File photograph of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of 30 federal charges relating to the twin bombings  at the  Boston Marathon finishing line in 2013. Tsarnaev’s lawyers have urged the jury in the case not to grant him the death penalty.   Photograph: FBI handout/Reuters

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers have urged the jury in his trial to spare his life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led down(...)

Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, who discovered the obesity gene affecting children, is head of  clinical biochemistry and director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Phil Mynott

Stephen O’Rahilly struggles with his weight. “I have a very powerful appetite, I eat too much. I would find it impossible to skip lunch,” the Cambridg(...)

Tatyana McFadden celebrates with Bill Richard, the father of Boston bombing victim Martin Richard, after McFadden won the women’s wheelchair marathon in Boston yesterday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Security was tight yesterday for the second marathon since the Boston bombings as spectators lined the route to cheer on the 30,000 runners.On Boston (...)

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombings. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/ Reuters.

Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world’s best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Boston on Mo(...)

Police in Boston have arrested a 65-year-old man they believe is the infamous Brighton Tree Ninja. For several years a vandal has been damaging newly (...)

Boxever chief executive Dave O’Flanagan: “Laura brings vast financial, strategic, and business leadership experience to our team, and a long, successful history of building world-class organisations through smart and transformational financial management.”

Irish tech start-up Boxever has appointed former Skype executive Laura Shesgreen as chief financial officer. The company, which offers predictive mark(...)

Kieran McGill’s chain of 16 Irish pubs in the US employs: almost 700 people and has an annual turnover of $40 million

When Kieran McGill told his late mother in 1996 that he was leaving a comfortable well-paid consultancy job at a Dublin accountancy practice to start (...)

 Karen Brassard, a Boston Bombing survivor, and  Carlos Arredondo (L), who  helped victims on the day of the bombing, talk to the media after the jury verdict of guilty on all charges against Dzhokhar Tsamaev. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA. 0:50

In the silent well of Courtroom Nine, a clerk read out the jury’s verdicts: Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. The word echoed in the courtroom as the clerk pron(...)

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (second from left) is depicted standing with his defence attorneys as the jury presents its verdict 0:50

After two months of jury selection and 17 days of moving and often disturbing testimony from 95 witnesses, it took a Boston jury just over 11 hours(...)

Jurors spent just over 11 hours evaluating Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s guilt in two days of deliberations, following 16 days of testimony.

The jury hearing the Boston Marathon bombing have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 15th, 2013 atta(...)