Mom seeks answers at Boston bombing trial over injured sons

2015-01-03 14:05

With two sons maimed in a blast, a 52-year-old American mother says the marathon destroyed her life, and she won't miss the proceedings when the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins.

Boston bomber's friend suspected

2014-05-16 13:02

A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a backpack and laptop from the suspect's dorm room, then threw them away after he suspected Tsarnaev carried out the attack.

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

2014-04-16 14:38

A man who dropped a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line has been charged with the possession of a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

Russia withheld intel on Boston bombing suspect

2014-04-10 12:56

Russia declined to provide the FBI with information about one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack, The New York Times reports

US to seek death penalty for Boston bomber

2014-01-31 08:14

The United States is to seek a rare federal death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving young student accused of the Boston marathon bombings, Attorney General Eric Holder says.

Boston Marathon to accept more runners

2013-08-29 23:12

Next year's Boston Marathon will include an additional 9 000 runners, amid a groundswell of support and interest in the wake of the bombing attack that has killed three people.

Boston bomber had right-wing literature

2013-08-05 14:04

It has emerged that one of the Boston bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was in possession of right-wing extremist literature in the run-up to the terror attack, say reports.

Accused Boston bomber pleads not guilty

2013-07-10 21:57

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to setting off a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs along with his brother at the Boston Marathon's crowded finish on 15 April.

Boston bombing suspect expected in court

2013-07-09 08:47

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is to appear in court for the first time following his arrest for the April attacks which left three people dead.

Boston bomb conman held

2013-07-02 22:42

Police have arrested a man over allegations he used the name of an aunt who'd been dead for more than a decade to try and claim about $2.2m from the Boston Marathon bomb victims fund.

BCCSA: Boston bombing sounds acceptable

2013-05-31 14:22

Radio broadcasts featuring sound clips of the Boston Marathon bombings were neither explicit nor graphic, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has ruled.

Boston suspect's friend 'unarmed' when shot

2013-05-30 10:00

A Chechen man shot dead by the FBI during questioning on his links to the Boston Marathon bombers was unarmed, says a report.

MI5 aware of suspects before attack

2013-05-24 16:15

Britain's security services have faced questions over whether they could have done more to prevent the murder of a soldier hacked to death in a busy London street.

FBI kills Boston blast suspect's gym buddy

2013-05-22 15:40

An FBI agent has shot and killed a Florida man with suspected links to the Boston Marathon bombings, says a report.

'US agent' in Russia sought Boston info

2013-05-15 11:00

An alleged American CIA agent caught by Russia was likely interested in obtaining information about the Boston bombing suspects whose origins are in the Russian Caucasus, says a report.

Russia withheld info on Boston suspect

2013-05-11 09:38

Russia withheld "crucial" information from the United States on one of the suspects of last month's deadly Boston Marathon bombings, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Boston chief wants improved surveillance

2013-05-09 20:18

Boston's police commissioner has called for heightened security at public events to help thwart terror attacks, but cautioned against "police-state" tactics.

Boston bomb case teen gets bail

2013-05-06 22:38

The teen accused of lying to FBI agents in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing has been ordered freed on $100 000 bail pending a later trial date.

Boston bomber denied final resting place

2013-05-06 14:02

The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, wants to make one thing clear: They do not want the late Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in their town.

Bomber died of gunshots, blunt trauma

2013-05-04 11:28

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, a funeral director says.

Boston cops arrest new 3 in bomb case

2013-05-01 18:45

Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the investigation of last month's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Obama pressures Putin on Syria weapons

2013-04-30 10:10

President Barack Obama has stepped up pressure on Russia over Syria, telling President Vladimir Putin of his concern about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Damascus regime.

More 'persons of interest' in Boston probe

2013-04-29 09:00

Investigators are pursuing other "persons of interest" possibly linked to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, US lawmakers say.

Boston bombing suspect moved to prison

2013-04-26 13:02

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest by police, says the US Marshals Service.


