Authorities in Boston continue to comb through a mile-square crime scene as they search for clues to the deadly explosions that brought Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon to a horrific stop.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don't know who is responsible.

4/16/13 - Panel

Apr 16, 2013

  Today's panelists are Ray Graf and David Guistina. We will also welcome Kevin Moran, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle for a portion of the discussion. Joe Donahue moderates.

We will discuss yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings.

In this segment - we cut away for a press conference from Boston with Governor Deval Patrick and other officials. 

For more on the events today in Boston, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rick Mathews, the director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University at Albany. He began by asking him if at this early stage he believes the explosions were the work of domestic or foreign terrorists.

BOSTON (AP) — Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries. 

Al Qaeda in Syracuse

Jan 8, 2013

Senator Chuck Schumer was in Syracuse on Monday afternoon, telling reporters that 26 small businesses have  been hacked.  At least two are being sued by their phone companies for not paying their bills.

CNY Central is reporting that compromised phone numbers in Syracuse are being linked to telephone accounts in Somalia and the Philippines traced back to Al-Qaeda.

In the interest of public safety, the security of five key bridges over the Hudson River is being tightened - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

Two Cooperators Give Unprecedented Look at al-Qaida

May 7, 2012

Two high-value government cooperators have offered an unprecedented firsthand account of how al-Qaida operated in the decade following the September 11 attacks.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The pair testified at the trial of Adis Medunjanin.  A Brooklyn jury convicted him last week on charges he plotted with former high school classmates to attack Manhattan subway lines in 2009.

When the most recent Iraq war began, I was serving as student rabbi at a wonderful little synagogue in New England.  One of the regulars at our monthly Torah study was a World War II veteran – let’s call him Sam.  Sam would always bring consideration and deep insight to text study.  But more than that, Sam was – and is – a mensh.