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  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    April 16, 2014 6:05 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. Police Superintendent Randall Halstead says the man was stopped Tuesday by an officer who saw him acting... more »
  • Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings anniversary

    April 15, 2014 3:09 PM

    BOSTON - Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several... more »
  • Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    April 15, 2014 6:07 AM

    BOSTON, MA - One year ago today, bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The tragedy will be marked by a special tribute today. Three people were killed and hundreds more injured when bombs planted by terrorists exploded. Those victims will be honored, along with... more »
  • Bombing suspect wants to lift prison restrictions

    November 12, 2013 8:14 AM

    BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are headed to court to ask a judge to ease restrictions placed on him in prison as he awaits trial. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued in a motion filed last month that so-called "special administrative measures" are impairing their ability to... more »
  • Boston Marathon to increase field for '14 race

    August 29, 2013 10:02 AM

    BOSTON - The Boston Marathon will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year's race. The expanded field of 36,000 will have room for the 5,633 who were stopped on the course when two bombs went off at the finish line this year. It will also allow many... more »
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty

    July 10, 2013 2:55 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill. He entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Boston. Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the death penalty for the 19-year-old... more »
  • Alleged bomber heads for 1st public court hearing

    July 10, 2013 10:10 AM

    BOSTON - There's a heavy police presence at the federal courthouse in Boston where accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will make his first court appearance later today. The courthouse is expected to be jammed for the arraignment, with some space reserved for families of the bombing victims. By early... more »
  • Boston Marathon winner presents his medal to city

    June 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    BOSTON - The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon has returned his medal to Mayor Thomas Menino to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia participated in the Boston... more »
  • Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

    June 2, 2013 6:13 PM

    MOSCOW - The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican... more »
  • FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

    May 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    BOSTON - Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. Two officials confirmed that 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev came at the agent Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back

    May 16, 2013 10:26 AM

    BOSTON - Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn't finish this year's race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year. The Boston Athletic Association says people who passed the halfway checkpoint but not the finish line will get a code they can use to... more »
  • Lawyer: 2 arrested anew are suspect's friends

    May 1, 2013 10:27 AM

    BOSTON - A lawyer says two of the three people newly arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing case are men originally from Kazakhstan who were friendly with the main suspect. Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.... more »
  • Obama: Boston review designed to prevent attacks

    April 30, 2013 10:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a national security review following the Boston Marathon bombings will look at whether there is more the government can do to stop people within the United States who might become radicalized and plan terror attacks. One of the dangers the U.S. faces now, Obama... more »
  • GOP rep wants asylum review in immigration bill

    April 25, 2013 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he want to overhaul the way the U.S. grants asylum to immigrants after the Boston Marathon bombing. Rep. Bob Goodlatte is a Virginia Republican. He says U.S. authorities should consider whether asylum applicants are, quote, "engaging in aggressive tactics" in... more »
  • Back from Boston, LSU trainer still dealing with aftermath

    April 24, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trainer Ray Castle and three student trainers from LSU went to the Boston Marathon to aide with those running the race, but their work quickly went from a controlled situation to a scene of chaos when the two bombs exploded just seconds apart. Castle was about... more »
  • Sources: Bombing suspects not tied to terror groups

    April 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two U.S. officials say slain Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda in the run-up to last week's marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded 180. Authorities believe neither Tamerlan nor his younger brother Dzhokhar had links to terror... more »
  • More charges coming for marathon bombing suspect

    April 23, 2013 10:16 AM

    BOSTON - He's already been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, in the Boston Marathon bombings -- but more charges are ahead for Dzokhar Tsarnaev. State prosecutors expect to charge him separately in the killing of an MIT police officer who was shot in his cruiser Thursday night... more »
  • Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

    April 22, 2013 3:19 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and he could face the death penalty if convicted. Tsarnaev, 19, was accused by federal prosecutors of joining with his older brother to set off the two pressure-cooker bombs that sprayed... more »
  • Streets deserted in an uneasy Boston

    April 19, 2013 3:34 PM

    BOSTON - It's been far from a normal Friday in Boston and the surrounding area, as thousands of officers with rifles and armored vehicles swarm the streets. They're continuing the search for a 19-year-old college student who is wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing. Boston and some of its suburbs... more »
  • Red Sox, Bruins postpone games due to manhunt

    April 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    BOSTON - The Red Sox and Bruins have postponed their games while authorities search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. No makeup date was announced for the opener of the Red Sox three-game series against the Kansas City Royals scheduled for Friday night at Fenway Park. The Bruins... more »
  • Police find SUV believed linked to Boston suspect

