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Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas seems to be holding

A cease-fire that halted eight days of lethal conflict between Israel and Hamas brought widespread jubilation to Gaza on Thursday.

Yankee Candle is trying to challenge online merchants with a new iPhone app, which sends promotions to consumers when they walk near one of the company’s shops.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe staff

Traditional retailers try to keep shoppers offline

This holiday season, retailers are working harder to get shoppers’ business once they step into the store.

Patriots 49, Jets 19

Patriots feast on miscues by Jets

Tom Brady threw for three TDs and ran for a score as the Patriots scored 35 points in the second quarter to run their record to 8-3.

Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower sacked Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in the first quarter.

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Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower sacked Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in the first quarter.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman returned a fumbled kickoff return for a touchdown against the Jets in the second quarter.

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Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman returned a fumbled kickoff return for a touchdown against the Jets in the second quarter.

Edelman was greeted by (left to right) Shainco Viosanthe, Aaron Hernandez, and Wes Welker after a touchdown.

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Edelman was greeted by (left to right) Visanthe Shiancoe, Aaron Hernandez, and Wes Welker after a touchdown.

“You just can’t take anything for granted against this team,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said before the game.

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“You just can’t take anything for granted against this team,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said before the game.

Jets defensive lineman Muhammed Wilkerson forced Brady into an intentional grounding early in the first quarter.

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Jets defensive lineman Muhammed Wilkerson forced Brady into an intentional grounding early in the first quarter.

Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory intercepted a pass and had two fumble recoveries in the first half.

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Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory intercepted a pass and had two fumble recoveries in the first half.

Brady completed a touchdown pass.

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Brady completed a touchdown pass.

Patriots running back Danny Woodhead was part of a strong first-half running game.

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Patriots running back Danny Woodhead was part of a strong first-half running game.

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No Jets player was within 10 feet of Patriots running back Shane Vereen as caught a pass from Brady and ran it in for a touchdown.

Gregory (right) celebrated with safety Devin McCourty after intercepting a pass from Sanchez in the second quarter.

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Gregory (right) celebrated with safety Devin McCourty after intercepting a pass from Sanchez in the second quarter.

Julian Edelman returned a fumbled kick off for a touchdown.

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Julian Edelman returned a fumbled kick off for a touchdown.

Brady, Gregory, and Vince Wilfork joined television broadcaster Michele Tafoya for a Thanksgiving tradition of eating turkey legs after the game.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Brady, Gregory, and Vince Wilfork joined television broadcaster Michele Tafoya for a Thanksgiving tradition of eating turkey legs after the game.

Mayor Nancy Tia Brown just won a second and final term as mayor of Cody, Wyo., a town of 9,600 major campaigns bypassed completely.

Cody, Wyo. — the place the campaign forgot

In a deep-red state like Wyoming, the three electoral votes are not worth the time of either campaign.

Teacher Alison Galanter used software to take attendance at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers.

Boston teachers track attendance, grades in new online system

Nearly 5,000 teachers now tap away on laptops or devices to post attendance, conduct, and grades.

The Nation

Cody, Wyo. — the place the campaign forgot

Mayor Nancy Tia Brown just won a second and final term as mayor of Cody, Wyo., a town of 9,600 major campaigns bypassed completely.

By Brian MacQuarrie

In a deep-red state like Wyoming, the three electoral votes are not worth the time of either campaign.

Post office tests same-day delivery

By Hope Yen

Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped US Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season.

Massive pileup shuts I-10 in Texas; two dead

Vehicles were snarled after a crash on Interstate 10 that occurred during foggy conditions Thursday in Southeast Texas. Two people were killed.

Two people died and more than 80 were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas.

The World

Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas seems to be holding

By Isabel Kershner and Jodi Rudoren

A cease-fire that halted eight days of lethal conflict between Israel and Hamas brought widespread jubilation to Gaza on Thursday.

Egypt’s Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers

Demonstrators rallied to support Mohammed Morsi’s decision to fire Egypt’s top prosecutor, a Mubarak-era appointee.

By Hamza Hendawi

Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi on Thursday placed himself above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for killing protesters.

