Boston Marathon Bombings

Prosecutors: Marathon Suspect Expected To Die

June 03, 2014

Federal prosecutors say evidence seized from a Cambridge apartment where the Boston Marathon bombing suspect once lived should be admitted as evidence because he no longer lived there and expected to die.

Marathon Suspect’s Friend Testifies At Hearing

June 02, 2014

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has taken the witness stand at a hearing on his own motion to suppress statements he made to authorities.

Amendment Seeks Stronger Intelligence Sharing

May 30, 2014

U.S. Rep. William Keating says the House has approved a measure to encourage stronger intelligence sharing between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Quincy Man Charged With Obstructing Marathon Bombing Investigation

May 30, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, Khairullozhon Matanov, second from left, with attorney Paul Glickman, left, appears in federal court before Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler Friday in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, is accused of deleting information from his computer that could have been helpful to investigators, and for making false statements.

Christmas Lights Used In Marathon Bombs, Prosecutors Say

May 22, 2014

Federal prosecutors say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used “relatively sophisticated” bombs.

Woman Gets Up To 3 Years In One Fund Theft

May 20, 2014
Audrea Gause, of Troy, N.Y., stands during her arraignment last August in Boston Municipal Court. (Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool/AP)

Prosecutors say Audrea Gause gave most of the $480,000 she was awarded as a result of falsifying medical records claiming she suffered a traumatic brain injury to a contractor to build a new house.

Marathon Hero Settles Suit Against Boston Police

May 16, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing hero and peace activist Carlos Arredondo has settled a brutality suit he brought against four city officers who arrested him during the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s funeral procession in 2009.

Judge Won’t Toss Statements By 2 Tsarvaev Friends

May 15, 2014

A federal judge on Thursday refused to suppress statements allegedly made by two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the deadly 2013 bombing.

Key Pre-Trial Hearing For Tsarnaev Friend Continues

May 15, 2014

A federal judge hears more testimony Thursday about the treatment of three friends of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the hours before they were arrested.

Officials To Testify At Tsarnaev Friend’s Hearing

May 15, 2014

More law enforcement officials are scheduled to testify at a federal hearing on whether to suppress a confession by a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Federal Judge Denies Attempt To Move Trial For Tsarnaev Friends

May 14, 2014

An FBI Special Agent will continue testifying Wednesday in a pre-trail hearing involving three friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Confessions Of Tsarnaev’s Friends At Issue In Hearing

May 14, 2014

A lawyer for one of the bombing suspect’s friend said the confession was obtained without a lawyer present and under strenuous and lengthy circumstances.

Lawyers For Tsarnaev Seek Jury Records

May 14, 2014

The attorneys said they want to determine, among other things, if a jury plan adopted in 2009 is correcting racial imbalances.

Marathon’s One Fund Looks To Disburse Another $18M

May 13, 2014

The charity set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is in the process of deciding how to spend the money.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friends To Be Tried Separately

May 13, 2014

The judge also says it is unnecessary to move the trials out of Massachusetts.

Friends Of Marathon Suspect To Argue To Move Trial

May 11, 2014

Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in federal court this week to ask a judge to have their cases tried outside Massachusetts.

Marathon Suspect: Death Penalty Unconstitutional

May 07, 2014

In a flurry of pretrial motions, Tsarnaev’s lawyers said that the U.S. Constitution’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment prohibits the application of the death penalty because it’s not authorized under state law in Massachusetts.

Feds: No Need To Move Bomb Suspect Friends’ Trials

May 03, 2014

Federal prosecutors are opposing a request by three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to have their cases tried outside Massachusetts. Lawyers argue their clients can’t receive fair trials from a Massachusetts jury because of the publicity surrounding the case.

Prosecutors Can’t Use ‘Betrayal’ Argument, Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Say

May 01, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers say prosecutors are trying to use Tsarnaev’s foreign birth and immigration history against him.

Marathon Defense Team Asks New Deadlines For Feds

May 01, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they remain concerned about being “adequately prepared” for a November trial in his death penalty case.

What’s Happening To Our Young Men?

April 23, 2013
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  (AP)

Some of the most heinous crimes in recent memory have been carried out by young men.

Writing Our Way Through The Terror

April 22, 2013
A woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

As we recover from the Boston Marathon bombings, the lock-down, and from our media hangovers, out gushed the words, like a fresh wound. Not spoken words, which can evaporate as soon as they are voiced. But stories, written down.

Why Papi’s Profane Patriotism Was Exactly What We Needed To Hear

April 22, 2013
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz speaks to the crowd before a baseball against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

After a week of tragedy and terror, David Ortiz’s declaration, that Boston is our “#%&!ing city,” felt so good. It was honest, combative, and funny. It was, in other words, quintessential Boston.

After The Bombs, Pop-Up Landmarks Of Consolation And Solidarity

April 19, 2013
Flowers and banners at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Memorials owe their meaning and their random beauty to the efforts of a community of neighbors — and strangers.

Suddenly Calling Boston Home — With A Vengeance

April 18, 2013
People embrace each other during a candle light vigil at the Boston Common, April 16, 2013, a day after two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and injured more than 170 participants and spectators. (Dominick Reuter/WBUR)

Something was bound to be strong enough to turn us holdouts into Bostonians. If only that something were almost anything but this.

After Marathon Bombings, Spectator Sports Will Never Be The Same

April 18, 2013
A police officer stands guard in the outfield as the Atlanta Braves warm up before the start of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Security measures have been increased in Atlanta and elsewhere in light of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. (David Goldman/AP)

As the shock of Monday’s marathon bombings begins to wear off, thoughts turn to what the broader implications of this cowardly attack will be on American life.

Boston Marathon Bombings: The Scenes I Will Remember

April 17, 2013
A flag sits on a barricade on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Boston. (Julio Cortez/AP)

What I saw that day, and in the days after, will stay with me the rest of my life.

The Redemption Of The Man In The Cowboy Hat

April 17, 2013
An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

In the competing narratives of cowardice and courage emerging from the Boston Marathon bombings, perhaps none is as powerful as the story of Carlos Arredondo.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Why Terrorism Works

April 17, 2013
National Guard soldiers adjust a memorial banner at the corner of Clarendon and Boylston Streets, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We are reminded that no matter how long the odds, it really can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone of us.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Our History Will Be A Guide For The Future

April 16, 2013
Robin Young recalls cheering on Bill Rodgers as he approached the finish line to win the Boston Marathon on April 21, 1975. (AP)

Robin Young shares her thoughts on the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and recalls the wonderful experiences of Patriots’ Days past.

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