Opening statements in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday morning in federal court. The accused faces 30 charges connected to the bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.
The defense team for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has asked a federal judge to postpone his trial, set to begin Jan. 5, claiming that prosecutors recently released thousands of documents and evidence that have overwhelmed the defense.
A libel lawsuit against conservative radio host Glenn Beck can proceed, a federal judge ruled. The commentator accused a Saudi national of being a conspirator in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, even after law enforcement had cleared him.
Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say allegations that three defense team members misrepresented themselves as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia are "false" and "preposterous.”
Aliana Tsarnaev, the sister of the two men suspected of detonating a pair of pressure cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, was arrested and released in New York City on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated harassment.
Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the first trial related to the April 2013 bombing.