Suffolk Downs slams panel’s ‘empty posturing’

The state gambling commission said it would explore options to preserve horse racing in the state, drawing a rebuke from the racetrack in Revere.

Major Michael Donahue

Soldier with Mass. ties killed in Afghanistan

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

Debate continues on pay raise for Boston City Council

Councilor Michelle Wu plans to push for an independent citizens’ commission to review and set council salaries.

// British hostage appears in new ISIS video

The captive journalist, apparently reading from a script, warns America and its allies about heading into an unwinnable war.


Parents meet Boston EMTs who saved newborn’s life

“He wasn’t breathing. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. Fortunately, these two were there for us,” the newborn’s father recalled.

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.

Excitement, apprehension as Scotland decides its future

The independence referendum today has generated an unprecedented volume and intensity of public debate and participation.

Rusney Castillo made his major league debut in the Red Sox’ 9-1 loss to the Pirates.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Big expectations as Rusney Castillo makes Red Sox debut

None of us know what Castillo will be. But there is a lot hoped for from the new Red Sox outfielder, who debuted Wednesday.

Evan Horowitz

// What recovery? Mass. is going nowhere, slowly

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


// 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.