Marathon volunteers have helped plenty of runners suffering with cramps and dehydration, but after last year’s bombings, the marathon medical tent was transformed into a makeshift emergency room.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has run in the Boston Marathon 18 times, but will be sitting this year's race out to focus on security. He reflects back on last year's attack and how the city is preparing for the 2014 race.
It's a somber start to the Jewish holiday of Passover after a gunman opened fire and killed three people outside a Jewish community center and retirement community in a suburb of Kansas City yesterday.
Also on Today's Show Violent developments in multiple cities in eastern Ukraine have the nation teetering on the brink of what looks like civil war...This week, the Retro Report documentary team looks back at the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which struck Northern California in the middle of the World Series...
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry broadcasts from our partner WGBH in Boston and considers what lessons might be learned from the city's strength and resilience in the wake of last year’s attack.
Also on Today's Show This week the “Heartbleed” bug was a reminder of the vulnerabilities of the internet...A look at this weekend’s releases which include "Draft Day," "Oculus," and "Rio 2."
Kathleen Sebelius announced that she will resign from her position as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. What does the shake-up mean for the ACA and midterm elections?
Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.
Yesterday CBS announced that David Letterman will pass the torch to Stephen Colbert. How might Colbert begin to "play himself" after a decade of acting in character? Who might succeed him at Comedy Central?
Research suggests that inmates who participated in prison college programs are 43 percent less likely to return to a life of crime. But the idea of giving prisoners a college education remains unpopular.
Until recently, the Baltimore City Detention Center was controlled not by correctional officers, but by the Black Guerrilla Family gang, which managed a complex organized crime ring that extended outside the walls of the jail.
Actor Colin Firth discusses his new film “The Railway Man,” which tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II.
What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.
The New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says the administration's criminal leak investigations have "put a chill on national security reporting in Washington."
Also on Today's Show As President Barack Obama speaks at a conference commemorating the Civil Rights Act, we look at Obama's civil rights legacy...It turns out Russia was not totally forthcoming in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing a year ago.
It's a dark day for foodies in America. Shortages of limes and pork have sent prices sky high. And now a potential shortage of avocados has people worried. How will we make guacamole? Eat BLTs? Enjoy a cold, tasty margarita?
Tess Taylor and Gayle Jessup White were living separate lives on separate sides of the country, when the two women discovered they were related, through not just anyone, but through the Thomas Jefferson family line.
A number of Texas-based spa technicians and owners have been arrested in the last few months for giving women illegal silicone injections. Veronica Zaragovia, state reporter for KUT Austin, explains the "butt pumping" fad.
Also on Today's Show The so-called Heartbleed bug was discovered last week by team of Finnish security experts...Two undefeated teams began the 2014 Women's NCAA final, but it couldn't end that way.
Today, Comcast will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend its desire to purchase the second largest-cable company in America—Time Warner Cable—for $45 billion.