Boston

3:51pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Witnesses To Marathon Explosions Describe Panic And Horror

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 7:33 am

An injured man is loaded into an ambulance after two explosions during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on Monday.
Jim Rogash Getty Images

People near the finish line of the Boston Marathon described horrific scenes of the chaos that followed two loud explosions in quick succession this afternoon, sending spectators rushing away from the scene in panic as others lay bloodied and wounded on the ground.

One witness, Aaron Michael told member station WGBH that he heard first one explosion and then another.

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1:20pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line; At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 3:20 am

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston on Monday.
Charles Krupa AP

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, leaving at least three dead and dozens injured, the Boston Police Department reports.

The explosions happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the race, the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious road races in the world. At that point, the majority of 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line. Thousands, however, were still out on the course.

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10:28am

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Africans Win At Boston Marathon

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 2:54 pm

The scene at the start of the elite women's division of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Dominick Reuter Reuters /Landov

Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa won the men's division at this year's Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds. It's the first win at Boston for the 23-year-old.

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4:03pm

Fri February 22, 2013
Science

Boston Grapples With The Threat Of Storms And Rising Water

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:02 pm

The Boston Tea Party museum sits right on the edge of the harbor. With rising sea levels and the increasing threat of strong storms, buildings like these are at particular risk of flooding.
Christopher Joyce NPR

Since the drubbing that Superstorm Sandy gave the Northeast in November, there's a new sense of urgency in U.S. coastal cities. Even though scientists can't predict the next big hurricane, they're confident that a warmer climate is likely to make Atlantic storms bigger and cause more flooding.

Cities like Boston are in the bull's-eye.

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3:16pm

Wed February 20, 2013
The Two-Way

New York Times Co. Plans To Sell 'Boston Globe'

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 3:39 pm

A Boston Globe newpaper sits inside a vendor box in 2009.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

The New York Times Co. will continue shedding assets, this time announcing it is looking to sell The Boston Globe.

The New York Times reports the company said it was looking to sell off the Globe and "other New England properties" to "focus energy and resources on its flagship newspaper."

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