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Jodi Arias defense team says no witnesses in bid to spare her life
Lawyers for Jodi Arias, the woman convicted of the frenzied murder of an ex-lover in Arizona, said Monday that they would not call witnesses to persuade jurors to spare her life in the sentencing phase.The lawyers made the announcement after a judge rejected their application for a mistrial. They had argued that witnesses for Arias had been intimidated.It remained unclear whether Arias would talk ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:11:53 GMT
High schools take aim at 'Assassin' game
An elite New York City high school is warning seniors it could ban them from prom or graduation or even snitch to college admission officers if they're caught playing a popular toy-gun game in or near the school building.The game is called "Assassin" or "Killer," and it's played at schools across the country, usually in May after exams end. Rules vary, but it generally involves students stalki...
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:27:23 GMT
DOJ's secret subpoena of AP phone records broader than initially revealed
The Justice Departments secret subpoena for AP phone records included the seizure of records for five reporters' cellphones and three home phones as well as two fax lines, a lawyer for the news organization tells NBC News.David Schulz, the chief lawyer for the AP, said the subpoenas also covered the records for 21 phone lines in five AP office lines -- including one for a dead phone line at offi...
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:21:53 GMT
More severe weather forecasted for Midwest
Marine, military dog reunited
Drivers seeing red over red light cameras
Arizona killer Jodi Arias set to take stand in defense of her life
Jodi Arias, the woman convicted of the frenzied murder of an ex-lover in Arizona, was due back in court Monday as jurors consider whether she should be executed for the crime.Arias, 32, was found guilty on May 8 of the first-degree murder of Travis Alexander in 2008.She admitted to killing her former boyfriend after a day of sex. She shot him in the face, stabbed him more than 20 times, and slit h...
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:52:54 GMT
Fracking boom triggers water battle in North Dakota
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- In towns across North Dakota, the wellhead of the North American energy boom, the locals have taken to quoting the adage: "Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting."It's not that they lack water, like Texas and California. They are swimming in it, and it is free for the taking. Yet as the state's Bakken shale fields have grown, so has the fight over who has the righ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:41:44 GMT
6-year-old tornado survivor: 'I was scared'
Anchors forced to evacuate during live broadcast as tornado strikes Wichita
A television station in Kansas was forced to evacuate during a live broadcast on Sunday afternoon after a massive tornado one of three that ripped through the Plains States over the weekend touched down in downtown Wichita.Dramatic video footage shows J.D. Rudd, a meteorologist for NBC affiliate KSN, rushing out of the camera frame as station staffers frantically flee the set shortly after 4:1...
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:40:38 GMT
'Carmageddon avoided? Heavy traffic in Connecticut, but no 'parking lot'
Heavy traffic was reported in southwestern Connecticut on Monday morning after thousands of New York City-bound workers from the suburbs took to the roads because a train crash last week wrecked a section of commuter-rail track.But fears that roads in the area could turn into one giant parking lot -- with the addition of some 30,000 commuters who normally take the Metro-North commuter rail line ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:24:02 GMT
Kerry: Diplomatic missions dangerous well before Benghazi
Raw: Anchors take cover as tornado hits TV station
Clock is ticking for holder of $590 million Powerball ticket
The clock is ticking for the luckiest person in America.Whoever bought the winning $590 million Powerball ticket at a Publix supermarket in Florida has two months to come forward, a shorter window than in some other states.But on Monday, the winners identity remained a mystery and the subject of a guessing game that everybody was playing in Zephyrhills, a city of about 13,000 outside Tampa that...
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:01:25 GMT
$590M Powerball winner bought ticket in Fla.