Boston Marathon Bombings

Man To Change Plea In Gun Case Linked To MIT Officer’s Death

December 15, 2014

A man charged with possessing the gun authorities believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used to kill an MIT police officer is expected to change his plea in court later this week.

One Fund Charity Set Up After Marathon Bombing To Close

December 10, 2014

The charity gave out nearly $80 million to the families of those killed and the injured survivors. It will not accept donations after Dec. 15.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Asks Again To Move Trial

December 01, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are arguing that “emotionally charged” media coverage and the widespread impact of the attacks have made it impossible for him to get a fair trial in the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vengeance Is Not Justice: Some Thoughts On Tsarnaev And The Death Penalty

January 31, 2014
Carol Rose: We should not let anyone shake us from our commitment to due process, fair trials, and respect for human life. In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police file photo, 19-year-old 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.  (AP)

We should not let terrorists or anyone else shake us from our commitment to due process, fair trials and respect for human life.

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.

Don’t Miss: Here & Now On Dancer Who Lost Leg In Bombing

April 22, 2013
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WBUR’s Here & Now today featured host Robin Young’s interview with Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a 32-year-old competitive dancer who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. Check out the show’s full post on the interview here, and here’s a taste: “I remember everything. I remember every detail. I remember the first bomb going off and screaming and […]

Talking To Kids About Bombs And Bad Guys, Watching For Trouble

April 20, 2013
A girl looks out the window of her family’s home as a SWAT team drives through her neighborhood while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From Marathon bombing to city-wide lockdown, it’s been a stressful week. What do we say to kids now, and what are the trouble signs to watch for? Advice from a child psychiatrist.

Stressed Out And Stuck At Home: Strategies To Help Adults Cope

April 19, 2013
(photo rachel zimmerman)

We’re trapped at home while a massive police manhunt goes on outside in our neighborhoods. Stressful? Umm, a bit. Strategies to help adults cope.

NBC: Cost Of Medical Treatment For Bomb Victims May Be Millions

April 18, 2013
Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon as medical workers help injured following the explosions. (Charles Krupa/AP)

One news outlet estimates that the cost of medical treatment for victims of the Marathon bombing could reach into the millions.

Marathon Medical Update: Well-Drilled Hospitals, Praise For Responders

April 17, 2013
Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon as medical workers help injured following the explosions. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Today’s Marathon medical roundup: Widespread praise for medical staffs, patient counts dwindle.

MIT Expert: New Tech Means Bomb Amputees Could Run 2014 Marathon

April 17, 2013
Hugh Herr is a biophysicist and rock climber. He is the holder or co-holder of 10 patents related to prosthetic devices. (Crown Business/NPR)

An expert on prosthetic limbs suggests that the technology is so advanced that, under the right conditions, victims of the Marathon bombings undergoing leg amputation might even be able to run next year’s Marathon.

Marathon Medical Update: Shrapnel Abounds, Leg Amputations For Some

April 16, 2013
A man in the crowd following the explosion. (AP Photo/The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo)

More than 180 victims are being treated at area hospitals. An update of the injured.

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