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China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandal

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Marathon running is growing fast in China but there have been numerous instances of cheating, including a woman who jumped on a bike in a recent domestic race and several others who took shortcuts

MARATHON. Runners passing the 24 mile marker in this file photo of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen / Getty Images North America / AFP

Kawauchi, Linden win landmark Boston Marathon titles

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:15 AM

A Japanese runner tops his 5th consecutive men's race as an American rules the women’s side for the first time in 33 years

EMOTIONAL. "This is the greatest day of my life," says a tearful Yuki Kawauchi of Japan  after ruling the elite men's race of the 2018 Boston Marathon. Photo by Ryan McBride/AFP

LOOK: Anthony Pangilinan, Kim Atienza join Boston Marathon 2017

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Anthony and Kuya Kim are among the Filipino participants in this year s Boston Marathon

Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death

Jun 24, 2015 - 11:49 PM

UPDATED Tsarnaev: I am sorry for the lives I have taken for the suffering the damage that I have done

SENTENCED. An artist sketch of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (3L) and his defense team. EPA/JANE FLAVELL COLLINS

Boston bomber to be formally sentenced to death

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Judge George O Toole will officially hand down the sentence reached unanimously by the 12 person jury

GUILTY. In this courtroom sketch, convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev stands as he is sentenced to death at the United States courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, May 15, 2015. Jane Flavell Collins/EPA

Boston bomber, Arroyo house arrest, HIV in PH | The wRap

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The Boston bomber is found guilty Former president Arroyo asks for house arrest New HIV cases hit an all time high

Tsarnaev guilty over 2013 Boston bombings

Apr 09, 2015 - 7:51 AM

He now faces life in prison without parole or even the death penalty when he is sentenced by the same jury at the second phase of the trial which could start early next week

GUILTY. An artist sketch of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (3L) and his defense team as the guilty verdicts on all charges were read in the John J Moakley Federal Courthouse against Tsamaev in the Boston Marathon bombing trial in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 08 April 2015. Jane Flavell Collins/EPA

Boston bombings trial entrusted to jury

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:13 AM

The jury must decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty on 30 counts related to the April 15 2013 attacks and the subsequent murder of a police officer a car jacking and a shootout with police while on the run

An artists sketch of the defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (C) as he and his attorney's listen to testimony in the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on the second day of the trial of suspected Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 05 March 2015. Jane Falvell Collins/EPA

Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Prosecutors summoned 92 witnesses to the stand in the past four weeks building a case against Tsarnaev as an active and willing participant in the bombings

TRIAL. An artist's sketch shows defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (C) as he and his attorney's listen to testimony in the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on the second day of the trial of suspected Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 05 March 2015. Jane Falvell Collins/EPA

'I'm going to die,' survivors recall Boston horror

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings choked back tears as they told how a day of celebration turned into a horrific urban war zone of torn limbs and burnt flesh

IN COURT. An artist's sketch of the Assistant United States Attorney William D. Weinreb (L) delivering opening statements as Judge George O'Toole Jr (background), defense attorney Judy Clarke (3-R), and defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (2-R) listen in the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse, on the opening day of the trial of suspected Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 04 March 2015. Jane Falvell Collins/EPA

Opening arguments in Boston trial delayed

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:00 PM

A court official says the process of selecting a jury was progressing but in the interest of thoroughness is taking longer than originally anticipated

US judge denies Boston trial delay over Paris attacks

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev s lawyers say the suspension of jury selection would allow time for extraordinary prejudice flowing from these events in France and the comparison of those events to those at issue in this case to diminish

JURY SELECTION. A file photo dated 15 April 2013 of scene over Boylston Street following two bomb explosions at the finish line area of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. File Photo by Bllie Weiss/EPA

Boston bombing trial opens with jury selection

Jan 05, 2015 - 10:54 PM

UPDATED Tsarnaev appears in federal court opposite a first group of 200 to 250 potential jurors as US District Judge George O Toole briefly goes over the charges against him

JURY SELECTION. A file photo dated 15 April 2013 of scene over Boylston Street following two bomb explosions at the finish line area of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. File Photo by Bllie Weiss/EPA

Boston bombing trial opens Jan 5 as emotions run high

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for the Boston marathon bombing that killed 3 people and wounded 264

