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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 »

Biden in Boston: 'We Own the Finish Line'

City remembers, as White House observes moment of silence

(Newser) - Boston paused today to mark the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings, and President Obama was observing a moment of silence at the White House at 2:49pm Eastern. Some quotes from the Boston ceremony, via CNN and AP :
  • Joe Biden: "You are Boston strong. But America is strong,
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What Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Can, Can't Do in Prison

No speaking to inmates; little outdoor time

(Newser) - A year to the day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston is mourning —and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awaiting trial. The New York Times offers a look inside the medical facility where he is being held under federally-approved "special administrative measures." The rules apply to prisoners who are... More »

Boston Marks a Somber Anniversary

Marathon audience expected to double this year

(Newser) - Today marks one year since two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people, injured hundreds, and horrified the nation, and the city is preparing for a week of commemorations—including this year's marathon, which will go ahead on Monday under tight security.
  • Joe Biden
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Russia Didn't Reveal Tsarnaev Phone Call to FBI

Per a source, inspector general's report finds FBI 'did all that it could'

(Newser) - An inspector general's report has concluded Russia withheld information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev that could have very likely led the FBI to more carefully investigate him—two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the New York Times reports. Though Russian officials did share details on Tsarnaev in 2011 regarding his... More »

Tsarnaev Tried to Change His Name Before Bombing

Wanted to honor rebel fighter from Dagestan

(Newser) - On Jan. 23, 2013, less than three months before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ready to reinvent himself. He applied that day to change his first name to "Muaz," in honor of a rebel from Russia's Dagestan republic who was killed by Russian forces in... More »

Boston Marathon 'Suspect' Sues Glenn Beck

Beck was convinced Abdulrahman Alharbi was behind attacks

(Newser) - Remember the Saudi Arabian student who was briefly questioned and quickly cleared in the Boston Marathon bombing? Well, Glenn Beck was really convinced that 20-year-old Abdulrahman Alharbi was behind the attacks, railing against Alharbi on multiple episodes of his show even after he'd been cleared; now Alharbi is suing... More »

Tsarnaev Warning Missed Because of ... Spelling?

Russia warned US about Chechen brothers

(Newser) - Could better spelling have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing? A soon-to-be released congressional report finds that the US missed multiple chances to detain Tamerlan Tsarnaev after receiving warnings from Russian authorities, NBC reports. In July 2012, less than a year before the bombing, Tsarnaev returned to the US from Dagestan,... More »

Iconic Boston Bombing Survivor Now Dad-to-Be

Jeff Bauman and Erin Hurley also engaged

(Newser) - The man who lost both his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, then helped police identify Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is now making headlines for happier reasons: He's engaged and expecting a baby with the woman he was waiting to cheer on at the finish line. Jeff Bauman and Erin Hurley... More »

Report Clears FBI Agent in Death of Tsarnaev Friend

Ibragim Todashev attacked agent first, prosecutor concludes

(Newser) - An FBI agent won't face charges in a high-profile shooting related to the Boston Marathon bombing. A Florida prosecutor has decided that the unidentified agent acted in self-defense when he fatally shot an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev during questioning in Florida last year, report the Washington Post and Boston ... More »

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