38 Studios points finger at R.I.

The bankrupt video game maker claimed it had a “fully negotiated deal and agreement” to receive more funding, but the state refused to honor the deal.

Adrian Walker

For immigrants, a sigh of relief

For people like Conrado Santos, the news that they may soon be able to legally stay in the US stirred up a host of emotions that boiled down to one: relief.

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UN observers in Syria suspend activities

The chief of UN observers said the bloodshed and violence is impeding their ability to carry out their mandate.

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Heir to Saudi throne has died

Crown Prince Nayef, the hardline interior minister and heir to the throne who spearheaded Saudi Arabia’s fierce crackdown on Al Qaeda, was in his late 70s.

The Amorphophallus titanum plant, also known as the “corpse flower,” seen May 15 in Honolulu.

Scot Mitamura/Honolulu Botanical Gardens via Associated Press

‘Corpse flower’ expected to bloom at Franklin Park Zoo

Amorphophallus titanum, a rare 200-pound flower, is expected to bloom and emit its signature rotting flesh smell Saturday or Sunday.

Dan Shaughnessy

Dale Sveum was skipped over by Red Sox

We’re not sure exactly what, but something went horribly wrong when Sveum interviewed for the top job with Boston’s owners and front office heads last November.

Hostelling International’s $46 million facility on Stuart Street has a modern design and amenities not common to old-style hostels.

New hostel provides more affordable lodging in Hub

Hostelling International Boston’s spacious new $46 million facility on Stuart Street will charge $29-$59 a night for dorms and $89-$169 a night for private rooms.

A shelf containing books about gangsters and crime from the Santa Monica, Calif., apartment where James “Whitey” Bulger and girlfriend Catherine Greig hid before their arrest in June 2011.

Trove of evidence offers deeper look into Bulger case

A shelf in James “Whitey” Bulger’s apartment was full of books about gangsters and crime, something federal prosecutors say Bulger specialized in himself.

Cambridge gets an H Mart

The Korean supermarket is planning to open an 18,000-square-foot location in Central Square in the space currently occupied by Harvest Co-op.


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Nurses trading in drab scrubs for fashionable workwear

Quincy firm Work ‘N Gear, better known for overalls and construction boots, has shifted its focus to the booming business of fashionable scrubs.

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Wary Greeks head back to polls

Depending on the outcome of Sunday’s election, Greece could be forced out of the European joint currency, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the global economy.