Boston Blasts

  • Third friend of accused Boston bomber indicted for misleading probe August 31, 2013

    A third college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on charges he lied to federal investigators, the US Attorney General for Massachusetts said in a statement on Thursday. Robel Phillipos, 19, was one of the three people who removed a backpack full of fireworks and a laptop...
  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts June 28, 2013

    Boston: The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted on 30 counts. A Federal grand jury charged him with killing four people -- three spectators who died in the bombings and a police officer ambushed in his cruiser a few days later. Besides that, he is...
  • FBI missed Boston warning: Russian official June 4, 2013

    Moscow: A senior Russian official said on Tuesday that the Boston Marathon bombings could have been prevented if American officials had followed through with Russian intelligence. Officials previously hewed to President Vladimir Putin's statement that Russia had no information that could have prevented the attacks. "The Russian side warned the American...
  • US: Bail denied to teen accused of Facebook terror post May 25, 2013

    Boston: A judge denied bail on Friday to a Massachusetts teenager who was arrested on terrorism charges after posting lyrics on his Facebook page suggesting he could do worse than the Boston Marathon bombers. Cameron D'Ambrosio, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Boston, was...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe May 23, 2013

    Orlando: A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida on early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse...
  • Boston: Court rejects defence bid to photograph Dzhokhar May 18, 2013

    Boston: A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who want to take periodic photos of him in prison. US Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Friday said the prison where Tsarnaev is housed has a policy against visitors bringing cameras. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued the...
  • New issue of al Qaeda magazine out, contents hacked May 17, 2013

    Washington: A purported new issue of an English-language al Qaeda magazine, linked to the Boston terrorist attacks, has been posted on the web but its contents were hacked. The "Inspire" magazine, produced by al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate - al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which regularly includes how-to instructions for...
  • 'Boston suspect left note in boat blaming US wars for attack' May 16, 2013

    Boston: The lone-surviving Boston bombings suspect has claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack in a note written on the wall of the boat he hid in, saying it was retribution for US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, left a note in the boat...
  • Boston blasts: Jailed friend of bomber seeks release May 5, 2013

    Boston: Lawyers for one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends, who was arrested and charged with aiding the Boston bombings suspect, have sought his release describing him as a "frightened and confused" teenager who did not deliberately lie to investigators. Robel Phillipos, a resident of Cambridge, is among Tsarnaev's three friends arrested...
  • After Boston blasts, US orders new visa reviews for arriving students May 4, 2013

    Washington: The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the US has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings. The...
  • Investigators believe Boston bombs made at Tsarnaev's home May 4, 2013

    Boston: Investigators believe Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, likely made the bombs they are suspected of setting off at last month's Boston Marathon in Tamerlan's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said on Friday. FBI agents have been questioning Tamerlan's wife, Katherine Russell, and other witnesses for days...
  • Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed May 3, 2013

    Boston: The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was the subject of a massive manhunt and died after a gunbattle with police, was claimed on Thursday. Department of Public Safety spokesman Terrel Harris said a funeral home retained by Tsarnaev's family picked up the 26-year-old's remains. He had...
  • Boston suspect texted 'LoL' when warned by friend: FBI May 2, 2013

    Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect, texted 'LOL' in a chilling response to a message from his friend who warned him that police was on the look out for him. When the alleged Boston Marathon bomber was told by one of his friends that he resembled one...
  • Boston blasts: 3 arrested men charged with undermining probe May 2, 2013

    Boston: US authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way. The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a US citizen, were described as...
  • Boston blasts: 3 more suspects in custody, say police May 1, 2013

    Boston: Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday. The police department made the announcement in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying more details would follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI. Three people...
  • US: Obama defends FBI handling of Boston suspect May 1, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI on its investigations related to the suspected Chechen-origin Boston bombers, even as he praised Russia for its co-operation in the probe into the attacks. "I think that all our law enforcement officials performed in an exemplary fashion after the bombing had...
  • US: Boston bomb contained traces of woman DNA April 30, 2013

