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Full coverage: Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath

Twin blasts near the finish line kill three people and leave scores injured. A tense investigation and manhunt yields two suspects, brothers, one of whom is killed in a firefight that leaves an MIT police officer dead. The other suspect is found and taken into custody.

  • 'I am sorry,' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tells Boston Marathon victims at his sentencing

    'I am sorry,' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tells Boston Marathon victims at his sentencing

    In a thick Russian accent — with his head bowed and body shaking — the man who appeared cold and emotionless throughout his trial for bombing the Boston Marathon two years ago stood in federal court Wednesday and apologized for detonating one of two explosives at the historic race. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,...

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev friends are sentenced for aiding Boston bomber

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev friends are sentenced for aiding Boston bomber

    Two friends of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced Friday to terms ranging from three years to 42 months in prison for helping Tsarnaev and his older brother after the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. "I love you guys," Azamat Tazhayakov...

  • Death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings relief to many in Boston

    Death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings relief to many in Boston

    Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must pay with his life for the suffering he unleashed at the race finish line two years ago, a federal jury decided Friday, delivering a major victory to the government in the biggest U.S. terrorism prosecution of the post-Sept. 11 era.After 16...

  • How the deck was stacked against Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    How the deck was stacked against Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    On first blush, it seems remarkable: a jury in Massachusetts, a blue-state bastion that doesn’t allow the death penalty for state offenses, sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to die for his role in the lethal Boston Marathon bombings. After all, Tsarnaev’s attorneys had given the jury a plausible reason...

  • Tweeting the Boston Marathon sentencing: 'Zero emotion' from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    Tweeting the Boston Marathon sentencing: 'Zero emotion' from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    On the the third day of deliberations, a federal jury in Boston sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. Tsarnaev was convicted last month for his role in the 2013 attack at the Boston Marathon. Times reporter Richard Serrano live tweeted from the courtroom, where he reported Tsarnaev "showed NO emotion...

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev jury begins deliberating sentence

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev jury begins deliberating sentence

    The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial completed its first day of deliberations Wednesday afternoon, seeking to find what the judge described as the “proper punishment” for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after hearing prosecutors demand a death sentence for “killing innocents” and defense lawyers urge...

  • Attorneys in Boston Marathon trial argue over nun's testimony

    Attorneys in Boston Marathon trial argue over nun's testimony

    The penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bombing trial hit a roadblock Thursday when the two sides could not agree on whether a famed Catholic nun and anti-death penalty advocate should be allowed to testify about what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would experience if sentenced to death at the federal government’s...

  • Tsarnaev apologized for flipping off camera, Boston marshal testifies

    Tsarnaev apologized for flipping off camera, Boston marshal testifies

    A federal marshal testified Wednesday that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized shortly after making an obscene gesture in a jail holding cell, deflating the government’s insistence that he remains defiant and unrepentant for helping to carry out the terrorist attack two years ago....

  • Tsarnaev expressed private remorse for Boston bombing, nun testifies

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who for two years has not spoken a word of remorse for the Boston Marathon bombing, privately told a well-known Catholic nun that “no one deserves to suffer” as victims of the attack did, the nun testified Monday. The testimony from Sister Helen Prejean, whose autobiography “Dead...

  • Boston defense focuses on Tsarnaev's troubled family

    Boston defense focuses on Tsarnaev's troubled family

    Close to wrapping up their case, defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev portrayed their client Tuesday as the product of a troubled and ailing Chechen father who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and an angry, aggressive older brother who often picked fights in...

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