Prospect of 2nd Boston Marathon bomber trial brings anguish

BOSTON (AP) — After Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted in 2015, the family of the youngest victim urged prosecutors to abandon their bid for the death penalty, warning that years o...

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Cir...

Finance firm founder gets 6 months in college bribery scam

The founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for paying about $450,000 in bribes to boost his two daughters' entrance exam scores and get one ...

2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape say they won't flee US

A U.S. magistrate judge improperly denied release to a father and son wanted by Japan on charges that they helped sneak former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of that country, their attorne...

Court won't toss case of judge charged in immigrant's escape

The case against a Massachusetts state court judge accused of helping a man who was living in the U.S. illegally sneak out of the courthouse to evade an immigration enforcement agent can move toward t...

Ex-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

A former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits. Jorge S...

Jay-Z, other celebs ask feds to probe student's 2010 killing

Rihanna, Jay-Z, Charlize Theron and other celebrities are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of 20-year-old Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., a Black football player at Pace Unive...

Courts get creative to restart jury trials amid pandemic

It was New Mexico's first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, and defense attorney Roberta Yurcic was nervous. The court had erected a plexiglass...

Mom gets 5 weeks in prison for son's online class cheating

A California woman who paid $9,000 to have someone secretly take online college courses for her son and then demanded a discount when he received a C was sentenced Wednesday to five weeks in prison. ...

California couple pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing their daughter’s way into the University of Southern California as part of the college admissions cheating scheme. Diane Blak...

Report: 'Baffling' errors at vets home amid deadly outbreak

The leadership of a home for aging veterans in Massachusetts where nearly 80 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died packed dementia patients into a crowded unit as the virus spread, one of ...

Effort to give officers bonuses for training stirs anger

As activists across the country call for cuts to police budgets amid demands for racial justice after George Floyd's killing, Massachusetts' Republican governor is pushing a plan to give bonuses up to...

Feds: Ex-eBay staff sent spiders, roaches to harass couple

Six former eBay Inc. employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries t...

Defense: Harvard professor charged in China case is 'victim'

A Harvard University professor accused of lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program “is the victim” in the case, “not the perpetrator," his lawyer said Tuesday, after authorities annou...

Lives Lost: Veteran guarded Nazis during war crimes trial

Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to history as a courtroom guard in Nuremberg, Germany, during the first and most...