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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 …

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 …

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 …

Mother of Boston bombing suspects found deeper spirituality

Sunday, April 28, 2013

BOSTON — In photos of her as a younger woman, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a 1980s rock star. After she arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 2002, she went …

Officials say Russia secretly recorded Boston bombing suspect discussing jihad

Sunday, April 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call. In another conversation, the mother of now-dead bombing suspect …

Father of Boston bombing suspects says he will return to US

Thursday, April 25, 2013

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said Thursday that he is soon leaving Russia for the United States, to visit one son and lay the other to rest. Their mother said she was …

Slain MIT officer Sean Collier honored as investigation of Boston Marathon bombings continues

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BOSTON — As bagpipes wailed, more than 4,000 mourners paid their respects Wednesday to an MIT police officer who authorities say was ambushed in his cruiser by the Boston Marathon bombers, while U.S. investigators trying to get to …

Hadley dairy names calf for Boston bombing victim

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

HADLEY — A newborn bull calf, who came into the world shortly before two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon last Monday, has been given the name of the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the blast. “Every …

Boston bombing suspects appear to fit pattern of immigrants striking violently after struggling to fit in

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WASHINGTON — Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to embrace American lives after emigrating from Russia — joining a boxing club, winning a scholarship and even seeking U.S. citizenship. But their uncle last week angrily called them “losers” who …

Officials say Boston bombing suspects appear motivated by religious faith; survivor could face death penalty

Monday, April 22, 2013

BOSTON — The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by their religious faith but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said Monday after interrogating the severely …

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged, could face death penalty

Monday, April 22, 2013

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged by federal prosecutors in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill — a crime that carries a possible death sentence. Officials have …

Mournful silence to mark week after Marathon bombings as Boston seeks return to normalcy

Monday, April 22, 2013

BOSTON — Seven days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the city was bustling Monday, with runners hitting the pavement, children walking to school and enough cars clogging the streets to make the morning commute feel almost back to …

A week after Boston Marathon bombings, suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hospitalized and unable to speak

Monday, April 22, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombings supect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained hospitalized and unable to speak Monday with a gunshot wound to the throat, and the 19--year old was expected to be charged by federal authorities and face state …

What happened in Boston during five days of fear

Sunday, April 21, 2013

BOSTON — In the tight rows of chairs stretched across the Commonwealth Ballroom, the nervousness — already dialed high by two bombs, three deaths and more than 72 hours without answers — ratcheted even higher. The minutes ticked …

Police believe Boston bombing suspects planned more attacks

Sunday, April 21, 2013

BOSTON — As churches paused to mourn the dead and console the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing Sunday, the city’s police commissioner said the two suspects had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably …