Boston Marathon Bombings

FBI Director Avoids Commenting On Marathon Bombing During Boston Visit

November 19, 2014

The new FBI director is close to meeting his goal of visiting all field offices in his first year in office. Director James Comey made visit number 53 on Tuesday.

Lawyers In Tsarnaev Case Must Deliver List Of Potential Witnesses To Judge By Year’s End

November 13, 2014

A judge has ordered lawyers on both sides in the case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to turn over a list of all potential witnesses by the end of the year.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Want Evidence On Triple Killing

November 12, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to order federal prosecutors to turn over any information they have about his brother’s participation in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev’s trial.

Texan Hurt In Boston Bombing Loses Part Of Leg

November 11, 2014
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Erika Brannock, left, and Rebekah Gregory embrace in their wheelchairs as they head to the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tribute Run on April 19, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Rebekah DiMartino, 27, who was injured in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, has had surgery to remove part of her left leg below the knee.

Tsarnaev Friends’ Sentencing Delayed Because Case Could Be Affected By SCOTUS Case

November 07, 2014

A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because their cases could be affected by a legal question pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Phillipos Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison After Conviction

October 29, 2014

After six days of deliberations, a federal jury has found Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did indeed lie to agents investigating the bombings.

Tsarnaev Friend Phillipos Convicted Of Lying To FBI

October 28, 2014
Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs federal court with defense attorney Derege Demissie, right, following jury deliberations in his trial on Monday. He was convicted on Tuesday of lying to the FBI. (Steven Senne/AP)

Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, was convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

No Verdict In Phillipos Trial After Five Days

October 27, 2014

Jurors in the federal trial of Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wrapped up Monday without a verdict. It’s the jury’s fifth day of weighing allegations he lied to the FBI during the bombing investigation.

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend

October 21, 2014

A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who’s accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.

Robel Phillipos Case Goes To Jury

October 21, 2014
Robel Phillipos, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court with attorney Derege Demissie, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Prosecutors allege the friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators in the days after the bombing.

Judge In Boston Bombing Case Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

October 20, 2014

A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Judge Denies Tsarnaev Bid To Dimiss Charges

October 17, 2014

A federal judge also denied two defense motions to throw out evidence collected during a search of Tsarnaev’s apartment, dorm room and laptop computer.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis Testifies In Tsarnaev Friend’s Trial

October 16, 2014
Former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis walks into Federal Court before testifying in the Robel Phillipos trial on Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Dukakis, a longtime family friend of Robel Phillipos and his mother, said she called him on April 20, 2013, and said she was worried because she hadn’t heard from her son for two days.

Martin Richard Foundation Seeks Runners For 2015 Boston Marathon

October 15, 2014
Martin Richard (Bill Richard via AP)

A charity established in memory of the youngest victim killed during Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 is now looking to build a team of charity runners for the 2015 Boston Marathon.

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.

To Move Through Grief, We Need Company

April 15, 2014
The first anniversary of the marathon attack has Anita Diamant thinking about the families of those who lost their lives. This photo was taken at a vigil for the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions, Tuesday April 16, 2013. (Julio Cortez/AP)

The first anniversary of the marathon attack has Anita Diamant thinking about the families of those who lost their lives.

When Crisis Strikes, Everyone Can Help — Even Those On The Sidelines

April 15, 2014
Dr. Joshua Liao on the lessons he learned from the 2013 Boston Marathon medical response. In this photo, ambulances sit outside the medical tent at the Boston Marathon finish line, Monday, April 15, 2013. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Lessons from the 2013 Boston Marathon medical response.

The Question Of Time In The Aftermath Of Tragedy

April 14, 2014
A year has passed since the bombing at the Boston Marathon, but what exactly does that mean? In this photo, behind a silhouette of the Boston Athletic Association logo, runners start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013. (Stew Milne/AP)

A year has passed since the bombing at the Boston Marathon, but what exactly does that mean?

A Year Later Boston Is Ready To Run Again

April 13, 2014
In this photo, Eric House applies a fresh coat of paint to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will occur on April 21, 2014. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The best way to honor last year’s finish line is to cross this year’s.

What It Really Means To Be Safe In A Democracy

April 12, 2014
Carol Rose: Let’s use the Marathon anniversary to reflect on lessons learned. In this photo, a man pauses on Boylston Street near the Marathon finish line, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Let’s use the Marathon anniversary to reflect on lessons learned.

The Nature Of Worry

April 11, 2014
Sharon Brody: Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life. In this photo, Boston Marathon runner Vu Trang, of San Francisco, kisses her two-year-old daughter Cara at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street, April 17, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life.

A Better World, One Hello At A Time

April 10, 2014
Lynda Morgenroth: Last April, I decided to devote myself to a small, goofy, personal project: to greet every person I encountered on the street. I would say good morning, good evening or hello. (David Salafia/flickr)

Everyone has his or her own response to horror, disaster and tragedy. This is Lynda Morgenroth’s personal post-Marathon bombing pledge.

Sometimes The Most Eloquent Memorials Are The Least Permanent Ones

April 09, 2014
In this April 26, 2013 photo, running shoes and other items adorn the makeshift bombing memorial near the Boston Marathon finish line. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

I’m sure the city will craft a carefully considered, permanent tribute somewhere, but I’d like to sing a note of praise for the spontaneous, temporary shrine that appeared near the marathon finish line last year.

We Can't 'Get Over' A Loss; We Can Only Get Through It

April 08, 2014
The anniversary of the Marathon may make people feel as if it's time for closure, but the truth is each person recovers from loss at a different pace. In this photo, a woman hangs a tag on a message tree at an exhibit entitled "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial" at the Boston Public Library in Boston, Monday, April 7, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The anniversary of the Marathon may make people feel as if it’s time for closure, but the truth is each person recovers from loss at a different pace.

Memories From The Lockdown

April 07, 2014
Heavily armed police officers do house to house searches in the neighborhoods of Watertown, Mass. Friday, April 19, 2013, as a massive search continued for one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

During the manhunt for the Marathon bombing suspects, people in and around Boston were told to “shelter in place.” Leah Hager Cohen recalls the strangeness of it all.

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