Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed
BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three...
With every new tragedy, another ‘strong’ campaign
BOSTON (AP) — In Ohio, a heart-shaped mural with the phrase "Dayton Strong" hangs in front of the bar where a gunman killed nine people.
In Texas, "El Paso Strong," written in red, white and...
BOSTON (AP) — Four bronze spires that will make up part of a memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have been put in place near the finish line.
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Boston to celebrate the opening of a park named in honor of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department is warning people about a scam that asks people for donations using the name and logo of a charity named for the youngest victim of the...
CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Permanent memorials to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are taking shape in a foundry outside Boston.
But the long-awaited monuments of bronze, granite...
Boston Marathon survivor struck by car won’t run this year
BOSTON (AP) — First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn't lost her nerve — or her resolve.
The professional dancer told "CBS This Morning" on Friday she won't be able to run this year's race because she has too little mobility in her injured left arm. But she'll be back.
Boston Marathon amputee struck by car, sent to hospital
BOSTON (AP) — A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is in the hospital after being struck by a car.
Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet posted on social media that she was struck while in a crosswalk in the city's Back Bay neighborhood Saturday night.
Haslet posted a picture of herself in a hospital bed in a neck brace. She wrote she was "thrown into the air and landed, crushing the left side of my body." She added that she is "completely broken."
Marathon bombing case reveals new connection to 2011 murders
BOSTON (AP) — Newly disclosed documents in the Boston Marathon bombing case are revealing new insights into an unsolved murder of three men in 2011.
Family of Boston Marathon bombing victim hosts road race
BOSTON (AP) — The family of the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is hosting a Labor Day road race to raise money for a program that supports first responders.
The first MR8K, a Run for Gratitude, is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Monday near the TD Garden and end at center ice inside the arena.
BOSTON (AP) — A former top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts who led the case against the Boston Marathon bomber has gone into private practice.
William Weinreb, a 20-year-veteran of the U.S. attorney's office in Boston, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner.
This past week marked the fifth anniversary of the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon. This annual April event goes back to 1897, but never has it known such an unbelievable disaster.
As the news media covered the actual explosions, the chaos in the aftermath, and the all-night search for the perpetrators, viewers around the world wondered how the innocent victims and their loved ones would ever get their lives back to any sense of normalcy.
Killing of police officer renews calls for death penalty
BOSTON (AP) — The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers.
Recent attempts to restore capital punishment in the state have faltered, most recently after the killing of another police officer two years ago and in 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombing.
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Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes
BOSTON (AP) — The bells of Old South Church in Boston rang at 2:49 p.m. to commemorate a citywide moment of silence in honor of Boston Marathon bombing survivors and victims
It was an emotional moment in a day filled with service projects and ceremonies to remember those impacted by the deadly bombings five years ago.
The Latest: Boston holds moment of silence for victims
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fifth anniversary of the fatal Boston Marathon bombing (all times local):
The city of Boston has held a moment of silence on the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The bells of the old South Church were rung Sunday to mark the moment five years ago when the first bomb exploded.
Key moments in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013:
March 2011: The Russian FSB intelligence security service gives the FBI information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his family, was a follower of radical Islam.
June 2011: The FBI closes the investigation after finding nothing to link Tsarnaev to terrorism.
BOSTON (AP) — In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack.
Marathon Bomb Survivors Inspire Medical Advances
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum is commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings with a new exhibit .
The Attleboro Arts Museum's "A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey" features 200 running shoes left by mourners near the marathon finish line following the April 15, 2013 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.
BOSTON (AP) — A husband and wife injured in the Boston Marathon bombing are unveiling a new children's book they authored.
Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes will be at the Boston Public Library on Thursday to release the picture book "Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship."
Students organizing walkouts at Utah County schools to end gun violence
It was 2013. Kaylee Anderson’s mom was running in the Boston Marathon and the family was there to support her.
Then the bombs went off.
