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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 …

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 …

In Boston, people flock to new, tragic landmark

Thursday, April 18, 2013

BOSTON — A new memorial began to emerge Wednesday in a city already steeped in history — a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Dozens of technicians in white coveralls continued to comb the streets …

Authoriites seek Boston bombing suspect seen in video

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BOSTON — In what could be major break in the Boston Marathon case, investigators are on the hunt for a man seen in a department store surveillance video dropping off a bag at the site of the bombings, …

Legislators describe tension at State House after bombings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — When he returned to the Statehouse less than 24 hours after a pair of bombs killed three and wounded more than 170 Monday, state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg said it was a “noticeably different Boston.” Rosenberg, a …

UMass students hope to lift spirits of Boston victims

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

AMHERST — In the immediate aftermath of the explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170, University of Massachusetts senior Danielle Roosa worried about what had happened to a close friend. “One …

Boston Marathon bomb suspect reportedly in custody

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BOSTON — A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Wednesday in a breakthrough that came less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday. The …

Police, fire radio transmissions reflect chaotic scene after Boston bombings 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Boston Marathon was still in progress on a bright Monday afternoon, but for Boston city police officers using the department’s radio scanner channel, the day was winding down. At 2:51 p.m., an unidentified police dispatcher …

Local runners say bombings do not change their view of Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Tom Stevens is no stranger to sports-related tragedy. He was just a fresh-faced 17-year-old when he and a friend attended the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. While Stevens fondly remembered experiences such as camping around the Olympic Park and sneaking into the Olympic Village, he …

Vigils offer chance to reflect  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — In the wake of the Boston bombings that killed three and injured scores more, area residents were afforded opportunities to gather and celebrate their faith or reflect on their own feelings of shock and sadness. Vigils …

Many unknowns remain in Boston attack 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WHO? With no credible claim of responsibility, and no arrests of any suspects, authorities took pains Tuesday to stress that their investigation remained wide open. From President Barack Obama on down, they suggested that the bombings could be …

Letter with ricin sent to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, congressional officials said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing killed three and left more than …