Boston Marathon

Hunt For The Boston Bombers: How The Real Story Unfolded

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Released in UK cinemas on February 23, Patriots Day is a powerful, procedural account of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing from Lone Survivor director ...

Why Bringing Tragedy To Life Through Film Is Important

Phillip Othen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

On Patriots’ Day, April 15, 2013, a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of America’s annual Boston Marathon, kill...

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

A jury in Massachusetts has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. The seven-woman, five-man jury revealed their decision on Fri...

What Has Social Media Done To Journalism? 'The Thread' Explores..

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

'The Thread' documentary explores the undeniable impact that amateur Internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Ma...

Boston Marathon Sets Off One Year After Terrorist Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

One year on from the terrorist attack that left three dead and 260 injured, thousands of runners lined up on Monday to take part in the Boston Maratho...

Boston Bomber on the Cover of Rolling Stone: By a Boston Marathon Runner

Benjamin Evans | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Benjamin Evans

Three months ago I was crossing the line of the Boston Marathon. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I had run a PB. I had completed the ultimate marathon for any serious distance runner... Then two bombs went off 100 yards from our table and I found myself running for my life through the streets of Boston. Rolling Stone was right to present the story as it did. Kids are not idiots. The readers of Rolling Stone are not going to read this article and think bombing a marathon is cool. Instead they may take a cold hard look at who they are and what they want to do, because they do not want to end up like Jahar Tsarnaev

David Cameron Visits Boston Marathon Bombings Memorial

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

David Cameron has visited the Boston Marathon bombings memorial, stopping to glance at the t-shirts, bunting, running shoes, flags and tributes left t...

College Friends Of Boston Bombing Suspects Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Men arrested over the Boston Marathon bombing are accused of destroying a rucksack belonging to one of the suspects. College friends of suspect Dzh...

Three 'Additional Suspects' Held Over Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Three more people have been arrested in the Boston Mararthon bombing investigation, police have announced. A tweet from Boston Police confirmed the...

Can This Graph Chart Your Happiness?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

A stock market-style "happiness index" that measures the mood of the world has been launched by US scientists, charting the mood of the planet on a gr...

'America Took My Kids Away'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

The mother of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has said she does not accept her sons carried out the attacks and said she wished...

WATCH: Joe Biden Pays Tribute To Boston Police Officer Killed In Hunt For Bombers

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

US Vice President Joe Biden has led tributes to the police officer who was killed during the hunt for the Boston marathon bomber. Biden spoke at th...

The Boston Bombings: Why the Media Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

Matt Clough | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Matt Clough

Obviously, any speculation at this point on motives is just that - speculation - and is unhelpful as it is futile, as is suggesting the media played an active role in this particular event. But what is clear is that the news networks have learned absolutely nothing from previous cases of a similar nature.

London Marathon 2013, Power House of Humanity

Kevin Mbewa Anyango | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Mbewa Anyango

Having participated on this year's London Marathon for the first time, I can confidently say that without you, the spectators who always line along the track cheering and motivating runners, very few would be making it to the finishing line. So I thank you and salute you all.

Boston Marathon Bombings: It's Time We De-link Criminality With Community

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

There is a fear ... that the gradual healing of the relationship between Muslims and others could be easily undone by incidents like Boston bombings - even though 'no soul should bear the burden for another' according to the teachings of the Abrahamic faiths.

'My Kids Are Not Boston Bombers They Have Been Set Up'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

The mother of the Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has claimed that the FBI called her years ago with concerns that her eldest m...

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev Formally Charged..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and could face the death penalty Dzo...

'Boston Massacre' T-Shirts 'Withdrawn From Sale'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

A Nike t-shire with the slogan "Boston Massacre", with bold white lettering dripping with blood is reportedly being removed from stores in the wake of...

Is Twitter a Good Source of Breaking News?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Tech
Jamie Bartlett

Following the Boston bombings, anyone following the relevant feeds and hashtags would have seen a surge of contradictory stories and speculation, some important and true, others later exposed as nonsense. Twitter is both an enormous rumour mill, and invaluable source of valuable information. I could end this article here, but academics have been studying this question in detail since at least 2010, so I'm about to get a little technical.

Boston on 'Lock Down'

Camilla Barker | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Barker

By the time this story comes out, the events that followed will be plastered across the front pages of newspapers the world over. Well done, Boston, we kept 'wicked' calm and 'carried the hell on'. As exhausted and drained as we all are, we can now rejoice in the fact that our city is safe again.

An Open Letter from London to Boston

Damon Boughen | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Sport
Damon Boughen

Know this Boston, like you, we do not cower, we do not back down or take a backwards step in the face of such an atrocity. We do the opposite; we go forward, running as fast as we can, as we dare. We take your pain, make it our own, and push ourselves further with it. We are with you Boston, over each and every one of those 26.2 miles.

Boston Bombing Could be Bad News for Chechnya

Patrick Reevell | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

For the time-being we don't know why the Tsarnaevs chose to bomb the United States. But regardless of the reasons, the worry is, the Tsarnaevs may just have done in a day what the Kremlin has been trying to do for almost 20 years- painted all Chechens as terrorists.

FBI Questioned Boston Bomb Suspect In 2011

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

The FBI was reportedly in contact with one of the Boston bombing suspects, raising questions about whether the attack which killed three people at the...

The Week That Was: To Run

Carla Buzasi | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

People run for all kinds of reasons: to raise money for good causes, to get fit and healthy, to get away from the rest of the world, and sometimes just to prove to themselves they can. A bomb designed to wreak havoc and take lives is never justifiable; to detonate one at the heart of an event where people have come together for the sheer joy of running seems most especially cruel. Running is often a solitary sport, but if there is any positive to be gained from this week's events, it is the way not only a city came together, but an entire country. People united in one goal: to find those responsible.

Extra London Marathon Security To Remain Despite Suspect's Capture

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

The enhanced police presence for tomorrow's London Marathon will remain in place despite the death and capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects...