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May 13, 2015
Boston bomber's lawyers, prosecutors spar over youngest victim | ReutersBOSTON U.S.
May 12, 2015
Boston bomber told nun 'no one' should suffer as his victims did | ReutersBOSTON Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a Roman Catholic nun and prominent death-penalty opponent that "no one deserves to suffer" as the victims of the deadly 2013 attacks had, she testified Monday as the defense rested its case to spare his life.
May 04, 2015
Boston bomber's brother talked of 'rage of hatred,' court hears | ReutersBOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brother, who decribed feeling a "rage of hatred," frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.
Mar 26, 2015
Boston bombing jury sees fuse, debris from suspect's apartmentBOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing jury on Wednesday saw evidence including a fuse and a piece of a pressure-cooker lid seized at the apartment where accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother lived. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent described sorting through a debris-filled room that was "like a construction site" in the Tsarnaevs' cramped three-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, four days after the deadly bombing on April 15, 2013.
Mar 25, 2015
Al Qaeda influence seen in accused Boston bomber's note - witnessBOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and a terrorism expert serving as a prosecution witness argued on Tuesday over whether the defendant was paraphrasing Al Qaeda propaganda in a note he left four days after the deadly attack. While hiding in a boat hours before his arrest, Tsarnaev scrawled a note reading, in part, "we Muslims are one body you hurt one you hurt us all," a message counter-terrorism expert Matthew Levitt said was similar to extremist writings found on Tsarnaev's computer
Mar 16, 2015
Police recall chaotic gunfight with accused Boston bombersBOSTON (Reuters) - Two police officers on Monday recalled a night of chaos as they battled with the accused Boston Marathon bombers in Watertown, Massachusetts, four days after the attack that killed three people and injured 264.
Feb 17, 2015
Icy storm paralyzes central U.S., heads for nation's capitalBOSTON (Reuters) - Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States on Monday while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said.
Feb 11, 2015
Massachusetts struggles to remove snow after massive stormsBOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts officials called out National Guard troops on Tuesday to help dig out from a trio of massive snowstorms that have hit the state in the past two weeks and warned it was unclear when Boston's transit system would reopen. The head of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority defended the decision to shut Boston-area subways and rail service as schools remained closed across much of the area
Jan 31, 2015
Rocket blasts off with NASA satellite to track climate changeCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure how much water is in Earth’s soil, information that will help weather forecasting and tracking of global climate change. The tiny amount of soil moisture links the planet’s overall environmental systems – its water, energy and carbon cycles - as well as determines whether particular regions are afflicted with drought or flooding.
Jan 29, 2015
Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecastsBOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in Boston. At Logan International Airport, 23.3 inches (59.2 cm) of snow was on the ground early evening, swept higher in parts by strong winds.