In the new trailer for Patriots Day, Kevin Bacon, playing head of Boston FBI Richard DesLauriers, looks at a ball bearing in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and says, “It’s terrorism.” This is the best part of the trailer, and probably not in the way that the filmmakers intended.
At today’s death penalty trial of noted bad person Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, prosecutors presented a video to jurors showing the Boston Marathon bomber flipping off the camera while he was in a holding cell on July 10, 2013.
Earlier today, a reader sent us a complaint regarding the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two men who set off bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013. He believed we were lacking in the coverage of Tsarnaev’s trial, and that we did not denounce his acts enough. Here’s his email, in full:
Kevin Edson, the 25-year-old man who was arrested by Boston police after placing a backpack at the finish line of the upcoming Boston Marathon, was arraigned in court today. Based on the Boston Globe's report on the arraignment, it looks like Edson is a mentally ill man who thought his odd display was some kind of…
Federal authorities have reportedly arrested three college students in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. A source told the Globe that the three new suspects "helped" Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the attack, and NBC's Pete Williams is reporting that they were his roommates at UMass Dartmouth. [Boston.com]
The AP just published a story that sheds some light on how the elder Boston Marathon bombing suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reportedly came to adopt a very radical worldview in the years leading up to he and his brother Dzhokahr's attack on the Boston Marathon.
Andrew Kitzenberg lives on Laurel Street, in Watertown, Mass. On Friday morning, just before 1 a.m., he heard a series of pops from outside his window. The Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamarlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were engaging in a wild shootout with police. Kitzenberg's Twitter account was essential reading…
This was just put on YouTube by one of Dzhokhar's former wrestling teammates. The description reads, "Rindge and Latin wrestling team, taking it easy over the summer. I remember Jahar, he was my friend and my teammate."
BBC News caught up with Anzor Tsanarev, father of marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and conducted a brief interview with him. Speaking through an interpreter, Anzor vehemently defended his sons, expressing confidence in their innocence. "I have 100 percent, million percent confidence in them,"…
Quality manhunt coverage right here.
Police are still looking for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who remains at large after his older brother and alleged accomplice Tamerlan was killed in a shootout last night. This is everything we know so far about Dzhokhar.
Boston University confirmed this afternoon that the third victim of the Marathon bombings was a graduate student at the school. The victim's name has not yet been released, as BU officials are still speaking with the family.
On Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013, a bomb went off in my face. I was leaning out of the window below, taking pictures, when the attack began. I took this photo immediately after the second blast, and I don’t know why.
Boston CBS affiliate WBZ's finish line camera provided us our first view of the marathon blasts as they happened, and to their credit they kept the feed going until well after nightfall.
Tough sonofabitch Bill Iffrig was just a few feet from the finish line, and a few feet from the first bomb.
We thought it was bad enough when Sean Hannity led off his Fox News program tonight with a montage of Boston Marathon devastation that looked and sounded like the trailer for a Bay/Bruckheimer collaboration. Then we learned where the music came from.
We feared the worst when legendary NFL good-guy Joe Andruzzi wasn't heard from in the hours after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon. We knew Andruzzi's cancer foundation was a big supporter of marathon runners, and his Twitter suggested he was watching the race from a location very close to where the first blast…
In the wake of events like today's, there's always an outpouring of "thoughts and prayers" and other sorts of well-intentioned signs of support from people all over social media that you almost get numb to it, if you're not already numb from the event itself.
Your latest updates: the Commissioner confirms three people have died. The Boston Globe cites a "person of interest." The Wall Street Journal reports "five additional, undetonated explosive devices," so maybe it could have been a lot worse. [Globe, WSJ, photo of unclaimed runners' bags by Mary Pilon]