Latest news


Mass. jobless rate rises for fourth straight month

The state’s unemployment rate for October rose to 6.6 percent, up from 6.5 percent in September, as 7,900 jobs were added.

Computer outage grounds thousands of United passengers

United Airlines computers were down from about 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, and the glitch affected about five flights at Logan Airport.

Fire crews battled flames after the explosion of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in April 2010, off the coast of Louisiana.

BP to pay $4.5 billion for Gulf oil spill

The oil company also agreed to plead guilty to charges including 11 felony counts of misconduct related to the fatal rig explosion.

Panetta orders ethics training review for officers

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer officers away from trouble.

// No letup in Israeli offensive in Gaza

Attacks have killed three Israelis and 15 Palestinians. Palestinians have fired about 130 rockets into Israeli territory, while Israel has hit 230 targets with air strikes in recent days.

Members of fitness group embrace exercise, one another

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


November Project is a ‘grassroots workout tribe’

The November Project has no instructor, no pressure, and members heartily cheer each other on.

// 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.

// Co-owner of pharmacy silent at hearing

Barry Cadden repeatedly exercised his right not to incriminate himself before a House panel inquiry into the meningitis outbreak.

// Shutdown spurs hunt for medication sources

The search comes amid suspended drugmaking operations after the meningitis outbreak.

Nation & World

Tags in this section:

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.


Tags in this section:


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.