| May 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev contend the constitutionality of the federal death penalty should be reexamined following a botched execution in Oklahoma last week.
In a court filing Wednesday, the lawyers asked the court...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire.
He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the Tsarnaev brothers might have received help in building the two bombs that exploded at last year's Boston Marathon, although they did not identify any potential suspects except to suggest the pair were inspired...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Law enforcement officials from the FBI and other federal agencies, who for decades have jotted down confessions and statements from accused bootleggers, terrorists and others, soon will turn to video cameras and other electronic equipment.
Under a new...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:07 AM
A Boston area cabdriver who was friends with the Tsarnaev brothers has been indicted in connection with destroying evidence from his computer and lying to the FBI about his relationship with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, federal authorities...
| May 30, 2014
BOSTON — A cab driver from Kyrgyzstan who was friends with the Tsarnaev brothers has been indicted in connection with destroying evidence from his computer and lying to the FBI about his relationship with the men authorities say were behind the...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Three friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried separately, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, while rejecting a defense bid to move the proceedings out of Massachusetts.
U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in Boston...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Federal prosecutors intend to enter autopsy photos of the three Boston Marathon victims into evidence, but they want bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to see only the pictures that will be used in his trial.
On Monday, prosecutors asked a federal...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The world on Thursday celebrated the United Nations-sponsoredInternational Day of Happiness by dancing to the ubiquitous, infectiously upbeat tune, "Happy," by Pharrell Williams, who is the face of the second annual celebration established by the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance.
As part of that process, the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Less than three months before the Boston Marathon bombings, a bitter, frustrated Tamerlan Tsarnaev visited a federal immigration office in the Boston area and signed forms seeking to legally change his first name.
Eager to recast...