Boston suspect makes rare court appearance

Dec 18, 2014 - 11:45 PM

Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for the attacks which were the most serious in the United States since the 9 11 Al Qaeda hijackings

BOSTON BOMBING. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for the attacks, which were the most serious in the United States since the 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijackings. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account1

Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 as the runners reclaim the Boston Marathon a year after the event was marred by terrorism

BOSTON STRONG. Competitors hold American Flags as they approach the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Two backpacks detonated as Boston gears for marathon

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Police detonate two backpacks near the Boston Marathon finish line and arrest a suspect a year after the Boston Marathon bombings

BOMB SCARE. Tattered banners from the 2013 Boston Marathon hang in the archway of the Old South Church on Boyston Street near the marathon finish line in Boston, Massachusetts, USA April 14, 2014. CJ Gunther/EPA

Boston marathon victims remembered, one year on

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:56 AM

Boston pays solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings that traumatized the northeastern US city and stunned the nation one year ago

MILO champions Buenavista, Tabal ready to take on Paris Marathon

Mar 31, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Filipino runners Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Joy Tabal are looking to make their experience at the 38th Paris International Marathon one to remember

RUN TO REMEMBER. Eduardo Buenavista (L) and Mary Joy Tabal (R) will participate in the Paris International Marathon. Photos from Facebook

FBI wanted Boston bombing suspect 'to be informant'

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The defense for the Boston bombing suspect says the FBI wanted him to be an informant on the Chechen community

Gay NBA star, Boston victims get Michelle Obama invites

Jan 28, 2014 - 11:39 AM

A statement named Collins and Boston survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman among the first round of invitees to watch Tuesday s address in First Lady Michelle Obama s box

Slain Boston bomber suspect linked to triple murder

Oct 24, 2013 - 8:59 AM

Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been implicated in a 2011 triple murder case in Boston

TAMERLAN. Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Photo by AFP

Rolling Stone defends Boston bombing suspect cover

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:01 AM

At least two US nationwide chain stores announced they would not be selling the latest issue of the publication

FROM MUG SHOT TO COVER BOY. Boston bombing suspect makes Rolling Stone. File photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Outrage over Rolling Stone 'The Bomber' cover

Jul 17, 2013 - 9:09 PM

Social media in a storm over Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as cover boy

'MONSTER.' Boston bombing suspect as cover boy. Photo from www.rollingstone.com

Boston suspect died of gunshots, trauma

May 04, 2013 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED The New York Times also reports the suspects in the Boston bombing the Tsarnaev brothers initially planned to stage the attack on the 4th of July

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photos from Boston Police

Boston bombers planned July 4 strike

May 03, 2013 - 4:41 PM

The ethnic Chechen brothers had considered striking during Boston s large city celebrations to mark the Fourth of July

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

3 charged with Boston bombing cover-up

May 02, 2013 - 8:56 AM

UPDATE US police announces on Wednesday that they had arrested 3 more suspects as part of their investigation into a bomb attack on the Boston marathon

(Left to Right) Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Image via social networking site, VK.

US probes intelligence leading up to Boston attacks

May 01, 2013 - 9:09 AM

US lawmakers and others have questioned why Tamerlan Tsarnaev 26 did not raise more red flags in the years before the bombing

Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists: source

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Tamerlan Tsarnaev indeed came to Dagestan to make contact with Islamic militants said a security source

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

More 'persons of interest' in Boston probe

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Lawmakers say the Tsarnaev brothers likely got training from violent extremists

Google boss sees 'mobile revolution' in autocratic nations

Apr 27, 2013 - 11:18 AM

A mobile revolution will become the defining story for the 57 of the world s population that lives in autocratic countries over the next 5 to 10 years

Mother of Boston suspects slams US over son's death

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Zubeidat Tsarnaev accuses the US security services of needlessly killing her eldest son

US TO BLAME. The mother of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings on Thursday launched an impassioned attack on the US authorities over the death of one of her sons, as her husband planned to return to the United States find out what happened. The parents of the two suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, spoke to reporters at a news conference in the Russian region of Dagestan. Photo by AFP

Father of Boston suspects to fly to US

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Anzor Tsarnaev the father of the two suspects in the Boston bombing incident Tamerlan and Dzhokhar plans to visit the US and clear his sons names

