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State files lawsuit to block Martha’s Vineyard casino

Governor Patrick’s administration is looking to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah from opening a small casino on its tribal land.

College students and, more recently, techies in the growing innovation economy have complained about how Boston shuts down too early.

Shirley Leung

MBTA to start late-night weekend service in 2014

Starting next spring, the T will run all subway trains and the 15 most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Linwood Nelson, who was infected with hepatitis C when he went in for a procedure at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, left US District Court in Concord, N.H., Monday.

39-year term for medical worker who infected 45

The former Exeter Hospital employee was sentenced for a drug-stealing scheme that infected 45 patients in three states with hepatitis C.

Todd Murray, 49, an emergency room doctor, examined a patient at Oregon’s Peace Harbor Hospital.

PAUL CARTER FOR THE GLOBE

Dec. 3

Physician embodies the puzzle of Lyme disease

Todd Murray was present at the discovery of Lyme, and his life epitomizes how much we’ve learned, and how much we haven’t.

Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort

As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, he will be flanked by some new companions: a jet-fighter escort.

The Nation

Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort

By Bryan Bender

As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, he will be flanked by some new companions: a jet-fighter escort.

N.Y. train’s speed was more than twice the limit

Cranes on Monday removed the last car from a train derailment in the Bronx that killed four passengers the day before.

By Matt Flegenheimer

A New York train was exceeding 80 miles per hour, nearly three times the limit, when it derailed Sunday, investigators said.

Obama increases pledge to AIDS fund

President Obama, who has been under pressure to do more to fight AIDS, said Monday that the US contribution will be met if other countries commit to giving $10 billion.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha

President Obama pledged to give up to $5 billion in US money to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The World

Ukraine president defiant as protesters raid sites

Demonstrators rallied in Kiev on Monday. Protesters occupied Kiev City Hall and the large Trade Unions building nearby and blockaded the Cabinet Ministry, preventing top officials from reaching their offices.

By David M. Herszenhorn

President Viktor Yanukovych defended his spurning of the EU and moved to bolster ties with Russia as thousands continued to call for his resignation.

UN inquiry links Assad to war crimes

Both sides are committing abuses, the UN said. Above, a rebel soldier in Aleppo Monday.

By John Heilprin

A growing body of evidence collected by UN investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials in crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Thai police cede ground to protesters

An antigovernment protester kissed a riot police officer during a rally in Bangkok Tuesday.

By Todd Pitman and Jinda Wedel

Antigovernment protesters reached the gates of the Thai prime minister’s office and the city police headquarters without resistance from police.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

Do Boston police deserve a 25 percent raise?

Nearly a third of all Boston police officers earned more than Governor Deval Patrick.

By Farah Stockman

Boston police cite firefighters to justify their pay hike, but it’s the wrong comparison.

editorial

Joe Biden’s task in Asia: Help Beijing back off its aggressive stance

Tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese.

Vice President Joe Biden is on a mission to Asia this week, where China has amped up tensions about small islands in the East China Sea that Japan also claims.

editorial

Amazon’s Prime Air: Retail takes to the skies?

An Amazon PrimeAir drone.

Prime Air may not pan out, but the Federal Aviation Administration would be wise to plan for it anyway.

Metro

Dec. 3

Physician embodies the puzzle of Lyme disease

Todd Murray, 49, an emergency room doctor, examined a patient at Oregon’s Peace Harbor Hospital.

By Beth Daley

Todd Murray was present at the discovery of Lyme, and his life epitomizes how much we’ve learned, and how much we haven’t.

39-year term for medical worker who infected 45

Linwood Nelson, who was infected with hepatitis C when he went in for a procedure at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, left US District Court in Concord, N.H., Monday.

By Patricia Wen

The former Exeter Hospital employee was sentenced for a drug-stealing scheme that infected 45 patients in three states with hepatitis C.

State files lawsuit to block Martha’s Vineyard casino

The tribe said it received federal approvals to convert an unfinished community center (right) into a gambling hall.

By Mark Arsenault

Governor Patrick’s administration is looking to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah from opening a small casino on its tribal land.

