Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,036
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: marathon

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Former Boston Mayor Menino says city "will always be strong" at marathon bombing tribute

    04/15/2014 11:56:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Foxnews.Com
    Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. The city's former Mayor Tom Menino, who has been battling health issues, told the audience Tuesday afternoon that, "When the lights are dim and cameras go away, know our support for you will never waver."
  • Cardio link eyed in race deaths at Rock ’n’ Roll half marathon (Two die in Raleigh)

    04/14/2014 2:47:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    News Observer ^ | 4/13/14 | Martha Quillin
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Two runners who died Sunday morning as participants in the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon may fit the profile of the most common fatalities in such events, according to a Duke sports medicine specialist: men in their 30s with pre-existing, undiagnosed cardio abnormalities. Saying the runners’ families wanted privacy, race organizers did not release the names of the men who died or give any indication of their causes of death. “We regret to confirm that two participants passed away at today’s half-marathon,” said Dr. P.Z. Pearce, the event’s medical director. “We are greatly saddened by these tragic losses,...
  • Officer's death reopens wounds (another victim of Tsarnaevs)

    04/12/2014 5:20:53 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/12/14 | Margery Eagan
    A hero of the marathon bombings has lost his life. Boston police officer Dennis O. Simmonds turned 28 on April 1 and had just bought his first home, a ranch house on a quiet cul-de-sac in Hyde Park. Simmonds was among the officers who chased the Tsarnaev brothers from Cambridge to Watertown, a chase that ended with the infamous shootout. As police and the Tsarnaevs exchanged fire, one brother threw an explosive so close to Simmonds he was thrown off his feet, hit his head and suffered serious injuries — including blurred vision and hearing loss. He was out of...
  • Russia withheld intel on Boston bombing suspect

    04/09/2014 11:20:08 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    New York (AFP) - Russia declined to provide the FBI with information about one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack, The New York Times reported. Three people were killed and about 260 wounded on April 15 last year when two bombs made of explosives-packed pressure cookers went off near the finish line of the marathon. US authorities are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, then 19, for his alleged role in the blasts. His brother Tamerlan, 26, died after an exchange of fire with police after the Chechen Muslim brothers went on the run,...
  • Boston Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

    04/01/2014 8:56:16 AM PDT · by wtd · 18 replies
    Alabamas13.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | BOSTON (AP)
    Boston Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation BOSTON (AP) - A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind the attack. Abdulrahman Alharbi, 20, said in the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston that his reputation was "substantially and severely damaged" as a result of Beck's statements on the air linking him to the bombings. The lawsuit, which also names the broadcast companies connected to Beck's show, seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.
  • Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon

    03/10/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2014 | n/a
    "Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon New protocols will "preserve the traditional feel and character of the Boston Marathon" after 2013 bombings." 03/10/2014
  • Feds: Marathon suspect made detrimental remark [Tsarnaev - Boston Bomber]

    02/28/2014 11:20:10 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON (AP) — An FBI agent overheard Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev make a "statement to his detriment" when his sister visited him in prison, federal prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors did not reveal what Tsarnaev said, but they objected to what they called an attempt by Tsarnaev's lawyers to suppress the statement.... [snip] Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty in the terrorist attack at last year's marathon. Two pressure cooker bombs were placed near the marathon finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 260.... [snip] Tsarnaev's lawyers say the presence of the FBI agent during prison visits...
  • Boston Marathon bans bags, bandit runners, military marchers

    02/26/2014 8:28:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2014 | Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
    The Boston Athletic Association has indicated it will crack down on bandit runners and even ROTC marchers who don’t have registration numbers, according to an email released today that also bans participants from bringing bags to this year’s Boston Marathon as part of higher security measures following the 2013 bombings. “This really is the year they need to avoid the Boston Marathon,” BAA spokesman Marc Davis said about bandits and military marchers. “With an already large field, it is just not the year to run if you’re not registered. We’re asking unregistered runners to just stand on the sidelines and...
  • Kentucky cross-country runner refuses to race after being assigned number 666

    11/06/2013 6:24:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 5, 2013
    A Kentucky high school student athlete declined to participate in her team’s cross-country race after she was assigned the number 666, saying it would have gone against her religious beliefs. Whitley County High School junior Codie Thacker and her coach tried to get her a different number, but race officials denied the request. Coach Gina Croley knew there might be a problem as soon as she saw the number Thacker had been given. "I saw it and I was like, 'whoa,'" she said. "I don't think she will wear that number." The number 666 is often associated with the biblical...
  • Marine Corps Marathon Map (A not so subtle message for congress)

