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Maine's unemployment rate hits a new low

The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in March to reach 5 percent, while local rates dropped a bit. "And in turn, more and more people are feeling confident and optimistic about the opportunities available to them as they return to the workforce".



Gunman targeting white men kills 3 in Fresno, California

Muhammad is the suspect in Tuesday's shooting-spree and is also charged with killing in an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6. Kori Ali Muhammad , 39, accused of shooting three people to death on Tuesday in downtown Fresno, California, U.S., is seen in this Fresno County Sheriff's Office booking photo released on April 19, 2017.


Robin Lopez ties Jae Crowder's shoe during Bulls-Celtics game

Robin Lopez ties Jae Crowder's shoe during Bulls-Celtics game

The Celtics forward didn't fall but stumbled a bit as he went down the floor. The top-seeded Celtics went on to win 104-87 after dropping the first two games at home. After two sub-par performances in Boston, the Celtics have regained home-court advantage in this best-of-seven series, which now heads back to TD Garden.


Ohioan killed in hammer-throwing track and field event

Ohioan killed in hammer-throwing track and field event

A Wheaton College freshman was killed this afternoon in an accident at a track and field meet at Lawson Park in Wheaton. Paramedics were on the scene with Wheaton College Public Safey immediately, according to the college, but Roser was pronounced dead after he was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.



Blackhawks begin uncertain offseason after sweep by Preds

The Blackhawks looked exhausted while managing just three goals in four lackluster games, with two of them coming on the power play. Maybe we were in a situation where we were maybe looking past a team like Nashville and thinking that we were going to go on, and it was going to be an easy series and we were just getting ourselves ready for what was to come down the road.



Jobless rate: SC unemployment rate unchanged in March

The Solano jobless rate in February was 5.3 percent, the EDD reported. In Lee County, the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in February and 5.6 percent in March, down from 7.4 percent in March 2016. Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 28,500, with gains in the education and health services sector (+7,900), the manufacturing sector (+6,700), and the professional and business services sector (+6,000), among others.