MASSACHUSETTS

Judge to hear

request for new trial

A judge is set to hear arguments on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's request for a new trial this week.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in federal court to hear Tsarnaev's request for a new trial in a different location. The defense has said a local jury could not be objective.

Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death earlier this year for his role in the 2013 attack. Twin bombs placed near the finish line by Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

During his trial, Tsarnaev's lawyers admitted that he and his brother carried out the bombings at the Boston Marathon, but the lawyers argued that Tsarnaev's brother was the mastermind.

- AP

NEW YORK

Infant shot, killed

Authorities have arrested a central New York man who claims a loaded shotgun he was holding discharged accidentally when he tried to stand up, striking and killing a 7-month-old boy. Rome police say 18-year-old Henry Bartle faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide. He was arrested early Sunday.

- AP

CALIFORNIA

Man dies in chimney

Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Huron, Fresno County. Authorities said a homeowner heard someone yell after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities. He tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke. Firefighters who rushed to the house used jackhammers to break open the brick chimney, but when they reached the man, he was dead. - AP