NEW YORK (AP) — A Saudi Arabian defendant described by prosecutors as one of al-Qaida's early leaders sought peaceful reform in his home country and was shocked by Osama bin Laden's turn toward violence, his attorney told a jury Thursday.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend and burying their bodies in his yard says he wishes he'd taken the witness stand in his own defense.
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of Pedro Hernandez's videotaped confession about strangling a boy in 1979 were replayed at his murder trial on Thursday, this time by his own lawyer arguing it proves mental illness led him to confess to a crime he never committed. Hernandez, 54, is on trial for killing Etan Patz, 6, who vanished as he walked alone for the first time to a school bus stop in his Soho neighborhood on May 25, 1979.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections."
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pressed a federal appeals court Thursday to move his trial out of Massachusetts, citing "saturation publicity" about the case and the large number of people in the state who were personally affected by the deadly attack.
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was taken by ambulance to a California hospital on Thursday before his scheduled court appearance in Los Angeles in a camera theft case, a court official said. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman said in court that Knight "suffered some medical condition and was taken via ambulance to an undisclosed hospital." Knight was picked up from the courthouse, Zuckman said, but he did not make an appearance in court.
CSX has notified state officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue delivering oil to a terminal on the Virginia coast, emergency management officials from Virginia and West Virginia said Wednesday. A train carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed on Monday in a small town 33 miles southeast of Charleston, causing 20 tank cars to catch fire. Early last year, the Obama administration ordered all rail operators to disclose their crude routes to local and state emergency management officials. CSX has notified West Virginia and Virginia officials of its plans to use other rail lines to deliver crude oil, state officials confirmed.