The “Bay State boondoggle” is at risk as Congress considers a bill that would end extra payments for Massachusetts hospitals.
Game 4 | Bruins at Rangers, 7 p.m.
Bruins’ fourth line embracing role
Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, and Shawn Thornton create energy, skate hard, check relentlessly, and have the Bruins one win away from the East finals.
New York is no Hockeytown
The Rangers have fans and sellouts and Original Six tradition — but there is no buzz in the city around them.
The state’s unemployment rate, which was 6.4 percent in April, is expected to decline to 5.2 percent by the end of 2017, a report predicts.
From around the world, flags honor Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts will unveil a mile-long display of 1,500 flags from around the world to bring messages of hope to a city trying to heal.
A man with ties to Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed while being questioned about a 2011 unsolved triple murder in Waltham.
Longevity a liability for Ed Markey?
We like electricity and fresh faces: Deval Patrick, Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren. It’s hard when you’ve been around as long as Markey.
Gabriel Gomez reports 6 years of income to be $10.1 million
The Republican nominee for the US Senate special election paid an effective tax rate of 21 percent over that period.
Your smartphone, maximized
Don’t let bloatware suck your phone’s memory: Delete apps you don’t need, shut off Facebook notifications, and clear the cache.
Manhunt cost Watertown Police $250,000, chief estimates
Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau is seeking state and federal aid to help cover the costs related to the Marathon bombing response.
Danny Amendola working on rapport with Tom Brady
The new Patriots slot receiver said comparisons with Wes Welker are not something he has to worry about.
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to resign
Murray abruptly announced Wednesday he will leave in June to lead the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Nation & World
IRS official says she did nothing wrong, invokes Fifth
Lois Lerner declined to answer questions at a hearing today on IRS targeting of conservative groups.
Consalvo taps former Gore, Kerry strategist
Tad Devine, who worked on the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry, has joined the mayoral campaign of City Councilor Rob Consalvo.
Bernanke says too soon to end stimulus
If the Fed were to let interest rates rise, it would ‘‘carry a substantial risk” to the economic recovery, Chairman Ben Bernanke said.
‘The World’s Strongest Librarian’ by Josh Hanagarne
In Hanagarne’s memorable story, he talks about his experiences growing up with Tourette’s syndrome.