BOSTON (Reuters) – A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city.
Stephen Silva, 21, changed his plea from not guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors that was filed under seal.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday ordered prosecutors and defense attorneys to review how FBI reports on a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers were obtained by a Boston Magazine reporter.
The demand came as the city braces for the January trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 in the April 15, 2013 attack.
By Scott Malone
CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – As New Hampshire braces for another wave of White House hopefuls next year seeking votes in the first-in-the-nation nominating primary, much of the credit for the state’s hold on that position goes to one man: Secretary of State William Gardner.
For the past four decades, Gardner has outmaneuvered states including Florida and Nevada to protect the front-runner spot mandated by New Hampshire law – and it has not always been easy. The state has steadily moved forward its primary, originally held in March. It shoe-horned the past two contests into January.