Defense lawyers asked a jury Monday to sentence Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in America's "super-max" federal prison, portraying a lost teen controlled by a radical older brother. "As awful as his crime was, life in prison faced with what he has done is a better choice for everyone," said lawyer David Bruck in his opening statement at the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial. Bruck showed the Boston courtroom a picture of America's only federal "supermax" prison in the wilds of Colorado, where he said Tsarnaev would live out the remainder of his days in obscurity. He stressed over and over the influence that 26-year-old Tamerlan waged over his younger brother, then 19.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn't even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security for their big bout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes.