May 29, 2013 |
Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing, and his rescuer, Carlos Arredondo, were honored at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Bauman, 27, threw the ceremonial first pitch to Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Arredondo, 52, threw a pitch to slugger David Ortiz. Both men have been hailed as heroes. Arredondo, who lost one of his sons in Iraq and another to suicide, jumped a security fence to help victims when he heard the blasts. Arredondo came across Bauman and helped make him a tourniquet.
May 28, 2013 |
BOSTON - As terrorists struck his city, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was no Rudy Giuliani, leading citizens to safety amid the chaos and offering wrenchingly articulate sound bites to the television cameras. When explosions tore through the finish of the Boston Marathon last month, Menino was in the hospital, recovering from surgery for a broken leg, the latest in a series of health setbacks that had helped convince the 70-year-old mayor to announce in March that he would not run again.
May 26, 2013 |
More than a month after the bombings that took three lives and wounded more than 260 people, thousands of runners got the chance to reclaim an experience that had been robbed of them -- crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon. About 3,000 marathon participants and bombing victims gathered in light rain Saturday to run the final mile of the race while honoring those affected by the tragedy and emergency workers in an event known as OneRun, spokeswoman Kathleen McGonagle said.
May 25, 2013 |
Peter Paul Payack was within a mile of the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 15 when the bombs exploded, ending the race in an instant. As the 25-year-old Cambridge resident left the course, the moment he had rehearsed in his mind so many times slipped away. Since then, Payack has gone back to Boylston Street. He's tried to run what should have been the final stretch of his first full marathon. Crowded with cars and bikes, and without the cheering crowds, the street didn't feel the same, he said.
May 23, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Abdulbaki Todashev speaks quietly but confidently, without a tremor in his voice, without a shadow of emotion. The father of 12 - six boys and six girls - is preparing to bury his eldest son, Ibragim Todashev, shot to death by an FBI agent during questioning about his ties to purported Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Although the FBI says the younger Todashev, 27, attacked an agent during the interview Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., the father won't accept that. "I absolutely refuse to believe my son could have attacked a policeman, to be quite correct, several policemen," he said Thursday in a telephone interview with The Times from Grozny, the capital of Chechnya.
May 23, 2013 |
"Arrested Development" fans! Feel a little unprepared for the upcoming online launch of new episodes on Netflix this weekend? Afraid you're a little shaky on your "AD" recall? And "Arrested Development" newcomers: Do you need to get up to speed? Relax. IFC has got your back -- as long as you clear your slate this Saturday. The broadcast cable network is running a marathon of all 53 episodes of the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" starting at 6 a.m. For 26 1/2 hours, you can indulge in every dysfunctional mishap of the Bluth family.
May 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A friend of purported Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed early Wednesday by an FBI special agent in Orlando, Fla., after lunging with a knife and injuring the agent during an interview about the April 15 explosion and an unrelated triple homicide, officials said. Federal law enforcement sources identified the slain man as Ibragim Todashev, 27, a Chechen immigrant and former martial arts fighter like Tsarnaev. Todashev was being questioned in an apartment by the FBI agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement officials.
May 22, 2013 |
OK, so Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands accused of blowing up three people, injuring 282 more and shooting to death an MIT campus police officer. He's also got fans, or more accurately, he's got fangirls, thousands of them. These besotted double-X chromosome-bearers feel sorry for "Jahar," the nickname he used as a Twitter handle and that is now part of dozens of hashtags (#FreeJahar is a favorite), Facebook pages and Tumblr blogs. The fangirls think Dzkokhar was a naive campus weedhead who fell victim to the influence of his jihad-obsessed 26-year-old brother.
May 16, 2013 |
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.
May 10, 2013 |
Master stop-motion visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday at age 92. There have been multiple farewells and remembrances of the man who brought so many mythical monsters to life on the big screen, but Sony Movie Channel is saying farewell the best way possible: actually showing his movies. On Saturday, the channel will air three of Harryhausen's films from its library: "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. " The films will follow a documentary about the man and work titled, "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan," which will air at 9:45 a.m. PDT. PHOTOS: Ray Harryhausen -- Career in pictures "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" was released in 1958 and was the first of the three Sinbad movies Harryhausen produced for Columbia.