Defence to launch bid to save Boston bomber from death

Celebrated defence lawyer Judy Clarke will launch her bid Monday to save 21-year-old convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty for bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013.

I thought ... I was dead: Dancer maimed in Boston bombing

When ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis heard a blast as she stood at the finish line of the Boston Marathon two years ago, she knew it was no accident and suspected another explosion would follow.

Boston bombing victims recall day of pain, chaos, grief

Celeste Corcoran was hurled into the air by a bomb at the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago. Gillian Reny saw blood gushing from her legs and wondered if she would survive. William Campbell waited hours for his daughter to emerge from surgery only to learn she had been killed by the blasts.

African marathoners top at Boston two years after bombing

Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa finished first in the Boston Marathon on Monday, reclaiming the top spot in a race he last won two years ago when it was struck by a deadly bombing attack.

US woman accused of trying to join, martyr self for IS group

A woman has been arrested on charges she tried to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group, a day after two women in New York were charged with plotting to wage jihad by building a bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack.

Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston: US appeals court

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled.

Sprinting for security: Spycam-wearing police to run in Tokyo marathon
Sprinting for security: Spycam-wearing police to run in Tokyo marathon

Mingling with more than 30,000 runners at this month`s Tokyo Marathon will be a small, elite crew of police runners equipped with cameras capturing real-time footage of the course.

Sprinting for security: police wearing spycams to run in Tokyo marathon
Sprinting for security: police wearing spycams to run in Tokyo marathon

Mingling with more than 30,000 runners at this month`s Tokyo Marathon will be a small, elite crew of police runners equipped with cameras capturing real-time footage of the course.

Kenya's marathon queen Rita Jeptoo handed two-year doping ban
Kenya's marathon queen Rita Jeptoo handed two-year doping ban

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has been banned from the sport for two years after failing a drugs test, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Friday.

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.