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  • Kenyan marathon star Rita Jeptoo receives two-year ban for doping

    Kenyan marathon star Rita Jeptoo receives two-year ban for doping
    Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years after testing positive for the blood booster EPO, Athletics Kenya announced Friday. A Sept. 25 out-of-competition blood test revealed traces of the banned substance. Jeptoo went on to win the...
  • Friend of Tsarnaev brothers to plead guilty to destroying evidence

    Friend of Tsarnaev brothers to plead guilty to destroying evidence
    A friend of the brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing  plans to plead guilty to destroying evidence, federal officials confirmed Monday.  Khairullozhon Matanov's attorneys have joined federal prosecutors in asking U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Choosing a biased Boston Marathon jury

    The lengthy jury-selection process in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, isn't like ordinary jury selection: It includes an ideological litmus test. Under federal law, the prosecution can find out if a juror...
  • Why Boston Marathon bomber probably won't get the death penalty

    Why Boston Marathon bomber probably won't get the death penalty
    This past week, lawyers for the defense and the prosecution in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started whittling a jury pool of 1,300 down to 18 men and women: 12 jurors and six alternates. Given the amount of visual evidence...
  • Paris violence may portend upmanship between Al Qaeda group, Islamic State

    Paris violence may portend upmanship between Al Qaeda group, Islamic State
    The remote Persian Gulf nation of Yemen has been frequently mentioned this week after the attack on a magazine office in Paris, especially after a spokesman for Al Qaeda's affiliate there appeared Friday to claim responsibility for the attack as...
  • Jury selection begins in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Jury selection begins in Boston Marathon bombing trial
    Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old. Tsarnaev, for his...
  • Noah Feldman: Marathon bombing suspect will get Boston jury trial

    Noah Feldman: Marathon bombing suspect will get Boston jury trial
    Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, get a fair trial in the Hub? It's a profound question, but one that the Framers would have found incomprehensible. Far from providing for a change of venue in high-profile cases, they...
  • Jury selection expected to take weeks in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    As some prospective jurors got their first look at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man accused of bombing the renowned Boston Marathon, it became clear that choosing a jury in the closely watched terror case would not be a quick or simple process. U.S....
  • Bid decision gives USOC chance to pick long-term partner

    DENVER (AP) — When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet Thursday, they'll be deciding on more than a city to put in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their future. Leaders from...
  • Appeals court to consider request to move Boston bombing trial

    A federal appeals court will hear legal arguments next week over whether accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can get a fair trial in downtown Boston. Tsarnaev's lawyers in the death penalty case say that many potential jurors have already...
  • Slain Chicago officer awarded Medal of Valor

    Slain Chicago officer awarded Medal of Valor
    The mother and fiancee of Chicago police Officer Clifton Lewis, killed at an Austin convenience store in late 2011, accepted the Law Enforcement Medal of Valor on his behalf in a White House ceremony Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden draped the purple-...