Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 criminal counts, ranging from carjacking to use of a weapon of mass destruction, resulting in the death of three people near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Gwen Ifill talks to David Abel of the Boston Globe, who has covered the case since the bombings. Continue reading
New York Police confirmed that letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control advocacy group were found to contain trace levels of poison on them. Jeffrey Brown talks to Reuters’ Jeff Mason about the investigation and for more on a similar letter sent to the White House flagged by Secret Service. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, the Obama administration announced for the first time that four American citizens have been killed by drone strikes since 2009. Also, a man being questioned in the Boston bombing investigation was shot and killed during a confrontation at his home. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis testified before Congress, saying the FBI never passed along Russian warnings about Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Also, another fire broke out in a Bangladeshi garment factory in Dhaka, killing eight people. Continue reading
Watch Top Secret America – 9/11 to the Boston Bombings on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Americans are asking why the country’s intelligence agencies failed to prevent the devastating attack. On Tuesday, … Continue reading
Three men who attended college with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and charged with disposing of evidence and lying to authorities. Gwen Ifill talks with Dina Temple-Raston, NPR’s counterterrorism correspondent, about the charges and the men’s friendship. Continue reading
The shock of the April 15 attacks at the Boston Marathon affected Americans nationwide, but runners couldn’t sit still for long. By the next morning, runners in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Charleston and countless other cities all woke up with the same idea: get out and run for Boston.
Kauai, Hawaii. Photo by Judy Woodruff/PBS NewsHour. When the events at the Boston Marathon unfolded last week, I was about as far away as one could be, and still be in the U.S. Yes, halfway across the Pacific Ocean, in … Continue reading