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Originally posted 04/23/2013 10:30PM
Katherine Russell was a typical college student before she met Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The daughter of an emergency room doctor, Katie, as she was called, grew up in a Christian household in North Kingstown, R.I., graduated at the top of her class at her high school in 2007, and said in her yearbook she wanted to go into the Peace Corps.
"The reason why I remember her is she was very nice and very smart," her North Kingstown High art teacher, Amos Trout Paine, tells the Associated Press. "She was ready to learn."
She is now known as the Boston Marathon bomber's widow.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 12:55PM
Martin Richard, the 8-year-boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, was laid to rest during a private family service Tuesday morning, his parents announced.
"The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous," Denise and Bill Richard said in a statement. "This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal."
Originally posted 04/23/2013 08:00AM
The surviving suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon says he and his late brother acted alone, and were not aided by any outside group, according to reports.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted to investigators under questioning Monday that he was involved in laying the bombs that killed three people and wounded scores at the finish line, The New York Times reports.
Tsarnaev, 19, said he and his brother Tamerlan, 26, hatched the plot themselves and were not tied to a terrorist group.
Originally posted 04/22/2013 02:05PM
The U.S. Attorney General says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property resulting in death.
In a statement Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder detailed the charge against 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The charge carries a possible death sentence.
Tsarnaev made his initial court appearance in his room in Beth Israel hospital. He is listed in serious but stable condition.
Originally posted 04/22/2013 11:25AM
With a name like Zooey Deschanel, chances are the actress has suffered her fair share of mix-ups and mispronunciations – but nothing like quite like this.
While the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was being pursued by investigators during a manhunt on Friday, Dallas-Fort Worth's Fox 4 had a closed caption fail for the record books.
As a news anchor read aloud the name of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, closed captioning on screen read, "He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."
Originally posted 04/21/2013 02:15PM
Less than a week after twin explosions at the Boston Marathon left three dead and more than 180 wounded, Prince Harry made his way to Sunday's London Marathon to support the 36,000 runners heading toward the finish line.
Missing the annual event "was never an option as far as I was concerned," he told BBC News. "Everyone that was planning on coming is still here. No one's changed any plans."
Still, the memory of tragedy lingered in a hush as competitors observed a 30-second moment of silence in honor of those who didn't finish their race, reports CNN.
"The way Boston has dealt with it has been absolutely remarkable," added the prince.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 01:20PM
Like many Americans, Neil Diamond was so moved by the tragedy in Boston over the past week that he wanted to do his part to help.
And he did so like only an iconic singer could.
As soon as Diamond heard that the Boston Red Sox game would go on as planned Saturday (after Dzokhar Tsarnzev, the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect was caught) he felt he needed to be there, his rep tells PEOPLE. So the singer and his wife took a red-eye flight across the country Friday night so he'd be able to express his support.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 12:00PM
Two days after alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured following an extensive manhunt, the suspect remains in serious but stable condition at a Boston hospital.
Unable to speak after sustaining injuries to the throat, according to sources, the 19-year-old suspect is "intubated and sedated," CNN reports.
"I, and I think all of the law enforcement professionals, are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives, because we have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters on Saturday.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 09:45AM
Days before a Watertown citizen helped lead police to the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, another ordinary civilian provided a photo that helped identify the most wanted man in America.
In the chaos immediately after the Boston Marathon blasts, David Green took a picture with his smartphone before helping those who had been injured in the second blast.
It wasn't until three days later, when officials released video of the two suspects, that Green realized that he had a clear photo of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev walking away from the scene.
Green, the CEO of a sportswear company who ran the marathon, immediately understood the importance of taking the picture. "I was in New York during 9/11," he tells PEOPLE. "You just have to document something, [so] I pulled my phone out and took one picture."
Originally posted 04/20/2013 04:15PM
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