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Boston Marathon bombing survivors award first Boston College Strong scholarship

Boston College sophomore Jack Manning is the first recipient of the Boston College Strong Scholarship, awarded Monday by two Boston Marathon bombings survivors. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky were both severely injured in the 2013 bombings, each losing one leg due to their injuries, and Kensky...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2:42pm

Accused New York, New Jersey bomber to be tried in New York: Judge

An Afghan-born man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey will be tried in New York after a federal judge rejected his lawyers' argument that he could not get a fair trial in the city where he is accused of injuring 30 people. At a hearing in Manhattan federal court on...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:16pm

Boston Marathon 2017: Live updates

Monday marked the 121st Boston Marathon, but for one out-of-town spectator, it was his first time taking part in the famed event. Michael Roth made the trip from Chicago to cheer on a friend, and he basked in the clear blue skies and temperatures that hovered in the 70s. Thousands of fans...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:49pm

Paramedic lies about helping victims of Boston bombing

A paramedic with the St. Louis Fire Departmentapologized Tuesday after he lied about helping victims at the scene of the Boston bombing in 2013, according to the department.Paramedic Shawn Daniel told his supervisors he rushed to help bombing victims after the April 15, 2013, attack that injured...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:02pm

Spicer 'meant Orlando' when he cited an Atlanta terror attack 3 times

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confounded many Americans when he referred to an Islamist terror attack in Atlanta as he defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban aimed at mostly Muslim countries.While discussing the ban with the press, Spicer grouped a mysterious Atlanta incident in with the...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:43pm

Boston Marathon bombing survivor to marry fireman who saved her

RoseannSdoiawent to cheer on runners at the Boston Marathon finish line four years ago and lost her leg after the pressure-cooker bombs stationed nearby exploded. She didn't know then, but that wasn't all fate had in store for her that day.As first responders rushed to assist the injured in the...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 3:30pm

Fund created to honor MIT officer killed following marathon bombings

A foundation set up in memory of the MIT police officer who was killed by the Boston Marathon bombers will support several of the fallen officer's passions.The Sean Collier Memorial Fund will be introduced by his family in Boston on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.One of the brothers,...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:25am

'Patriots Day' is a blunt force object about the Boston marathon bombing

‘Patriots Day’Director: Peter BergStars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle MonaghanRating: R2 (out of 5) GlobesPeter Berg has never been one for pleasantries. Since making “Very Bad Things,” the rare pitch black comedy that actually does go too far, the actor-turned-director has stormed into powder keg...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 1:30am

Orlando shooter calls Boston bomber 'his homeboy'

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen called Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev his “homeboy” during a conversation with a 911 dispatcher, recently released audio revealed.Mateen, a U.S.-born Muslim opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub June 12 killing 49 workers and club goers in the nation...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:56pm

Bombing suspect's father reveals more about son's alleged terrorism ties as wife talks to officials

Investigators' best evidence that Ahmad Kahn Rahami has terrorist ties has come from his own father, who reported him to the FBI two years ago, officials said, and now his wife is talking to officials.Mohammad Rahami, who owns First American Fried Chicken in Elizabeth, New Jersey,spoke briefly to...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:39pm

Orlando shooter had no ties to 'homeboys' Boston Marathon bombers: FBI

The FBI determined the man who opened fire on a crowd of 350 at an Orlando LGBT nightclub Sunday likely made up claims that he had ties to Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.Omar Mateen, 29, carried out the worst mass shooting in U.S. history early Sunday morning at the Pulse...

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:13pm

City to hold moment of silence for Boston Marathon bombing victims

A moment of silence will be held in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on the third anniversary of the attack, reports said.RELATED:MayorWalsh givesOneBostonDaypermanent place on city calendarThe moment of silence, along with a blood drive, a wreath laying ceremony and other...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:02pm

Mayor Walsh gives One Boston Day permanent place on city calendar

Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday morning that One Boston Day has been permanently placed on the city’s calendar.The mayor’s made the announcement via Twitter:Proud to permanently proclaim April 15 as #OneBostonDay, a day that has come to stand for our city's deepest values. pic.twitter.com/...

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:26pm

Boston Marathon bombing film shows distress of attacker's friends

For days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Americans were glued to the news, eager to know who had planted the homemade devices that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, killing three people.The world got its first look at the suspects three days after the April 15 attack, when the...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:33pm

Here’s who’s been cast as the Boston Marathon bombers in ‘Patriots Day’

Mark Wahlberg's Boston Marathon bombing movie “Patriots Day” has cast the actors who will play the Tsarnaev brothers, TheWrap reported.Alex Wolff ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2") and Themo Melikidze (“Beautiful Something”) will reportedly play Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, respectively.RELATED:...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:28pm

Marathon bombing survivor's car accident caused by alcohol and speed: Prosecutor

A Dubai prosecutor said the car accident that killed Boston Marathon bombing survivor and Northeastern student Victoria McGrath was caused by high speed and alcohol, the Boston Herald reported.The accident reportedly took the lives of three others including fellow Northeastern student Priscilla...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 6:05pm

There's an open casting call for Mark Wahlberg's Boston Marathon bombing movie

Does the thought of acting in a movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, directed by Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg not upset you in any way? Then we have good news for you!There’s an open casting call for "Patriot's Day" extras this Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 129 Braintree St. in...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 1:38am

Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car accident overseas

Two Northeastern University students, including a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, died in a car accident while traveling overseas, reports said.Victoria McGrath, the Marathon survivor, was killed along with Priscilla Perez Torres in the crash in an undisclosed country overseas,NECN reported....

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 9:44pm

Boston Marathon movie can't film at bomber's former school

The Massachusetts university attended by the man convicted in the Boston Marathon bombing has told filmmakers they cannot shoot scenes on campus for an upcoming movie about the deadly attack.Gerry Kavanaugh, the acting chancellor of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, said in a statement...

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 10:52pm

Boston bomber passed US citizen test months before deadly attack: Paper

The older of the two brothers behind the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombing had passed a test to become a U.S. citizen three months before the attack, the Boston Globe reported on Monday, citing federal documents.Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old ethnic Chechen who had immigrated to the United...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:01pm