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Court: Marathon Bombing Trial Will Stay in Boston

Though dissenting judge thinks it's 'absurd'

(Newser) - Bostonians will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an appeals court ruled yesterday. The three-judge panel rejected a defense request to change the venue on the grounds that the alleged marathon bomber couldn't get a fair trial there, reports the Boston Globe . “Every potential juror in the Eastern... More »

Injured Boston Marathon Couple Split Up

Decision more painful than amputation, survivor says

(Newser) - One of the stories of hope that came out of the Boston Marathon bombing doesn't have a fairy-tale ending after all. Rebekah Gregory, who was badly injured while waiting at the finish line along with then-boyfriend Pete DiMartino, is separating from DiMartino after less than a year of marriage,... More »

Judge: Defense Can't Delay Tsarnaev Trial Over Paris Attacks

Lawyers said violence could cause 'extraordinary prejudice'

(Newser) - Jury selection will continue in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial after a federal judge today rejected the Boston Marathon bombing suspect's bid to suspend it because of the Paris terror attacks. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued in a motion yesterday that the French terror attacks had placed the marathon bombings "... More »

6 Things to Know as Tsarnaev’s Trial Begins

First up: jury selection in case of Boston Marathon bombings

(Newser) - The first phase in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins today, and it's expected to be a lengthy one. Six things to know:
  1. The first step is the selection of a jury of 12 (plus six alternates), in a process that will begin with a
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Tsarnaev Back in Court for First Time in 18 Months

No signs of a plea deal with trial set for Jan. 5

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was back in court today for the first time in a year and a half, and maybe the most noteworthy aspect of the quick hearing was that no signs of a plea deal were evident, reports the Los Angeles Times . It would appear, then, that the Boston Marathon... More »

17 Operations Later, Boston Survivor Loses Her Leg

'It's not you, it's me,' Rebekah DiMartino writes to her leg

(Newser) - A 27-year-old survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings had her leg amputated yesterday after 17 operations to try to save it, reports NBC News . But to get a sense of Rebekah DiMartino's state of mind, it's better to check out her Facebook post prior to the operation in... More »

Boston Bombing Suspect's Pal Lied to FBI: Jury

Robel Phillipos fibbed about being in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room after attack

(Newser) - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted today of two counts of lying to FBI investigators about the 2013 attack, the AP reports. Robel Phillipos, now 21, was accused of lying to agents about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room on April 18, 2013—three days... More »

Tsarnaev 'Knew Brother Took Part in Triple Murder'

Defense pushing for info on 2011 slayings

(Newser) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev's involvement in a grisly 2011 triple murder is relevant to his brother Dzhokhar's trial if Dzhokhar knew about it, defense lawyers say—and a federal prosecution witness is prepared to testify that he did. Court filings released Friday reveal that the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect'... More »

Tsarnaevs' Sister Accused of Bomb Threat

Ailiana Tsarnaeva allegedly threatened another woman

(Newser) - Another member of the Tsarnaev family was arrested today, and the charges revolve around a bomb threat, reports CBS New York . Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, allegedly called up her boyfriend's ex in Harlem and made the threat, reports the New York Post... More »

Tsarnaev Pal Guilty of Impeding Boston Inquiry

Azamat Tazhayakov convicted of obstruction of justice

(Newser) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty today of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several days... More »

Boston Victim Booted From TJ Maxx Over Service Dog

Sydney Corcoran says she was told to fit service dog in cart

(Newser) - A New Hampshire teen who survived the Boston Marathon bombing says she was forced to leave a Nashua TJ Maxx because she couldn’t cram her service dog, Koda, into a shopping cart, reports NewsCenter 5 . Sydney Corcoran, 19, who sustained shrapnel wounds and now suffers from PTSD, says a... More »

Key Charge Dropped in Boston Bomb Hoax

Kevin Edson no longer faces 20 years in prison

(Newser) - That "performance artist" accused of a bomb hoax at this year's Boston Marathon is off the hook—at least for the heftiest charge he faced. The charge of making a false bomb threat, which could have landed 25-year-old Kevin Edson in prison for 20 years, has been dropped,... More »

Pal Treated Tsarnaevs to Dinner After Bombings

Khairullozhon Matanov is arrested on obstruction charges

(Newser) - So what did Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev do the night of the Boston Marathon bombings? They went out to dinner with a friend, his treat. In fact, that friend, Khairullozhon Matanov, called Tamerlan just 42 minutes after the bombs went off to arrange it, reports the Boston Globe . He also... More »

Here's What Tsarnaev Wrote in That Boat

Alleged bomber says he was 'jealous' of brother for dying first

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did indeed scrawl a statement on the inside of the boat he was captured inside of, and now we know what it says, thanks to newly filed court documents from prosecutors. "I'm jealous of my brother," because Tamerlan had presumably already received his heavenly reward,... More »

Boston Runners: We Ran, Limped, Walked ... Together

Reflections on joining together to triumph over tragedy

(Newser) - Today's Boston marathon is in the books , but what makes the race so special will continue to reverberate beyond today, or even this year. Boston runners and their supporters share their thoughts:
  • "In no other sport do the underwear-wearing elites compete on the same asphalt, at generally the
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How Today's Boston Marathon Will Be Different

It's expanded by 9K runners, with twice the police presence

(Newser) - Runners preparing for today's 118th Boston Marathon will see some notable differences a year after the bombing—starting with the number of people running. This year, some 36,000 will take part, or 9,000 more than usual, NBC News reports. That's the second-biggest field the marathon has... More »

Headed to Boston: Comfort Dogs

Team was on hand after last year's attacks

(Newser) - A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again, Yahoo News reports. "They're a calming presence and allow victims to open... More »

Cops Who Caught Tsarnaev Can Learn From Mistakes

They were brave, yes, but not error-free: Thomas Gagen

(Newser) - It's appropriate to remember the heroism of police as we honor the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings—but it's also important to acknowledge, and learn from, the mistakes officers made as they searched for the Tsarnaev brothers in Watertown a year ago, writes Thomas Gagen in the... More »

Meet the 'Artist' Behind Boston's Bomb Hoax

Kevin Edson, aka Kayvon Edson, posted strange meme jokes about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

(Newser) - Police have identified the man suspected of planting a fake bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night, and he is … something else. His name is Kevin Edson, according to the AP . A barefoot Edson approached the finish line last night wearing a black veil over... More »

Man Charged With Hoax Over Boston Backpacks

He dropped bag with rice cooker near finish line

(Newser) - The one-year anniversary of the Boston bombings isn't passing without a police scare. Authorities say they have taken a man into custody over two backpacks found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two pressure-cooker bombs exploded a year ago. One backpack contained a rice cooker, and... More »

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