Boston: Many on the ground regard the whole thing as ill-advised given the extent of the city’s more pressing social problems. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty

At a public meeting earlier this year, the people behind Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics proudly showed off their grand plan to erect a tempora(...)

Eric Holder: he will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed, the justice department said. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Eric Holder, the first black US attorney general and one of President Barack Obama’s closest allies, is to step down after a contentious term marked (...)

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(...)

 Roseann Sdoia  walking with the assistance of parallel bars   as she  tries out a new   leg  at a prosthetics clinic two months after the explosions. Photograph:  Yoon S Byun/the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Sabrina Dello Russo says the past year has been tough. She struggles to dial a number on her phone, to concentrate, to multi-task or even to co(...)

Sen Linda Dorcena Forry thanks Enda Kenny after the Taoiseach spoke at the annual St Patrick’s Day breakfast in Boston. Photograph: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Last Sunday the vivacious Massachusetts state senator Linda Dorcena Forry burst onto the stage at the Boston Convention Centre singing (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to reporters alongside Boston mayor Marty Walsh at a St Patrick’s Day breakfast meeting in Boston today.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has heaped praise on Ireland’s Six Nations Championship-winning rugby team, saying that the players showed “incredible courage(...)

 Plucky surfers plough  through  snow on Rockaway Beach, New York, today. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

At least nine people are thought to have died due to a winter storm which has hit the northeastern United States bringing travel chaos as it dumped n(...)

HealthXL director and Point of Care chief executive Jim Joyce (left) presents a hurley and sliotar to Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Senate president Therese Murray during a visit to Digital Health and Life Science Trade Summit in TCD’s technology and enterprise campus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

IBM had put its Watson software system, an application which understands natural language, to work in healthcare. “One in five medical di(...)

Enda Kenny: his desk is cluttered with files and yet more photos and souvenirs. It is a minimalist’s nightmare

The Minister for Transport ’n Sport watched Leaders’ Questions from the public gallery in the company of a handsome young man in a snug white s(...)