    10/15/2013 5:41:31 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 9 replies
    The Marines send a not so subtle message to the government.
  • Indiana Dog that Crashed Half-Marathon Gets Medal

    10/09/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/08/2013 | AP
    An Indiana dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing a half marathon has won a medal _ and an appointment with a veterinarian to nip his wandering ways in the bud. The chocolate Labrador retriever named Boogie ran most of the 13.1 miles in Saturday's Evansville event and then was taken to Animal Control. Owner Jerry Butts tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/17dIIR1 ) that the 100-pound dog slipped his leash Friday night. It was his fourth escape
  • Senator Ted Cruz' Entire 21 Hour Speech on 9/24/13 and 9/25/13

    09/25/2013 2:42:58 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 10 replies
    C-Span Archives ^ | 9/25/13 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a lengthy speech in opposition to continued funding of the Affordable Care Act, saying he “would speak until I am no longer able to stand.” He and other senators sustained the speeches overnight until noon the next day.
  • Dramatic images of Tsarnaev's last stand

    07/18/2013 5:15:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 18, 2013 | by Sean Murphy
    A Massachusetts state police photographer angered by Rolling Stone magazine's latest cover of Boston boming suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has released never-before-seen photos of Tsarnaev just before he was taken into custody. Pictures taken by Sgt. Sean Murphy, and first published by Boston Magazine, show a bruised and bloody Tsarneav emerging from the backyard boat he hid in after a confrontation with authorities that left his older brother and alleged bombing accomplice dead.
  • Rolling Stone Defends Cover Featuring Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect (Firestorm Ensues)

    07/17/2013 1:39:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 15,2013 | Staff
    Rolling Stone has defended its controversial new cover featuring Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after triggering a firestorm of comments. The August issue of the music magazine features a story and photo of Tsarnaev and is titled: "The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster." After a flurry of negative comments online -- and some commercial stores vowing to refuse to sell this month's issue -- Rolling Stone released a statement defending the cover. "Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and...
  • His arm in cast and his face swollen, Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty

    07/10/2013 2:12:15 PM PDT · by oxcart · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/10/13 | AP
    BOSTON — His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first public appearance since his capture in mid-April. As victims of the bombing looked on, Tsarnaev, 19, gave a small, lopsided smile to his sisters upon arriving in the courtroom. He appeared to have a jaw injury and there was swelling around his left eye and cheek.Then, after he leaned in toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty” over and over in a Russian accent, he was led out...
  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads not guilty to all charges at arraignment

    07/10/2013 1:05:52 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 17 replies
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and wounded more than 260, and the killing of a MIT police officer days later, has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill. More on this story http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/10/surviving-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect-to-appear-in-court/
  • WHAT ODD GUEST APPEARS TO HAVE SHOWED UP AT THE WHITE HOUSE’S JULY 4TH PARTY FOR MILITARY FAMILIES?

    07/10/2013 7:45:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/10/13 | Erica Ritz
    Was Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the much-discussed Saudi national once identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombings, at the White House for a 4th of July celebration for military heros and their families?
  • Widow of 'Boston bomber is starting to reject strict Muslim rules ...

    07/06/2013 6:47:07 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | 7/6/13 | Daily mail
    Widow of 'Boston bomber is starting to reject strict Muslim rules and now uses her maiden name as her family attempt to convert her back to Christianity' Katherine Russell is living with her family in Rhode Island and they are encouraging her to convert back to Christianity, according to reports She insists she knew nothing of the plot that claimed three lives By DAILY MAIL REPORTER The widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has started to reject the strict Muslim rules her husband forced upon her, it has been claimed. Katherine Russell, 24, is living at her parents'...
  • Boston Marathon blast suspect Tsarnaev indicted, charged with WMD use

    06/27/2013 10:54:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Boston Bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev has been officially charged with causing the death of four people, and using weapons of mass destruction by federal prosecutors. Tsarnaev, 19, has been in police custody since being captured outside of Boston, Massachusetts in the end of April. He and his late brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are suspected of blowing up a pair of homemade explosives detonated near the finish line of the annual race, killing 3 people and injuring more than 200.
  • Gun-control group’s list of victims of gun violence includes … Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    06/19/2013 10:05:44 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Wasn’t Dzhokhar also wounded by the cops at some point? He’s a victim of gun violence too, you know.
  • Moments leading to fatal FBI shooting in Orlando still unclear (Todashev)

