Nevada orders fantasy sports sites to shut down

The regulator of the nation?s gambling mecca ordered companies like DraftKings and FanDuel to obtain licenses to continue operating.

Martin Shkreli, chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, has drawn national criticism for increasing the price of a drug used to battle parasitic infections. (Bloomberg photo by Paul Taggart)

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Sanders rejects donation from drug company CEO

Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals has drawn criticism for dramatically increasing the price of a drug for parasitic infections.

//[1]-8855--90x90.jpg Mental evaluation halts Philip Chism trial

The teen accused of murdering his Danvers teacher in 2013 will undergo ?observation and examination? for up to 20 days.

//[1]-1592--90x90.jpg Trump machine whirring on endless media exposure

The Republican presidential frontrunner is everywhere, all the time ? with little expense from his campaign.

//[1]-1577--90x90.jpg Obama halts withdrawal from Afghanistan

The president will keep thousands of troops in the country through 2017, prolonging the US role in a war that has stretched for 14 years.

// Facing epidemic, Baker seeks to limit opioid prescriptions

The governor?s proposal would place new restrictions on how many painkillers doctors and dentists can prescribe to a patient.

Cold front is on the way as the weekend approaches

New Hampshire?s Mount Washington was the coldest place in the continental US Thursday morning.

People walk past a store of yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in downtownin this file photo from Vancouver in this file photo from June 11, 2014. Shares of Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc fell as results showed margins had narrowed due to higher operating costs, even as the company modestly raised its full-year earnings and sales forecasts on Thursday. REUTERS//Files

Lululemon to hold warehouse sale this weekend in Boston

The popular luxury athletic wear brand will hold a three-day sale at the Hynes Convention Center starting Friday.

Some in Brookline squawking over cockatoo on the lam

When a puffy white cockatoo escaped, he went straight to one of the toniest streets in Brookline and got to work terrorizing residents.

Scott Brown spoke during the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua in April.

Scott Brown plays kingmaker in his own backyard

The former US senator is hosting the presidential candidates at a ?No B.S. Backyard BBQ? series in New Hampshire.

Plainridge casino sees declining revenue since June opening

?It?s starting to look like it?s going to be a normal slot parlor, but nothing spectacular,? one expert said.

12 New England inns for every mood

On the sea, in the mountains, or somewhere in between, each features a range of amenities ? and a distinct vibe.

Performers at the Medieval Manor in Boston in 1995.

Boston icon Medieval Manor to close

The South End restaurant and performance theater will close after 43 years because the business is losing money.

State restrictions on liquor sales can prevent deaths from cirrhosis.

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Study finds state liquor laws saving more women than men

Women were less likely to die from alcoholic cirrhosis in states with stricter laws.

New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S.

Tesla?s autopilot lets cars drive, change lanes themselves

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is leapfrogging competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves.

// Envoy who hid Americans during Iran hostage crisis dies

Ken Taylor, Canada?s ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 crisis, was 81.

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista tosses his bat after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Jays beat the Texas Rangers 6-3. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Around baseball, Bautista?s bat flip gets stamp of approval

Outside of the Rangers dugout, many in the baseball community did not object to Jose Bautista?s demonstration.

Rachel G. Bowers

// Plenty has changed for Colts since AFC title game

Here?s what you need to know about the Patriots? opponent in Sunday night?s grudge match.

Opinion & Ideas

Kitty Dukakis

// Don?t lift the ban on liquor ads on the T

Let?s not make the T a vehicle for encouraging more young people to spend their time and money on booze.

Ground Game

// In N.H., Rubio and Bush are in a zero sum game

Jeb Bush is in third place in a new poll in New Hampshire with Marco Rubio just one point behind.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Hot-air balloon festivals

A look at some of the 2015 balloonist gatherings around the globe.


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// With Moments, we all might use Twitter

Two-thirds of registered Twitter users don?t actually use it. For them, Twitter has designed ?Moments.?


// What did pope?s mea culpa mean? Take your pick of scandals

When the pope asked for forgiveness, he left everyone free to speculate on which scandals he had in mind.



Sharing a season of cider, from sprightly to complex

?It?s plain and simple, the way we make it anyways, and it?s the way we?ve always made it,? says Glenn Cook, owner of Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, of his award-winning sweet apple cider.