For Anderson, watching students come together following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people reminded her of watching the running community band together after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Jake Gyllenhaal struggled to get into the right mindset for his latest film 'Stronger' in which he plays a victim of a terror attack.
The 36-year-old actor is attracting Oscar buzz for his latest role as real-life American author Jeff Bauman, who was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, losing both his legs in the atrocity.
Marathon bombing hero gives turkeys to military families
BOSTON (AP) — The charitable foundation founded by the Boston Marathon bombing hero seen in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims is giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans and their families.
The Arredondo Family Foundation is handing out 100 turkeys at five different locations Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Boston Marathon bombing survivors award scholarship
BOSTON (AP) — Two amputee survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing have awarded a scholarship to a college sophomore who lost a leg to cancer as a child.
Jack Manning, of Norfolk, Massachusetts, is the inaugural winner of the "Boston College Strong" scholarship. Bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky presented the award to Manning at a ceremony Monday.
They say Manning was chosen for his "perseverance in the face of adversity."
Marathon bomb victim to Vegas survivors: ‘I know your pain’
BOSTON (AP) — A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing says he has a message for people injured in Las Vegas: "You will live again."
In a Facebook message , Jeff Bauman addressed people waking up in a hospital and "wondering how life will ever be the same." He says he knows their pain and that healing the mind is just as important as healing physical, visible injuries.
Bridge to be renamed for late sons of marathon bombing hero
BOSTON (AP) — A bridge in Boston is being renamed in honor of the late sons of a Boston Marathon bombing hero captured in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims.
Carlos Arredendo will be joined by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker at a ceremony Thursday to rename the Jamaica Way Bridge after 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Alexander Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004; and 24-year-old Brian Arredondo, who took his own life in 2011.
Bridge to be renamed for late sons of marathon bombing hero
BOSTON (AP) — A small bridge in Boston is being renamed in honor of the late sons of one of the citizen heroes that emerged from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo at the Thursday renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for Arredondo's sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo. Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq; Brian killed himself.
‘Stronger,’ new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters
BOSTON (AP) — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide.
"Stronger" captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman's then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley.
It's based on Bauman's 2014 memoir of the same name.
Movie about marathon bombing survivor premieres at hospital
BOSTON (AP) — A film chronicling the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman premiered in the U.S. on Tuesday at the hospital where he and others who were injured in the 2013 deadly attack were treated.
Dozens of people attended the screening of "Stronger" at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. The movie is based on Bauman's 2014 memoir of the same name.
New England to remember 9/11 with memorials, flag waving
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After helping scores of police officers and firefighters search for survivors following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Police Chief Robert Merner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, remembers the sense of unity and hypervigilance that had taken hold in New York City and across the country.
Film on marathon bombing survivor to premiere at hospital
BOSTON (AP) — A new film chronicling the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman will premiere at the hospital where he and others who were injured in the 2013 deadly attack were treated.
EMT who helped lead response to marathon bombing dies at 63
BOSTON (AP) — Retired Boston EMS Capt. Robert "Sarge" Haley, who played a key role in the Emergency Medical Services response to the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, has died at age 63.
Haley's wife, Constance "Conni" Haley, said Sunday he died of an illness Friday at their home.
Youngest victim of marathon bombing has park named after him
BOSTON (AP) — The youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing was honored Wednesday during a ceremony to break ground on a park to be built in his memory.
The family of 8-year-old Martin Richard joined Democratic Mayor Martin Walsh, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and a crowd of supporters at a touching ceremony at the park site on the South Boston waterfront.
Martin was among three people killed when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.
BOSTON (AP) — Two New England senators are sponsoring a bill that would allow victims of terrorism to be treated at certain military health care facilities.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Republican Susan Collins of Maine on Thursday filed the proposal that is named for Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, a young married couple who each lost legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death.
BOSTON (AP) — Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers it said "survived" this year's Boston Marathon.
The subject line of the email sent Tuesday by Adidas Running read: "Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!"
On social media, customers quickly reminded the company about the real survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were wounded when two bombs exploded near the finish line in that attack.
