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A state judge froze Edward J. Tutunjian’s assets, ruling that cabdrivers have a “reasonable likelihood” of winning a class-action lawsuit.

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Prisoner swap could be key to future Taliban peace talks

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is the only known American soldier held captive from the Afghan war.

By Charlie Savage

Five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American sergeant could determine whether the negotiations the US has long sought with the Taliban take place.

Saudis to deport Lebanese who back militants in Syria

Saudi Ambassador Ali Awad Assiri did not specify when the deportations would begin.

By Bassem Mroue

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Beirut announced the kingdom’s plans, the latest sign of the fissures growing in the Arab world over the Syrian civil war.

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Callahan Tunnel to close for three months

Work on the Callahan will overlap rebuilding of the Longfellow Bridge and Government Center T station.

By Martine Powers

Beginning in January, the Callahan Tunnel will be fully closed as part of a $34.9 million project to update the 52-year-old tunnel.

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Innocence unveils evil

By Kevin Cullen

The goodness of Dianne Sussman, who testified against Whitey Bulger Thursday, only made Whitey look smaller and viler.


Lenders take back far fewer homes

By Jenifer B. McKim

Foreclosure activity in Massachusetts continued to decrease last month, marking the lowest monthly number since at least 2006.


Bob Meistrell; developed modern wet suit

Bob Meistrell during an expedition in the 1950s.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Meistrell, 84, began making wet suits for surfers and scuba divers in the early 1950s and cofounded Body Glove.


Aaron Hernandez’s scouting report was ominous

 One team’s pre-draft report on Aaron Hernandez: “Self-esteem is quite low . . . not well-adjusted.’’

By Shalise Manza Young

Before the Patriots drafted Hernandez in 2010, there were concerns about his makeup.

Celtics-Clippers talks take a bizarre turn

Where will Doc Rivers coach next season?

By Baxter Holmes

Trade talks that could result in Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett in Los Angeles seem to have hit a wall, with several potential pitfalls.