Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

The Boston Marathon has never been canceled outright since its first running in 1897, though there was a de facto cancellation in 1918, when the end of World War I and a global influenza pandemic prompted organizers to switch to a relay race format.

Iconic Plymouth Rock vandalized

Plymouth Rock, the traditional landmark site where Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower in 1620, has been tagged by vandals.