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Al Qaeda: We’ll Strike The U.S. If You Execute The Boston Bomber

Al Qaeda has a warning for the U.S.: Don’t execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (the Boston Marathon bomber), or there will be “gravest consequences.” Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri issued this threat in a newly released hour-long video. Zawahri also said that Muslims should seek to capture or kill as many people living in the west as

Tsarnaev lawyers seek to move trial to Washington

 Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked to move his upcoming trial from Boston, proposing Washington, D.C., as the new location. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court late Wednesday, Tsarnaev’s public defenders said a survey of potential jurors in Boston, Springfield, New York City and Washington suggests the nation’s capital

Man charged with impeding marathon bombing probe

 A friend of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Friday with obstructing the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, of Quincy, was arrested at his apartment shortly after 5 a.m. He was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Boston on Friday afternoon. Matanov, a legal

Boston Marathon bombings suspects used fuses made from Christmas lights, feds say

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects used “relatively sophisticated” bombs with fuses made from Christmas lights and remote-control detonators made from model car parts, federal prosecutors said in court documents filed Wednesday. Prosecutors also said that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used fine black powder from firecrackers as fuel for the bombs and, since none was found

Judge won’t toss statements by 2 Tsarnaev friends

 A federal judge on Thursday refused to suppress statements allegedly made by two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the deadly 2013 bombing. Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos declined to testify earlier this week during a suppression hearing in federal court over statements they made under questioning by federal agents. A third

Lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect:Tsarnaev Statements should be thrown out

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued Wednesday that statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds and without being told his rights. The lawyers said in a flurry of pretrial court

Boston Marathon bombing defendant Tsarnaev Says U.S. Should Allow Private Family Talks

 Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says U.S. prosecutors are wrongfully barring him from talking privately with his two sisters by suggesting the women may engage in “terrorist tradecraft.” The U.S. is exaggerating the risk of such meetings and shouldn’t be present when Tsarnaev, 20, meets with his siblings and defense-team investigators in prison, one

Watertown police chief remembers Boston Marathon Bombing aftermath

 Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau says he’s proud of the way his officers responded last April when his city was under siege. When the reports started coming in that there was an active incident in Watertown, none mentioned that police were involved in a gun battle with the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, who were allegedly

Boston Bomb Suspect Loses Bid for Evidence on Brother

 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, seeking to spare him from the death penalty, lost a bid to force the U.S. to turn over evidence that may show his older brother radicalized him and led the attack. The request for material about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a police shootout after the bombing,

Boston Retakes Its Marathon One Year After Terror Bombing

 The bell in Boston’s Old South Church, where Ben Franklin and Paul Revere were once parishioners, will ring out a darker bit of history today from its vantage point above the Boston Marathon finish line. It was a year ago that two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon’s end point, killing three people and injuring