NAVY YARD SHOOTER AARON ALEXIS BELIEVED HE WAS BEING CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC WAVES – FBI
BOSTON (Reuters) – A state representative with strong ties to Boston’s labor movement and a former teacher turned city councilor focused on improving the school system emerged as the top two contenders in Boston’s preliminary mayoral election on Tuesday.
State representative Martin Walsh and Councilor John Connolly, both Democrats, took the top two spots in the city’s non-partisan first-round vote, and will face off in November in the general election to succeed the city’s longest-serving mayor, Thomas Menino.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Voters in Boston head to the polls on Tuesday to choose among a dozen candidates for mayor in a preliminary round of voting in the city’s most wide-open mayoral election in decades.
Recent polls have shown City Councilor John Connolly, the one candidate to enter the race before Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not seek an unprecedented sixth term in office, with a narrow lead.
BOSTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Accused Boston Marathon bomber
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will learn by late January whether the U.S.
government wants him to die for his role in one of the largest
attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
Federal prosecutors in Boston, by the end of October, will
pass on to the Justice Department in Washington their
recommendation on whether to seek the death penalty, with
Attorney General Eric Holder due to make the final decision
about 90 days after that, Assistant U.S. Attorney William
Weinreb told a judge on Monday.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and federal prosecutors are due in court on Monday for a conference ahead of the 20-year-old ethnic Chechen’s upcoming trial on charges he killed four people in the April attack and its aftermath.
Tsarnaev faces the possibility of execution if convicted on charges that he and his now-dead brother Tamerlan planted a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, killing three people and wounding 264 in one of the largest attacks on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.