Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Wisconsin appeals court upholds upskirting conviction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a southeastern Wisconsin man who secretly took photos up a woman's skirt at a grocery store, rejecting his argument that women who wear skirts in public assume the risk that they might be photographed from any angle.

  • Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

White SC officer charged with murder in black man's death


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents.

  • Written by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

Ferguson election triples number of blacks on City Council

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two black candidates were among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, tripling African-American representation in the St. Louis suburb where poor race relations have been a focal point since the August shooting death of an 18-year-old black by a white police officer.

  • Written by JIM SALTER, Associated Press JIM SUHR, Associated Press