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  • Boston: Wicked Good Olympic Site

    Boston: Wicked Good Olympic Site
    The Boston Olympics? There may be mixed feelings in Boston about The Hub as the Olympic host in 2024, but from Connecticut the prospect looks absolutely delightful. It's hard to get to places like Sochi, Beijing or Rio de Janeiro. Boston, right up the...
  • Islamic extremism threat balances tougher law enforcement against civil liberties around world

    The threat of Islamic extremism has justice officials balancing tougher law enforcement against the need to protect civil liberties, and that balance is struck in myriad ways around the world. The FBI's collection of demographic data on U.S. communities...
  • Friend of Tsarnaev brothers to plead guilty to destroying evidence

    Friend of Tsarnaev brothers to plead guilty to destroying evidence
    A friend of the brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing  plans to plead guilty to destroying evidence, federal officials confirmed Monday.  Khairullozhon Matanov's attorneys have joined federal prosecutors in asking U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Choosing a biased Boston Marathon jury

    The lengthy jury-selection process in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, isn't like ordinary jury selection: It includes an ideological litmus test. Under federal law, the prosecution can find out if a juror...
  • Why Boston Marathon bomber probably won't get the death penalty

    This past week, lawyers for the defense and the prosecution in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started whittling a jury pool of 1,300 down to 18 men and women: 12 jurors and six alternates. Given the amount of visual evidence...
  • Paris violence may portend upmanship between Al Qaeda group, Islamic State

    Paris violence may portend upmanship between Al Qaeda group, Islamic State
    The remote Persian Gulf nation of Yemen has been frequently mentioned this week after the attack on a magazine office in Paris, especially after a spokesman for Al Qaeda's affiliate there appeared Friday to claim responsibility for the attack as...
  • Things to know about jury selection in trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber

    The first week of jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is wrapping up. Here's what you need to know about where the federal death penalty case stands and what's next: ___ THE CASE Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of carrying out...
  • Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo's doping hearing to be held in Kenya

    Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo's doping hearing to be held in Kenya
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's athletics federation will hold a hearing for Rita Jeptoo next Thursday, with the marathon runner ordered to attend along with two coaches and her agent as the East African country investigates its latest and possibly most...
  • Beantown has it: Boston is US Olympic Committee's pick to bid for 2024 Summer Games

    The Olympic rings flying over Fenway Park? Could happen. U.S. Olympic leaders surprisingly cast their future with Boston on Thursday, hoping a compact, college-centric bid with a touching story to tell will overshadow the city's well-organized protest...
  • Girls Cross Country Runner Of The Year ELLIE JEAN: Going Far On Different Trail

    Girls Cross Country Runner Of The Year<br>ELLIE JEAN: Going Far On Different Trail
    ELLIE JEAN hadn't run in the cross country postseason since her freshman year because of injuries and soccer commitments, but she went out as a champion. ELLIE JEAN COVENTRY   CLASS: Senior COACH: Ed Grace ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Won Class SS...
  • Jury selection to begin for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    Jury selection to begin for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
    His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later. His defenders bank on the story of...