Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

Political opposition leaves US hopes of hosting games uncertain

US could prove tough audience for Pope

Anti-capitalist and pro-climate change stances unsettle conservatives

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Shopping: Retail’s holy grail

Millennial females’ anxieties about appearing too often in the same outfit are changing buying habits

US inequality rises up political agenda

Candidates disagree over how to lift middle class income

Three dead after Louisiana cinema shooting

Lone gunman kills two in cinema and takes own life

Visa adds to pressure for Blatter exit

‘No meaningful reform’ possible while Fifa head stays

Trump dalliance reveals dark fantasies

‘They just want to do something wild for once in their lives’

New York fast-food wages to double

Cuomo move joins minimum pay trend in US

Trump makes indelible mark on GOP

His success is based on anti-politics — the dislike of poll-tested campaigns and scripted candidates

Ex-Fifa official to face charges in US

Jeffrey Webb alleged to have received millions of dollars in bribes

Harper Lee school of antisocial marketing

In this wired world of ours it pays to play hard to get

US marines killed in ‘terrorism’ act

Gunman identified after four deaths in Chattanooga

Alleged hacker faces extradition to US

Lauri Love accused of infiltrating Fed, Nasa and other agencies

Obama visits jail at start of reform drive

President turns to social impact of $80bn criminal justice system

Global hunt for Darkode cyber criminals

Hacking crackdown sees 70 targeted in 20 nations

Cyber insecurity: US losing the battle

US agencies are revealed to lack basic IT defences

New York pays out $5.9m over Eric Garner

Deal comes days before anniversary of cigarette seller’s death in police chokehold

The not so friendly skies of America

Clout of the big carriers in Washington outweighs woes of flyers

Republicans lose control of their herd

Fourteen presidential hopefuls have thrown their hats in the ring and three are poised to follow

South Carolina to remove Confederate flag

Charleston massacre prompts symbolic shift in the American south