Boston Marathon

A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged […]

04/15/2014

(Photo: Boston Marathon World Run)

New app spreads spirit of 2014 Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Athletic Association has launched an app that allows runners around the world to be a part of the 2014 Boston Marathon experience. The Boston Marathon World Run app, available for […]

02/06/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

April 19, 2013 file photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)

Boston Marathon bombing selected as AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line […]

12/27/2013

The HealthCare.gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

AP poll: Top stories of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, […]

12/23/2013

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All big league ballparks to screen fans in 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Baseball fans should expect to go through a metal detector to see their team play in 2014. Major League Baseball security director John Skinner says all 30 teams are expected to […]

11/22/2013

Boston Red Sox player Shane Victorino, center, kids around with a razor as Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan, right, is shaved for One Fund Boston, the Boston Marathon charity for bombing victims, during a shave-off in Boston, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Horgan, who was stationed in the Boston Red Sox bullpen at Fenway Park, became a city icon after he was photographed with his arms in the air celebrating Red Sox's David Ortiz's grand slam in the AL championship baseball series against Detroit. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ortiz, Victorino shavings being auctioned off

  BOSTON (AP) — It’s the ultimate display of Red Sox fandom: owning strands of David Ortiz’s World Series-winning beard. The hairs that Ortiz and Shane Victorino shaved off earlier this month are being auctioned […]

11/21/2013

Heather Abbott of Newport, RI., wears her new "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg, right, which now allows her to also wear 4-inch high heels during a media availability in Warwick, RI., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has a new prosthetic leg that will allow her to wear her favorite high heels. Heather Abbott of Newport showed off the […]

11/07/2013

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

Mass. sergeant who leaked Tsarnaev photos retires

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state police photographer who leaked dramatic photos of the captured and bloodied Boston Marathon bombings suspect has retired days after he was disciplined for his actions. Sgt. Sean Murphy released […]

11/05/2013

Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, holds the World Series trophy as Ryan Dempster, center, raises his arm from a duck boat on the Charles River during a rolling victory parade celebrating the team's World Series title Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox hold “rolling rally” to celebrate title

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are parading from the Green Monster to the Charles River on Saturday to celebrate a most improbable journey. The “rolling rally” left Fenway Park three days after the […]

11/02/2013

In this Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, a crowd of runners stands near the barricaded Central Park finish line for the canceled New York Marathon. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)

1 year after Sandy, NYC marathoners ready to run

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon is hoping to make a triumphant comeback this weekend after Superstorm Sandy’s devastation forced its cancellation last year. And despite heightened security following the terror attack […]

10/31/2013

In this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev accepts the trophy for winning the 2010 New England Golden Gloves Championship in Lowell, Mass. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie File)

Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say. […]

10/23/2013

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