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  • 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...
  • 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 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 Marathon: Indian-American surgeon emerges as hero April 19, 2013

    Boston: An Indian-American orthopaedic surgeon, who participated the ill-fated Boston Marathon, emerged as a 'hero' by providing first aid to victims after the twin bombings ripped through a cheering crowd, killed three people and injured over 180 others. Dr Vivek Shah, who works at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, was...
  • History of US bombing, failed attempts April 16, 2013

    Here is a list of some of the worst bombings in the US dating to the 1800s, including some famous attempts that failed: - April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people and injuring more than 80. - January...
  • Google site tracks information on Boston runners April 16, 2013

    Chicago: Google is stepping in to help family and friends of Boston Marathon runners find their loved ones after explosions near the finish line. The site, called Google Person Finder, allows users to enter the name of a person they're looking for or enter information about someone who is there. Cellphone use...
  • Security beefed up worldwide after Boston explosions April 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide stepped up security on Monday following explosions at the Boston Marathon. Los Angeles police Lt Andrew Neiman said the department was urging officers to be extra vigilant around large crowds and would increase security at sporting events...
  • Boston explosions to be handled as 'act of terror': White House April 16, 2013

    Washington: The White House does not yet know who planned and carried out explosions at the Boston marathon but is handling the incident as "an act of terror," a White House official said on Monday. "Any event with multiple explosive devices - as this appears to be - is clearly an...
  • US aviation authority orders no-fly zone over Boston explosion site April 16, 2013

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon on Monday, and briefly ordered flights bound for Boston's Logan International Airport held on the ground at airports around the country. About an hour after the explosions the FAA issued a...
  • Boston blasts: We will find out who did this, says Obama April 16, 2013

    Washington: A stony-faced President Barack Obama declared that those responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon "will feel the full weight of justice," but he urged a nervous nation not to jump to conclusions. Top lawmakers declared the deadly incident an act of terrorism, and a White House official...
  • Boston Marathon explosions: NY police stepping up security April 16, 2013

    Washington: The New York Police Department has stepped up security around landmarks in Manhattan, including near prominent hotels, in response to at least one explosion near the finish line of the Boston marathon on Monday, said Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of the NYPD. Browne told Reuters that New York police were...
  • No known threat before explosions: Boston Police chief April 16, 2013

    Boston: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said on Monday that officials did not know of any specific threats before three devices exploded in Boston on Monday that killed at least two people. He said that local police is getting aid from every agency in the state and the federal government after...
  • Secret Service expands security at White House April 16, 2013

    Washington: The Secret Service says it has expanded its security perimeter at the White House following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the measure was taken "out of an abundance of caution." He says it is not unusual to expand or contract the security perimeters. Shortly...
  • Explosion at JFK presidential library in Boston: Police April 16, 2013

    Boston: Boston police said on Monday that an explosion occurred at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston after other blasts in the city near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police spokeswoman Neva Coakley said "there has been another explosion at JFK." Rachel Day, a spokeswoman for...
  • Obama calls Massachusetts officials after explosions April 16, 2013

    Washington: The White House says President Barack Obama has called Boston's mayor and the Massachusetts governor to express his concern for those injured in the Boston Marathon explosions. Obama also told Mayor Tom Menino and Gov Deval Patrick that his administration would provide whatever support was needed in responding to the...