    05/24/2013 4:07:31 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 73 replies
    MyFoxOrlando ^ | 5/24/13 | Staff
    An FBI incident review team from Washington, D.C., is in Orlando today, a day after a Russian man who knew Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot dead by an agent. Federal and Central Florida law enforcement agencies are still collecting and processing evidence from the shooting scene at a condominium complex on Peregrine Avenue, near Kirkman Road and Universal Orlando, where Ibragim Todashev was shot early Wednesday. Initially, FBI officials said Todashev, 27, became violent and lunged at an agent with a knife while he was being questioned about Tsarnaev and an unsolved 2011 triple murder in the...
  • FBI: Agents died in fall from helicopter off Va. coast

    05/23/2013 5:21:45 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 111 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 20, 2013 | By Scott Daugherty
    Two members of the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, the FBI announced Monday in a statement. The statement gave few details regarding the deaths of Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, other than to say the helicopter encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.” Last month, the team was involved in the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. And in February, it rescued a 5-year-old boy held hostage for six days in an underground bunker...
  • Obama's green light to Muslim terrorists

    05/22/2013 3:48:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 20, 2013 | Larry Klayman
    It is now clearer than ever that the pro-Muslim actions and non-actions of our "First Muslim President" are coming home to roost – with a vengeance. After over four years of his administration, here is where we find ourselves today with regard to attacks and threatened attacks by terrorists and terrorist nations. This week, as any rational person suspected, Muslim terrorists were behind the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Muslim terrorist brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – likely the puppets of a much broader Islamic terrorist cell that has yet to be identified or apprehended – detonated pressure-cooker bombs, a...
  • FBI involved in fatal shooting near Universal Orlando [Connection to Boston Bombing]

    05/22/2013 3:19:27 AM PDT · by No One Special · 115 replies
    ClickOrlando.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Unknown
    Friends say victim knew Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI confirms a special agent was involved in a deadly shooting early Wednesday near Universal Orlando, and two friends of the victim say he was from Chechnya and knew one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. The fatal shooting happened just after midnight at 6022 Peregrine Avenue in Orlando. "We are currently responding to a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent," FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier told Local 6. "The incident occurred in Orlando, Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The...
  • 'Mounting Evidence' Boston Bombers Involved in 2011 Triple Murder

    05/10/2013 7:19:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    May 10, 2013 ^ | May 10, 2013 | MICHELE McPHEE
    Massachusetts investigators have developed what they call "mounting evidence," bolstered by "forensic hits," that point to the possible involvement of both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar in a gruesome, unsolved triple homicide in 2011, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The officials cautioned that until more definitive DNA testing is complete, it is still too early to consider bringing an indictment against the younger of the two brothers, who officials said has admitted his role in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 260 more on April 15. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police...
  • Boston Bomber Magistrate’s Middle Eastern Connections

    04/25/2013 10:22:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    Front page mag ^ | April 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking once he was prematurely read his Miranda rights. That helps the authorities establish the lone wolf narrative. Whatever else we might have learned from him is probably lost. ... District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights. ... Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal...
  • Video: Do not try to photobomb Mike Tobin’s live shot

    04/24/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 23, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Fox News’ Mike Tobin has reported from the Gaza Strip, okay? He’s a man equipped to keep his head about him in a high-stress situation, his on-camera professionalism honed in war-torn and disaster-swept areas from Lebanon to Joplin. What did you think, ladies? That he couldn’t spot potential incoming threats while doing a live shot? That he doesn’t have the peripheral vision of a parliament of freakin’ screech owls? Owls don’t sound that badass, but they are. Stealthily badass, as Tobin proves to be in this clip when he delivers the Heisman stiff arm to two chicks trying to kiss...
  • L.A. Times: Report warned Boston Marathon was vulnerable to terrorism

    05/10/2013 4:44:56 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/9/13 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON — Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line as an "area of increased vulnerability" and warned Boston police that homegrown extremists could use "small-scale bombings" to attack spectators and runners at the event. The 18-page report, similar to others sent to police and first responders before major events in the Boston area, was written by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, which is funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and helps disseminate intelligence information to local police and first responders. The assessment noted that there...
  • Tsarnaev's widow under new scrutiny as investigators find radical Islamist material on her computer