Sarkozy in court over illegal donations suspicions

By Lori Hinnant

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy responded to allegations he accepted illegal donations from France’s richest woman.

Editorial & Opinion

Priyanka Borpujari

An American accent

 An employee of Convergys Corp., a global leader in call-center outsourcing, speaks with a client in a suburb of New Delhi.

By Priyanka Borpujari

At a call center in India, saying “can I help you?” is not so easy.

editorial

Solar-energy investments are paying off in Mass.

After decades of promise, solar energy is finally becoming more available in Massachusetts — albeit through a government subsidy.

Sara Roy

Where’s our humanity for Gaza?

 A young Palestinian boy carries a bag with scavenged plastic in a dump outside Gaza City earlier this month.

By Sara Roy

The Gaza Strip is now in its 46th year of occupation, and the normalization of the situation has ceased to matter in the West.

Metro

DNA test casts doubt on Somerville man’s guilt, judge rules

By John R. Ellement

A judge has ordered a new trial for a long-imprisoned Somerville man, finding that testing supports his claim that he did not participate in a 1986 murder.

Boston teachers track attendance, grades in new online system

Teacher Alison Galanter used software to take attendance at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers.

By James Vaznis

Nearly 5,000 teachers now tap away on laptops or devices to post attendance, conduct, and grades.

Other ways Bostonians celebrated Thanksgiving

Clockwise from top, left: Scott Crasnick, 24, put in time working out at Boston Sports Club,  Daniel Ramirez laughed with volunteer Vilbur Vilaltoro at a dinner at East Boston’s Sacred Heart Parish,  Torie Kim cooked up a meal for her roommates and friends at her Cambridge home, and  Tracy and Kayla Nguyen of Worcester joined their family for dim sum.

By Globe Staff

For some, the holiday was an opportunity to relish a quiet campus, seek a menu with more exotic fare, or burn off extra calories.

Business

Traditional retailers try to keep shoppers offline

Yankee Candle is trying to challenge online merchants with a new iPhone app, which sends promotions to consumers when they walk near one of the company’s shops.

By Jenn Abelson

This holiday season, retailers are working harder to get shoppers’ business once they step into the store.

Capital One plans banking ‘cafes’

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee (left) and ING Direct’s CEO of savings, Arkadi Kuhlmann, opened an ING banking cafe last year.

By Todd Wallack

Capital One says its first branch offices — at least six — in the Boston area will serve coffee and other amenities.

Boston Capital

All sides have reasons to back Amazon deal on Mass. sales tax

By Steven Syre

All parties may end up with less than they bargained for, but a deal on Amazon’s sales tax collections in Massachusetts is a sure thing.

Obituaries

William Sullivan; founded Worcester insurance agency

WILLIAM F. SULLIVAN

By Jeffrey Fish

Mr. Sullivan’s business, Sullivan Group of Worcester, was one of the largest insurance companies in Massachusetts. He was 85.

Reis Leming; US airman helped save lives in deadly storm

Reis Leming was a hero in England, where he carried more than two dozen people to safety during an infamous storm.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Leming, 81, was a hero in England, where he carried more than two dozen people to safety during an infamous storm.

William Turnbull, 90, Scottish figurative sculptor

Mr. Turnbull’s works — paintings and prints as well as sculptures — have been exhibited in London, Leeds, and San Francisco.

By Dennis Hevesi

Mr. Turnbull’s works — paintings and prints as well as sculptures — have been exhibited in London, Leeds, and San Francisco.

Sports

Patriots 49, Jets 19

Patriots feast on miscues by Jets

Julian Edelman turned a Jets fumble into a second-quarter touchdown Thursday night as the Patriots rolled to a 49-19 victory in East Rutherford, N.J.

By Shalise Manza Young

Tom Brady threw for three TDs and ran for a score as the Patriots scored 35 points in the second quarter to run their record to 8-3.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots-Jets rivalry is over

Rex Ryan greeted Bill Belichick after the Jets’ loss.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Jets have gone from formidable foil for the Patriots to punch line/punching bag.

on football

Vince Wilfork was key man in Patriots’ win

The Patriots were hungry for a win, and after they got it, Vince Wilfork (far left) was able to partake in a little snack.

