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Leaders indicate Mideast cease-fire may be near

Egypt’s president predicted that Israel’s offensive would soon end, and Israel’s prime minister said his country would be a ‘‘willing partner’’ to a cease-fire with Hamas.

Voice actor Kevin Clash and puppet Elmo at the 2010 Peabody Awards in New York.

Elmo puppeteer resigns amid sex allegations

Sesame Workshop said Kevin Clash has resigned, calling allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old a ‘‘distraction.”

Former US Senator Warren Rudman of New Hamshire.

Former US Senator Warren Rudman dies at 82

The feisty New Hampshire Republican, who co-authored a ground-breaking budget balancing law, has died.

HP blames $8.8b charge on accounting at acquired firm

Hewlett-Packard Co. said that a British company it bought for $9.7 billion last year lied about its finances, resulting in a massive write-down.

3,300 gas leaks are found in Boston

A new study underscores the explosion risk and environmental damage from aging infrastructure under city sidewalks and streets.

Chicken is on St. Anthony Shrine’s holiday menu.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Thanksgiving chicken? Turkey prices hit food pantries

Higher prices and growing demand have forced more charity groups to hand out chickens instead of turkeys.

In this Oct. 13 photo, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, right, strategized with local union leaders.

Menino runs city from hospital room

For the past 25 days, the mayor has been working from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is being treated for a ­variety of ailments.

// Mass. seeks new policy on life sentences

The state has to be brought into compliance with new federal law outlawing mandatory juvenile life without parole for murder.

Kevin Cullen

The truth never dies

Louie Greco died in prison, an innocent man, because the FBI had no qualms about letting four innocent men take the rap for an informant’s crime.

Rob Gronkowski will likely be out for several weeks with a broken forearm.

Dan Shaughnessy

Why are Patriots mum on Gronkowski?

Bill Belichick refuses to publicly acknowledge that Gronk is hurt — he stonewalls because he can. And fans love him for it.


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Hostess employs nearly 300 workers at various stores and facilities across Massachusetts.

Hostess set to mediate with union

Hostess Brands Inc. and its second-largest union agreed to mediation, a step that keeps the maker of Twinkies in business for now.