//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/donahue150-10597.jpg Soldier with Mass. ties killed in Afghanistan

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

Tsarnaev defense asks for more time to prepare

The defense also argued that the Nov. 3 trial date for the high-profile Marathon bombing case should be pushed back.

Evan Horowitz

What recovery? Mass. is going nowhere, slowly

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

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)

Details in Abigail Hernandez case remain a mystery

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

Magazine

A father-son softball story

Mo Englander, 80, and son Matt, 36, at a game in Allston on August 21.

Barry Chin/Globe staff

In retirement, Mo Englander was looking to stay busy. So his son, Matt, started him a team.

Daily Dose

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Boston/Images/0caf949b5aa24caa99bd3b9d38b3593e-0caf949b5aa24caa99bd3b9d38b3593e-0.jpg Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes?

Artificial sweeteners might actually set the stage for the development of diabetes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/piper150-764.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/andy150-10600.jpg 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.

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.