    05/06/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 39 replies
    RT.com ^ | 4 May 2013 | Yulia Shapolavova
    Investigators are ramping up their focus on Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect and alleged planner Tamerlan Tsarnaev after an inspection of her computer turned up radical Islamist material, law enforcement sources said. With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, alive and in custody, police are trying to determine what involvement, if any, Russell had in the plot to plant bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Russell’s attorney, Amato DeLuca, released a statement earlier this week saying his client was willing to provide “as much assistance to the investigation as she can.” The younger...
  • No rest for the wicked: Cemeteries reject Boston bomber's body

    05/06/2013 5:50:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2013 | SELIM ALGAR
    Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s uncle arrived at a Worcester, Mass., funeral home yesterday to prepare his nephew’s corpse for a Muslim burial. But the home’s director, Peter Stefan, said he has still been unable to find a single cemetery willing to offer a plot to bury the terrorist Tsarnaev, 26. “I’m tired of dealing with these cowards,” Stefan said yesterday of area cemetery directors, after receiving Tsarnaev’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni. “Let’s separate the sins from the sinners.”
  • Tsarnaev uncle arrives in Massachusetts, but family can't find a place to bury bombing suspect

    05/05/2013 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/05/13 | Jeff Black
    The family of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police can’t find a place to bury him, even as his body is being prepared for just that purpose. An uncle of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrived in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday to “prepare the body” of his nephew for burial. Ruslan Tsarni, of Mongomery Village, Md., came to the city about 40 miles west of Boston with three other men, who were not family members, and met with the director of the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors.
  • State senator wants feds' help in finding gravesite for Boston bombing suspect

    05/05/2013 3:24:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 5, 2013
    A Massachusetts state senator says the federal government should intervene in the quest to find a final resting place for the elder Boston Marathon bomber. State Sen. Harriet L. Chandler, D-Worcester, said Uncle Sam needs to alleviate a Wochester funeral home’s onerous burden of having accepted Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s corpse on Friday after it was released by the state medical examiner.
  • Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI

    05/04/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/4/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI (full title) Epic failure. Obama scrubbed our counter terror materials and manuals of jihad, so what would you expect to happen? Even in the wake of the blood and carnage, Eric Holder is admonishing Jews to be tolerant of Islam and warning of "anti-Muslim backlash." That's his takeaway. Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI Jihadwatch And the FBI did nothing to stop the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. They received the warning but did nothing, because it had to do with...
  • Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman cheers Boston

    05/05/2013 6:20:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 4, 2013
    There was an extraordinary moment Saturday night when Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman served as banner captain for the Boston Bruins. “Now THIS picture should be plastered all over the media,” said one post on the 27-year-old’s Facebook page. “They put up enough photos of poor Jeff in a time of distress, show him in his glory.” Bauman’s lower limbs were blown apart when bombs went off near the finish of the Boston Marathon where he had been waiting for his girlfriend to finish. “I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and...
  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Radical files found on computer belonging to wife of Boston bomber

    05/04/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2013 | M.L. NESTEL and DAN MacLEOD
    <p>Radical Islamic materials and an al Qaeda magazine were found on the computer of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow — and there was explosive residue throughout their house, it was revealed yesterday.</p> <p>The files found on Katherine Russell’s hard drive are part of an investigation into whether the woman — who claimed to be in the dark on her husband’s terrorist activities — was aware of his plan to set off the two bombs, The Washington Post reported.</p>
  • Cemeteries In 3 States Reject Tamerlan Tsarnaev Burial

    05/03/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 98 replies
    WBZ TV ^ | 5/3/13 | WBZ TV
    BOSTON (CBS) – The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now at a funeral home in Worcester. Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors, told WBZ-TV Friday he is handling funeral arrangements for the Tsarnaev family. Stefan said his staff has experience with Muslim services, which includes washing the body and preparing it for burial. A police cruiser parked outside the Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlor Friday. “We take care of a lot of Muslim funerals here, throughout the state,” Stefan said, “and this was no different, except for the circumstances.” A burial...
  • US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

    05/03/2013 4:16:35 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 99 replies
    BBC ^ | May 3, 2013
    A US cargo plane has crashed after taking off from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan, local reports say. The tanker aircraft had left the US Manas airbase near the capital Bishkek, officials told AFP. The emergency situations ministry said the plane had broken into three pieces but information about casualties has yet to be released. Seven crew members died when a US civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on Monday. Witnesses of the Kyrgyzstan crash told local media that they heard a boom and saw an explosion. The transport plane was carrying a cargo of fuel when it...
  • Be Aware & Prepared

