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Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston Marathon bombing AP sports story of year

Sunday, December 29, 2013

NEW YORK — The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and … 0

Boston Marathon invites those affected by bombings

Monday, November 18, 2013

BOSTON — Those who were “personally and profoundly impacted” by the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line will be able to run in next year’s race under a special invitation that event organizers extended on Monday to those “with a special connection to the events of April 15.” Having already expanded the field by 9,000 to accommodate those who were stopped on … 0

Boston Marathon to increase field for 2014 race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

BOSTON — The Boston Marathon will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year’s race, making room for the more than 5,000 people stopped on the course this year when two bombs went off and for many of those wanting to run as a tribute to the victims. Registration for the 118th edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon will … 0

US charity race for Boston Marathon bombing victims finishes in Copley Square

Monday, July 1, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Runners in the coast-to-coast One Run for Boston relay race have reached their finish line in Copley Square, 24 days after they started. The end of the cross-country, non-stop relay organized to raise money for those injured and otherwise affected by the Boston Marathon bombings … 0

Boston Marathon winner returns his medal to city

Sunday, June 23, 2013

BOSTON — The champion of the men’s 2013 Boston Marathon returned his winner’s medal to Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one … 0

Virginia woman has no regrets over role in burial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Thursday, May 16, 2013

DOSWELL, Va. — The Virginia woman whose actions led to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev being buried about 30 miles north of her Richmond home said the angry backlash from local officials, some cemetery neighbors and online … 0

Commissioner says Boston police were not told that FBI got warning about suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — FBI agents did not tell Boston police they had receiving warnings from Russia’s government in 2011 about suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had performed a cursory investigation, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told Congress Thursday, in … 0

Worcester police say Boston Marathon bombing suspect buried in undisclosed location

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in an undisclosed location outside the city of Worcester, police said Thursday after a frustrating weeklong search for a community willing to take the body. “As a … 0

Worcester police chief seeks burial plot for suspected Boston Marathon bomber

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — The dispute over where to bury suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev escalated Wednesday as a Massachusetts police chief urged someone to step forward with a cemetery plot, saying: “We are not barbarians. We bury the … 0

Friend of Boston bombing suspect released on $100,000 bond

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — A friend of the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was released from federal custody Monday amid a swell of support from family and friends as a Massachusetts funeral director tried to find a place … 0

Federal authorities keep pressure on friends, widow of Boston bombing suspects

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents’ house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to … 0

Friendship with Boston bombing suspect leads to charges against three

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who’d become suspicious after seeing … 0

One of three college students arrested Wednesday in Boston bombings case entered US without visa

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement … 0

Police say three more Boston bombing suspects in custody

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, officials said Wednesday. The allegations against them were not … 0

Boston police say three more suspects in Marathon bombings in custody

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOSTON — Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday. The police department made the announcement in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying more details would follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca … 0