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Apr 22, 2013

Suspect charged in hospital with Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen placing a backpack near the finish line of the race one week ago, the criminal complaint said, alleging he acted in concert with his older brother, who was killed during a shootout with police early Friday.

Apr 22, 2013

Boston bomb suspect checked for link to 2011 murders: prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) – Authorities are investigating whether the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died after a shootout with police had any connection to an unsolved triple homicide in suburban Boston in 2011, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday.

The 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as one of two brothers suspected in last Monday’s blasts, was a close friend of one of three men who were stabbed in the neck in an apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts in September, 2011.

Apr 20, 2013

Police descend on house in search for Boston bombing suspect

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Police cars and armored vehicles surrounded a house in a Boston suburb on Friday where they believe the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings could be hiding out, possibly in a boat parked in the backyard, witnesses said.

The apparent break in the investigation came after a day-long manhunt for a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen suspected in Monday’s bombings. His older brother, also identified as a suspect, was killed in a shootout overnight.

Apr 18, 2013

FBI releases photos of two Boston bomb suspects

BOSTON, April 18 (Reuters) – Investigators released pictures
of two suspects in the Boston bombing on Thursday, seeking the
public’s help in finding two men photographed on the crowded
sidewalk before Monday’s bombs exploded near the finish line.

“Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the
two suspects,” Richard DesLauriers, the U.S. Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s special agent in charge in Boston, told a news
conference.

Apr 17, 2013

Boston Marathon bombs believed packed in pressure cookers

BOSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Authorities suspect whoever
perpetrated the Boston Marathon attacks carried heavy bombs made
from pressure cookers in nylon bags or backpacks to launch the
worst bombings on U.S. soil since security was stepped up
following the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks.

The twin blasts on Monday killed three people including an
8-year-old boy and injured 176 others, some of whom were maimed
by bombs packed with ball bearings and nails. Seventeen victims
remained in critical condition.

Apr 16, 2013

Boston Marathon bombs believed carried in dark, heavy bags

BOSTON (Reuters) – Authorities suspect whoever perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings carried heavy devices made out of pressure cookers in dark-colored nylon bags or backpacks before dropping them near the finish line, causing the worst attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.

The twin blasts on Monday killed three people including an 8-year-old boy and injured 176 others, some of whom were maimed by bombs packed with ball bearings and nails.

Apr 16, 2013

BlackRock profit jumps 10.5 percent on shift into stock funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc’s (BLK.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) first-quarter net income rose 10.5 percent as investors, growing more confident in the economy, gravitated toward stock funds, the world’s largest money manager said on Tuesday.

For the first time since the financial crisis struck in 2008, equity funds emerged as the dominant investment vehicle, giving the New York-based company a boost because they are more profitable than bond funds.

Apr 16, 2013

Bombs kill three people, wound more than 100 at Boston Marathon

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people, maiming others and injuring more than 100 in what a White House official said would be treated as an “act of terror.”

It was the worst bombing on U.S. soil since security was tightened after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and President Barack Obama promised to hunt down whoever was responsible for the attack on a day when tens of thousands of spectators packed the streets to watch the world-famous race.

Apr 16, 2013

Triumph turns to terror as blasts hit Boston Marathon

BOSTON (Reuters) – Joe Anderson had just crossed the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon when he heard the blasts that killed two people, wounded dozens and terrified thousands of spectators and athletes.

The first blast, which blew out the window of a store near the end of the race course at around 2:50 p.m.(1850 GMT), stunned the throng of people who had gathered in Copley Square for the race’s finale. A few seconds later, a second blast sent waves of fear and horror through the crowd.

Mar 22, 2013

BlackRock hires Credit Suisse exec to bolster hedge fund unit

March 22 (Reuters) – BlackRock, the world’s largest
money manager, hired Andy Stewart, head of one of Credit
Suisse’s hedge fund units, to bolster its own alternatives
business as it shutters a direct private equity strategy.

Stewart will co-head New York-based BlackRock’s hedge fund
and private equity division alongside current leader Matt
Botein, who will add the title of chief investment officer for
alternatives, the firm said in a memo on Friday.

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