On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260. On Tuesday, the city of Boston commemorated the event with a brief ceremony on Boylston Street.
UPDATE 2:25 p.m. EST: The suspects' names are Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. From The Boston Globe:
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both 19 and of New Bedford, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by plotting to dispose of a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks belonging to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US attorney’s office said i
The city of Boston suffered through a terrible ordeal this week after the Boston Marathon bombings and their subsequent suspect manhunt created surreal scenes on both Monday and Friday. Bostonians were intermittently given orders to clear the streets and stay at home so that police and first responders could do their jobs...
Local 103 is the Boston chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. They set up the billboard that reads '#COWARDS', to send a message to the Boston Marathon Bombers. The message stands proud next to the I-93 expressway as a testament to Boston's tight knit community spirit. Read what inspired the billboards message...
6:55 AM ET: The AP is reporting that the suspects are from Chechnya, and have lived in the US for at least one year. The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Ma. NBC News is reporting that both suspects are brothers. Sources say that the men may have military experience, according to law enforcement officials.
6:30 AM ET: CNN is reporting that
2:45 p.m. (EST): The Boston Police Department has announced that "there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack." Investigations are ongoing.
2:35 p.m.: CNN is retracting their previous report that an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings. Other sources are reporting that officials are close to identifying a suspect after reviewing area surveillance video, but no arr
Three people were killed and more than 100 injured on Monday afternoon when two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Rescue organizations have gathered to help at the the tragic scene, but how can you help?
The Huffington Post has put together a helpful list of ways:
9 p.m. (EST): The final press conference of the day with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and various other officials just concluded. The FBI is now leading investigations of the events. Davis confirmed that three people were killed in today's blasts.
CNN is reporting that one of the victims killed was an 8-year-old boy. The Wall Street Journal had reported
As the country is trying to make sense of what just happened at the Boston Marathon, it seems that new has just gotten weirder as we lean that the final mile of the race was dedicated to the victims of Newtown.
Newtown families were reportedly seated in the VIP section right by where the explosions went off...