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Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >>
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.More >>
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Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >>
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >>
PHOENIX (AP) -
Jodi Arias' attorneys have tried motions for mistrials, allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, appeals, even efforts to quit the case entirely.
After losing every time inside the courtroom, this week they took their case to the court of public opinion as prosecutors consider whether to continue to pursue the death penalty.
In a statement to The Arizona Republic, defense attorneys Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott questioned whether that would be a good use of taxpayer money. The state has already spent about $1.7 million on Arias' defense.
Experts say the move to use the state's largest newspaper to influence public opinion was stellar as Arias tries to get the death penalty off the table.
She was convicted May 8 of murder, but the jury deadlocked on a life or death sentence.
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