Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers — signaled he might be open to a plea deal.
Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers want death sentence tossed
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday.
Certain Tsarnaev juror questionnaires to remain under wraps
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has denied a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to make public parts of written questionnaires completed by prospective jurors in his 2015 trial.
U.S. District Judge George O'Toole on Thursday rejected their bid to partially unseal 1,355 questionnaires completed by those who were not seated as jurors in Tsnarnaev's case.
Marathon bombing case reveals new connection to 2011 murders
BOSTON (AP) — Newly disclosed documents in the Boston Marathon bombing case are revealing new insights into an unsolved murder of three men in 2011.
Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan
DALLAS (AP) — Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case.
Boston marathon bomber’s handwritten hospital notes released
BOSTON (AP) — Notes written by convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to law enforcement agents who were interrogating him in the hospital have been made public by lawyers appealing his case.
The notes were included in court documents filed by his lawyers, who are asking the court to suppress all statements he made to agents while hospitalized after his arrest on April 19, 2013. His lawyers say, among other things, the statements were not made voluntarily.
Boston playground named in honor of marathon bombing hero
BOSTON (AP) — A new playground in Boston has been dedicated in memory of a city police officer who died in 2014 from injuries suffered during the gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombers.
The playground and basketball courts at Harambee Park in the city's Dorchester neighborhood were named for Sgt. Dennis "D.J." Simmonds on Monday.
Marathon bomber’s friend to be deported after prison release
BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been released from prison and handed over to federal immigration officials, who plan to deport him to his native Kazakhstan (kah-zahk-STAHN').
A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Dias Kadyrbayev (DY'-us kah-dur-BY'-ehv) was transferred by the federal Bureau of Prisons to ICE custody in Texas on Wednesday and faces "imminent" deportation.
BOSTON (AP) — Appeals lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking for the recordings of interviews with a suspect in a triple-homicide in Massachusetts who was shot in 2013 during a confrontation with police.
The attorneys for the death-row inmate, whose argument for sparing Tsarnaev's life is due next month before the 1st U.S. Court of Appeals, filed the motion for the sealed recordings of Ibragim Todashev on Tuesday without spelling out their reasons for asking.
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has not been beaten by a white supremacist gang while in prison despite a recurring online report that says he was severely injured in an attack.
BOSTON (AP) — An officer who died a year after he was wounded in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombers has been posthumously promoted.
Boston Police Department Police Commissioner William Evans promoted Officer Dennis Simmonds to the rank of police sergeant this week.
BOSTON (AP) — A former top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts who led the case against the Boston Marathon bomber has gone into private practice.
William Weinreb, a 20-year-veteran of the U.S. attorney's office in Boston, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner.
Pal of Boston Marathon bomber getting released from prison
BOSTON (AP) — The second of three college buddies convicted for their roles in covering up for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is getting out of prison.
Court could hear case of Boston Marathon bomber’s friend
BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking to overturn his 2014 conviction for lying to authorities has asked the nation's highest court to hear his case.
The Latest: Anthony Weiner starts 21-month prison sentence
AYER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on Anthony Weiner beginning his 21-month prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl (all times local):
Anthony Weiner has begun his 21-month prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl.
A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson confirmed Monday that Weiner has reported to the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts.
Anthony Weiner reports to prison for sexting conviction
AYER, Mass. (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner reported to prison Monday to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner is being held at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said.
Man who found Boston Marathon bomber in his boat dies
BOSTON (AP) — The man who found Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) hiding in his boat in his backyard has died.
David Henneberry, of Watertown, died on Wednesday. He was 70. The death was confirmed by the Lehman, Reen, & McNamara Funeral Home in Boston. No cause of death was provided.
‘Stronger,’ new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters
BOSTON (AP) — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide.
"Stronger" captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman's then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley.
It's based on Bauman's 2014 memoir of the same name.
New England to remember 9/11 with memorials, flag waving
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After helping scores of police officers and firefighters search for survivors following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Police Chief Robert Merner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, remembers the sense of unity and hypervigilance that had taken hold in New York City and across the country.
BOSTON (AP) — A judge is requesting that copies of records showing how jurors were transported to and from the courthouse during the 2015 trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) could be one of the factors under review in Tsarnaev's pending appeal.
BOSTON (AP) — One of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers told FBI agents in 2011 that four young men in suits had gone looking for him but never returned and he didn't know why.
The revelation came in an FBI interview report released Monday. The FBI previously had acknowledged interviewing bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years before the deadly marathon attack but hadn't released details.
Boston Marathon bomber’s friend’s sentence upheld
BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has lost his bid to have his conviction for lying to authorities dismissed.
Robel Phillipos asked the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction, saying statements he made to FBI investigators after the April 2013 bombing were coerced. He said on appeal that the trial judge made a mistake by not scheduling a hearing to determine whether to exclude Phillipos' written statements.
Australian PM, Trump offer mixed messages on refugee deal
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister insisted Thursday that a deal struck with the Obama administration that would allow mostly Muslim refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the United States was still on, despite President Donald Trump dubbing the agreement "dumb" and vowing to review it.
Fund created in honor of officer killed by marathon bombers
BOSTON (AP) — The family of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed by the Boston Marathon bombers is creating a new foundation in his name.
The Sean Collier Memorial Fund will be announced Thursday in Boston.
Collier was shot to death by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) and his brother, Tamerlan (TAM'-ehr-luhn), as they tried to flee the Boston area three days after the 2013 bombings.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s halt on federal executions — a move spurred by concerns over botched lethal injections — could swiftly end in the incoming Trump administration, leading to the first federal executions in more than a decade.
‘Whitey’ Bulger, Boston Marathon prosecutor stepping down
BOSTON (AP) — United States Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz, who prosecuted the high-profile cases of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, is stepping down.
Ortiz said she submitted her resignation as the state's top federal prosecutor last week and spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday to confirm her departure. She didn't indicate what her next position would be.
As ‘Patriots Day’ opens, officer’s family seeks recognition
BOSTON (AP) — The mayor and others are pressing for recognition for a police officer who died a year after being wounded in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, because the new Mark Wahlberg film about the attack doesn't mention him.
Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston church.
Tsarnaev prosecutor appointed first assistant US attorney
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has announced the appointment of career prosecutor William Weinreb as her first assistant United States attorney.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2cqpVA6 ) Weinreb is best known for leading the team of prosecutors that secured a death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) last year.
Judge denies release of defense costs for marathon bomber
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a motion by The Boston Globe to disclose the amount of taxpayer money used to pay for the defense of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Judge George O'Toole Jr. ruled Friday that the release of the defense costs should not be made until after Tsaranev's appeal is decided.
Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death last year for his role in the 2013 bombings.