Abigail Hernandez kidnapping suspect 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

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.

Proud Irish villages prepare grand welcome for Mayor Walsh

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

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/part5-dershowitz-wide-1209--90x90.jpg A choice of evils

Should democracies use torture to protect against terrorism?

Researchers found that lethal attacks among chimps were more common in crowded communities with lots of males.

Study suggests violence is an evolutionary adaptation

New research found that human behaviors such as feeding animals or disturbing their habitat didn’t appear to cause more killings.

Mass. unemployment rate in August rises to 5.8%

Job losses were attributed to temporary disruptions in the retail sector, an apparent reference to the Market Basket standoff.

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The proposal is running into roadblocks with the State Ethics Commission and the administration of Mayor Walsh.

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.

Scottish independence vote turnout expected to be high

Scots will decide today whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire.

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.

Mohegan Sun says gambling panel tilted toward Wynn

The Connecticut gambling giant blasted the licensing process as defective and unfair.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/catholic150-1495.jpg 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.