Boston Marathon Bombings

Obstruction Case Against Tsarnaev Friend May Soon Go To Jury

July 11, 2014

Lawyers for the friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not saying whether they will call any witnesses. But the judge has told jurors they may begin deliberations Wednesday.

FBI Agent: Tsarnaev’s Friends Knew He Had Materials To Build Explosives

July 10, 2014

An FBI agent testified Thursday that friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew he had materials to build an explosive.

Timeline Emerges At Tazhayakov Trial

July 10, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering in the investigation of his college friend, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

New Boston Marathon Victims Help Center To Open In August

July 09, 2014
Mery Daniel, pictured last year outside Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state is working with Boston Medical Center to establish a new free assistance center for people affected by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Tsarnaev Seemed Normal After Bombings, Ex-Roommate Testifies

July 08, 2014

The testimony from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former roommate, Andrew Dwinells, came during the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, who is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev’s room after the bombings.

First Trial Related To Boston Marathon Bombings Begins

July 08, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings.

Charges Against Bombing Suspects’ Pals Questioned

July 07, 2014

Some defense attorneys and others are criticizing the extent to which federal prosecutors have charged friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspects, who are not accused of participating in the attack or knowing about it in advance.

Tsarnaev Told Friend Martyrs Go To Heaven, Prosecutor Says

July 07, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly bombings.

Jury Selection Done For Marathon Suspect Friend

July 03, 2014

A jury has been selected for the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov.

Jury Selection Begins For Marathon Suspect Friend

June 30, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Marathon Bombing Suspect Is Granted Jury Request

June 26, 2014

Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked for the jury records for Massachusetts federal courts over the past three years to determine whether a plan adopted in 2009 has corrected racial imbalances on juries.

Lawyer Seeks Impartial Jury For Friend Of Tsarnaev

June 25, 2014

Lawyers for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to allow potential jurors to be questioned on their attitudes about Muslims and whether they know anyone who was injured in the deadly attack.

Tsarnaev Friends Visit Court In Separate Hearings

June 24, 2014

Federal prosecutors say neither Khairullozhon Matanov nor Azamat Tazhayakov had anything to do with the Boston Marathon bombings but are charged with interfering with the FBI’s investigation.

Judge Denies Bail For Friend Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

June 23, 2014

A judge has rejected a bail request from a friend of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation.

Lawyer Says Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect Refused Plea Deal

June 23, 2014

The defendant, Azamat Tazhayakov, and another man are accused of removing items from the dorm room of their friend, bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, days after the deadly bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

Marathon Bombings Suspects’ Friends Due In Court

June 22, 2014

Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is accused of deleting computer files and lying to investigators after the deadly attack.

Judge: Oath Of Citizenship Cannot Be Used Against Tsarnaev

June 19, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect at large, sought by police in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings. (FBI)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys objected to the government’s listing of “betrayal of the United States” as an aggravating factor.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Seek To Move Trial To Washington

June 18, 2014

The attorneys say in a motion filed Wednesday their preliminary survey of the attitudes of potential jurors in Boston, Springfield, New York City and Washington found Washington would be the most favorable location for a trial.

No ‘Betrayal Of U.S.’ Argument For Marathon Bombing Suspect

June 18, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole said it was “highly inappropriate” for prosecutors to draw a distinction between a “naturalized” and “natural-born” U.S. citizen.

Tsarnaev Denied Extra Time To Seek New Trial Venue

June 13, 2014
Tsarnaev suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his face and a skull fracture. (Sean Murphy/Massachusetts State Police/AP)

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cannot have more time to file a motion to move his trial out of Boston, a judge ruled Friday.

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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