Details in Abigail Hernandez case remain a mystery

Abby Hernandez might have been held in this container unit next to Nat Kibby’s home in Gorham, N.H. (Gil Talbot for The Boston Globe)

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

// Soldier with Mass. ties killed in Afghanistan

Major Michael Donahue, 41, was a 1990 graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.

Piper Ryan Randall led a pro-Scottish independence rally in the suburbs of Edinburgh on Thursday.

10 things to know about Scotland’s vote for independence

What will happen if Scotland leaves the UK and reestablishes itself as a sovereign nation? Here are some possibilities.

Proud Irish villages prepare grand welcome for Walsh

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

Evan Horowitz

What recovery? Mass. is going nowhere, slowly

Incomes should be rising and poverty declining, but that’s not happening in the state.


Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings building empires

Even if most regular Joes waiting in lines have no idea, the Dunkin’ franchisee landscape has been shifting dramatically.

// Search for boy, missing for 38 years, resumes in Lawrence

Authorities conducted the most methodical canine search to date in Lawrence for Andy Puglisi, who was 10 years old when he disappeared in 1976.


// 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.