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Participants in Boston Marathon mindful of tragedy

Mindful of tragedy, Boston Marathon goes on (via AFP) Defending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya are among a host of past winners in Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon, all mindful of last year’s bombing tragedy. Two bombs hidden inside backpacks exploded near the finish line of……

FBI agent will not be charged in fatal shooting during Boston Marathon bombing probe

An FBI agent has been cleared over the fatal shooting of a Chechen-born man being quizzed in connection with last year’s Boston bombing, a law enforcement source said Friday. Mixed martial artist Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead after a violent altercation with investigators following two hours of questioning at…

Security tightened as Boston Marathon approaches

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – Boston Marathon organizers have banned runners from bringing bags and imposed other measures to tighten security for the April race after a twin bomb attack near the finish line last year killed three people and wounded 264. The rule changes announced on Wednesday stem…

Judge sets November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston Marathon bombing case

A federal judge has set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year’s Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others. The trial, which is likely to attract global media interest, will begin on November 3 and could last several months, U.S.…

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to face trial in November

A US judge on Wednesday set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year’s Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others. The trial, which is likely to attract global media interest, will begin on November 3, federal judge George O’Toole ruled…

Chicago Marathon ups security after Boston bombings

Chicago Marathon organizers and city officials Thursday announced new procedures designed to improve security in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings in April. The race on October 13 will mark the first major marathon in a US city since two bombs went off near the finish line of…

Woman arrested for faking brain injury and scamming $480,000 from Boston bombing victims

Police arrested a New York woman on Friday after a Massachusetts fugitive warrant had been issued for her arrest for a nonprofit out of nearly half a million dollars designed to benefit the victims of the April bombing of the Boston Marathon. CNN reported that 26-year-old Audrea Gause was awarded…

Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev to appear in court Wednesday

The shaggy-haired US university student charged with detonating bombs that killed three people at the Boston Marathon makes his first court appearance Wednesday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will come face-to-face with people injured in two thunderous blasts carried out April 15 with two rigged pressure cookers when he steps into the federal…

Atrocities such as the Boston bombing are hard to tackle, but gun crime isn’t

The greatest threat to US citizens is not one-off terror attacks, but the menace that comes with mass gun-ownership Nobody knows why he did it. But that hasn’t stopped them speculating. In retrospect, from the testimony of those who knew him, there were signs. But nobody could have predicted anything…

WATCH LIVE: Boston Marathon bombing press conference

Authorities hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon to discuss recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing case. UPDATE: FBI releases photos and video of Boston Marathon bombing suspects…

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