A Martinez boy who has been hospitalized since being hit by shrapnel when twin bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday is steadily recovering, according to administrators at his school.
Social media erupted with phony headlines mocking CNN Wednesday after the network reported an arrest in the Boston Marathon blasts only to quickly backtrack.
The bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight growing concerns in the Bay Area over cellphone service in major emergencies, such as a natural disaster.
Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out – with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel – but said they still didn’t know who did it and why.
The See Jane Run store in nearby Oakland, planned a 3-mile candlelight-and-flashlight vigil for Thursday night.
Security at sporting events is being reviewed and in some cases expanded following the bombing at the Boston Marathon.