Boston Marathon attacks http://wamc.org en Marathon Finish Line Scare http://wamc.org/post/marathon-finish-line-scare <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:13:55 +0000 Associated Press 88280 at http://wamc.org UMass Dartmouth Suspends Student Charged in Connection with Boston Marathon Attacks http://wamc.org/post/umass-dartmouth-suspends-student-charged-connection-boston-marathon-attacks <p></p><p>The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has suspended one student charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and says the other two aren't enrolled.</p><p></p><p>The university said Wednesday that Azamat Tazhayakov has been suspended "pending the outcome of the case." He and Dias Kadyrbayev were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice.</p><p>Robel Phillipos was charged with making false statements. The university says Kadyrbayev and Phillipos aren't enrolled.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 63647 at http://wamc.org UMass Dartmouth Suspends Student Charged in Connection with Boston Marathon Attacks Lawmaker Believes Boston Suspects Were Trained http://wamc.org/post/lawmaker-believes-boston-suspects-were-trained <p>The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says he believes the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had some training in carrying out their attack.</p><p>Michael McCaul is citing the type of device used in the attack — shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs — and the weapons' sophistication as signs of training.</p><p>Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:13:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63373 at http://wamc.org Lawmaker Believes Boston Suspects Were Trained Berkshire Residents Find Creative Way to Support Victims of Boston Attacks http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-residents-find-creative-way-support-victims-boston-attacks <p> Since Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the creation of &nbsp;The One Fund last week, more than $23 million and counting has been raised to help the people most affected by recent attacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.</p><p></p><p>Much of the fund consists of the $16 million donated from corporations, but more than $7 million has been raised through donations from the public.&nbsp;</p><p>And in the Berkshires, people are doing their part.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:26:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 63150 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Residents Find Creative Way to Support Victims of Boston Attacks Herbert London: Terrorism We Encourage? http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-terrorism-we-encourage <p></p><p>The two Boston bombers were born in Dagestan and despite their alleged grievance over the treatment of Chechens, never lived there. For law enforcement officials and counter-terror experts this radical view that inspired their heinous act is a conundrum. Even President Obama asked plaintively, “Why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence?”</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:33:07 +0000 Herbert London 63008 at http://wamc.org Stephen Gottlieb: Responding To Tragedy http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-responding-tragedy <p></p><p>Shortly after I walked out of the studio last week having recorded a piece on taxes, the news started to bristle with reports of the two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Part of me wanted to rush back in and record something different. I’d lived a few blocks away, have many friends in Boston, shuddered for the people killed and injured, and shared the reaction that this looked like an attack on our country, on all of us. I was speechless.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:33:38 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 62927 at http://wamc.org Conn. Sporting Events Reviewing Security Measures http://wamc.org/post/conn-sporting-events-reviewing-security-measures <p></p><p></p><p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials at several Connecticut sporting events are taking another look at security measures in response to the explosions at the Boston Marathon.<strong> </strong></p><p></p><p>The state's largest event is the Travelers Championship PGA golf tournament in Cromwell, which draws more than 200,000 fans a year. Tournament Director Nathan Grube says safety is a top priority every year, but he expects to hold more discussions about security because of the Boston blasts. This year's tournament is set for June 20 to 23.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 62494 at http://wamc.org Conn. Sporting Events Reviewing Security Measures Vigil in Pittsfield Honors Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions http://wamc.org/post/vigil-pittsfield-honors-victims-boston-marathon-explosions <p></p><p>Local clergy met with members of the Pittsfield community at the Lichtenstein art gallery to hold a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to victims of the bomb attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three were killed and more than 170 were wounded in the attacks.</p><p>The public joined an interfaith prayer service to remember those lost.</p><p>Quentin Chin, Interim Pastor at the South Baptist Church in Pittsfield, led songs and prayers.</p><p>"This is an opportunity really for all of us to find some sort of expression in ritual action," said Chin.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:31:04 +0000 Lucas Willard 62476 at http://wamc.org Vigil in Pittsfield Honors Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions Dr. Jessica Stern, Hoover Institution - The blueprints of terror and finding the culprits http://wamc.org/post/dr-jessica-stern-hoover-institution-blueprints-terror-and-finding-culprits <p></p><p>You won’t find <em>Inspire</em> magazine on your local newsstand, but an article in that publication may have been the blueprint for the bombings in Boston.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:57:32 +0000 Brian Shields 62459 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jessica Stern, Hoover Institution - The blueprints of terror and finding the culprits Kingston Jewish congregation prays for Boston in aftermath of bombings http://wamc.org/post/kingston-jewish-congregation-prays-boston-aftermath-bombings <p>KINGSTON – Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht of Congregation Agudas Achim in Kingston felt the community of the Hudson Valley should do something spiritual for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks so his synagogue held a special prayer service Tuesday.</p><p>Congregants and others prayed for the dead and injured and their families, but also for the entire country, said Rabbi Hecht.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:45:52 +0000 Hank Gross 62443 at http://wamc.org Kingston Jewish congregation prays for Boston in aftermath of bombings