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Boston bombing suspect trial date set

Boston bombing suspect trial date set

BOSTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A federal judge set the start date for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with carrying out the bombing of the Boston Marathon with his brother last April.
Gabrielle Levy

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeks September 2015 trial date in Marathon bombing

BOSTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are seeking a trial date no later than September 2015, court documents filed Monday show.
Father of friend of alleged Boston bomber stripped of civic post

Father of friend of alleged Boston bomber stripped of civic post

ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The father of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was stripped of his seat on a city council in Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti said.
U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Hold announced Thursday prosecutors will seek the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

WH: Obama wants to work with Congress, but will use executive order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama wants to work with the U.S. Congress, but isn't afraid to wield his executive pen if needed, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
State of the Union: First lady's guests announced

State of the Union: First lady's guests announced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- People at the center of some of 2013's biggest stories will join first lady Michelle Obama for one of the biggest moments of the political year.
Gabrielle Levy

FBI to send agents to Russia to help protect Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The FBI is sending three dozen agents and specialists to Russia to guard against attacks during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the agency's director says.

Russia's terrorist attack and the message for China

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Those responsible for the Dec. 28 and 29 terrorist attacks on a railway station and trolley bus in Volgograd, Russia, have yet to step forward -- although their identity will come as no surprise.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Brothers charged with fraud after marathon bombing

BOSTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- One of two Boston brothers who allegedly conspired to collect money from a Boston Marathon bombing charity is suing police for misconduct, court papers state.

Obama asked to look into death of Florida man during bombing probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The father of a Chechen man slain by FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings has asked President Obama to look into his son's death.

Prosecutors: Defense in marathon bombing should not get delay

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev do not need more time to decide on a change of venue motion.
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Google says Nelson Mandela topped list of 2013 trending searches

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker and the iPhone 5S led a Top 10 list of trending searches in 2013, U.S. search giant Google in an annual year-end report.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev heard voices in his head, report says

Tamerlan Tsarnaev heard voices in his head, report says

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly told his mother that "there were two people living inside of him."
Kate Stanton

YouTube releases list of 2013's biggest videos

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Here are the top-trending videos that defined 2013.
Kate Stanton
TV coverage of Boston Marathon bombings as stressful as being there

TV coverage of Boston Marathon bombings as stressful as being there

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Watching hours of TV coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings daily for a week was akin to the stress experienced by those at or near the race, researchers say.
Trooper who released bombing suspect photos will run Boston Marathon

Trooper who released bombing suspect photos will run Boston Marathon

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Sean Murphy, who released photos of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surrendering to police, has been invited to run Boston Marathon in 2014.
Evan Bleier
Prosecutors agree to loosen access restrictions on Tsarnaev

Prosecutors agree to loosen access restrictions on Tsarnaev

BOSTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said they have agreed to loosen restrictions on alleged Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he can have more access to his defense team.

Judge says Tsarnaev attorneys didn't make case for more evidence

BOSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts judge has refused to order prosecutors to release more evidence in the case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

FBI: Resources to fight cyber-crime could pass those for terrorism

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Law enforcement resources targeting cyber-crime could soon equal or surpass those used to fight terrorism, the head of the FBI said Thursday.

Judge delays decision on Tsarnaev's communication restrictions

BOSTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A federal judge postponed a decision Tuesday on relaxing communications restrictions for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

ACLU barred from speaking at accused Boston Marathon bomb hearing

BOSTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has been barred from speaking at hearings for accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Illinois man has close calls in LA airport shooting, marathon bombings

Illinois man has close calls in LA airport shooting, marathon bombings

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- An Illinois man says he's had two close calls this year, having been at both the Los Angeles airport shooting and the Boston Marathon bombings.

Boston Red Sox celebrate World Series victory with parade

BOSTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Local politicians, team management, players and fans celebrated the Boston Red Sox's 2013 World Championship with a rally and parade in the city Saturday.
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