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Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure

8 hours 39 min ago
Thousands of people who lost their homes to foreclosure are now eligible to buy back those properties at current market value if their loans were backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

Not interested in football? Here's a list of the best Thanksgiving day TV

10 hours 9 min ago
From classic re-runs, to new, original programming and binge-marathon watching, Thanksgiving is a cornucopia of television variety spilling out in HD.

Healthy helpings of football on the menu for Turkey Day

10 hours 39 min ago
If you include pre and post-game television programming, you can ignore friends and family on Thanksgiving day for more than 12 hours. Here's a guide of what to watch for the ultimate football fix.

Nearly half-million people sign up during HealthCare.gov's first week

11 hours 39 min ago
Nearly a half-million people chose health plans through HealthCare.gov during the first week of the new open-enrollment period in the online insurance marketplace, federal health officials announced Wednesday.

Watch this bald eagle as it soars above NFL football stadium

13 hours 39 min ago
Ready to dig into a bird and some football? Here's a little of both with some patriotism sprinkled in.

Typical Thanksgiving gatherings in Quincy and Abington

14 hours 28 min ago
Large family gatherings signify the Thanksgiving holiday. Families in Quincy and Abington say they are happy to be together.

VIDEO: Drone safety incidents almost 1 per day in U.S., FAA reports

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:00
Civilian drones are flying so close to airplanes so frequently that the Federal Aviation Administration is receiving almost one incident report a day.

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00
Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony.

Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:04
More than 200 flights have been canceled at airports in the northeast as a storm packing rain and snow moved up the East Coast, disrupting plans for travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations.

Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:00
Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them.

VIDEO: Turn off that cell phone at the table, etiquette courtesy of 'Ball Home Ballers'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:00
This Thanksgiving, betwixt turkey, football and circuitous political squabbles with your least-favorite aunt, you may be tempted to glance under the food-laden table and sneak a glimpse at your cellphone.

South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00
South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, discussed trade and energy cooperation and regional peace on Wednesday, but did not reach a consensus on expected transportation and energy agreements.

State Police plan training drill at State House on Saturday

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:28
BOSTON -- State Police will conduct a tactical response drill 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the State House.A large number of troopers and police vehicles will be particpating on Beacon Street.The exercise is closed to the public.

Facebook threats go to Supreme Court in hip-hop free-speech case

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:53
Anthony Elonis went to prison after writing Facebook messages suggesting he might kill his wife. Now his case is before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will consider for the first time how free-speech rights apply on social media.

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:16
Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.

Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:01
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

VIDEO: Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:00
It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

Guessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:00
Does Saudi Arabia have it out for frackers in the U.S.? Or Iran? Or Russia? Will low oil prices make it easier to fight the Islamic State? Or harder?

Russia fascinated by Ferguson riots … again

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:30
The resumption of riots over a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer is giving the Russian media an excuse to return to one of its favorite pastimes: Crowing about America's hypocrisy and coming social demise.

School kids are blaming Michelle Obama for 'gross' school lunches

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:00
School kids around the country are tweeting rather unfortunate pictures of the meals they're being served at lunchtime, and thanking first lady and healthy school food advocate Michelle Obama for their bowls of mush and mystery proteins.