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.

//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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ways of N.H. kidnapping suspect remain under scrutiny

Nat Kibby has had numerous run-ins with the law, and also has 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.

Rusney Castillo hit a tapper in his first at-bat (above), but singled to second in his second at-bat. Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Rusney Castillo debuts with Red Sox, gets first hit

The process of determining how good Castillo is began Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

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