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30,000 run Boston Marathon under tight security and swelling pride

The hours before the 8 a.m. start of Monday’s Boston Marathon saw meticulous attention to detail – security and otherwise – as more than 30,000 running enthusiasts readied for the 26.2-mile route.The streets were scrubbed, anti-terror cops were in place, and the glorious finish line was adorned...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:42am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.Boston prepared marathon security, while Israel formed a new government. European leaders discussed how to prevent more migrant boat tragedies while Baltimore asked why a black man died from arrest injuries.Taylor Swift's mom presented her with an award.Boston stepped up marathon...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:18am

Boston Marathon security to be high during pause of bomber trial

Reuters –Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world's best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Boston on Monday for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.Security will be high along the 26.2 mile course, in recognition of the bombing of the 2013...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:23am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.Before you woke up, Boston prepared to honor its dead. The U.S. military prepared to try to identify Pearl Harbor "unknown."John Kerry was confident of an Iran deal despite Congress' compromise. Hillary asked why should truckers pay more than bankers, and campaigners asked why no women...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:29am

Boston marks somber second anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston marked the second anniversary of the deadly attack on its annual marathon on Wednesday with a quiet ceremony at the site where three died, unveiling a pair of banners marked with a heart. Mayor...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:33am

Tom Foreman: Still #Bostonstrong

I was running on a wooded trail amid rocks and roots this week when a gremlin yanked my foot. I pitched forward, grabbed the air, and braced for a knee-scraping, wrist-breaking fall. My toes dug in, my legs churned, and miraculously I wobbled upright. I came to a safe stop with my heart thundering....

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:03pm

Q&A: Boston legal expert weighs in on Tsarnaev guilty verdicts

Suffolk University professor Rosanna Cavallaro teaches criminal law, evidence, professional responsibility and law and literature. She spoke to Metro about a jury finding Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, guilty on 30 counts related to the fatal Boston Marathon bombing and its violent...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:10am

Boston bomber found guilty on all 30 counts

UPDATE: Mayor Walsh issues statement on Boston Marathon bombing verdict"I am thankful that this phase of the trial has come to an end and am hopeful for a swift sentencing process. I hope today’s verdict provides a small amount of closure for the survivors, families, and all impacted by the violent...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:04pm

While you were sleeping...

Happy Easter Monday!After you hung up your bonnet and went to bed last night, Obama reassured Israel over Iran, while Indonesia ignored mercy pleas by Australia, Brazil and France. The Boston Marathon bomber jury prepared to hear closing statements, while Rolling Stone made a statement apologizing...

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:42pm

Jury to decide if Boston Bomber will die as first phase of trial wraps up

Reuters –Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and federal prosecutors who say he killed four people are due to make their closing statements on Monday before a jury begins deliberations on whether he is guilty of the attack in 2013.But a month after defense lawyers bluntly...

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:19pm

Boston bomber trial: Jihadi literature includes Al Qaeda 'Inspire' mag

Reuters –The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev resumes on Monday with more testimony about jihadist literature found on his laptop, cellphone and other devices after the deadly 2013 attack.An FBI computer specialist will face cross-examination by defense attorneys, who have...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:41pm

Double amputee recounts bombing: ‘I felt like I was on a rocket’

Graphic, emotional testimony continued Monday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , who sat impassive as the survivors of the attack recounted scenes of bloody horror.Jessica Kensky was the first witness to take the stand Monday as the trial entered its third day of...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:25am

Boston bomber’s lawyer: ‘It was him’

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped carry out the Boston Marathon bombing on at the Boylston Street finish line on April 15, 2013, his attorney told a packed courtroom Wednesday in the opening day of the 21-year old’s trial.“It was him,” attorney Judy Clarke said in her opening statement at the Moakley...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 5:00am

LIVE COVERAGE: Boston bombing witness breaks down on stand

The Boston Marathon bombing survivors want justice. The city wants solace, and the nation wants answers. Today, just a month shy of the bombing's two-year anniversary, the man accused of carrying out the worst terror attack on US soil since September 11, 2001 will begin to answer for his alleged...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Jury selection near end as venue shift considered

Opening statements in the Boston Marathon bombing trial could come as early as next week as the jury selection process nears completion, a federal court official said in a statement.Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2013 terror attack, which killed...

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:07am

Bombing survivor Michele Mahoney carries onward as trial gets underway

Since twin explosions tore apart her world on April 15, 2013, Michele Mahoney has not only survived, she has flourished.The 27-year-old lost part of her left leg – though she narrowly avoided the loss of her foot – after the Boston Marathon bombing, a terror attack that claimed the lives of three...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:46am

Tedious Tsarnaev jury selection stalls with storm

Jury selection entered its fourth day in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber. The federal trial has already been running behind schedule, and Tuesday’s snow is not helping to move matters along.Nearly 200 jurors were questioned by the end of court Monday, a day that was slated...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:07am

Experts weigh in as Tsarnaev jury selection stalls, lawyers ask to move trial

As jury selection enters its eighth day, attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal judge – for the third time – to move the high-profile terror trial out of Boston.In a one-page motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston, defense attorneys cited the...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:52pm

Grueling Tsarnaev jury selection carries on ahead of Boston bombing trial

Eighteen prospective jurors were quizzed Tuesday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jury selection entered its third week at US District Court in Boston.Many potential jurors have expressed bias or an inability to commit to the demands of the...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:05am

Boston Bombing: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's evolving appearance in court

Lawyers for accused Boston bomber challenge jury questioningLawyers for accusedBostonMarathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday challenged the jury selection process as a federal judge began questioning potential jurors in the case involving the largest attack on U.S. soil since 2001.Defense...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:11pm