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Boston bombs made with Christmas-light fuses

2014-05-23 09:02

The twin bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon last year were made using improvised fuses from Christmas lights and detonators constructed from model car parts, US prosecutors say.

Boston bomb suspect challenges death penalty

2014-05-09 07:51

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month's botched execution of a US inmate.

Boston bombing victims remembered, one year on

2014-04-15 11:25

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the attack.

Lawyers for Boston bomber ask for more time

2014-02-12 16:39

Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber will ask a federal judge to give them until at least September 2015 to prepare for his trial on charges related to the mass-casualty attack.

Chicago marathoners show no fear

2013-10-13 22:11

Tens of thousands of runners have shown no fear in the first major US marathon since the Boston bombing.

Boston bombing probe: 2 plead not gulity

2013-08-14 09:01

Two friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have pleaded not guilty to charges of impeding investigators pursuing the perpetrators of the deadly finish-line attack.

Tsarnaev's coach seeks 'spark of humanity'

2013-07-11 12:02

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's wrestling coach says he was hoping that his attendance of the teenagers' court appearance would reignite a 'spark of humanity' in the young Chechen.

Boston bomber in court

2013-07-10 19:32

Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will watch as the young man who could face the death penalty for the attack appears in court for the first time.

Two held in Canada Day bomb terror plot

2013-07-03 08:05

Police have foiled a plot to bomb the parliament of British Columbia as tens of thousands gathered to celebrate Canada's independence day, arresting two people, officials say.

Boston Marathon: Accused indicted

2013-06-27 20:31

A US grand jury has indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzohkhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people and using a weapon of mass destruction.

Dad of slain Chechen man wants justice

2013-05-30 19:13

The father of a Chechen immigrant shot dead during FBI questioning over his links with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, says the US agents responsible were "bandits".

Ethiopian winner of Boston marathon sad

2013-05-26 18:53

The Ethiopian winner of the Boston marathon who crossed the finish line just hours before it was attacked has pledged to return next year, saying 'sport should never be a battleground'.

Chechen killed by FBI 'not violent'

2013-05-23 16:01

A Chechen man shot dead by the FBI during questioning on his links to the Boston bombers was not violent, his father has said, speaking from his home town of Grozny in Chechnya.

Boston bomber penned message in boat

2013-05-16 18:02

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found hiding in a boat, has reportedly left a handwritten message describing the attack as retribution.

US 'spy' diplomat ordered to leave Russia

2013-05-15 08:47

A US diplomat has been ordered to leave the country after the Kremlin's security services said he tried to recruit a Russian agent.

Boston bomb suspect buried in Virginia

2013-05-10 20:06

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Virginia, the head of an Islamic centre says.

Body of Boston bomber entombed

2013-05-09 18:34

The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been entombed and is no longer in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts.

US teen held in bomb case may be freed

2013-05-06 21:47

US prosecutors have agreed that a teenager suspected of lying to FBI agents in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, can be released while awaiting trial.

US tightens border checks on students

2013-05-04 13:00

The department of homeland security, criticised for failing to check the status of a Kazakh man charged in the aftermath of the Boston bombing, has tightened procedures for student visas.


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Obama has a plan of action for Syria

2013-04-30 19:03

US President Barack Obama has strongly suggested he would consider military action against Syria, if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government had used chemical weapons.

Boston suspect linked to slain Islamists

2013-04-29 22:26

One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings had links with two figures in the Islamist anti-Kremlin insurgency in the Northern Caucasus, a security source says.

Boston suspects' dad postpones US trip

2013-04-28 20:20

The Boston bombing suspects' father has postponed a trip to the US from Russia because of poor health.

Boston suspects' NY plan 'spontaneous'

2013-04-26 09:04

Police say the two Boson bombing suspects made a "spontaneous" decision to go to New York as they raced around the Boston suburbs in a car with at least six bombs.

Boston bombers planned Times Square hit

2013-04-25 19:23

The brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings also planned to carry out an attack in Times Square, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says.

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