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.
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.
October 28, 2014
Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, was convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
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.
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.
October 21, 2014
Prosecutors allege the friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators in the days after the bombing.
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.
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.
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.
October 16, 2014
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.
October 15, 2014
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.
October 08, 2014
Stephen Silva’s lawyer confirmed that authorities believe his client provided the gun used to kill MIT police Officer Sean Collier.
October 07, 2014
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.
October 07, 2014
Robel Phillipos is accused of lying to federal investigators.
October 06, 2014
Two starkly different descriptions of Robel Phillipos were presented during opening statements at his federal trial on charges of lying to the FBI.
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.
September 30, 2014
A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a harassment charge.
September 29, 2014
Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to authorities.
September 27, 2014
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.
September 24, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is now expected to begin in Boston in January.
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.
April 07, 2014
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.
January 31, 2014
We should not let terrorists or anyone else shake us from our commitment to due process, fair trials and respect for human life.
November 01, 2013
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.
October 31, 2013
Here’s what I find compelling about the 2013 Red Sox — and it has nothing to do with Boston Strong or worst-to-first.
October 31, 2013
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.
July 18, 2013
Editors knew their choice would generate controversy, and, not incidentally, publicity. They got both.
June 07, 2013
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.
May 30, 2013
After acts of random or senseless violence, our natural instinct is to retreat. But what we really need is to come together.
May 28, 2013
Reddit’s Boston Marathon bombing investigation, even with its mistakes, raised an important truth: The police need the public’s help.
May 14, 2013
Despite my fears, I am speaking out about my bipolar 2 for the first time because I think it will help.
May 08, 2013
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.
May 07, 2013
Just how worried we are is reflected in how much government surveillance we are willing to tolerate.
May 06, 2013
In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.
May 03, 2013
Three men were murdered last month in Boston’s lower-profile neighborhoods. They are just as deceased as the bombing victims. Read anything about them?
May 02, 2013
An expression of anger or anguish on social media is like a single, errant bullet in a crowd, alerting most, grazing some, but impacting nobody in particular.
May 01, 2013
The notion that veiling and Islam somehow connote evil bothered me, and I wanted to do my small part to disrupt it, even if it meant running 3 miles clad head-to-toe in black.
April 30, 2013
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we must rededicate ourselves to a defiant defense of our civil liberties.
April 29, 2013
Turnout in Tuesday’s special senate primary will probably be low — almost no one is used to voting in April. But by rights this election should be a door-buster.
April 25, 2013
Public memorials play a critical role in our collective memory and create a bridge between our past, present and future.