Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial; closing arguments set for April 6
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack....

Coroner awaiting test results before deciding cause of death of UC Berkeley soccer player
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The coroner's office said Tuesday it will await the results of blood and urine tests before determining what caused the death of a University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who was hit by a car on a Los Angeles freeway....

Nicknames needed: University of North Dakota seeking suggestions to replace retired moniker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname....

Run to the Roses: Mubtaahij runs his way to No. 8 in AP Top 10; Dortmund is still No. 1
A horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij....

Patriots owner Robert Kraft testifies that Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent in slaying
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing....

Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas, family to be featured in reality show
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star....

Judge sentences 3 ex-University of Toledo football players to probation in betting scheme
DETROIT (AP) -- Three former football players at the University of Toledo were sentenced to probation Tuesday for their roles in a sports bribery scheme at the Ohio school, including a running back who made the first contact with a Detroit-area gambler....


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