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Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Trial of accused Boston bomber’s friend turns to text messages

BOSTON (Reuters) – Text messages between the accused Boston Marathon bomber and some of his college friends will be the focus when the criminal trial of a man charged with lying to investigators resumes on Tuesday.

U.S. prosecutors contend that Robel Phillipos, 21, lied to authorities about a visit that he and two other friends made to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the 2013 attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260.

Oct 12, 2014
Oct 10, 2014
Oct 9, 2014

Islamic rebel advance on Kobani will not change U.S. strategy: Kerry

BOSTON (Reuters) – The advance of Islamic State rebels on the Syrian border town of Kobani is a tragedy but will not deter the United States and its allies from their long-term strategy in the region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

“Kobani is a tragedy because it represents the evil of ISIS but it is not the definition either of the strategy or the full measure of what is happening with response to ISIS,” Kerry told reporters in Boston, using an acronym for Islamic State rebels.

Oct 9, 2014
Oct 9, 2014
Oct 8, 2014
Oct 8, 2014
Oct 8, 2014

Video game win cited at trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber’s friend

BOSTON (Reuters) – A man who says he was too high to remember the removal of a backpack from the college dorm room of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was alert enough to win a video game that same night, a key prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, recounted how he lost an Xbox NBA video game to his friend Robel Phillipos, before they want to the dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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