(Northampton, MA) — A South Hadley man has been arraigned for embezzling from a fundraiser. Twenty-one-year-old Brian Abair allegedly raised money to honor the memory of a deceased friend, then kept most of the proceeds. South Hadley native Seth Machak died last year at the age of 29. Abair pleaded not guilty to larceny Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court.
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.