BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Boston will consider whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial in the city where the bombs exploded. Oral arguments before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death in 2015 for carrying out the April 15, 2013, attack at the marathon finish line with his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by authorities. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at his sentencing on June 24, 2015. (Sketch credit Jane Rosenberg) Three people died and more than 260 were wounded. Tsarnaev’s lawyers argue it was impossible to find a fair jury in Boston because the explosions traumatized the region. They’re trying to get his death sentence overturned. Prosecutors maintain that an impartial jury was carefully selected. They wrote in a filing in June that exposure to high levels of pretrial publicity does not necessarily render a … [Read more...] about Court Weighs Whether Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Got A Fair Trial
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 12,000 runners showed up for the annual Hartford Marathon. Not all of them were there to run the full 26.2 miles on Saturday. There was also a half marathon and a 5K. Brian Harvey, of Boston, won the main event in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 17 minutes, 56 seconds. Liz Ryan, who grew up in Farmington but now lives in California, won the women’s marathon in 2 hours, 45 minutes, 59 seconds. Thousands of fans lined the course which wound through Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor. Organizers say last year’s marathon generated more than $9.1 million for the local economy and they were expecting a similar impact from Saturday’s event. ___ This story has been corrected to show the length of the marathon is 26.2 miles, not 23.2 miles. … [Read more...] about More than 12,000 runners show up for Hartford marathon
Green issues have been debated in the election like never before, so what does it mean for the Welsh environment?It is an area that is largely devolved to Cardiff Bay so the promises made in a UK general election would not usually be as relevant here.But this time it is different because of two massive challenges facing the next government in Westminster - climate change and Brexit.Where do the parties say about emissions?Starting with emissions, the greenhouse gases that are driving global warming.The Welsh Government recently announced it would set a new, legally binding target for a 95% cut in emissions by 2050.It followed advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change, who said that would be an appropriate contribution to the UK as a whole reaching a 100% target - known as "net zero" - by the same year.BBCSome are still taking it a bit more seriously than others but at least they're all thinking about itIt said Wales "could not credibly reach net zero by 2050" because it … [Read more...] about General election 2019: What does a ‘climate election’ mean for Wales?
Not yet made up your mind how to vote on Thursday? You're not alone. Three days before the election, many voters are struggling to find a party that offers what they want. This is a snapshot of the undecided voters of 2019. The BBC has commissioned an opinion research consultancy, Britain Thinks, to put together a sample of voters - representative in age, location, gender, race, class and voting history. Some common themes emerge: the NHS, Brexit, a lack of trust in politicians and money.We asked our participants to fill in a survey about themselves, their voting history - and what's stopping them from making up their minds. The answers below have been edited for clarity. Then it's over to our correspondents to tell us what the answers reveal about the voters in 2019 - and why so many of them are dissatisfied with the choice on offer. The NHS For many of our participants, such as Rob, Kate, Rachel and Leanne (left to right, below) the NHS and its future are among their top concerns. … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Why is it so hard to know who to vote for?
The second edition of the iReel Awards was a gala event with the best talent in the web space bagging top honours for the home-grown web series which have shown great ingenuity, quality and brilliance this year, and changed the landscape of OTT platforms.The prestigious iReel awards ceremony came to a conclusion on Monday night, with glitz and glamour descending at Mumbai’s JW Marriott, Sahar. Netflix's Delhi Crime took home the top honour in the Best Show (Drama), Best Writing (Drama) and Best Actress in a Lead Role (Drama) categories. The gritty true-crime story, created by Richie Mehta, won hearts of the jury members and the miniseries shined in the night.While Pankaj Tripathi raced ahead in the Best Actor Drama series. Shefali Shah of Delhi Crime was picked as the Best Actor Drama (Female). Post the event, the winners of iReel Awards 2019 took to their social media to share their win and thank fans for loving their characters and shows.Close Pankaj shared a picture with his … [Read more...] about Pankaj Tripathi, Divyenndu celebrate their win at iReel Awards 2019, thank fans for love and support