FATHER'S VISIT. Anzor Tsarnaev plans to travel to the United States to visit his son, Dzhokhar, the 19-year year old suspect in the Boston bombing incident. Photo by AFP

CIA, FBI flagged Boston suspect

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:31 AM

UPDATE The revelations raised fresh questions over why US authorities did not further investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev and in doing so possibly prevent the attacks

Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Photo by AFP

Locals reclaim Boston blast zone

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:58 AM

In the downtown Back Bay district of Boston site of the marathon bombing that left three dead on April 15 the focus was on regaining a sense of normalcy after a hellish week

BOYLSTON STREET. People walk past a barricade and makeshift memorial blocking a still closed section of Boylston Street near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Business owners and residents of the closed section were allowed to return to their properties while under escort of city staff. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Bomb suspect's wife helping in probe

Apr 24, 2013 - 6:51 AM

Katherine Russel is doing everything she can to assist in the ongoing investigation

From Chechnya to Boston: How the threat spreads

Apr 23, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Gone are the days of direct links and centralized commands It s a bottom up peer networked world – each small cell coming together under the strategic goal of a global jihad

Lessons from the Boston bombing manhunt

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Boston s story reflects the emerging challenges that continually mirror shape and reshape trends online

Boston bomb suspect arraigned in hospital

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:42 AM

UPDATED Dzhokhar Tsamaev is charged for his alleged role in the Boston marathon attacks which left 3 people dead and 200 wounded

CRITICAL BUT STABLE. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in the hospital. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Russian police watched Boston suspect, found 'nothing'

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Tsarnaev travelled to Russia s southern region of Dagestan where he had previously lived in late 2011 staying for a total of five months and 13 days

Police await answers from Boston bombing suspect

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Police were seeking answers from the seriously wounded surviving Boston bombing suspect amid reports he was responding in writing to questions due to throat injuries

MANHUNT OVER. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now in their custody. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Boston suspect not yet questioned

Apr 22, 2013 - 6:41 AM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in critical but stable condition according to the police

MANHUNT OVER. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now in their custody. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

US probe shifts to Boston bomb suspect's travel

Apr 21, 2013 - 11:36 PM

With the hospitalized Boston bombing suspect unable to speak attention shifted to his dead brother who may have been radicalized or trained in the Caucasus

Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Photo by AFP

North Caucasus rebels deny link to Boston attack: website

Apr 21, 2013 - 9:55 PM

A website used by Russia s North Caucasus rebels denied any link to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings that have been blamed on two ethnic Chechen suspects

INJURED. A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square. AFP Photo

Boston bombings: When terrorism is a click away

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:27 PM

Handsome young men with hatred in their hearts fanned and fuelled by the Internet

How do we explain tragedy to kids?

Apr 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Although we do need to exercise some level of discipline regarding data access it is unreasonable to assume that we can filter everything our kids are exposed to

INFORMATION SOURCE. When your children have questions, the first person they will ask is you, the parent. Photo of Kiara and friend by Sharon Pe Yu from Michael G. Yu's Facebook page

Heightened London Marathon security remains

Apr 20, 2013 - 9:25 PM

London s Metropolitan Police is putting 40 more officers along the route than it did last year in a bid to reassure the 36 000 runners and tens of thousands of spectators

LONDON, United Kingdom - A handler works with an explosive-detecting dog on The Mall in central London on April 20, 2013, on the eve of the London Marathon. A beefed-up police presence for the London Marathon on April 21 will remain in place despite the death and capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Scotland Yard said. London's Metropolitan Police is putting in place hundreds more officers along the route compared with last year and search dogs to reinforce security, in a bid to reassure the 36,000 runners and tens of thousands of spectators. AFP/Leon Neal

Timeline: Boston marathon bombings

Apr 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Here are the key events related to the Boston marathon bombings on April 15

Boston manhunt stops American Hustle shoot

Apr 20, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Silver Linings Playbook director suspended shooting for his new film during the Boston manhunt

STAR POWER. 'American Hustle' stars (left to right) Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Christian Bale on set and in character. Photo from the 'American Hustle' Facebook page

Trail of blood led to Boston bomber

Apr 20, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Exhausted and wounded the 19 year old staged a final gun battle with his pursuers He s in a serious condition at a Boston hospital

Suspect 2. Photo courtesy of www.fbi.gov