Russia ?prepared to work with you,? Putin tells Hollande

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) spoke with French President Francois Hollande during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow.


French President Francois Hollande flew to Moscow to enlist Putin in a joint campaign against the Islamic State in Syria.

Chip-ready credit card machines hard to find

Three in five Americans are now carrying a chip-embedded credit or debit card. The only problem? Where to use it.

Constanze Nied (left) and her friend Kirsten Friese, both from Germany, took a rest during Black Friday shopping at the Cambridgeside Galleria in 2014.

Black Friday becoming less vital to retailers

The relentless race for holiday dollars has blunted the day?s oomph, as stores offer deep discounts weeks before Thanksgiving.

Secret Service police stood guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence.

Evan Vucci/AP

Man in custody after jumping fence at White House

A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday.

// Fenway shooting leaves one dead, three injured

Family members identified the victim as Jephthe Chery, a Haitian emigre who would have turned 30 on Friday.

//[1][1].jpg Ex-Millis cop accused of fake bomb threat, shootout found dead

There were no signs of foul play and the death is not being investigated as a homicide.

// Child-free vacations need a plan

Leaving the kids at home can be both anxiety-producing and rewarding for everyone involved.

// UMass president aims to fire Dartmouth chief

Under Divina Grossman?s three-and-a-half-year tenure, enrollment has fallen and private fund-raising has plummeted.

The weather is no turkey this Thanksgiving

Temperatures are forecast to climb to the mid-50s Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

// Court fight erupts over care of Sumner Redstone

Redstone?s former companion claims that he can no longer make informed decisions and requires around-the-clock medical care.

Twin Farms, a hotel and spa on 300 acres in Barnard, Vt., with its own ski trails, restaurant, spa, and luxurious range of accommodations.


Hit the slopes, then take it easy in luxury in Vermont

There?s nothing like soaking in a mountainside hot tub, sipping a hot toddy by a crackling fire, or digging into a home-cooked meal after a day of skiing in Vermont.

The Confident Cook

Turkey is what?s left and pot pie is the logical next dish

Our meat pies are largely spin-offs from the British, who know how to repurpose a holiday roast.

High school football

Boston Latin?s Justin Springle scored two touchdowns against Boston English.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff


Boston Latin cruises past Boston English at Fenway Park

Quarterback Griffin Li and running back Justin Springle scored two touchdowns apiece in Latin?s win.

11/23/15: Foxborough, MA: Patriots WR Danny Amendola may have injured his knee on this third quarter play in which he caught a pass and eluded a number of Bills defenders, including Duke Williams, on his way to a 41 yard pickup that set up Nwe England's final touchdown of the game. The New England Patriots hosted the Buffalo Bills in a regular season Monday Night Football game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Bills(1)


Danny Amendola is upgraded on practice report

The Patriots receiver, who hurt his knee against Buffalo, was a limited participant in practice Thursday after missing Wednesday.

// Fantasy football: It?s crunch time for season-long leagues

The regular season in most leagues concludes in two weeks, and playoff positions are at stake.


// Even with no Manning, Al Michaels sees a compelling matchup

The NBC announcer believes Patriots-Broncos will be a huge draw Sunday night, despite a loss of some star power.

// The weird science of in-laws

Confused? It?s not your fault. What experts know about the family relationship with no rules.


// Christmas 911: Holiday hazards, by the numbers

Don?t let carelessness with candles, lights, electrical cords, or ladders spoil ?the most wonderful time of the year.?

//[1][1].jpg Two sisters, one teacher, and a family with love to spare

The teacher and the student had known each other in a Mattapan school. Little did they realize then they would become a family.

// 50 things about Arlo Guthrie?s ?Alice?s Restaurant?

Guthrie was in Great Barrington on Thanksgiving Day 1965 when events happened that led to the famous song.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.