Political Headlines - May 8, 2013

  • Menino won't allow burial: Worcester officials, where Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body sits in a funeral home, insist a solution is near; however, the Mayor of Boston said he will not allow him to be buried in this city. Correspondent Evan Allen and reporter Brian MacQuarrie report, with contributions from reporters Wesley Lowery and Andrew C. Ryan.
  • Tsarnaev and the death penalty: In a case like that of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, should the judge and jury have the option of imposing the death penalty? Columnist - and prominent capital punishment advocate - Jeff Jacoby shares his thoughts.
  • Time to bury this story: Columnist Adrian Walker wants the dead bombing suspect's burial to stop drawing atten­tion from the tragedy he wrought.
  • Business, political leaders push to study Olympic bid: Olympians, enthusiastic business and political leaders joined at the Mass. State House yesterday for a hearing on a Senate bill that would create a nine-member commission to examine Boston's Olympic prospects. Boston was one of 35 cities asked in February by the USOC to consider bidding for the Games of 2024. More from sports business reporter Callum Borchers.