Posts tagged "boston marathon"

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “I Am Sorry For The Lives I Have Taken”

He’s sorry. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally spoke publicly today about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, admitting his guilt in court and apologizing to the victims and their families. “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible damage I have done,” he said, report…

Newser / June 24, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Boston Marathon Victim Engaged To Nurse

On April 15 of last year, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and almost 300 were injured. One of those injured was James Costello of Malden, Massachusetts, who was photographed with serious burns and his clothes torn following the blast. Three of Costello’s friends lost their…

Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Jane Richard Sang The National Anthem At Fenway

On April 15th, Jane Richard was standing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon with her parents and brother when a bomb went off just feet from the family, killing her 8-year-old brother Martin and seriously injuring both of her parents. Jane lost a leg in the attack and spent 39 days in the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2013

“Too Pretty To Be Guilty,” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Fan Club Says

As 19-year-old Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits trial, a legion of Americans — often teenage girls — has been furiously filling the Internet with fan club sites and support groups.
Alisha, a blond, blue-eyed 18-year-old from Topeka, Kan., is one of these Tsarnaev’s “fans.” Using her Twitter handle @keepitbluntedd, Alisha has been questioning the government’s case against the…

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Widow, Katherine Russell, Still Under Scrutiny

Investigators say DNA found on a fragment of one of the Boston bombs is not a match with samples taken from the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reports NBC News. But that doesn’t mean 24-year-old Katherine Russell is in the clear. In fact, authorities are “sharpening” their investigation of her, reports the Washington Post. Among the reasons: They…

Newser / May 5, 2013

3 Students Arrested In Boston Bombing

Federal authorities arrested three college students today in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Globe reports. The BPD’s official Twitter account identified them as “suspects,” and added that there was no public threat. All will reportedly be charged with making false statements to investigators; two of them, identified by CBS Boston as Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, will also…

Newser / May 1, 2013

Dance Teacher Who Lost Foot In Boston Bombing Sounds Like A Total Badass

As more stories about the victims of the Boston bombings last week are revealed by the media, it is clear that each and every person is so deserving of not only our sympathies, but also our respect. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a ballroom dance instructor, is one of those survivors — and she is fucking awesome. Haslet-Davis was watching the Boston Maratho…

The Gloss / April 25, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Wife Katherine Russell: What We Know About the Alleged Bomber’s Widow

While suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits questioning in a Cambridge hospital, the focus is turning to the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It’s hard to believe, but Tamerlan was a husband and a father. His wife, 24-year-old Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, grew up as an average, all-American girl in Rhode Island.
How did she get involved with…

The Stir / April 22, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Awake, Answering Questions In Writing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has regained consciousness and has been giving investigators written answers to questions, law enforcement sources tell ABC, though it’s unclear if he’s actually saying anything useful yet. Sources tell Fox News that he will not be formally charged today. The Boston bombing suspect is listed as in serious but stable condition at the Beth Israel Deacone…

Newser / April 22, 2013

Uncle Ruslan Tsarni Gets Memed

Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gained nationwide attention for his heartbreakingly gruff and shout-y declaration to reporters that the brothers were “losers” who brought shame upon his family and the Chechen people. And now, Uncle Ruslan, as he’s affectionately known on the interwebs, is a meme. Well…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 20, 2013

Amy Poehler Sends Love To Boston In Latest “Ask Amy” Video

Amy Poehler’s awesome “Ask Amy” advice series takes a more somber turn in this week’s episode, in which she addresses how we can better cope with all the violent images we’ve seen this week. How can be balance wanting to stay informed without impacting our own mental health or contributing to the exploitation and grief…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 20, 2013

Police Have Surrounded A House In Watertown, MA [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8:43 p.m. EST): MSNBC is reporting that the suspect is alive and in custody. They’ve requested a medic and the suspect was read his Miranda rights. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have suffered a gunshot wound and is bleeding but conscious. [MSNBC; Boston Globe]

UPDATE (8:37 p.m. EST): According to CNBC, the suspect’s body…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter Reveals Suspect Was “Stress Free” In Aftermath Of Boston Marathon Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s confirmed Twitter account, @J_tsar, paints a strange picture of the suspect’s mindset in the aftermath of Monday’s bombing in Boston. Shortly after 7 p.m. EST the day of the bombing, eerily Tsarnaev tweeted a lyric used in Jay Z’s song “Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)” and advised people to “stay safe.&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2013

Uncle Ruslan Tsarni Speaks To Reporters About The Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Guys, meet Ruslan Tsarni, uncle to brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are suspected of committing the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday. Tsarni spoke to the media about his nephews, who he hadn’t seen since 2005. As police continue to search for Dzhokhar (Tamerian was killed in the shootout with police early this morning)), Uncle Ruslan (a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2013

City Of Boston On Lockdown As Police Hunt For Second Suspect In Marathon Bombing

Soooo, while you were sleeping, the search for the person or persons who committed Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon went into overdrive. A brief recap: yesterday, police released surveillance footage and photos of two suspects. Last night, those two suspects — now identified as brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev — robbed a 7-11 near MIT, shot…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2013

8 Little Ways To Deal With This Scary, Awful, Crappy Week

First there was the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon, followed closely by news of multiple poison-laced letters sent to Washington, DC. Yesterday, we saw the Senate ignore the pleas of 90 percent of the population and vote to protect the NRA, and last night, we all watched as a fertilizer plant in Texas erupted

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2013

New York Yankees Pay Tribute To Boston With “Sweet Caroline”

Well, this is lovely. During last night’s game, the New York Yankees baseball organization and their fans put aside their decades-long rivalry with the city of Boston and the Red Sox to pay tribute to those affected by Monday’s Boston Marathon attack. After a moment of the silence, the crowd rose to sing along to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2013

Breaking News: AP Reports That Suspect In Boston Marathon Bombing Identified, Arrest Imminent

A number of news sources are reporting that police have been able to identify a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon attack, based on surveillance footage from a nearby Lord & Taylor department store. The Associated Press is additionally reporting that “an arrest is imminent,” while the Boston Globe says law enforcement has video footage of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: Sports Illustrated Pays Tribute & More On The Ongoing Investigation

The cover of Sports Illustrated pays tribute to the first responders at yesterday’s marathon. [Mashable]
Based on the average completion time of last year’s Boston Marathon runners, there’s reason to suspect that the bomber behind yesterday’s attack “wanted the blast to happen when an exceptionally high volume of people would be massed near the finish line.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2013
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