Scottish voters reject independence

In a concession speech, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond called on his country to accept the vote’s results.

Alennah Carson and Rory Penman, watching the results at the Greenmantle Pub in Edinburgh, were disappointed in early returns.

Scots unswayed by independence calls

The day belonged to a quiet, unswayed swath of Scots who brought to the ballot box a conviction that the United Kingdom is better together.

Medical marijuana license winner’s record is uncertain

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell appears to have overstated operations at dispensaries it owns elsewhere.

UMass Amherst students on campus Thursday.

Steps urged at UMass after ‘Blarney Blowout’ melee

A review said that Amherst should ban the St. Patrick’s Day event after the unruly gathering led to clashes with police.

Florida man allegedly shoots his daughter, 6 grandkids

The slain children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years old, authorities said.

Scott Brown (left) helped man the phone banks in Salem, N.H. earlier this week.

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Brown closes in on Shaheen in N.H.

Scott Brown is catching up to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in a US Senate race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive.

Workers board up Erika Murray’s squalid home in Blackstone.

For Blackstone’s youngest victims, a hard road ahead

Children who pass certain developmental benchmarks without proper care have a hard time recovering, experts said.

Co-owner Paul Delios says he intends to open a few new shops in the coming years. His sister Maria runs the kitchen.

Kane’s Donuts widening its horizons

Kane’s, the local institution with a national reputation, is expanding beyond its Saugus base.

Seventy percent of unenrolled voters have not yet decided on a candidate.

Capital poll

Coakley holds slim edge over Baker

The Globe poll suggests a race that could tilt in either direction based on the campaigns’ maneuvers in the coming weeks.


// 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.