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Sean Collier

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  • Frein manhunt: 'Striking similarities' to 5-year Olympic bomber search

    The circling helicopters haven’t found him. Neither have the tactical squads in the armored vehicles that have been rumbling up and down the rural mountain roads of eastern Pennsylvania. Fourteen days into the search for Eric Frein, hundreds of...
  • Tsarnaev sister arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat

    The sister of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested in New York on Wednesday on suspicion of threatening to bomb her boyfriend's ex, a police spokesman said. Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, sister of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    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...
  • 33 cops killed by gunfire in 2013, the lowest number since 1887

    In 2013, some of the year's biggest headlines involved cop killers. There was MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who authorities said was shot and killed by the Tsarnaev brothers after the Boston Marathon bombings in April. There was Christopher Dorner'...
  • Boston Marathon bombing anniversary is solemn, yet inspiring

    Heather Abbott was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, when two bombs went off. One of her feet was severely injured in the blast and was eventually amputated. Nearly a year later, the 39-year-old human resources specialist from...
  • A solemn moment of silence, bells toll 1 year after Boston bombings

    BOSTON -- At 2:49 p.m. exactly Tuesday, Boston observed a moment of silence to commemorate the minute the first bomb exploded a year ago at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A solemn bell tolled in drizzling rain, a choir sang the national anthem...
  • Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise

    BOSTON — They came out in the gusting wind and the spitting rain to pay tribute on silent streets — to friends, to family and to people they didn't even know. A year after two bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others on the...
  • MIT cop slain in manhunt for Boston Marathon bombers is memorialized

    In just a dozen seconds, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon last year, creating a tailspin that lasted for days. On Friday, the police officer killed during the manhunt for the bombers was memorialized as the...
  • An emotional Boston Marathon ends with an American victory

    BOSTON — The cheers were louder, the runners more determined, the tears of joy and relief at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday more heartfelt than ever. And yes, the security was tighter. But on a brilliant spring day, the city brought to...
  • November trial set for Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    The trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on Nov. 3, a federal judge has ruled, a much earlier date than defense attorneys had requested. In a status hearing Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole said the date was fair....
  • Spying On Us, But Missing The Bombers?

    Most Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...