April 18, 2013 |
BOSTON - The FBI appealed for the public's help Thursday in identifying two men wearing baseball caps and backpacks, one of whom was seen placing a backpack at the site of the second Boston Marathon bombing. As President Obama traveled to the shaken city with a promise that it would "learn to run again," the FBI released photos and a video of two men seen walking through a crowd outside a restaurant near one of the two deadly explosions. "They appear to be associated," Boston FBI chief Richard DesLauriers said as he detailed the most significant break yet in the investigation into who was responsible for the bombs that exploded Monday near the marathon's finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 170. PHOTOS: Explosions at Boston Marathon FBI officials believe they may have captured the planting of one of the crude pressure-cooker bombs outside a crowded restaurant near the finish line.
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April 18, 2013 |
What is wrong with the New York Post? Thursday morning, the tabloid newspaper's front page featured a huge photo of two young men with backpacks, with the giant headline: “Bag Men: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.” In the online story, the pair's faces had big red circles around them. Yes, sort of like targets. Turns out, the young men had nothing to do with the blasts. Thursday afternoon, the Post backpedaled: “Investigators have now cleared the two men whose pictures were circulated last night in an email among law enforcement officials, sources told The Post today.
April 17, 2013 |
BOSTON - Authorities have obtained clear images of the faces of two men with backpacks who they believe were acting suspiciously around the time of the Boston Marathon bombings, a potential breakthrough in the search to find who planted the deadly devices, sources familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. A department store surveillance camera caught an image of at least one of the men leaving a backpack near the finish line, a federal law enforcement official said. Another official briefed on the investigation said the image that shows two men is the first indication that more than one bomber may have been responsible for the attacks that killed three people and injured more than 170 at Monday's race.
April 16, 2013 |
Investigators believe at least one of the two bombs in Boston was made with a pressure cooker, according to law enforcement and intelligence officials. Rich DesLauriers, FBI special agent in charge in Boston, said at an afternoon news conference that investigators found pieces of black nylon from two backpacks and possible pressure cooker metal fragments. He said all were being sent to the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Va. A federal law enforcement official who asked not be named because he was not authorized to speak publicly said evidence recovered at the scene of the marathon explosion suggests the ingredients for one of the two bombs was hidden in a metal pressure cooker stuffed inside a backpack.
April 13, 2013 |
Eagle Creek has fine-tuned its new Afar Backpack (EC-60263) to be all business and a pleasure. It weighs a pound and 11 ounces and is 12 1/2 - by-20 1/2-by-8 1/2 inches. It has well-padded contoured shoulder straps, a tuck-away padded hip belt, adjustable sternum straps, external compression straps and a sturdy top grab handle. A padded breathable mesh back panel makes for comfy cushioning. The back panel incorporates a zippered padded compartment for a laptop (up to 17 inches)
March 24, 2013
BACKPACKING Presentation An REI expert will provide excellent tips on lightweight backpacking techniques, plus information on shelters, backpacks and food choices. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (310) 458-4370 for Santa Monica. HIKING Presentation Guide Gary Scott will share photos, stories and travel tips about Croatia, Slovenia and the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy, some of the world's best walking and hiking areas.