    Boston: A woman's DNA has been found on at least one of the explosive devices used in the Boston bombings, adding a new dimension to the probe into the terror attack that killed three people and wounded over 200 others. The findings, reported by the US media, have raised the...
  • Boston bombings suspect out of danger: US lawmaker April 30, 2013

    Boston: Boston bombings suspect teenager Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was being treated in a city hospital with multiple injuries including gunshots, is out of danger, a US lawmaker familiar with his health situation has said. "He is certainly out of danger. He certainly was able to communicate. He had an operation...
  • FBI takes DNA samples of Boston bombing suspect's widow April 30, 2013

    Boston: Investigators on Monday removed bags of evidence including some containing DNA samples from the home in Rhode Island where the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been living, according to a person familiar with the investigation. FBI agents spent hours at the home of Katherine Russell's parents...
  • Mother of Boston bomb suspects found deeper spirituality April 29, 2013

    Boston: In photos of her as a younger woman, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a 1980s rock star. After she arrived in the US from Russia in 2002, she went to beauty school and did facials at a suburban day spa. But in recent...
  • US lawmaker believes Boston suspects were trained April 28, 2013

    Washington: Boston Marathon bombing suspects were trained in carrying out the attack, top US lawmakers claimed on Sunday and said that it is too early to arrive at the conclusion that there is no foreign connection to this act of terror. Congressman Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security...
  • Boston bombings: One of the suspects spoke of 'jihad' with mother April 28, 2013

    Washington: The older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings spoke to his mother about "jihad" in a 2011 phone call secretly recorded by Russian officials, CBS News reported on Saturday. US authorities learned of the wiretapped discussion between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two ethnic Chechen brothers suspected of carrying out...
  • Russia not cooperating on Boston bombing: US Lawmaker April 26, 2013

    Washington: A powerful American lawmaker has accused Russia of not co-operating with the US on the Boston Marathon bombings. Congressman Mike Rogers, who has been briefed several times by the intelligence community on the Boston bombings, believes that the Russians have information that will be incredibly valuable on the two...
  • Sunil Tripathi's family recalls how they tried to prove his innocence April 26, 2013

    The body of the missing Indian-origin student Sunil Tripathi, mistakenly linked to the marathon bombings, has now been identified in Boston. His family recalls their ordeal in trying to prove his innocence. ...
  • UP minister Azam Khan 'frisked, misbehaved with' at Boston airport April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh's senior Cabinet Minister Azam Khan on Thursday alleged that he was stopped at the Boston Airport and frisked by airport authorities. He also claimed that US authorities misbehaved with him. Azam Khan, who is accompanying Chief Minister Akhilesh Uadav for a Harvard University event in the US,...
  • US: Toy car remote control used to detonate Boston bombs April 25, 2013

    Boston: The Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspects used a remote-control device from a toy car to set off the pressure-cooker bomb and apparently learnt to build it from an al-Qaeda online magazine, a key US lawmaker has said. Maryland Representative Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, confirmed...
  • 'US wars against Muslims fuelled Boston bombers' April 25, 2013

    Washington: US officials say the surviving suspect in last week's attack on the Boston Marathon has told investigators he and his brother were angry about US wars in Muslim countries. Two officials said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev acknowledged the anti-US motive while being questioned by investigators last weekend. One official on Thursday said...
  • Boston suspect unarmed when arrested in boat: Officials April 25, 2013

    Washington: Two US officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings was unarmed when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard. Authorities originally said they had exchanged gunfire with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for more than one hour on Friday evening before they were...
  • Boston bombers constructed weapons inside US: Senator April 24, 2013

    Washington: The two Chechen brothers - one a naturalised resident and other a lawful resident - allegedly constructed sophisticated weapons inside the US, a top American Senator has said. "They constructed the weapons inside the United States. Did they have some sort of training or inspiration or coaching inside or...
  • More details sought on 19-year-old Boston bomb suspect April 23, 2013

    Boston: The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any terror networks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand...