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A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.More >>
Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.More >>
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The Greenville Police Department has confirmed that it is working an armed robbery case. Lt. Lovvorn said that three males robbed the Papa Johns in Greenville on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Lovvorn said that theMore >>
The Greenville Police Department has confirmed that it is working an armed robbery case.More >>
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Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.More >>
Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:35:31 GMT
Iraqi police officers say gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs have seized the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council.More >>
Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker.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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