Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Guilty Of Impeding Investigation

July 21, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Prosecutors say Azamat Tazhayakov agreed with a friend’s plan to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room a few days after the bombing.

In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Say Tazhayakov Sought To Protect Tsarnaev

July 17, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering with the FBI’s investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Was Naive, Defense Says

July 16, 2014

A lawyer for Azamat Tazhayakov has told a jury that Tazhayakov never tried to protect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was “a friend of the bomber.”

Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants To Boost Case To Move Trial

July 15, 2014

In a written motion, Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked a judge to give them more time to present an expert’s analysis of survey data and media coverage of the case to support their argument that Tsarnaev cannot get a fair trial in Massachusetts.

Jurors Can Consider Tsarnaev Friend’s FBI Interviews

July 15, 2014

The federal judge presiding over the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov will allow jurors to consider statements Tazhayakov made to the FBI.

Marathon Survivor Announces Birth Of Baby Girl

July 14, 2014
Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of Nora Gail Bauman on Monday. (Facebook)

Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of Nora Gail Bauman on Monday.

Testimony Ends In Case Against Tsarnaev Friend

July 14, 2014

Prosecutors in the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov rested their case Monday after a week of testimony. The defense also rested its case, declining to call any witnesses.

Obstruction Case Against Tsarnaev Friend May Soon Go To Jury

July 11, 2014

Lawyers for the friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not saying whether they will call any witnesses. But the judge has told jurors they may begin deliberations Wednesday.

FBI Agent: Tsarnaev’s Friends Knew He Had Materials To Build Explosives

July 10, 2014

An FBI agent testified Thursday that friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew he had materials to build an explosive.

Timeline Emerges At Tazhayakov Trial

July 10, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering in the investigation of his college friend, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

New Boston Marathon Victims Help Center To Open In August

July 09, 2014
Mery Daniel, pictured last year outside Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state is working with Boston Medical Center to establish a new free assistance center for people affected by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Tsarnaev Seemed Normal After Bombings, Ex-Roommate Testifies

July 08, 2014

The testimony from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former roommate, Andrew Dwinells, came during the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, who is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev’s room after the bombings.

First Trial Related To Boston Marathon Bombings Begins

July 08, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings.

Charges Against Bombing Suspects’ Pals Questioned

July 07, 2014

Some defense attorneys and others are criticizing the extent to which federal prosecutors have charged friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspects, who are not accused of participating in the attack or knowing about it in advance.

Tsarnaev Told Friend Martyrs Go To Heaven, Prosecutor Says

July 07, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly bombings.

Jury Selection Done For Marathon Suspect Friend

July 03, 2014

A jury has been selected for the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov.

Jury Selection Begins For Marathon Suspect Friend

June 30, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Marathon Bombing Suspect Is Granted Jury Request

June 26, 2014

Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked for the jury records for Massachusetts federal courts over the past three years to determine whether a plan adopted in 2009 has corrected racial imbalances on juries.

Lawyer Seeks Impartial Jury For Friend Of Tsarnaev

June 25, 2014

Lawyers for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to allow potential jurors to be questioned on their attitudes about Muslims and whether they know anyone who was injured in the deadly attack.

Tsarnaev Friends Visit Court In Separate Hearings

June 24, 2014

Federal prosecutors say neither Khairullozhon Matanov nor Azamat Tazhayakov had anything to do with the Boston Marathon bombings but are charged with interfering with the FBI’s investigation.

Study: Among Kids At 2013 Marathon, 11 Percent Show Signs Of PTSD

June 02, 2014
A neighbor is escorted to safety as police surround a home while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A new study finds Boston children who attended the 2013 marathon experienced post-traumatic stress at levels similar to New York City children after 9/11 — about 11 percent have “likely PTSD.”

Why We Shouldn’t Make Dzhokhar Tsarnaev A Capital Punishment Martyr

May 09, 2014
Alan M. Dershowitz: Sentencing a terrorist to death plays right into his hands and only serves to encourage those who would follow in his lethal footsteps. In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police file photo, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (Sean Murphy, Massachusetts State Police/ AP)

Sentencing a terrorist to death plays right into his hands and only serves to encourage those who would follow in his lethal footsteps.

Remember When The Marathon Was Just A Race?

April 22, 2014
Social critic Wendy Kaminer says, for better or worse, the Boston Marathon is no longer an athletic event -- it's an icon. In this photo, a patron enters the Forum restaurant, site of one of two bomb blasts during the 2013 Marathon, while passing a "Boston Strong" sticker adhered to a tree trunk at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Social critic Wendy Kaminer says, for better or worse, it’s no longer an athletic event — it’s an icon.

Peter Sagal On Running Boston Again And Seeing Cities On Foot

April 21, 2014
Peter Sagal, waving, runs next to William Greer around Mile 24 of the 2013 Boston Marathon. This picture was taken roughly 20 minutes before the bombs went off. (Linda McIntosh/Courtesy)

The four-time Boston marathoner and host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me” talks selfless running, coping with tragedy through humor and much more.

Why ‘Marathon’ Is A Terrible Metaphor For Life

April 21, 2014
Julie Wittes Schlack: Contrary to the divine wisdom of Dr. Phil, a detailed analysis suggests life is neither marathon nor sprint. In this photo, Bill Rodgers, of Melrose, Mass., crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon on April 17, 1978. (AP)

Contrary to the divine wisdom of Dr. Phil, a detailed analysis suggests life is neither marathon nor sprint.

Poem: Shelter In Place

April 19, 2014
A woman looks out a window at her home as police start to search an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

A few days after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured, poet Wendy Drexler walked the Watertown streets to look for the house with the boat where he’d been hiding.

When Your Work Suddenly Comes Home

April 17, 2014
Terrorism authority Jim Walsh on what it’s like when your professional expertise infiltrates your personal space. In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, law enforcement officials converge on a covered boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is hiding moments before his capture in Watertown, Mass. (Sean Murphy/AP)

Terrorism authority Jim Walsh on what it’s like when your professional expertise infiltrates your personal space.

Caring For The Survivors, Caring For Ourselves

April 16, 2014
Beth Lown: The anniversary of the Marathon has re-triggered feelings some caregivers and first responders thought they had worked through. In this photo,  those who cared for bombing victims open up at a group session held at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in July 2013. (Jacob Eidsmoe/Courtesy)

The anniversary of the Marathon has re-triggered feelings some caregivers and first responders thought they had worked through months ago.

Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize, The Marathon Bombing And A Secret Whisper

April 16, 2014
Donna Tartt. (Beowulf Sheehan)

Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” recalls the Marathon terror, but also tells a Dickensian story about the place of art in our lives.

Violence In A Social Age

April 16, 2014
William Powers: What the Marathon attacks taught me about the relationship between modern technology and being human. In this photo, people react to the explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo/AP)

What the Marathon attacks taught me about the relationship between modern technology and being human.

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