Michelle Wu broke a two-century-old streak of white, male city leaders and became the city's first woman and person of colour elected as mayor.
Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei completed a Kenyan clean sweep in the men's and women's races at the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon to pick up their first major titles.
A snowstorm hit the US east coast late on Wednesday, leaving some areas buried under more than metre of powder.
Hundreds of sporting events disappeared around the world during 2020 in the midst of a raging Covid-19 pandemic.
A three-judge panel of the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard troops, enacted strict curfews and shut down mass transit systems to slow protest movements, but demonstrators pushed on in many cities.
The country is headed for a period when desperation, paranoia, and racism, allied with a climate of fear and uncertainty, could start a chain reaction that leads to not just economic collapse, but a violent and indefinite period of social collapse.
Citing sources close to the German government, a local newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump had offered "a billion dollars" to secure the vaccine "only for the United States".
Amideast, a Washington-based group that supports international education, says Ismail Ajjawi arrived on Monday at Boston's Logan International Airport, where he had earlier been questioned for eight hours and sent back to Lebanon.
Palestinian teen's deportation at US border shows how America's vision of a free internet has collapsed.
US federal prosecutors charge dozens, including celebrity Felicity Huffman, in a college admissions fraud scheme.
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