News

After Bombs, Boston Marathon Under Tight Security

After Bombs, Boston Marathon Under Tight Security

Photo: Reuters

BOSTON (AP) – State and local officials are hoping for a safe but still enjoyable day for the 36,000 runners planning to participate in the Boston Marathon and the hundreds of thousands of spectators.

One year after a pair of homemade bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets for its 118th edition on Monday.

Bags will be restricted and searched near the finish line this year. More than 100 cameras have been installed along the route in Boston, and 50 or so “observation points” will be set up around the finish line.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that authorities didn’t want to turn the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston into a militarized zone.

Recent Headlines

in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

lana

LISTEN: This week's top alt tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Foo Fighters play with their own cover band

grohl

The band played a secret gig, performing under another moniker, and invited the lead singer of a Foo Fighters tribute band onstage.

in Music

Beastie Boys’ Mike D designed a $5M townhouse

miked

The Brooklyn property could be yours for a cool $5 million.

in Music

Ryan Adams warns new album turns listeners into ‘zombies’

21-overlay2

A bizarre, star-studded promo warns fans not to buy the new album because listening to it will turn you into a zombie.

in Viral Videos

‘Unqualified advice’ with ‘Parks & Rec’ star Nick Offerman

15-overlay1

The actor gives everyday people advice on their most-pressing problems.