BOSTON (Reuters) – Three college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will go on trial in June on charges they helped hide his tracks from the FBI, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock denied a joint request by prosecutors and two of the defendants – Dias Kadyrbayev of Kazakhstan and Robel Phillipos of Cambridge, Massachusetts – to put the trial off until early next year to give defense attorneys more time to sort through millions of pages of evidence surrounding the bombing investigation.
By Scott Malone
(Reuters) – A $760 million settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players, who contended the league downplayed the risk of concussions, was rejected on Tuesday by a U.S. judge, who said it might not be enough money to pay all affected players.
The deal, first reached in August, set aside up to $5 million for each former player diagnosed with a certain brain condition as a result of their years on the playing field.