(Springfield, MA) — Opening statements will be heard today for a defendant in the Hells Angels triple murder case. Gang member Adam Lee Hall is one of a trio accused of kidnapping three Pittsfield men in August 2011. The victims were shot with a .45 and buried in a shallow grave in Becket with the help of a heavy equipment operator. Over 250 witnesses are expected with potentially gruesome evidence. The trial being held in Springfield pits Berkshire DA David Capeless against Northampton lawyer Alan Black.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.
Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.
A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.
U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally's security.
World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.