NEWS & ANALYSIS
Apr 22, 2013 -The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday afternoon that it has charged Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with using a weapon of mass destruction, which could result in the death penalty.
Apr 22, 2013 -Authorities suspect that the alleged Boston bombers had more attacks planned, a federal appeals court reverses a fraud conviction based on the “honest services” theory, and the fertilizer facility in West, Texas, was storing ammonium nitrate.
Apr 19, 2013 -The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, who was being sought by police, has been apprehended alive, and is in custody.
Apr 19, 2013 -The New York Times "Lede" blog reports that the Boston Marathon suspects, identified as Chechen brothers who had lived in the area about a year, led police on a chase earlier this morning during which police fatally shot one suspect; the other was reportedly still on the run as of 8 a.m.
Apr 18, 2013 -FBI releases photos of two suspects and asks for public's help in identifying and locating them. They caution that they should be considered armed and dangerous.
Apr 17, 2013 -Video said to show suspects in Boston Bombings. President Barack Obama vows to push ahead on gun background checks. The ACLU asks FTC to investigate major wireless carriers for failing to warn customers about unpatched security flaws in Android phones. Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report shows targeted attacks for 2012 up 42% but attacks against CEOs down 8%.
Apr 17, 2013 -Speaking at a press conference a little after noon, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has confirmed that a suspicious letter intended for the President was stopped at an offsite facility and is undergoing further testing. Carney had no new news about the Boston bombings. He encouraged everyone to let the investigation run its course. UPDATE: UPDATE: U.S. Capitol police were questioning an individual who delivered at least two suspicious packages to Senate office buildings, Sergeant at Arms Terence Gaine said," reported New York Daily News earlier today. About 1pm, reports the New Hampshire Union Leader, U.S. Capitol Police "announced the Hart Senate Office Building has reopened after the substance found there tested negative
Apr 17, 2013 -Law enforcement has a suspect in mind as the sender of the alleged ricin letter to Senator Roger Wicker. No real suspects or motives have yet emerged in the Boston Marathon bombings. Pressure cookers have been favored by terrorist bomb makers for some time. DHS is questioned on adding Saudi Arabia to Trusted Traveler program.
Apr 16, 2013 -ABC News, USA Today, and CNN have reports that a letter sent to Senator Wicker has tested positive for ricin in initial tests. Boston Marathon investigators reportedly recover a circuit board that may have been used to detonate the bombs, reports Boston.com.
Apr 16, 2013 -Better data analysis of suspicious activity reports filed by financial institutions is expected to help law enforcement combat money laundering more efficiently.