A bag sits on the road near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bag was later detonated by the bomb squad after inspection. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

A man has been arrested by police in Boston after a backpack was left close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon route, a year after three(...)

Federal prosecutors charged the surviving man suspected of bombing the finish of last week's Boston marathon with one count of using a weapon o(...)

A US military Blackhawk helicopter flies over the search area for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts, during the lockdown last Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

At 6am on Friday the phone rang. It was a message from the Boston police: “Lock your doors and stay inside.” Within minutes everyone in (...)

Runner Jason Darnall of Kentucky, who ran the Boston Marathon in 2012 but chose to run the London Marathon this year, wears a black ribbon at the start of the London Marathon. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

London Marathon runners pounded the capital’s streets today after earlier holding half a minute’s silence in memory of those who died in the B(...)

People  on  Hemingway Street in the Fenway neighbourhood  celebrate the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar  Tsarnaev last night. Photograph:  Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images

Bostonians breathed a sign of relief after a long, shattering week and then celebrated the dramatic capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bo(...)

Police with guns drawn search for a suspect in Watertown, Massachusetts, early yesterday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A police helicopter circled overhead. The sky buzzed and blue lights flashed from the ground on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Techno(...)

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(...)

Boston University students hug each other following a service  for graduate student Lu Lingzi, who was killed during the bomb explosions at  the Boston Marathon. Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Investigators in the Boston Marathon bombings believe they may have identified a suspect from security video footage but dismissed reports that(...)

US president Barack Obama being briefed on Boston Marathon explosions. Photograph: @whitehouse photo

US president Barack Obama said those responsible for the attacks feel the “full weight of justice”. The US president told a news confer(...)