Scottish voters reject independence

In a concession speech, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond called on his country to accept the vote’s results.

Scots unswayed by independence calls

The day belonged to a quiet, unswayed swath of Scots who brought to the ballot box a conviction that the United Kingdom is better together.

Medical marijuana license winner’s record is uncertain

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell appears to have overstated operations at dispensaries it owns elsewhere.

UMass Amherst students on campus Thursday.

Steps urged at UMass after ‘Blarney Blowout’ melee

A review said that Amherst should ban the St. Patrick’s Day event after the unruly gathering led to clashes with police.

Florida man allegedly shoots his daughter, 6 grandkids

The slain children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years old, authorities said.

Scott Brown (left) helped man the phone banks in Salem, N.H. earlier this week.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Brown closes in on Shaheen in N.H.

Scott Brown is catching up to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in a US Senate race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive.

Workers board up Erika Murray’s squalid home in Blackstone.

For Blackstone’s youngest victims, a hard road ahead

Children who pass certain developmental benchmarks without proper care have a hard time recovering, experts said.

Co-owner Paul Delios says he intends to open a few new shops in the coming years. His sister Maria runs the kitchen.

Kane’s Donuts widening its horizons

Kane’s, the local institution with a national reputation, is expanding beyond its Saugus base.

Seventy percent of unenrolled voters have not yet decided on a candidate.

Capital poll

Coakley holds slim edge over Baker

The Globe poll suggests a race that could tilt in either direction based on the campaigns’ maneuvers in the coming weeks.


// Are gay Catholics welcome in the church or not?

Catholic teaching on homosexuality, which prohibits sex between two people of the same gender, is black and white.