BOSTON MARATHON

  • After 2013 bombings, Boston Marathon under tight security April 21, 2014

    Boston: For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race. So many new people needed to...
  • US to seek death penalty for accused Boston marathon bomber January 31, 2014

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday. US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that...
  • 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...
  • 7yearold Boston bomb survivor using prosthetic leg August 16, 2013

    A 7yearold girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April attack. The family of Jane Richard and the late 8yearold Martin Richard said on Thursday...
  • 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...
  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber charged in four deaths June 28, 2013

    Boston: A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people in the largest masscasualty attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. The 30count indictment filed in Boston federal court charges the 19yearold ethnic Chechen with setting off two homemade pressurecooker...
  • 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 18yearold 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 27yearold mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse...
  • Officer shot in Boston Marathon showdown wants to work May 20, 2013

    Boston: With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said on Sunday he's determined to return to duty. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donahue has been recovering alongside victims injured in the April 15, 2013 attack by the...
  • 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...
  • Boston Marathon runners to be given another chance to finish May 17, 2013

    Boston: Thousands of runners whose Boston Marathon was cut short by the deadly bombings at the finish line will be invited back next year, the organizer of the worldfamous race said on Thursday. The Boston Marathon attracts runners from the United States and all over the world who sometimes train...
  • 'Boston suspect left note in boat blaming US wars for attack' May 16, 2013

    Boston: The lonesurviving 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 bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery May 11, 2013

    Doswell: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment this...
  • US: Bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site May 7, 2013

    Boston: The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept the remains. Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev, and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding the body. Despite a plea from...
  • US: Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites May 6, 2013

    Worcester: The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police arrived at a funeral home on Sunday to prepare his body for burial. Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md, and three other men met with Worcester funeral home director Peter Stefan. The men who accompanied...
  • 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...
  • 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 26yearold's remains. He had...
  • Boston suspect texted 'LoL' when warned by friend: FBI May 2, 2013

    Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Chechenorigin 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 Chechenorigin Boston bombers, even as he praised Russia for its cooperation 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...
  • 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...
  • Russia caught Boston bomb suspect on wiretap: Officials April 28, 2013

    Washington: Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said on Saturday, days after the US government finally received details about the call. In another conversation, the mother of nowdead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was...
  • Boston suspect in prison, brother's body unclaimed April 27, 2013

    Boston: The surviving suspect in last week's Boston Marathon bombing was moved to a prison medical center outside Boston on Friday, while the body of his older brother who died in a shootout with police remained unclaimed, officials said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19yearold ethnic Chechen charged with the bombing that killed...
  • Canada terror plot raises questions on deportation April 27, 2013

    Toronto: Canada's immigration minister says he is reviewing the country's deportation policies following revelations that a court decided nine years ago against deporting a man who was arrested last week on terror charges. Raed Jaser came to Canada with his family as a teenager in 1993. Court records indicate he...
  • Sunil Tripathi's family recalls how they tried to prove his innocence April 26, 2013

    The body of the missing Indianorigin 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. ...
  • Boston bombing suspects planned an attack in New York: Mayor April 26, 2013

    Washington/New York: The two men accused of carrying out last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon planned a second bomb attack on New York's Times Square, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday. The brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's original intent when they hijacked a car and its driver...