Some 30,000 people set out from Hopkinton yesterday — likely for 30,000 different reasons and with 30,000 separate dreams in their hearts.
And so while we applaud the triumphs of Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat, who each walked off with their first Boston win and the laurel wreaths and prize money that go with it, Boston has always been about more than the elite runners who give the race its prestige. It is also about those who give this race its soul.
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two University of Massachusetts Boston students have been named recipients of a $5,000 scholarship in honor of a Boston Marathon bombing victim.
Eden Blakeley, of Boston, and Leona Smith, of Revere, are scheduled to receive Krystle Campbell scholarships from UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley at a ceremony Saturday in Medford, Campbell's hometown.
BOSTON (AP) — A charity organization is building a playground in honor of a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who died in a car crash.
The Where Angels Play Foundation is unveiling the playground Sunday at a ceremony in the Dorchester neighborhood remembering Victoria McGrath, who died last year at age 23.
McGrath was traveling in Dubai in March 2016 when she and a roommate were killed in a car crash. McGrath had survived injuries to her left leg as a result of the 2013 marathon bombings.
BOSTON (AP) — A documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is about to make its world premiere in Boston.
"Finish Line" is being presented by the Boch Center at the Shubert Theatre starting Wednesday. The Boston Theater Company production will run through March 26.
The play is based on interviews with survivors, runners, first responders and others. Actors use verbatim transcripts to tell each person's story.
BOSTON (AP) — "Finish Line," a documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, will make its world premiere this week in Boston.
The Boston Theater Company production draws from interviews with survivors, runners, first responders and others. Actors use verbatim transcripts to convey each person's story.
"Finish Line" is being presented by the Boch Center at the Shubert Theatre starting Wednesday and running through March 26.
Mother-daughter Boston Marathon survivors to receive Villanova Humanitarian Award
Villanova University’s Office of Disability Services will present the fifth annual Fr. Bill Atkinson, OSA, Humanitarian Award to a mother and daughter who survived the Boston Marathon bombing and have gone on to support others.
Amputee prosthetic legs with Boston bombing survivor’s help
CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old man who lost his legs in a car accident last year has received a new pair of prosthetic limbs thanks to a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a Chicago prosthetist.
The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2lMbNFI) reports that Vidal Lopez received the legs from a foundation Heather Abbott created after the bombing. The Rhode Island woman was one of 17 people who lost at least one limb in the April 2013 bombing.
Agency: St. Louis paramedic lied about Boston Marathon help
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Fire Department says a paramedic training officer falsely claimed he ran to the aid of victims at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Shawn Daniel was honored at a St. Louis Blues hockey game in January. A posting on the Fire Department's Facebook page on Jan. 18 said he was among the emergency workers who hurried to help those injured in the bombing. Daniel was working at the time for a private ambulance company near Boston.
Marathon bombing survivor engaged to man who saved her
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing is now engaged to the firefighter who saved her.
Roseann Sdoia tells The New York Post that she and firefighter Mike Materia got engaged during a trip to Nantucket in December.
As ‘Patriots Day’ opens, officer’s family seeks recognition
BOSTON (AP) — The mayor and others are pressing for recognition for a police officer who died a year after being wounded in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, because the new Mark Wahlberg film about the attack doesn't mention him.
Former Boston police head says ‘Patriots Day’ gets it right
BOSTON (AP) — For Jessica Kensky, seeing the new Mark Wahlberg movie about the Boston Marathon bombing was deeply personal.
She and her husband, Patrick Downes, both lost their left legs below the knee in the 2013 bombing. Almost two years later, Kensky chose to have her right leg amputated because of excruciating pain caused by severe injuries she suffered in the bombing.
So when it came time to publicly express her feelings about the movie "Patriots Day," Kensky chose her words carefully.
APNewsBreak: Effort to stem homegrown US extremism launches
BOSTON (AP) — A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts, nearly three years after the White House announced the initiative on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds.