CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The man rescued from a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast responded to critics of his story on Monday, explaining that he avoided sunburn and blisters by staying in the vessel's cabin and that he survived by rationing food and water.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of four defendants in a highway rock-throwing incident that left an Ohio teacher severely injured is in jail after he opted to start serving time before his sentence has been determined.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded not guilty on Monday in New Orleans to federal charges that he drugged women with the intent to rape them. Sharper, 39, last month pleaded guilty or no contest to rape or attempted rape in three states as part of plea bargains prosecutors have said will land him at least nine years in federal prison. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Sandra Maler)
NEW YORK (AP) — A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.
By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev followed his older brother's lead in carrying out the 2013 bombing that killed three people, rather than acting on his own motivation, one of his attorneys argued on Monday. Tsarnaev, 21, could be sentenced to death if a jury finds him guilty of carrying out the April 15, 2013, attack and fatally shooting a police officer three days later as he and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, tried to flee the city. Following the prosecution's closing argument, that the ethnic Chechen defendant was an extremist who had "wanted to punish America" with the bombing attack, Tsarnaev's lawyers argued that he had been in the thrall of his older brother. Defense attorney Judith Clarke, who opened the trial last month by admitting that her client had committed all the crimes of which he is accused, repeated that assertion on Monday.