Boston Marathon explosions

Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

In a strategy aimed at saving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from a death sentence, she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan.

UPDATE: Solemn tributes mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

Members of the Boston community gathered Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and to remember those who were killed.

Boston chief: Wasn't told FBI got Tsarnaev warning

Commissioner Ed Davis acknowledged that police might not have uncovered or disrupted a plot even if they had fully investigated the family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev based on Russia's warnings.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital

The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 40 miles west of Boston.

Boston Marathon bombing investigation extends to Russia

U.S. investigators hope to gain more information through contact with the parents of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Russia.

Five days of fear: What happened in Boston

This is a recap of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, on April 15, and the five days that followed, through bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture.

Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to live

Everyone played a part, from doctors, nurses and paramedics to strangers who took off belts to use as tourniquets and staunched bleeding with their bare hands. As of Monday, 51 people remained hospitalized, three of them in critical condition and five listed as serious.

Boston police commissioner: Bombers likely sought more attacks

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS' "Face the Nation" that authorities found an arsenal of homemade explosives after a gun battle between police and the suspects in the Boston suburb of Watertown early Friday.


Boston Marathon bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard

There was no immediate word on when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Human kindness triumphs in tragedy

Even in the chaos of tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombings, our collective human spirit provides reason for hope.

Russia's Caucasus: breeding ground for terror

Two suspects in the Boston bombings were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, but there was no immediate information of their links, if any, to any insurgent group.

Hoaxes, scams abound after disasters like Boston

Like numerous disasters before, hoaxes and conspiracies have popped up in the chaotic first days after the tragedy, days when people want to jump in with help and support while investigations have barely begun or level of help for victims identified.

Makeshift memorial honors marathon's dead, injured

People take turns volunteering at the barricade on Boylston Street. But Ed Starbuck is perhaps the most faithful, arriving home at 2 a.m. Thursday, then turning around and coming back on the morning bus that arrived just before noon.

UPDATE: Boston police have bombing suspect in custody

The burst of activity came at the end of a tense day in and around Boston, and less than an hour after police announced that they were scaling back the hunt because they had come up empty-handed following an all-day search that sent thousands of SWAT team officers into the streets and paralyzed the metropolitan area.

UPDATE: FBI releases video, photos of suspects in Boston Marathon bombings

Earlier, at an interfaith service honoring the victims, President Barack Obama sought to inspire a stricken city and comfort an unnerved nation, declaring that Boston "will run again."

Columbia residents at Boston Marathon describe explosion aftermath

Three Columbia residents and an MU alumna who ran in the Boston Marathon were trying to figure out their next move following Monday's tragedy.

FROM READERS: Columbia pastor shares his reaction to violence at Boston Marathon

Steve Swope writes that physical and emotional wounds will not be erased by attempts at justice, and he encourages us not to give into hatred.

UPDATE: Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies repeatedly pleaded for members of the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard.

Restaurant manager, 8-year-old among bomb victims

Three people died, and more than 170 others suffered injuries that included severed limbs, shrapnel wounds, broken bones and head trauma.

UPDATE: Neighbors recall 8-year-old Boston marathon bombing victim

The boy's mother and sister were badly injured in the blast.


Missouri State student shown in photo of Boston bombers [Photo]

A photo taken near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 shows Tina Bradshaw, a junior at Missouri State University, running in front of the two suspects in the explosions that killed three people and injured about 180 others. Second from left is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dubbed Suspect No. 1, and third from left is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, who was dubbed Suspect No. 2. This image was taken approximately 10 to 20 minutes before the blast.