conti

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving individuals and families are lining up for meals in record numbers, even as donations have declined.

Business

States try to strengthen rules on drug compounders

By Todd Wallack

Regulators are moving to strengthen oversight of compounding pharmacies like the one in Framingham blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak.

Mass. jobless rate edges up in October

By Megan Woolhouse

Unemployment rose for the fourth straight month in the state, with the 6.6 percent figure well below the national mark of 7.9 percent.

Air fare for travel on Thanksgiving up in Boston, US

 Thousands of travelers were delayed Thursday by another computer problem at United Airlines — its third major outage this year.

By Katie Johnston

In Boston, the average domestic Thanksgiving week fare this year is $481 round trip, up 3 percent from last year.

Obituaries

Jane Holtz Kay, architecture critic and author

Ms. Kay gave up her car to enjoy life more in the Back Bay.

By Bryan Marquard

In her books and work for the Globe and The Nation magazine, Ms. Kay was a preservationist, a historian, and a guide toward a more sensible approach to endless urban evolution.

Bernard Lansky; clothier in Memphis outfitted Elvis

The store on Beale Street was often opened at night so that Elvis Presley could avoid drawing crowds.

By Adrian Sainz

Mr. Lansky, 85, was the retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes, and other flashy duds.

Olympe Bradna, child star worked with Gary Cooper

Olympe Bradna in the 1939 film “The Night of Nights.”

By Paul Vitello

Ms. Bradna, 92, was a French-born dancer and actress who charmed Broadway as a child star of Paris’s touring Folies Bergere and appeared in Hollywood films.

Sports

Nets 102, Celtics 97

Celtics miss Rajon Rondo in loss to Nets

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points in Thursday night’s loss to the Nets.

By Frank Dell’Apa

The Celtics improvised with a point guard by committee, but defensive inconsistencies proved costly.

Tennis Hall of Fame removes Bob Hewitt

Bob Hewitt held a plaque from his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. in 1992.

By Bob Hohler

The Hall said it would suspend Hewitt indefinitely and disassociate itself from him after investigating allegations that he sexually abused girls he coached.

Aqib Talib says he’s just here to help

Cornerback Aqib Talib was acquired from the Buccaneers in a Nov. 1 trade but wasn’t able to join the team until Monday after his NFL suspension for performance-enhancing substances ended.

By Shalise Manza Young

The new Patriots cornerback, back from suspension, opted not to talk about his checkered past and said he only wants to focus on football.

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Celtics notebook

Rebounding problems linger for Celtics

By Frank Dell’Apa

Patriots notebook

Brandon Spikes dismisses ‘punk’ comment

By Michael Whitmer

Bettor’s edge

Gambling: Bet on Patriots, Rams, Texans

By Ed Ryan

Downs & Distance

High-flying Texas A&M needs to be on guard

By Jim McBride

Notes: UConn hockey boosted by win

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Fantasy Football

Fantasy: Yahoo! server outage vexes players

By Ed Ryan

Bills 19, Dolphins 14

Bills’ defense is money in win over Dolphins

By John Wawrow

Boston College football

BC out to prevent losing from becoming the norm

By Julian Benbow

Buffalo at UMass

Freshmen safeties played big in UMass win

By Fluto Shinzawa

Baylor 84, BC 74

Boston College encouraged by loss to Baylor

By Cullen Murray-Kemp

High School football preview

Governor’s Academy old style has done well

By Jason Mastrodonato

G: Arts & Movies

Art Review

The art of the ’80s at the ICA

Works installed on “AIDS Wallpaper” (1989) by General Idea.

By Sebastian Smee

“This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s” at the Institute of Contemporary Art reflects on the decade’s raw, heartfelt, and politically engaged work.

Curating a decade

A Guerrilla Girls poster from the era.

By Geoff Edgers

Curator Helen Molesworth says the new ICA exhibition is not the final word on the ’80s, just her take.

Photography Review

‘Provisional Aesthetics, Rehearsing History’ at Wellesley

An-My Lê’s “ Carrier Arresting Gear Mechanic, USS Ronald Reagan, North Arabian Gulf.”

By Mark Feeney

Two exhibits, in videos and photos, show interesting views of the world.

More Stories

movie Review

An adaptation of a Tolstoy classic

By Ty Burr

Television Review

Black blizzards and pneumonia in ‘The Dust Bowl’

By Mark Feeney

Classical Notes

Next season at Gardner museum opens with Beethoven

By David Weininger

SCENE AND HEARD

Our picks for the 25th Boston Music Awards

By Luke O’Neil

High Five

Moe Pope on the art of music videos

By James Reed

Night Watch

Show Me Your Stuff-ing at Machine

By Andrew Doerfler

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Dear Margo

Dear Margo column

Music Review

Concertos and creation myths, with Adès at BSO

By Jeremy Eichler

Names

Aly Raisman and friends meet President Obama

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Doris Kearns Goodwin, stars celebrates ‘Lincoln’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jenny Dell and Tom Caron announce ‘Home Base’ date

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Cheryl Richards hosts friends; ‘sisters’ start company

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Pippin’ cast performs in New York

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein