Boston Marathon Bombings

Tsarnaev Friend Appears In Court On Gun, Drug Charges

October 08, 2014

Stephen Silva’s lawyer confirmed that authorities believe his client provided the gun used to kill MIT police Officer Sean Collier.

Tazhayakov Testifies In Robel Phillipos Trial

October 07, 2014
Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in September for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Azamat Tazhayakov, who was convicted in July for obstructing the bombing investigation, agreed to testify against Robel Phillipos in exchange for a positive sentencing recommendation.

Trial Begins For Third Tsarnaev Friend

October 07, 2014

Robel Phillipos is accused of lying to federal investigators.

Defense Argues Pot Clouded Mind Of Bombing Suspect’s Friend

October 06, 2014
Robel Phillipos leaves federal court Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Boston after he was arraigned on charges of hindering the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Two starkly different descriptions of Robel Phillipos were presented during opening statements at his federal trial on charges of lying to the FBI.

Jury Chosen For Trial Of Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend

October 02, 2014

Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, is charged with lying to authorities investigating the deadly Boston Marathon bombing. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday.

Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

September 30, 2014
Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, makes her appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post/Pool via AP)

A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a harassment charge.

Jury Selection Begins For Tsarnaev’s Friend

September 29, 2014

Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to authorities.

Trial To Begin For Tsarnaev Friend Accused Of Lying

September 27, 2014
Robel Phillipos leaves federal court Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Boston after he was arraigned on charges of hindering the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements while he was questioned about his movements on the night of April 18, 2013, three days after the bombings and hours after the FBI released photos of Tsarnaev and his brother as suspects in the attack.

Judge Denies Motion To Move Tsarnaev Trial, Pushes Start Date Back To January

September 24, 2014
Department of Homeland Security police officers stand watch outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston on May 1, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is now expected to begin in Boston in January.

Venue Change Denied For Marathon Suspect’s Friend

September 23, 2014

A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to move next week’s trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Judge To Rule Soon On Tsarnaev Trial Delay, Venue

September 18, 2014

A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to hold a hearing on whether to move the trial outside of Massachusetts.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Deny Posing As FBI

September 16, 2014

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as “false” and “preposterous” an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.

Boston Marathon Bombing Case Lawyers Want 2,000 Jury Summonses

September 12, 2014

Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Boston Marathon bombing trial say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted.

Feds Paid Witness Against Tsarnaev Friend

September 11, 2014

Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that a cooperating witness in a drug and gun case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been paid more than $66,000 for help in the friend’s case and others.

Marathon’s One Fund Disburses Another $18.5 Million

September 03, 2014

The charity set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings has distributed another $18.5 million to the families of those killed and the injured survivors.

Prosecutors Argue Against Moving Tsarnaev Trial

August 26, 2014

In a reply filed on Monday in U.S. District Court, prosecutors called polling data presented by a defense expert “false and misleading.”

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal

August 23, 2014

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the suspect and put on hold further proceedings over concerns about the process of selecting jurors in federal court.

Tsarnaev Friend Awaits Sentencing For Obstruction Of FBI Investigation

August 22, 2014

A second friend and former college classmate of suspected Marathon Day bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now awaits sentencing for obstructing the FBI’s investigation in its first few days.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend Pleads Guilty

August 21, 2014

Federal prosecutors are seeking a max of seven years in prison for Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, who pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.

Tsarnaev Friend To Plead Guilty In Obstruction Case

August 20, 2014
This undated photo added on April 18, 2013, to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. (VK/AP)

The deal in the case of Dias Kadyrbayev comes two weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial on obstruction of justice charges.

How A Band Of Bearded Retreads Took A City With A Broken Heart And Made It Whole Again

November 01, 2013
In this combo of photos, Boston Red Sox players, top row from left, Jonny Gomes, Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli and David Ortiz, and bottom row from left, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dustin Pedroia, David Ross and Mike Carp sports beards during a workout at Fenway Park Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

If the Bard himself had taken up a pen to write a story about fate and the power of love, he could not have done a better job than to chronicle the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox.

Sorry To Disappoint, But The Red Sox Didn’t Win Because Of ‘Redemption’

October 31, 2013
Peter May: Here’s what I find compelling about the 2013 Red Sox -- and it has nothing to do with Boston Strong or worst-to-first. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Here’s what I find compelling about the 2013 Red Sox — and it has nothing to do with Boston Strong or worst-to-first.

3 Things We Can Learn From The 2013 Red Sox

October 31, 2013
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross celebrate after getting St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter to strike out and end Game 6 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The team’s worst to first transformation in a trying time might give us clues on how to rebuild the U.S. economy and democracy into something that again makes us stand tall and proud as one.

‘Callous And Crass': Some Thoughts On Rolling Stone’s Cover

July 18, 2013
Mark Leccese: The sub-headline says "monster," but the photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the Aug. 1, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone says "teen idol." (Wenner Media/AP)

Editors knew their choice would generate controversy, and, not incidentally, publicity. They got both.

The Tipping Point: When Conspiracy Theories Become Dangerous

June 07, 2013
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, shows videos on an iPad she says show her sons could not have been involved in last month's Boston Marathon bombings. Authorities accuse Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was slain in a shootout with police, and his younger brother Dzhokhar of organizing the attacks, which killed three. (Musa Sadulayev/AP)

What explains the widespread belief in conspiracy theories? And can it help account for the Boston Marathon suspects’ turn to terrorism? Research in social and cognitive psychology offers some insight.

The Best Cure For Fear? A Little More Trust

May 30, 2013
Ethan Gilsdorf: After acts of random or senseless violence, our natural instinct is to retreat. But what we really need is to come together. (smileham/Flickr)

After acts of random or senseless violence, our natural instinct is to retreat. But what we really need is to come together.

In Defense Of The Amateur Sleuth: How Reddit Could Be A Powerful Tool For Police

May 28, 2013
In this Monday, April 15, 2013, photo, spectators make pictures with camera phones during the Boston Marathon in Boston, before two bombs exploded at the finish line in an attack that killed 3 people and wounded over 170. As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings illustrates, getting lost in the crowd is no longer an easy feat. There are eyes -- and cameras -- everywhere. (Kenshin Okubo/AP)

Reddit’s Boston Marathon bombing investigation, even with its mistakes, raised an important truth: The police need the public’s help.

Mental Illness: The View From Within

May 14, 2013
Susan Senator: Despite my fears, I am speaking out for the first time because I think it will help. As a society, we need to know that the mentally ill are among us, and we have to understand what they -- we -- need: acceptance and support. (wakingphotolife/flickr)

Despite my fears, I am speaking out about my bipolar 2 for the first time because I think it will help.

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy

May 08, 2013
Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer injured by one of the bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, lifts her bandaged left leg in her bed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Haslet, who lost her left foot and part of her lower leg, vows that she will dance again.  (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)

Like the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Travis Roy’s life changed in matter of seconds. Now, nearly 20 years after the accident that left him paralyzed, he offers a message of hope and consolation to the survivors struggling to come to grips with a new normal.

What Are We More Afraid Of: Big Threats, Or Big Brother?

May 07, 2013
This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows suspect 1, in black cap, and suspect number 2, in white cap, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Suspects were later identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (FBI/AP)

Just how worried we are is reflected in how much government surveillance we are willing to tolerate.

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