Archive for April, 2013

Apr
17
2013

Pressure cookers used in Boston Marathon bombing

Investigators said the bombs were possibly shrapnel-studded pressure cookers, hidden in backpacks and probably detonated by timers. A pressure cooker, in its everyday use, speeds cooking by creating a tight seal and building pressure inside the pot. Converting it... Read more
Apr
16
2013

Witness: ‘I saw blood everywhere’

Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva was covering the much-heralded Boston Marathon. He was shooting what should have been joyous finish-line scenes when in a few seconds, everything changed. His camera kept rolling amid screams of shock and horror. "It... Read more
Apr
15
2013

Terror attack strikes Boston Marathon, more than 130 injured; person of interest ID’d

Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking... Read more
Apr
15
2013

Developing: Boston Marathon explosions

Two explosions struck the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, witnesses said, injuring an unknown number of people on what is ordinarily a festive day in the city.Police reported at least one explosion and witnesses... Read more