State, city wary about City Council pay hike

A proposal by City Council President Bill Linehan seeks to give himself and fellow councilors a 29 percent pay increase this year.

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited a polling station in North Queensferry, Scotland, on Thursday morning. Brown is advocating for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom.

Polls open in Scottish independence vote

Voters will determine whether the union of Scotland and England, which dates to 1707, should end.

yvonne abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy_20131010.jpg As Suffolk Downs winds down, an end to a way of life

Many of the people who work at the track can’t imagine doing anything else. But now they’ll have to.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/casino150-10443.jpg Mohegan Sun says licensing process was ‘defective’

Mohegan Sun said the gaming panel gave Wynn more chances to address deficiencies in its casino proposal.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech lab

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/bray-4860.jpg More than an app, it’s an ‘Automatic’ lifesaver for cars

Automatic is a $99 piece of hardware that has a built-in crash sensor that can call for a rescue if you’re in an accident.

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

A choice of evils

Should democracies use torture to protect against terrorism?

Abby Hernandez might have been held in this container unit next to Nat Kibby’s home in Gorham, N.H.

Abigail Hernandez kidnapping suspect a mystery

Nat Kibby, 34, has both a lengthy criminal record and a personal history of erratic behavior.

Martin Walsh was given a framed genealogist report on his family heritage by Rachel Kelly, the founder of ifest, an Irish festival that is coming to Boston.

‘The mayor is coming!’ Ireland relishes visit by Walsh

Martin Walsh will return to Ireland Friday for his first visit since being elected mayor of Boston.

My Morning Cup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/simpson.jpg Jack Simpson, MBTA conductor

My Morning Cup features the coffee rituals that most of us have. This morning, a conductor on the MBTA commuter rail shares his coffee drinking habits.

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