FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing.
By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days. By comparison, the prosecution presented 92 witnesses in the trial of Tsarnaev, 21, who is accused in the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 people near the finish line of the famed race. In all, testimony in the guilt phase of Dzhokhar's trial took 16 days, less time than it took to pick the 12 jurors and six alternates. Digital forensics expert Mark Spencer testified about data found on three computers owned by the Tsarnaev brothers.
DETROIT (AP) — More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Tuesday refused to reduce the bond of a 20-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during a Ferguson protest, despite an attorney's insistence that the man was beaten by police into wrongly confessing.
Police announced Tuesday that they are in the process of filing a warrant for murder charges against the girlfriend of a Darby Township police officer, who was killed Saturday inside his Glenolden home.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a Connecticut teenager accused of fatally stabbing a classmate on the day of their prom to be examined by a psychiatrist hired by the state, after his lawyers announced they were pursuing an insanity defense.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. The rules would shorten the period between a union filing a petition to represent workers and an election, from the current median of 38 days to as little as 14 days. Employers would be required to share workers' names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses with unions. The National Labor Relations Board adopted the rules last year and they are set to take effect April 14.