    05/02/2013 11:21:22 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 15 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 5/2/2013 | William Russell
    As the fallout from the Boston bombing continues, Americans are coming to terms with the realities of the terrorist threats we are facing in our country. Part of this is adopting a prepared mindset to meet the threats where they occur. The Chechens are here. So are Muslims from Dagestan, Albania, and Bosnia. Much has been made in the press about the more Caucasian look of the Tsarnaev brothers. But what sets the radicalized segments of these ethnic groups apart from their Middle Eastern counterparts, is not so much the racial aspects of their ethnicities, but the way they fight....
  • Laptop could contain important Boston bombing clues ("Alleged" Boston Terrorist's computer found)

    05/02/2013 6:31:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-FM ^ | May 2, 2013 | Mitch Miller
    A laptop tied to the Boston bombing suspects has been recovered and could provide important clues as authorities look into how the suspects were radicalized. Pete Williams, NBC justice correspondent, says the FBI has the laptop, although investigators have not spoken publicly about the computer. Both Williams and Bryan Bender, national security correspondent for the Boston Globe, spoke with WTOP on Thursday about the latest developments in the investigation. "The laptop could be critical in learning how they became radicalized and how they learned to make the bombs," Bender says. "(Investigators believe the suspects) became more religious, they became more...
  • Who are Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos?

    05/01/2013 6:45:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2013
    (CNN) -- The number of people potentially embroiled in the Boston Marathon bombings case grew Wednesday to include friends of surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Not much is known yet about the three 19-year-old men -- Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. But here is what CNN has learned so far. All started at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2011, along with Tsarnaev. Each is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the April 15 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260.
  • Too Weak to Surrender Obama promises terrorists he'll try hard to meet their demands.

    05/01/2013 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 15 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 050113 | JAMES TARANTO
    The World's Greatest Orator appeared before the press yesterday, and here are some highlights of his remarks: "This is hard stuff. . . . Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly. I think it's a little--as Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. . . . Right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill. . . . You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there [in Congress] have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. That's their job. ....
  • Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody

    05/01/2013 8:24:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 241 replies
    Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News National Affairs Reporter By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 10 mins ago Boston police have three additional suspects in custody in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, the department announced Tuesday. A spokeswoman at the Boston police department directed all questions on the suspects to the FBI, which has yet to disclose their identities.
  • Boston manhunt 'skipped over the area where bombing suspect was found' (IN THE ZONE)

    05/01/2013 6:14:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/30 | petersen
    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered after a day-long manhunt by a homeowner - and not by authorities - because law enforcement officials had skipped over the street where he was hiding during their intensive search. Police did not search the area of Franklin Street where a Watertown man found Tsarnaev hiding in his boat - even though the neighborhood was part of a 20-block area that was supposed to be the focal point of the search, Bloomberg News is reporting based on interviews with 11 residents of the area.
  • The Boston Marathon bombing -- The FBI investigates

    04/30/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/25/2013 | LatmaTV
    Video of how the FBI investigation is proceeding at http://youtu.be/XgTmGIXT8ow
  • Ron Paul: Police Manhunt For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Scarier Than Attack

    04/30/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack.
  • Prominent death penalty lawyer Judy Clarke appointed for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BOSTON — The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has managed to get life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the Unabomber and the gunman in the rampage that injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Clarke’s appointment was approved Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler....
  • Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack

    04/29/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack By EVAN PEREZ And DEVLIN BARRETT Investigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, though they haven't determined whose DNA it is or whether that means a woman helped the two suspects carry out the attacks, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe. The officials familiar with the case cautioned that there could be multiple explanations for why the DNA of someone other than the two bombing suspects—Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar—could have been found on remnants of the...
  • Boston Marathon Bomber’s Deadly Mistake: He Took A Mercedes

    04/29/2013 1:15:01 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 27 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/29/2013 | Bertel Schmitt
    Daimler is set to profit from theBoston Marathon bombing drama in a strange way. The car hijacked by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a 2013 ML350 with an active telematics subscription. Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed to Automotive News [sub] that “it was contacted April 19 during the hunt for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mercedes was asked to help find the vehicle using the Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance function on the crossover’s mbrace telematics system.“ Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon could tweet: “Just found out that our mbrace2 technology in the stolen Mercedes helped locate the Boston terrorists! Thanks to our amazing...
  • Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home...

    04/28/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 April 2013 | Katie Davies
    An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year.