Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are holding hearings in Washington to look at law enforcement and counterterrorism lessons learned from the Boston marathon bombing.

Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Wednesday his panel wants to "find out how we did not see it coming ... what went wrong, and how to fix it."

On the other side of Capitol Hill, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs planned to look at how well Boston was prepared for a terrorist threat.

The arraignment of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is also scheduled for Wednesday in federal court in Boston. He is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the bombings that killed three and wounded more than 260.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

Related Links