Meb Keflezighi is congratulated after winning the men’s division of the Boston Marathon. He described the crowd as phenomenal” and said: “I used them to propel me forward.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Record crowds basked in bright sunshine to cheer on runners in the second largest field in the Boston Marathon’s 118-year history as this proud(...)

Dignitaries including US vice-president Joe Biden, survivors and first responders participate in a flag-raising ceremony at the marathon finishing line in Boston, Massachusetts, yesterday, on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Boston paused in silence at 2.49pm yesterday to remember the moment a year ago when three people were killed (...)

Boston Fire Department honor guards (R) relieve Cambridge Police honor guards at the site of one of the two bomb blasts on the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Dominick Reuter /Reuters

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note today, with mayor(...)

Marty Walsh at his election-night rally following his victory in Boston earlier this month. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/New York Times

Martin J Walsh, the new mayor of Boston, jokes that it was his two Irish aunts, one travelling from Galway and the other from England, that “put me ov(...)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photographed just before his arrest with a sniper’s laser sight trained on his head as he surrenders to authorities on April 19th following a massive manhunt in this handout photo provided courtesy of Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy and Boston Magazine. Photograph: Sgt Sean Murphy/Boston Magazine/Reuters

Accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was badly injured when taken into custody by US federal agents in April, with multiple gunshot wounds(...)

Defense attorneys Miriam Conrad (left) and Judy Clarke  flank Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court in Boston, Massachusetts today in this  court sketch. Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to committing the worst mass-casualty attack on US soil since 9/11, a crime that c(...)

An image from a video released by Massachusetts  police of a remote-controlled robot lifting the tarpaulin on a boat in  which the badly injured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found on Friday night.

Boston mayor Tom Menino has said the authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured (...)

The bar is quiet at first. Most, except for one rowdy table, are nursing a postwork drink, engaging in a little conversation with a neighbour o(...)

The FBI has released photographs of two suspects in the investigation into Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

The FBI has released video footage and a series of photographs showing two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Two men, dressed in (...)

Mourners raise candles for bomb victims two days after a double explosion at the Boston Marathon killed three and injured 176 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Investigators have spotted a Boston Marathon bombing suspect from security video taken before two blasts ripped through central Boston on Monday, a US law enforcement source said. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

In what could be a major break in the case of the Boston Marathon, police are hunting a man seen in a department-store surveillance video dro(...)