Boston bombing trial opens with jury selection

The long-awaited trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Monday with jury selection, 20 months after the devastating attack that killed three at the city`s signature race.

Appeals court won't delay or move Tsarnaev trial

A federal appeals court has refused to delay or move the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

US judge rejects trial delay for Boston bomb suspect

A US federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to further postpone his highly-anticipated trial, meaning jury selection will begin next week.

Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges

A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city.

Boston suspect makes rare court appearance

Shaggy-haired, bearded and attentive, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today made his first public appearance in 17 months, attending a brief court hearing before his trial begins January 5.

Top Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo tests positive: Report
Top Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo tests positive: Report

World Marathon Majors organisers announced Friday they were postponing the awarding of this year`s prize to Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo after a report she has tested positive for doping.

Friend of accused Boston bomber denied dorm visit: FBI agent

A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber denied visiting the suspect`s college dorm room three days after the deadly attack, but later admitted to the visit, an FBI agent who interviewed the man testified on Wednesday.

Rita Jeptoo defends Chicago Marathon women`s title
Rita Jeptoo defends Chicago Marathon women`s title

Kenya`s Rita Jeptoo won her second consecutive Chicago Marathon women`s title on Sunday, giving her four marathon triumphs in a row.

Sister of Boston bomb suspects is arrested, charged in NY

A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was arrested Wednesday in New York on suspicion of making a bomb threat, police said.

Boston bombings suspect wants trial moved to DC

The prime suspect in the Boston Marathon attacks has asked a US court to move his trial to Washington DC claiming he will not be tried fairly in the northeastern city.

Kyrgyzstan national charged with hampering Boston bombing probe

U.S. officials on Friday charged a Kyrgyzstan national who bought dinner for the accused Boston Marathon bombers the night of the attack with interfering with the investigation into the deadly bombing.

Boston marathon bomb suspect challenges death penalty

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month`s botched execution of a US inmate.

Obama attends annual correspondents` dinner

President Barack Obama had joined journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities at the White House Correspondents` Association dinner for an evening of humor and celebrity gazing that has become an annual tradition in the US capital.

Keflezighi becomes first American man to win Boston Marathon in 31 years

Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. The 31-year-old Eritrean-born beat Wilson Chebet to win the coveted title in two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds.

Former Boston race champ runs again for love of city

Amby Burfoot, the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, was unable to complete last year`s race when two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line.

Boston marathon kick-starts under tight security one year after twin blasts

Leaving behind the fear of twin bomb blasts, which rocked the marathon stadium last year, thousands of runners reclaim the world`s oldest marathon on Monday.

Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year`s deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.

Gebremeskel breaks men`s event record to win Boston 5K

Ethiopia`s Dejen Gebremeskel set a new men`s event record of 13 minutes 26 minutes to win the title of the 2014 B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association) 5K.

Mindful of tragedy, Boston Marathon goes on

Defending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya are among a host of past winners in Monday`s 118th Boston Marathon, all mindful of last year`s bombing tragedy.

Backpacks spark bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Two unattended backpacks near the Boston Marathon finish line sparked off a bomb scare and an evacuation of hundreds of people from the area today in an an eerie reminder of the terror attacks here exactly a year ago.