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chase and a struggle occurred. more than a month into the trial and her 18th day on the stand jodi arias offered a brand new scenario for how the knife came into play. listen to this. >> you needed to go get that knife at that point, correct? >> no. it's possible travis grabbed the knife first. >> you never told us you had any knife there did you? >> no, i wasn't asked. >> jury members also had questions about the knife. seems they, too, were trying to make sense of her changing story. >> you said you remember putting the knife in the dishwasher after killing travis. but you also say you don't remember anything after dropping the knife on the bathroom tile. which is correct? >> i have a vague memory of putting the knife in the dishwasher. i'm just not sure if that was june 4th. >> and there are more questions about the gun used to kill alexander. was it in a holster or not when she says she grabbed it out of the closet.
now suddenly she's not so sure. and this is key, because the state believes she brought a gun with her to kill alexander and never really grabbed a gun from alexander's closet. arias seemed to get tripped up again on this question about whether or not the gun was loaded. >> did you tell the jury when you were talking about the tal attack in response to one of their questions that you believe the gun was unloaded. do you remember saying that, yes or no? >> i don't know. >> after that, the prosecutor let her have it. >> what were you going to do with the gun, throw it at him? >> for once even jodi arias seemed to tphrurserred to answer. >> in her scenario, she would have had to run and gone somewhere to get the knife, presumably the kitchen.
that does not fit with her story. what it fits with is that she entered the bathroom armed with a gun and knife and that shows pre-mmeditatio premeditation. from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." the threat of attack against the u.s. is putting the u.s. on alert. >> also, after marathon testimony, jodi arias is finally off the stand but will her 62-second sob cost her her life. march madness arrived and we will show you how to prepare for it. it's saturday march 16th. i am joe johns in for victor
blackwell. >> i am susan hendrix in today for randi kaye. we see a change in the u.s. national security. >> new defense secretary, chuck hag hagel, made the plans to put more receptors on the west coast. >> plans to spend $1 million to beef up the defense, but the question is will the missiles actually work. if a nuclear missile is ever fired at the united states, this is the best hope to stop it. 30 intercepter missiles, which can be launched from ground silos in alaska and california, and now the pentagon deploying up to 14 more. >> the reason we are doing what we are doing, and the reason we are advancing our program here
for homeland security is to not take any chances and stay ahead of the throat. >> north korea tested a long-range missile in december and conducted the third nuke clear test in february and just this month threatened a preemptive nuclear strike on the u.s., and that caught the pentagon's attention. >> it underscored the need to continue to take prudent steps to prevent any attack. >> strengthen our own missile defense and lead the world in taking actions to these threats. >> but they say the president's actions has been anything but firm. t the intel didn't change. this is right where we expected
north korea to be, and that's in possession of a missile that could travel nearly 5,000 miles in theory, and since north korea has never launched an ibcm. >> nobody is going to be intimidated by the december launch and the nuclear test. >> the pentagon is testing a new missile and won't buy the additional 14 until officials are sure they can play. >> we spend $10 million a year on missile defense and $250 billion over the last few decades and we are not close to a system that can protect the united states from a determined adversary, and yes, i am saying we are wasting our money. >> they expect to have the 14 missiles ready to go by 2014. the officials are scouting location for a potential third
site on the east coast of the united states. >> one other note on north korea and the threat, the south reports the north fired off a pair of short-range missiles into the yellow sea, and it's a rising tension in the korean pennsylvania. a few hours from now lawyers will be back in the courtroom in the case against two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl that witnesses say was drunk. three teens testified yesterday after being granted immunity saying they witnessed trent and malik sexually abuse the girl at the end of a summer party. one of the witnesses admitted of recording. we want to warn you the next
picture may be disturbing to you. another witness admitted to taking a cell phone picture of the girl naked in the basement and showing it to friends. neither of the accused teens actually had sex with the girls but any form of presentation constitutes rape under a ohio law. we will have a live report ahead the 8:00 eastern. lawmakers in north dakota approved what could be some of the most restrictive abortion bills in the nation if signed into law. the only exception is if the pregnancy endangered the mother's life, and no exception for rape or insist. and then the debate about a gender defect. >> is it right to destroy life because of the perception a
person may not meet somebody else's standards of being acceptable to live? >> i cannot think of anything more cruel than for the state to require that first pregnancy to be carried to term and watch my grandchild die on the delivery table. >> the aclu is calling on the republican governor to veto that bill. and it will be a first meeting since francis was elected. right now he is speaking with the immediate withdraw in vatican city. he is expected to layout his global vision for the church and answer questions. taking a look at the picture there, he is also expected to be asked a few questions about argentina and the days years and years ago when the paoupb tau controlled the country. back here at home the dow
jones longest winning streak has come to a end. after ten days of gain, the dow closed slightly lower, and the s&p and the nasdaq also fell on friday, but the dow ended the week higher. >> a good run. >> absolutely. a major gathering of conservatives in maryland. it's the conservative political action conference. >> it's the conference where conservatives layout the ground work for the future, and this year they have their work cut out for them. who do they turn to for advice? how about mitt romney? >> we need the leadership and the ideas of the governors, and we need to hear from the governors from the blue and purple states. people like mcdonnell, and scott walker, and casic, and brian
sandoval, these are the people we have to listen to and make sure their message is heard loud and clear across the country. >> sure distinguished list, and interesting thing about the list, bob mcdonnell and chris christi were not invited to c-pack. and then an attack on gun control advocates, but we start with his take on crime control. >> the one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun. you know, they can call me crazy or anything else they want, but nra's nearly 5 million members, and america's 100 million gun owners will not back down not ever. i promise you that. mr. vice president, and you feel the same way when i am going to
say it, for four decades you have enjoyed the armed protection of capital police and secret service officers while trying to destroy the second amendment rights for the rest of us. so when it comes to that, right, sir, you keep your advice, and we'll keep our guns. >> red meat there. the final act of the night was former florida governor jeb bush, and he talked about changing the perception of the party so all americans are represented and he talked about the old picture tweeted out, and that is him behind the desk sporting the mullet. >> sometimes we get the cross the line between humbling and down right humiliating. a couple minutes ago peter
hambling tweeted a picture of me with what appeared to be a catcher's mitt on my head. >> it looked good for the day. for the day. we will have much more on c-pack and the republicans throughout the morning. also, republican heavyweight rob portman's shocking change of heart. >> what do his colleagues on the right think about his change of heart. transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're thinking of the 1.6 million daily customer care interactions xerox handles. or the 900 million health insurance claims we process. so, it's no surprise to you that companies depend on today's xerox for services that simplify how work gets done. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for. with xerox, you're ready for real business.
