BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston City Councilor John Connolly holds a narrow lead in the 12-way race to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino, a fellow Democrat, according to a Boston Herald/Suffolk University poll released on Wednesday.
But Connolly’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error, with county District Attorney Daniel Conley and state Representative Martin Walsh within striking distance ahead of the city’s open preliminary election on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Rhode Island police warned the U.S. Navy last month that Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had reported “hearing voices,” raising further questions about how he gained security clearance at the complex where he went on a shooting rampage.
Officials say Alexis, a Navy contractor and former Navy reservist, opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday, killing 12 people before police shot him dead.
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BOSTON (Reuters) – Three college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that they helped cover his tracks when the FBI was trying to find the people responsible for the April 15 attack.
All three are charged with going to Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the bombing and removing a laptop and a backpack containing empty fireworks shells after receiving a text message from him telling them to “go to my room and take what’s there,” according to court papers.