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
Americans around the country paid tribute to President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Hari Sreenivasan reports on ceremonies in Washington, Dallas and Boston, where the late president’s words and actions inspired somber remembrances. Continue reading
Bill de Blasio, Mike Duggan and Marty Walsh won mayoral elections in New York, Detroit and Boston, for their pragmatic campaign approaches. Gwen Ifill talks to Brookings Institution’ Bruce Katz and Atlantic Cities’ Emily Badger about how these new mayors will tackle economic and unemployment challenges in their cities. Continue reading
Happy Halloween. pic.twitter.com/ugLBMzAeNF — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) October 31, 2013
President Obama told a crowd in Boston that he is "not happy" about the rocky HealthCare.gov rollout, but assured Americans the site would be fixed as soon as possible. The president also touted the benefits of the ACA and disputed claims that health care reform has caused some insurance plans to be cancelled. Continue reading