Boston Attack http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/48784/all en Who was at the Boston Marathon? Breakdown of runners by country and state (data) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/boston-marathon-runners-explosion-2013-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Boston Marathon is one of the world's largest sporting events. More than 23,000 runners were present at the time of the explosions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyle Kim </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 23,000 people from around the world set foot on Boston Marathon&#39;s 26-mile long race before the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130415/boston-marathon-explosion-reported">explosions shut down</a> the internationally-celebrated event. Roughly 17,500 were recorded to have finished, according to <a href="http://www.baa.org/2013/cf/public/iframe_Statistics.htm">data provided by The Boston Athletic Association</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/boston-marathon-runners-explosion-2013-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack data Want to Know United States Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:56:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5817410 at http://www.globalpost.com #PrayForBoston: In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions, thoughts and prayer are sent to Beantown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/prayforboston-lights-up--twitter-instagram-after-boston-marathon-explosions <p>In the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions, many took to the internet to express their sympathy for the victims of the attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/prayforboston-lights-up--twitter-instagram-after-boston-marathon-explosions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Want to Know United States Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:19:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5817442 at http://www.globalpost.com 19 inspirational reactions to the Boston Marathon attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/18-inspirational-reactions-the-boston-marathon-a <p>In the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions, a testament to human kindness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/18-inspirational-reactions-the-boston-marathon-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Americas Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle United States Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5817739 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston Marathon bombing: FBI to reconstruct bombs used in deadly attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/boston-marathon-bombing-fbi-to-reconstruct-bombs-used-in-attack FBI investigators had received about “2,000 tips” as of midday Tuesday and they would “continue to work around the clock to investigate or act on leads.”<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/boston-marathon-bombing-fbi-to-reconstruct-bombs-used-in-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Want to Know United States Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:21:49 +0000 Allison Jackson 5817908 at http://www.globalpost.com China reacts to student's death at Boston Marathon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/boston-marathon-chinese-citizen-university-student-third-victim HONG KONG — While most expressed sadness at the news, some resented that wealthy Chinese are able to study in the US, going so far as to say that the victim "had it coming."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130416/boston-marathon-chinese-citizen-university-student-third-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Want to Know China United States Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:34:00 +0000 Ben Carlson and Allison Jackson 5817929 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: How Boston was bombed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-how-boston-was-bombed We get the first clues from the investigation into the Boston bombings, Margaret Thatcher gets a "fitting tribute" from her divided kingdom, a US senator gets ricin in the mail, and if you're lucky, you'll get a one-way ticket to Mars.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-how-boston-was-bombed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Chatter United States Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:09:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5818187 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston Marathon bombing reveals the worst and best among us http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/boston-marathon-bombing-reveals-the-worst-and-best-among-us OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Boston Marathon attack was not 9/11. But the awful shock, that kick-in-the-gut feeling it created, brought back memories of that first, terrifying run-in with international terrorism. The death rate in Boston was minuscule, 1/1,000th of those lost on 9/11, but that it happened at one of the nation's happiest, carefree athletic events made it particularly painful, and not just for the memories it evoked. Sure, we'll continue to have marathons, parades, mass celebrations of one sort or another, but like our trips through airports these days, they'll be less carefree, more burdensome, less the innocent experience of our youth.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/boston-marathon-bombing-reveals-the-worst-and-best-among-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Boston Attack Egypt World Leaders Conflict Zones Entertainment Syria Diplomacy France Iran Military Germany Iraq Israel and Palestine Commentary Japan Russia North Korea United Kingdom United States Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:41:00 +0000 Mac Deford 5818349 at http://www.globalpost.com Interrogators in Boston wait to question suspect (LIVE BLOG) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130417/officials-may-have-leads-suspect-boston-marathon BOSTON — As authorities and the public debate the question of justice in the Boston Marathon bombing, special interrogators stand by to question suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, reported to be in "serious but stable" condition. In the UK, runners from around the world observed a moment of silence for Boston victims at the start of the London Marathon, which began amid stepped-up security.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130417/officials-may-have-leads-suspect-boston-marathon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Need to Know United States Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5818548 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres salute hurting city after marathon bombings (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/boston-bruins-buffalo-sabres-salute-hurting-city-after-mar Fans take over emotional singing of 'Star Spangled Banner' before Boston Bruins-Buffalo Sabres NHL game.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/boston-bruins-buffalo-sabres-salute-hurting-city-after-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack World At Play United States Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:37:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5819063 at http://www.globalpost.com Before Boston: Marathons marred by violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130418/boston-marathon-timeline-history-violent-attacks <p>In the last 20 years, at least eight marathons have been threatened by violent attacks, according to the University of Maryland&#39;s Global Terrorism Database. Some attacks were thwarted, as was the case at the Belfast Marathon three separate years. Other races ended in bloodshed, as in Sri Lanka in 2008, when 14 people were killed by a suicide bomber.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130418/boston-marathon-timeline-history-violent-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Want to Know Ireland Pakistan United States Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Rian Rossetti 5819565 at http://www.globalpost.com After the Boston Marathon bomb attacks: What we've learned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/after-the-boston-marathon-bomb-attacks-what-weve-learned BOSTON — Amid the shock, grief and anger, what can we learn from the deadly attack this week on the Boston Marathon? There are immediate lessons for Bostonians but also for the country at large and our many allies overseas.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/after-the-boston-marathon-bomb-attacks-what-weve-learned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Commentary Opinion United States Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Nicholas Burns 5819596 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston transit shut down as manhunt continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130419/boston-transit-shut-down-manhunt-continues Boston transit was shut down Friday as the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing continued.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130419/boston-transit-shut-down-manhunt-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Boston Attack Need to Know United States Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5820066 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bombing suspects from Russia's North Caucasus region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/russia/boston-bombing-suspects-russias-north-caucasus-region Russian media reports the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens, although it’s unclear exactly which region they’re from.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/russia/boston-bombing-suspects-russias-north-caucasus-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Chatter Russia United States Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:14:00 +0000 Gregory Feifer 5820221 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechnya and Dagestan: troubled corners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130419/chechnya-dagestan-boston-marathon-bombers-background <p>BOSTON &mdash; In Boston, questions abound. A manhunt is underway for the remaining live suspect in the marathon bombings that occurred earlier this week. Halfway around the world, there may be some answers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130419/chechnya-dagestan-boston-marathon-bombers-background" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Conflict Zones Want to Know Asia-Pacific Europe Russia Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:13:00 +0000 News Desk 5820303 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bombing suspects from Russia's North Caucasus region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130419/boston-bombing-suspects-russias-north-caucasus-region <p>Russian media reports the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens, although it&rsquo;s unclear exactly which region they&rsquo;re from.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130419/boston-bombing-suspects-russias-north-caucasus-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Attack Need to Know Russia United States Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Gregory Feifer 5820309 at http://www.globalpost.com