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Massachusetts unemployment rate falls to 6.3% in April

Employers added jobs for the fifth consecutive month and the state unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than three years.

Two decades later, Morning Star Baptist violence still resonates

Boston reached a breaking point after the 1992 stabbing and shooting during a solemn funeral at the Mattapan sanctuary.

Effort to honor Vietnam veterans is sputtering

This Memorial Day is supposed to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of US involvement in Vietnam. Yet few events are planned.

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High-risk video game venture has R.I., Curt Schilling reeling

After missing a $1.1 million payment May 1 and a personal plea from Schilling for more public assistance this week, 38 Studios on Thursday said it does not not have enough money to pay its employees and the state economic development official who oversaw the loan guarantees abruptly resigned. In a bizarre twist at one point Thursday, company representatives hand-delivered a check to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, apparently to cover the late $1.1 million payment, but then later said the company had insufficient funds to cover it.

Donna Summer performed at the close of the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo in 2009.

Boston-bred pop star Donna Summer dies at 63

The Dorchester native gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s, and released a number of albums that have reached gold or platinum status.