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A final shootout…and then it was over

For just a few minutes, it seemed like the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the…

Relief, then celebration in and around Boston

They gathered in silence on Boylston Street, just three blocks away from the chaos and carnage caused by twin bombings four days earlier. Some were crying. Boston University student Aaron…

Obama: Boston arrest closes ‘important’ chapter

President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings “closed an important chapter in this tragedy.” But he acknowledged that many…

Thanks and jubilation reverberate around Boston

Police officers and firefighters stood grim-faced with guns and rifles, lining the street leading to the suburban property where a suspect in twin bombings at the Boston Marathon was believed…

Boston bombing suspect captured

A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead in…

USA Today founder Al Neuharth dead at 89

Critics dubbed USA Today “McPaper” when it debuted in 1982, and they accused its founder, Al Neuharth, of dumbing down American journalism with its easy-to-read articles and bright graphics. Neuharth…

SWAT teams patrol Boston as manhunt for surviving bomber continues

SWAT teams in armored vehicles took command of the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect…

Empty streets as an uneasy Boston awaits result of manhunt

The Red Sox and the Bruins both scrapped their games. The famous Bull Market at Faneuil Hall was closed, and there were more pigeons than tourists on City Hall Plaza.…

Cops kill one Boston Marathon bombing suspect in shootout; Second on the run

Cops kill one Boston Marathon bombing suspect in shootout; Second on the run

Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in…

With cameras everywhere, it’s hard to avoid detection

As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings illustrates, getting lost in the crowd is no longer an easy feat. There are eyes — and cameras — everywhere. Investigators swiftly…