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 (...)

Gay rights activists protest on Fifth Avesnue at the 2012 St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. New York mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting this year’s parade because of its ban on  public displays of gay pride. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The decisions by the New York City and Boston mayors to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over the exclusion of gay, lesbian and transgender gro(...)

Boston police superintendents William Evans (left) and Kevin Buckley during Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to pray for those killed or injured in the Boston bombings, in Boston yesterday. Federal investigators, questioning the bombing suspect's motives, are reviewing a visit that one of them made to Chechnya and Dagestan last year. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

As the surviving brother of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects remained seriously ill and unable to answer questions over, further detail(...)

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 (...)

Smoke is seen in the background at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Photograph: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe

At least three people were killed and 128 people were being treated in hospitals after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon y(...)