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  • Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack

    2 weeks ago

    A jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision.

    The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for...

  • No sentence after first full day of Boston bombing jury deliberations

    2 weeks ago

    The first full day of jury deliberations in the Boston Marathon bombing trial ended on Thursday without a decision on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be sentenced to death or to life in prison for the deadly 2013 attack.

    The same 12 jurors who found the 21-year-old guilty in...

  • Accused Boston bomber ‘wanted to punish America’

    April 6, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "wanted to punish America" when he killed three people and injured 264 with a pair of homemade bombs at the 2013 race, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

    In closing arguments before a jury decides whether Tsarnaev, 21, is guilty...

  • Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

    March 30, 2015 | 1:15 pm

    The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense...

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  • Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of lying to authorities

    October 28, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    A college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber was found guilty on Tuesday of making false statements to authorities in a terrorism investigation, as a federal jury did not accept his defense that he had smoked so much marijuana he was too high to lie.

    Robel Phillipos,...

  • Accused Boston bomber spoke of martyrdom before attack, FBI says

    July 15, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.

    Azamat Tazhayakov is the first of Tsarnaev's friends...

  • Judge finds accused Boston bomber friend’s words to FBI voluntary

    July 15, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect did not speak involuntarily when telling FBI agents about the removal of a laptop and backpack from the suspect's room and his statements are admissible as evidence, a U.S. judge said on Tuesday.

    Lawyers for Kazakh exchange...

  • Boston Marathon fans return with defiance and resolve

    April 21, 2014 | 10:28 am

    A year ago, Piper Peterson was achingly close to finishing her fifth Boston Marathon, having just turned right onto Hereford Street, when two homemade bombs stopped the race, sending thousands of runners and spectators fleeing the course.

    This year, the 67-year-old from Spokane,...

  • The four lessons of the Boston Marathon bombing

    April 10, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    It’s unusual, but one of the most crucial findings in a recently released inspector general’s report about the Boston Marathon Bombing actually focused on something that did not take place.         

    To be released on April 15, the first anniversary of the deadly events in Boston...

  • U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber

    January 30, 2014 | 10:48 pm

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday.

    U.S....

  • Students as first responders

    August 7, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    First responders have been, rightly so, the focus of national attention since the terrorist attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this past April. We have marveled at men and women tearing down barricades, running in the direction of smoke and chaos, unmoved by possible...

  • Rolling Stone cover featuring accused Boston bomber draws outrage

    July 17, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Boston officials reacted with outrage Wednesday to an upcoming cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine featuring an image of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that was described by Mayor Thomas Menino as "a disgrace."

    While the magazine defended its decision, drugstore chain...

  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads ‘not guilty’ to attack

    July 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to committing the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, a crime that could bring the death penalty.

    The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen spoke clearly in court, repeatedly answering that he was "not...

  • The best cure for fear? A little more trust

    July 10, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    In the wake of terrorist acts, or school shootings, or other horrific acts of violence, we feel duped. How could we have missed the signs? Or have been susceptible? We remind ourselves to be vigilant. Be suspicious. If you see something, say something. In other words, mistrust thy...

  • Last of Boston Marathon bombing victims released from hospital

    June 3, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The last person hospitalized with injuries from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings was discharged on Monday, still facing a long recovery from the loss of her left leg and severe injuries to her right leg.

    Three people were killed and 264 injured, many losing legs, when two...

  • FBI says man shot dead while being questioned about Boston bombings

    May 22, 2013 | 10:46 am

    An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday, the bureau said.

    A friend of the dead man identified him as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, a Chechen who had previously lived in...

  • Body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber buried

    May 9, 2013 | 11:34 am

    The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried and is no longer in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, where it had been held at a funeral home, the Worcester Police Department said on Thursday.

    The police did not disclose where the body had been...

  • Boston bombing suspect’s family struggles to find burial site

    May 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept him.

    Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding...

  • Boston bomb suspects originally planned July 4 attack

    May 2, 2013 | 4:42 pm

    The brothers suspected of the Boston Marathon bombings had originally planned to carry out the attack on July 4 this year, a law enforcement official said.

    But the Tsarnaev brothers decided to strike earlier because they completed building their bombs more quickly than expected, the official said.

    Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Alistair Bell and Eric Walsh

  • Three men charged with undermining Boston bombing probe

    May 1, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way.

    The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a...

  • Holder to ADL: Protect rights of all, including Muslims, after Boston

    April 29, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    In a speech to the Anti-Defamation League, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to protect the rights of Muslims and other minorities in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    "The battle for the safety and rights of all Americans -- all Americans -- must be our...

  • Boston bombers had planned to attack N.Y. next, Mayor Bloomberg says

    April 25, 2013 | 11:15 am

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday the suspects in last week's Boston Marathon bombing had intended to attack New York City next.

    "Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of...

  • Endless marathon

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 24, 2013 | 5:57 pm

  • Report: Tamerlan Tsarnaev sought ‘Protocols’ copy

    April 24, 2013 | 7:54 am

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the slain man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his younger brother, told a relative he was seeking a copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

    Elmirza Khozhugov, who was married for a time to Tsarnaev's sister, Ailina, told the...

  • Boston bomb suspect’s wife assisting probe, lawyer says

    April 23, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    The wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect is assisting authorities and in absolute shock that her husband and brother-in-law were accused of the deadly blasts, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

    "She cries a lot," attorney Amato DeLuca said of Katherine Russell, 24, an...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • Israeli pols slam Kerry for marathon-Mavi Marmara comparison

    April 23, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Israeli lawmakers are condemning U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's comparison of the Boston Marathon bombing victims to the 2010 deaths of Turkish citizens aboard the Mavi Marmara ship.

    Lawmakers from political parties on the right and left slammed Kerry's remarks of Sunday....

  • U.N. official pins blame for Boston Marathon bombing on ‘Tel Aviv’

    April 23, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Richard Falk, an official for the U.N. Human Rights Council, in an online commentary blamed the Boston Marathon bombing on "Tel Aviv."

    "(A)s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should...

  • Suspect charged with Boston Marathon bombing

    April 22, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

    Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen...

  • Criticism is not Islamophobia

    By David Suissa

    April 22, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Criticism is the oxygen of journalism. Here at the Jewish Journal, we will criticize anything that we believe deserves criticism, including religion. We will criticize preachers who use Christianity to express hatred and bigotry toward gays as much as we will criticize religious...

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