By Greg A. Bedard

Wilfork’s contributions don’t always show on the stat sheet, but he was the cog that fueled the Patriots’ romp over the Jets.

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Patriots notebook

Huge game for Steve Gregory on home turf

By Michael Whitmer

Texans 34, Lions 31

Texans slip past Lions in overtime

By Larry Lage

Redskins 38, Cowboys 31

Robert Griffin III leads Redskins past Cowboys

By Schuyler Dixon

Downs & Distance

Urban Meyer might be undefeated, but not perfect

By Jim McBride

National college football

Notre Dame the favorite against USC

Malden 32, Medford 6

Malden routs Medford

By Craig Forde

St. John’s Prep 9, Xaverian 0

St. John’s Prep shuts down Xaverian

By Jason Mastrodonato

Andover 22, Central Catholic 19

Defense big for Andover

By Anthony Gulizia

Brockton 27, B-R 14

Brockton defeats Bridgewater-Raynham

By Michael Mancinelli

Walpole 48, Weymouth 21

Walpole outruns Weymouth

By Juan Rivera

Needham 39, Wellesley 21

Needham tops rival Wellesley, 39-21

By Eric Shulman

Natick 26, Framingham 14

Flutie, Natick charge to playoffs

By Andy Deossa

Reading 41, Stoneham 14

Reading QB throws four touchdown passes

By Jeff Powalisz

Westwood 42, Holliston 14

Westwood roars to Tri-Valley League title

By Zac Vierra

Oliver Ames 35, Sharon 7

Oliver Ames stuns playoff-bound Sharon

By Peter Abraham

Plymouth South 40, Plymouth North, 20

In Plymouth, South a rock against North

By Coryn Doncaster

Amesbury 13, Newburyport 10

Mac Short’s field goal lifts Amesbury

By Eric Russo

Lynnfield 14, North Reading 7

Lynnfield holds off North Reading to win CAL/NEC title

By Patrick McHugh

Latin 44, English 15

Boston Latin beats English 15th consecutive time

By Nick French

Bristol-Plymouth 28, Blue Hills 26

Bristol-Plymouth edges out Blue Hills

By Lorenzo Recupero

East Boston 22, South Boston 14

East Boston tops South Boston

By Mary Pavlu

West Bridgewater 27, Holbrook/Avon 20

West Bridgewater tosses Holbrook/Avon

By Mike Scandura

Upper Cape 42, Cape Cod Tech 18

Upper Cape earns first playoff berth

By Lorenzo Recupero

Central Michigan at UMass

UMass hopes to end 2012 with win

By Fluto Shinzawa

college hockey notebook

Brett Gensler a force for Bentley hockey team

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

G: Arts & Movies

Clichés for the holidays

By Sarah Rodman

Like Santa coming down the chimney, every year the holiday albums arrive, with all the familiar baggage.

HOLIDAY MUSIC | Our pick

‘Now That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas’

By Sarah Rodman

While the definition of “Today” is a little broad the disc is a representative slice, both naughty and nice, of the contemporary pop scene’s take on the season.

Movie Review

A blunt stab at ‘Hitchcock’

Anthony Hopkins plays legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in the new movie “Hitchcock.”

By Wesley Morris

The best way to better understand the man who made some of our greatest movies is simply to see them. There’s no case to be made for a mangy shortcut like this.

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REISSUES | Our pick

The Faint, ‘Danse Macabre’

By Andrew Doerfler

Classical Notes

Renowned opera singer Jane Eaglen to join NEC faculty

By David Weininger

High Five

Boston Party Machine

By Sarah Rodman

DVDs | Our pick

One Direction, ‘Up All Night: The Live Tour’

By Jessica Teich

Night Watch

Avalon Reunion 2012 at House of Blues

By Jessica Teich

Book Review

‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington

By Christopher Muther

Television Review

Lohan not Taylor-made for ‘Liz & Dick’

By Matthew Gilbert

Boston-area To Do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Movie Stars

Movie Stars

Names

Happy boys and girls

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein