A Boston Marathon bombings survivor has told ITV News he feels "unbelievably lucky" to be alive.
Marc Fucarile, who spent 100 days in hospital following the blasts last year, told Washington Correspondent Robert Moore: "I looked at a picture - right next to me there was a piece of metal fencing ... bent at a 90 degree angle around the mailbox."
Mr Fucarile said the fact he was still here with just one leg missing "is amazing."
"I have no idea how I can still talk, think, walk ... I'm definitely lucky," he added.
Information that may have raised US scrutiny of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell through the cracks in communications among US intelligence agencies and between the United States and Russia, an inspectors general report released today showed.
US intelligence was alerted by Russian intelligence in 2011 that Tsarnaev might pose a threat, but lack of further information led to less heightened awareness of the danger he posed, said the report by inspectors general for the US intelligence community.
Two Chechen brothers, Tamerlan and his younger brother Dzhokhar, are suspected of planting pressure-cooker bombs near the race's finish line last April 15 in an attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260.
Tamerlan died after a gunfight with police while the younger brother is awaiting trial on charges that could lead to the death penalty if he is convicted.
US prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Boston Marathan bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement today.
"The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision," Holder said.
Prosecutors say that Tsarnaev, 20, and his brother Tamerlan, 26, planted a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish line on 15th April 2013, killing three people and wounding 264.
Three nights later, the pair killed a university police officer and later engaged in a shootout with police that left Tamerlan dead, it is alleged.
Convicted mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger has been sentenced to two life terms plus five years in prison after being found guilty of gangland crimes including 11 murders.
District Judge Denise Casper told Bulger, now 84: "The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable.
"Your crimes are made all the more heinous because they are all about money."
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A police photographer who documented the unfolding drama of the hunt and capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has released a full set of images to Boston Magazine.
Boston Magazine has now published around 50 of the striking photographs taken by Sergeant Murphy, who was suspended and then moved to nightshifts as an apparent punishment.
James 'Whitey' Bulger, once the most feared mobster in Boston who was found guilty today of 31 out of the 32 criminal charges he faced including 11 killings, was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed.
The Martin Scorsese film, which also starred Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg and Ray Winstone, won four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director.
The plot centres around the police waging war on an Irish-American Boston gang which is headed by Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson).
Boston Globe reporter Shelley Murphy, who is tweeting on the James 'Whitey' Bulger verdict, has said:
Infamous former Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, who inspired the Oscar-winning film 'The Departed', has been found guilty of gangland crimes including 11 killings, according to the Associated Press.
Former Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, who inspired Jack Nicholson's character in the Oscar-winning film 'The Departed', has been found guilty of a racketeering conspiracy.
The jury of eight men and four women reached its verdict after hearing testimonies about drug trafficking, loansharking, bookmaking, extortion and murder.
Bulger, who ran Boston's Irish mob 'Winter Hill' from the early 1970s until 1995 when he fled the city, was charged with 32 counts including accusations he was involved with 19 killings.