A 219-year-old time capsule believed to be originally buried in 1795 by then-Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was unearthed Thursday. Continue reading
Alexander Calder was one of the modern masters of art — breaking the mold on sculpture in the 20th century. Nearly 40 years after his death, Calder’s work continues to captivate. WGBH’s Arts Editor Jared Bowen sat down recently with the Chief Curator of the Peabody Essex Museum near Boston to discuss Calder and his creations. Continue reading
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston’s longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71. Continue reading
In a sweeping decision to protect privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that police need a warrant to search cell phones. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to look at their unanimous decision, as well as the court’s ruling in a case against Aereo, an Internet startup that sought to share broadcast network TV signals without paying a fee. Continue reading
The FBI agent in charge of the investigation of $500 million worth artwork stolen from a museum in Boston nearly 25 years ago has confirmed sightings of the missing artwork from credible sources.
Under increased security, some 36,000 athletes — the second most in the race’s history — participated in the 118th Boston Marathon. Many raced to honor the three who were killed and more than 260 wounded in bombings a year ago. For the first time in decades, an American runner, Meb Keflezighi, came in first place. Judy Woodruff talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH and Maria Cramer of The Boston Globe. Continue reading
One year ago, Paul and J.P. Norden were cheering on a buddy near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when they heard the first bomb go off. Then they were struck by the second bomb, and both of them lost a leg. Emily Rooney of WGBH sits down with the two brothers to talk about life before and after the attack, and the experience of co-writing a book about their journey. Continue reading
Watch a live stream of remarks by Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former mayor Thomas M. Menino during a memorial service in tribute of the victims of last year’s bombings. Speeches are scheduled to begin at noon, EDT. Continue reading
For most of us, life was back to normal within days or weeks of the Boston Marathon bombings. But for hundreds of victims and their families, that will never be true.
In our news wrap Thursday, Federal prosecutors announced that they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of bombing the 2013 Boston Marathon, where three were killed and more than 260 were wounded. Also, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped his city’s appeal in a court battle over stop-and-frisk tactics used by police. Continue reading