Co-owner of pharmacy blamed for outbreak stays silent at hearing

Pharmacy co-owner Barry Cadden invoked the Fifth Amendment before a House panel.

Leslie E. Kossoff for the Boston Globe

Barry Cadden, co-owner of the firm blamed for the meningitis outbreak, repeatedly exercised his right not to incriminate himself before a House panel.

Shutdown spurs hunt for medication sources

Hospitals and the government are trying to ensure an uninterrupted supply of critical drugs after the disclosure of problems with sterility procedures at Ameridose.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II recognizes notes that are handwritten on its screen via a built-in stylus, and runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system.

Tech Lab

New phones turn the tables on Apple

Samsung’s Galaxy­ Note II is a massive marvel with a monster screen and all-day battery life. Nokia’s Lumia 810 is attractive and runs Windows Phone 8.

Boston area’s small businesses cautious, but optimistic

Most small-business owners in Greater Boston expect revenues to rise in 2013, and many expect to hire more workers, a survey found.

Yvonne Abraham

The nightmare long before Christmas

Whether we like it or not, we’re trapped in seasonal Turducken of three holidays in one, and ’tis already the season to be jolly.

Paula Broadwell has kept a low profile since her affair with CIA Director David Petraeus was made public, leading to his resignation. She was last seen Tuesday at her brother’s home.

Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

The biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an affair abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007.

Obama rips critics of UN ambassador

The president labeled as “outrageous” any Republican charges that Ambassador Susan Rice misled the public after the attack on a US Consulate in Libya on Sept. 11.

Brogan Graham cheered on Kate Kennedy during a workout at Harvard Stadium.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

November Project members embrace exercise, one another

Hundreds of locals are turning out three times a week at 6:30 a.m. to hug and socialize before running stadium steps, or knocking out a series of sit-ups and push-ups.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reunite for the final installment.

Movie review

With ‘Breaking Dawn,’ Twilight movies come to an end

This fifth and mercifully final installment features so much idle anticipation that it’s unclear whether we’re watching a movie or an Apple product launch.


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Celtics 98, Jazz 93

Rajon Rondo tries to stretch out his right ankle after suffering a sprain in the third quarter. He did not return.

Rondo injures ankle, but Celtics rally for win

Rajon Rondo left late in the third quarter, but the Celtics proved they can perform without him as Leandro Barbosa fueled the offense.

Nation & World

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Israel hit at least 20 targets in Gaza on Wednesday, and it warned Hamas leaders to stay out of sight in the coming days.

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill Hamas official

Israel launched the most ferocious assault on Gaza in four years after persistent rocket fire, hitting at least 20 targets in attacks that killed the top military commander of Hamas.


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From left: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts in HBO’s “Crossfire Hurricane.”

‘Crossfire Hurricane’: Becoming the Rolling Stones

Keith Richards and the other Rolling Stones recall their early years, from 1962 to 1978, as an otherworldly blur of nonstop drugs, alcohol, touring, and fan worship.