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August 29, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying seven times to the FBI about what happened to Tsarnaev's laptop computer and backpack containing fireworks. Robel K. Phillipos of Cambridge, Mass., was charged with two counts of making false and misleading statements about a purported attempt by two other friends to get rid of the incriminating evidence in the April terrorist attack that claimed three lives.
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April 16, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
At least two Californians were wounded in the Boston Marathon blasts that killed three and left more than 176 wounded, including a Redondo Beach man and a boy from Martinez. Katherine Hern, of Martinez in Northern California, posted on Facebook on Monday night that her son Aaron was in intensive care with multiple cuts,  including a worrisome one on his left thigh that may keep him in the hospital for surgeries over the next seven to 10 days. His father said most of the blast hit him on the left side of his body.
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April 26, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the bombing of the Boston Marathon, has been moved from a civilian hospital to a medical facility run by the federal Bureau of Prisons. In a statement emailed to reporters, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Friday that Tsarnaev was moved overnight from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he has been receiving medical treatment. “The U.S. Marshals Service confirms that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transported from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at Ft. Devens, Mass.,” according to the statement by Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade.
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April 16, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani
REVERE, Mass. -- A student from Saudi Arabia who was wounded in the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday was caught up in the manhunt for the source of the two bombs. On Monday night, federal agents questioned his roommates and searched his apartment, carrying out bags of evidence. FULL COVERAGE: Boston Marathon attack The man was considered a “person of interest,” but is no longer under suspicion, said a federal law enforcement official who requested anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
SPORTS
May 16, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Boston Marathon runners who were prevented from finishing the 26.2-mile race because bombs went off at the finish line have been invited to come back and run in 2014, according to race organizers. The Boston Athletic Assn. said 5,633 people were stopped when the race was shut down at 11:50 a.m. PST. They will each be allowed to register early for next year's marathon. "The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," association executive director Tom Grilk said in a news release.
SPORTS
April 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon on Monday, while Sharon Cherop was victorious in the women's race. Both runners are from Kenya, and both of them posted the slowest winning times since 1985. Both the slow times and the Kenyan sweep came as no surprise. Temperatures rose into the 80s during the race, leading to the slower paces for Korir, the 19th Kenyan men's winner in 22 years, and Cherop, the third Kenyan women's winner in the last five years. Last year, Geoffrey Mutai, also from Kenya, ran the fastest marathon in history (2 hours, three minutes, 2 seconds)
SPORTS
April 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The 2012 Boston Marathon is off and running, though there may not be quite as many participants as expected doing the actual running due to the potentially dangerous heat expected during Monday's race. The temperature was 69 degrees when the wheelchair racers left Hopkinton for the start of the race at 9:17 a.m. ET, and had risen to 71 when the women started at 9:32 and was up to 73 when the rest of the field took off at 10. By the time the runners get to Boston's Back Bay, they could be facing temperatures in the mid-80s.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Organizers for Sunday's London Marathon are reviewing security arrangements after the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. London Marathon Chief Executive Nick Bitel said in a statement that "We are deeply saddened and shocked by the news from Boston. Our immediate thoughts are with the people there and their families. It is a very sad day for athletics and for our friends and colleagues in marathon running. "Our security plan is developed jointly with the Metropolitan Police and we were in contact with them as soon as we heard the news.
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April 29, 2013 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON -- The FBI has found female DNA on at least one of the two homemade bombs detonated during the Boston Marathon on April 15, according to a law enforcement official. The presence of genetic material does not necessarily mean a woman helped build the pressure-cooker bombs, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. The genetic material could have come from a woman who was in the room where the devices were built, or from a cashier at a store where one of the bomb parts was purchased, the official said.
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April 25, 2013 | By David Horsey
Like finding new friends on Facebook or a great deal on EBay, it is easy to locate fiery, radical Islamist imams on the Internet who will guide the willing toward the path of bomb making, random slaughter and martyrdom. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber who died in a shootout with police a week ago, seems to have connected with a number of these firebrand theologians in exactly that way. Tsarnaev did not pick up his militant ideas at his local mosque. In fact, it is being reported that, on two occasions, Tsarnaev interrupted Friday prayer services at a mosque in Cambridge to criticize the speaker for being too liberal and accommodating.
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