Images collected from social media show veritable ghost towns Friday after local residents were ordered to "shelter in place" during a manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Area residents found themselves stuck inside of a crime scene Thursday night and Friday morning. Pictures taken behind window screens and on top of roofs gave the world a look at what people were seeing.
With a manhunt underway for a suspect in Monday's bombings, the area in and around Boston has been virtually shut down. Transit isn't running, and most businesses and schools are closed. Most people are safe at home, but many are unnerved.
The two suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years and lived together in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment.
Author Dennis Lehane talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his New York Times op-ed, "Messing with the Wrong City," which expressed his love for his hometown.
Charles Sennott, vice president, executive editor and co-founder of GlobalPost, talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the ongoing manhunt in Boston. Seth Mnookin, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, describes live-tweeting the events at MIT.
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Fast breaking developments in the marathon bombing manhunt put the city of Boston on lockdown. Host Michel Martin checks in with Boston resident Neil Minkoff, and gets perspective on keeping a major city safe during a manhunt from former London police official, Brian Paddick.
The new Senate proposal to overhaul immigration policy is more than 800 pages long. Host Michel Martin gets a crash course on some of the details and what they mean for immigrants and the rest of the country. She's joined by immigration lawyer Sonia Ansari and Matt Barreto from the polling group, Latino Decisions.
Listeners sound off on the program's hottest conversations as editor Ammad Omar joins host Michel Martin for Back Talk. This week listeners respond to a study that says the U.S. tortured detainees after 9/11.
The frozen food industry wants you to know that even though its food isn't "fresh," it's still good. And they're paying big bucks to convince you.
The frozen food industry wants you to know that even though their food isn't fresh, it's still good. And they're paying big bucks to convince you.
While the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings continued Thursday night into Friday morning, residents of Watertown and surrounding communities were hiding in bedrooms, looking out from roofs and peering from behind locked doors. Many did not sleep as helicopters swirled overhead.
Not 24 hours after the FBI released images of two suspects in Monday's blasts, one of the suspects is dead and the other is still at large.
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The scene around Boston Friday was chaotic. Police were going house to house in Watertown as they searched for "suspect No. 2" in the bombings. "Suspect No. 1," known as "black hat," was said to be dead. People across the area were told to shelter in place.
A tense night of police activity just days after the Boston Marathon bombings has caused police to converge on a neighborhood outside Boston where they say there were explosives. The chaos in Watertown, about 10 miles west of Boston, occurred just hours after a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed on campus. It was unclear if the outbursts of violence were related
Jack Richmond was a young father when his leg was crushed in a work accident. Though in denial at first that it would need to be amputated, he quickly realized he could share his experience to help other amputees, as he tells his daughter, Reagan, on a visit to StoryCorps.
A divide that began under President Hugo Chavez has grown deeper in the weeks since his death. "The country is simply split in two," says one Venezuelan, in the wake of violent protests after the disputed presidential election that Chavez's hand-picked heir won by a slim margin.