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Kevin Edson in Boston Municipal Court on April 16, 2014. (credit: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

Kevin Edson, Man Charged In Boston Marathon Suspicious Backpack Hoax, Sent For Psychiatric Evaluation

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson had a court appearance Wednesday on charges of threatening battery, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime and other charges.

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Boston Backpack

Suspicious Bags Found At Boston Marathon Finish Line After Solemn Tributes

Police in Boston detonated two unattended backpacks at the marathon finish line and arrested a man Tuesday night, on the one-year anniversary of the bombings that left three people dead and 260 injured during the marathon.

17 hours ago

Mona Jha of Montclair, N.J. witnessed the Boston Marathon bombings as she reached mile 26 on the course. She will go back and run the race this year to finish what she started. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Marathoner Who Witnessed Boston Bombings Determined To Finish Race This Year

When the first blast went off, the Montclair native kept going. She said she feels if she hadn’t slowed down, she would have been right where the explosion happened.

20 hours ago

Runner Larry Grogin has hundreds of miles left to run before stepping on the line at the Boston Marathon. (Credit: CBS 2)

Franklin Lakes Man Begins Charitable Run Back To Boston Ahead Of Marathon

Terrorists’ bombs prevented Larry Grogin from finishing last year’s Boston Marathon, so he’s heading back for this year’s race _ on foot.

04/13/2014

Runner Larry Grogin has hundreds of miles left to run before stepping on the line at the Boston Marathon. (Credit: CBS 2)

Runner Has Hundreds Of Miles Planned Ahead Of Return To Boston Marathon

It has been nearly a year since one of America’s biggest sporting events was brought to a halt.

04/12/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Credit:  Handout)

Federal Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

01/30/2014

A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

Alex Rodriguez answers questions outside the Yankees' clubhouse on Opening Day 2013 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 13 Sports Stories Of 2013

This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.

12/31/2013

David Ortiz (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

David Ortiz Gets Plenty Of Votes, But Doesn’t Finish Third In Boston Mayoral Race

Contrary to initial reports, David Ortiz did not finish third in the balloting in the Boston mayoral race.

11/08/2013

(Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon ‘Grand Slam’

McFadden won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race Sunday after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago in 2013.

11/03/2013

A yellow line pays tribute to Boston Marathon bombing victims for the last 400 meters of the race. (credit: Peter Haskell)

New York City Marathon Runners Take Off

Nearly 50,000 runners took off Sunday morning for the ING New York City Marathon.

11/03/2013

An NYPD truck drops off crowd control barriers at the finish line of the New York City Marathon on October 31, 2013 as preparations continue for the November 3 race. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Ready As 45,000 Runners Plan To Participate In New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon was set to begin within 24 hours Saturday, and the NYPD has pulled out all the stops for security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.

11/02/2013

An NYPD truck drops off crowd control barriers at the finish line of the New York City Marathon on October 31, 2013 as preparations continue for the November 3 race. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD Has ‘Sophisticated Network’ Of Mobile Security Cameras In Place For NYC Marathon

Runner Angel Santiago and his training partner may lose some sleep the night before the race but it will be because of excitement, not security concerns. “I know New York is gonna be ready for it,” he said.

11/01/2013

Members of the New York City Marathon make their way through Queens, NY - Nov 6, 2011 (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Marathon Returns As Organizers Wish To Recapture Innocence

This NYC Marathon will look different in some ways: more barricades, bag screenings, bomb-sniffing dogs. Runners who returned after signing up for last year will wear special orange wristbands. The whole field will sport yellow and blue ribbons for the Boston victims.

10/29/2013

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 13: Runners start in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon  on October 13, 2013  in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Runners Remember Boston Marathon Victims

Runners from more than 120 countries and all 50 states observed a moment of silence for the Boston Marathon victims and families before the race kicked off.

10/13/2013

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