    April 19, 2013 10:41 AM

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Connecticut State Police say a vehicle believed to be linked to a wanted Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been recovered. Police said in a news release Friday that a gray Honda CRV with Massachusetts plates was found in Boston. Authorities had said earlier that the vehicle... more »
  • Manhunt underway for Boston suspect, other killed by police

    April 19, 2013 7:12 AM

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Authorities have identified the origin of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing to the Associated Press. This comes after a long night of violence that left one of them dead, while the other remains on the run. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained... more »
  • Police: One Boston suspect dead, other still at large

    April 19, 2013 4:35 AM

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, who is believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombing. Shortly after the MIT officer was shot dead... more »
  • Running groups organize "Baton Rouge Run for Boston"

    April 18, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runners are banding together for those affected by Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. Saturday at 8 a.m, eight Baton Rouge area running clubs will participate in a 2.62 mile run in support of the bombing victims. The course begins at the steps of the state capitol and... more »
  • Feds deny reports of Boston bombing arrest

    April 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    BOSTON - Police and reporters have converged on the federal courthouse in Boston -- amid conflicting reports on whether a suspect is in custody in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon. Several media outlets had reported earlier in the day that... more »
  • Source: Arrest made in marathon bombings

    April 17, 2013 12:49 PM

    BOSTON - A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect has been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday. The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation. The official says the... more »
  • Flags at La. buildings lowered to half-staff

    April 16, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered that state flags at government buildings in Louisiana be flown at half-staff until sunset Saturday. The executive order issued Tuesday is an expression of respect for victims of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Similar gestures are being made by local governments.... more »
  • Obama to visit Boston on Thursday

    April 16, 2013 4:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will visit Boston on Thursday, three days after a pair of deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says Obama will be attending an interfaith service. Three people were killed at the marathon's finish line, including an 8-year-old boy. More than 170... more »
  • Dad of Boston bombing victim, 8, asks for prayers

    April 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    BOSTON - The father of the 8-year-old boy who perished in the Boston Marathon bombings is thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death. Bill Richard released a statement Tuesday afternoon about his son Martin's death. He says his wife, Denise, and 6-year-old daughter Jane also... more »
  • Obama: Boston explosions investigated as terrorism

    April 16, 2013 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don't know who is responsible. He called the bombing "a heinous and cowardly act" used to target innocent civilians. Obama spoke to reporters at the White House... more »
  • Toll from marathon bombing now more than 120

    April 15, 2013 7:00 PM

    BOSTON - Authorities say bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two people and injured more than 120. Eight hospitals report that they are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition. The injuries ranged from cuts and... more »
  • NY marks 20th anniversary of World Trade bombing

    February 26, 2013 7:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A noontime ceremony is planned to honor the six people who died in the 1993 blast in a garage below one of the twin towers. More than 1,000 people were injured.... more »
  • State Department confirms embassy attack in Turkey

    February 1, 2013 6:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is confirming that a terror attack occurred just outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Officials in Ankara say a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device killing himself and one other person, identified by U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardione as an embassy guard. State Department... more »
  • Turkish artillery targets Syria after shelling

    October 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets after deadly shelling from Syria hit a Turkish border town on Wednesday, sharply raising tensions on a volatile border that has been crossed by tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country. In a terse statement, the office of... more »
  • Accused terrorist goes on trial

    April 16, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Prosecutors say a New York City man accused of becoming an al-Qaida operative discussed bombing movie theaters, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the city's subways. Adis Madunjanin went on trial Monday in Brooklyn in connection with the alleged... more »
  • Life sentence handed down in Ark. doctor bombing

    March 2, 2011 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announces a life sentence was handed down for the explosives crime that severely injured an Arkansas doctor. Earlier this week, former Arkansas doctor Randeep Mann was sentenced in the U.S. Eastern... more »
  • FBI conducts searches in Times Square investigation

    May 13, 2010 9:03 AM

    FBI agents have executed search warrants at several locations in the Northeast in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing. The FBI says the searches were the product of evidence gathered in the investigation and that there is "no known immediate threat to the public or any active plot... more »
  • Ceremony to commemorate 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    April 19, 2010 5:34 AM

    Survivors and family members of those who died in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are expected to gather to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack. Hundreds of people will remember the 168 people killed in the 1995 explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. More... more »
  • Car bombs rock Baghdad

    October 25, 2009 10:43 AM

    At least 136 people are dead and as many as 600 more wounded after two powerful car bombs exploded in downtown Baghdad. The bombs went off less than a minute apart in parking lots near the headquarters of the Baghdad provincial administration and the Ministry of Justice building. The area... more »

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