Beverly Ford

119 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 3 Following | 6 Followers | @newsbabe | Beverly Ford is a Boston-based journalist, writer and author who has covered some of the top breaking news stories in the nation for more than 20 years. She also writes investigative articles and magazine stories for a variety of publications.

The axe murder that inspired a creepy nursery rhyme

When a wealthy businessman and his second wife were axed to death inside their home in broad daylight, their murders turned into one of the most …

The ghost town frozen in time

How has France’s Jewish community changed since World War II? Why are thousands of French Jews now emigrating to Israel? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has …

James Foley 'never cracked' amid ISIS brutality

Before they cut off his head, they treated him like a whipping boy.<p>James Foley — brave until the end — was subjected to beatings and psychological …

Obama administration failed James Foley: brother

The Obama administration failed James Foley in the 21 months before the journalist was savagely executed, the dead man’s brother charged.<p>Michael …

Vigil for James Foley in New Hampshire draws Syrian Americans

Carrying candles and heavy hearts, nearly 300 people gathered in New Hampshire on Saturday to honor slain journalist James Foley.<p>The vigil in Foley’s …

James Foley's mom calls for international support for journalists

The mom of beheaded hostage James Foley won’t endorse paying enormous cash ransoms for U.S. hostages — although she thinks something needs to …

James Foley memorial held to mark executed journalist’s birthday

The brother of beheaded journalist James Foley wasn’t looking for answers Saturday on his slain sibling’s somber 41st birthday.<p>“I’ll never make …

Boston-area commuter train smashes into truck at crossing

A Boston-area commuter train slammed into a tractor-trailer that became stuck on ice at a railroad crossing, injuring at least five people, …

Man whose lost legs during Boston Marathon bombing testifies

By BEV FORD and CORKY SIEMASZKO<p>It was one of the most shocking photographs from the Boston Marathon bombing — Jeff Bauman, with both legs blown off, …

Trial begins for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, defense says was ordered to plant bomb by older brother

The Boston Marathon bomber had "murder in his heart" when he placed a backpack containing a shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bomb near a clutch of …

Dad tells court of losing son, 8, in Boston Marathon bombing

The father of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing gave the court a guided tour of his personal hell.<p>Speaking in the stunned, flat …

Photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s note are shown at Boston trial

BOSTON — His maniacal message was punctuated by bullets — and dripping with blood.<p>Jurors in the trial of Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev …

Witness connects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to cop’s murder at trial

An eyewitness identified Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as one of the men he saw standing beside the cruiser of a murdered MIT campus …

Video shows man’s daring escape from Boston Marathon bomber

The Chinese businessman who warned authorities the Boston Marathon bombers had New York City in their sites described Thursday how he survived being …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty of bombing Boston Marathon

Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted of all 30 charges in the heinous 2013 terrorist attack, now faces the same fate as his brother …

Boat in Boston bomber case gets visit from jurors

Two gutsy cops described in heart-pounding detail Monday how admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ran over his own brother with a …

Owner of boat where Boston Marathon bomber hid testifies

First he saw blood, then he saw the bloody murderer.<p>David Henneberry, owner of the dry-docked boat where admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar …

Feds to wrap case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev next week

Prosecutors expect to wrap up their case against admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the middle of next week, sources said Wednesday.<p>…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used father’s name to visit terror sites

Admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used his dad’s first name when he cruised Islamic fanatic websites.<p>As “Anzor,” the 21-year-old …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surfed extremist, 'typical' sites online

Jihad was not the only thing that admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was looking at when he surfed the Web.<p>In fact, most of the sites …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev friend freed

BOSTON — One of the teens who allegedly tried to cover Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s tracks is back at home.<p>A magistrate judge agreed to free Robel Phillipos, …

Tsarnaev went to gun range, was ‘radicalized’ by cleric

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev learned to hate Americans from an Al Qaeda preacher — and learned to kill them at a New Hampshire gun …

FBI found bomb materials in admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s apartment, agent testifies

The Tsarnaev brothers turned their apartment a mile from Harvard University into a bomb factory.<p>Inside, investigators found the makings of the …

Christmas lights used in Boston Marathon bombs: FBI agent

The Boston Marathon bombers used Christmas lights to spread Islamic terror.<p>The lights acted as “an initiator” in the shrapnel-filled pressure cooker …

Defense rests in Boston Marathon bomber trial

Lawyers representing Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case Tuesday after calling only three witnesses.<p>The announcement stunned …

Attorneys in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial hand fate to jury

He was a self-styled Islamic “holy warrior” bent on bringing jihad to America’s “backyards and Main Streets.”<p>He was a pawn of an older brother who …

Jury given Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case

What is the hold up?<p>A federal jury deliberated most of Tuesday but failed to reach a verdict on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — even …

Boston bomber brought to tears by aunt's testimony

Family members of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, trying to keep him from death row, said he was a kind and caring young man who once cried while …

Boston's bombers wife's old roomie calls Tamerlan abusive

The brother of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a bully and abusive boyfriend whose idea of a good joke was telling his …