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2 accused of altering fingerprints

By Milton J. Valencia

Kevin Cullen

Bradlee is his father’s son

By Kevin Cullen

Two men get life in prison for murder of Dorchester teen

By Maria Cramer and John R. Ellement

Business

Shirley Leung

MBTA to start late-night weekend service in 2014

College students and, more recently, techies in the growing innovation economy have complained about how Boston shuts down too early.

By Shirley Leung

Starting next spring, the T will run all subway trains and the 15 most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

UMass Boston, IBM working on tech center for disabled

By Michael B. Farrell

The school and the computer giant will open a nonprofit center to bring technological help to the elderly and people with disabilities.

Biotech IPO boom likely to continue in 2014

(From left to right) David E. Redlick, cochairman of the law firm WilmerHale; Todd Foley, managing director of MPM Capital; Peter Kolchinsky, managing partner at RA Capital Management; and Daniel B. Dubin, vice chairman of Leerink Swann.

By Robert Weisman

Industry dealmakers think that the boom could lose some steam if the Federal Reserve starts to withdraw the stimulus powering financial markets.

Obituaries

Gareth P. Kinkead Jr., 87; worked to turn Mattapan into ‘Shangri-La’

Gareth P. Kinkaid was affectionately known as the “mayor of Mattapan.”

By Laurie D. Willis

Mr. Kinkead created the Messinger Street Citizens Group to protect and enhance his neighborhood.

Willis Ware, at 93; computer pioneer foresaw threats posed to personal privacy

While at the RAND Corp., Dr. Ware led a Pentagon study exploring computer security.

By John Markoff

Dr. Ware in the late 1940s helped build a machine that would become a blueprint for computer design in the 20th century.

Heinrich Boere, 92; member of Nazi hit squad who murdered Dutch civilians

Heinrich Boere was convicted in 2010 on three counts of murder.

By David Rising

Mr. Boere murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II, but avoided justice for six decades.

Sports

Bill Belichick won’t say if Stevan Ridley was punished

In games when Stevan Ridley has lost a fumble, the Patriots are 3-1.

By Shalise Manza Young

After three lost fumbles in three games, the running back was a mere spectator clutching a football as New England played Houston.

Part 3 of 3

Two unmatched MLB stars, opposite in many ways

The two greatest players of their time: The gregarious, generous Ted Williams, and the regal yet penurious Joe DiMaggio.

By Ben Bradlee Jr.

In the final article adapted from a new biography of Ted Williams, we learn about the differences between the Red Sox great and Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio.

Gary Washburn | Opinion

Ozzie Guillen deserves another shot at managing

Ozzie Guillen had a disastrous 2012 with the Marlins but won a title with the White Sox.

By Gary Washburn

The credentials of the former Marlins and White Sox manager are impressive, but his personality and brutal honesty have been his biggest drawbacks.

G: Living

Boston Public Library’s Copley branch getting a makeover

A rendering of the plan for the exterior of the Johnson Building shows glass panes exposing a more spacious lobby.

By Bella English

This month a $16 million renovation is beginning on the building at the corner of Boylston and Exeter streets to make the library more user-friendly.

Dance Review

Boston Ballet’s grown-up ‘Nutcracker’

Lia Cirio and Lasha Khozashvili in dress rehearsal for Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Boston Opera House.

By Jeffrey Gantz

This interpretation of the holiday classic offers a fresh approach with different casts performing during the 43-show run.

Bookish | Matthew Gilbert

Drawing on poetry

Julian Peters thought 85 Mount Vernon St., an 1802 mansion, its location in a tony section of Boston, and its atmosphere were suitable to poet T. S. Eliot’s character J. Alfred Prufrock.

By Matthew Gilbert

Poetry and comics. It sounds like an uncomfortable union of arts, but the forms merge beautifully, as if meant for each other.

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Book Review

‘The Explorer Gene’ by Tom Cheshire

By Glenn C. Altschuler

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Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Music Review

BEMF looks back at chamber operas past

By Jeremy Eichler

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Harvard Lampoon takes on ‘The Hobbit’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Joe Andruzzi Foundation and friends raise funds

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Pixies are looking for another bass player

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Pointed remarks from Bill Cosby on Patriots

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Boston Calling to add another day of music

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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It’s Teddy Bear Tea time at Four Seasons

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Celtics visit the Eliot School in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein