Mass. jobless rate fell to 5.6% in May

It?s the first time since July 2008 that the unemployment rate was below 6 percent.

Evan Horowitz | Analysis

// Is the Mass. job market really improving?

Despite all of the indicators suggesting improvement, the labor force continues to shrink.


Supreme Court strikes down abstract software patents

The decision had been called for by a coalition of tech industry giants including Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

Man allegedly put hot sauce in boy?s mouth, taped it shut

Prosecutors allege the 21-year-old assaulted his girlfriend?s 3-year-old son.

// Militants fly their black banners at key Iraqi refinery

A top Iraqi security official and a militant fighting for control of the plant said the government still held it.

Tech Lab

Tiny, automated cameras capture reporter?s boring life

By wearing a camera that takes photos twice a minute, the Globe?s Hiawatha Bray found that he spends too much time with ordinary pursuits.


// Many factors may have led to Justina Pelletier?s release

Political, legal, and financial aspects appear to have figured in ending the 16-month-long custody battle.

Life in the island town of Nahant largely returned to normal after a police raid at Town Hall Friday.

Nahant town official viewed as remote, unresponsive

Residents voiced frustration about an investigation of the town administrator, but many were not surprised.

Kevin Love

Celtics? offer for Kevin Love not among three best

The Timberwolves reportedly want proven players, which could put the Celtics at a disadvantage.



// New record set for most Mass. biotech IPOs in a year

Zafgen was the 10th Mass. biotech to complete an IPO this year.


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RED SOX 2, TWINS 1 (10 inn.)

Mike Napoli (second from right) is mobbed by his teammates as he crosses the plate following his walkoff homer in the 10th inning.

Red Sox notch dramatic walkoff win

David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back home runs to give the Red Sox a three-game sweep over the Twins.


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