atlanta. unbelievable. the allergies already hit me. >> i thought we were supposed to have an early spring. not so much. >> not so much, and not everywhere, anyway. >> same-sex marriage. democrats, including the president, support same-sex marriage, but republicans as a party are dead set against that. >> over the last few weeks that has been changing. several big name conservatives came out in support of the same-sex marriage. and rob portman joined the chorus saying he was swayed by his gay son, and he spoke with our correspondent, dana bash. >> changing your opinion is one thing, and are you going to take it to the next level and be an activist on it, and are you going to go home to ohio and say let's get rid of the state law and get rid of the ban on gay marriage? >> people will know what my
position is, and i have never really been involved in the issue one way or the other. i voted consistent with my beliefs at the time. >> but does your son and the new experience with your son change that? will you be active on that? >> you know, i am kind of an economic policy walk, that's why i got in the business and that's what i always focused on, how to get the economy moving and get jobs back and i spent hours this week in a budget committee and will be going back soon and the budget is on the floor next week, and those will continue to be the issues i put my primary focus on. >> what do you say to a gay constituent in ohio who says i am so glad he changed his position, and why didn't he as my representative care about my rights before? >> i would say that i had a change on heart based on a personal experience, and that's certainly true.
dick cheney had a similar experience and i talked to him about this, and it was not an issue i gave much thought to, and maybe i should have, and i got into public service because of my concern on the economic and budget issues and that has always been my focus. >> and the very last question i will ask was going to be about dick cheney. did you call him for advice because he had a situation very similar? >> yeah, i spoke to him penally. >> what did he tell you? >> rob, do what is in your heart, you know. i mean, he was -- he was a good person to talk to because he also was surprised by the news, and in that case his wonderful daughter that he loves very much, and it forced him to rethink the issue too, and over time he changed his issue on it and i followed his advice and followed my heart.
>> he went back to reread the passage in law sreut cuss. and he said after supporting the institution for marriage for everybody is what was paramount. after the news that broke, will portman, his son sent out a tweet. especially proud of my dad today. >> dana bash, thank you for that. senator portman's reaction spde sparked reaction across the world. >> i think when you have somebody in your immediate family who comes in and you have three choices. you can say i believe my principles so much i am kicking you out, and you can say i still believe in my principles and love you, or you can say i love you so much i am changing my principles. >> to me, family values is about
loving all of god's children and i am glad senator portman recognized that. >> i love the portman family, he is very heartfelt and always sincere and wish him nothing but the best but he believes it and is sincere and more power to him for that. >> dick cheney went through the same thing, and when it involved your family, i certainly understand the dynamics of the family, and you know, rob came down with that decision. i don't think in my mind it doesn't alter what the right thing is for america. >> for much more news from inside and outside the beltway, we want to remind you that our cnn chief correspondent jake has the new show. it's called the "lead with jake tapper." our fitness expert, desiree, will show you how to pick up a
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a good workout. jumping and running and all that stuff, but you are saying you can take the ball and just use it as an exercise device in and of itself. >> yeah. we were talking earlier about a medicine ball that has weight on it. what do you do with the basketball? >> it's a light medicine ball and you can use it for balance and strength exercises. the plank can be done with the basketball. you can just get down and hold this position. if you are fancy and a little more advanced -- >> pushup? >> you want me to do a pushup. any type of blank position. you can do fun jump swats with it. >> you can do it if you are a beginner if you are not used to the weights? >> yeah, and if you were a beginner, you could do a russian twist, and you have the light medicine ball that you can do
activities with. >> there is really no weight to it so you are not getting the an arobic -- >> well, there's a little weight. it weighs something so you will have a little resistance and will be getting strength training. if you want to get your cardioin, this is fun, and i think this is how basketball players get punished if they don't do something right on the court, ball up, and then high knees, and it's really fun. >> after two or three minutes of that you pass out. >> 30 seconds. >> you do it at home and don't have to head to the gym to workout, and if you have a lunch break at the office, you can do it there. >> yeah, when you are watching the team, you can do this. >> you were on the jump squad for the hawks? >> yeah, i did two games, and it was frightening. >> did you miss? >> i don't remember because i never looked to see if i made
it. >> i need a box here. >> i got it for a second. >> i will try the push-ups, because that looks really hard. >> this is the time of year people slack off because they make their resolutions in january and now we're in march, and is this where we need to check ourselves again? >> they go down in january, and then in spring break, they eat and drink and when they get back they are slacking and we have to keep it going in spring break, and keep your basketball and you can do all sorts of stuff. >> yeah, and it's the holiday, when you are sitting on the couch watching basketball. >> get up while you are watching basketball. every time your team scores get up and cheer with the cheer leaders and dancers. >> good advice. thank you so much. raising the threat level. north korea's posturing leads to
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hope you are having a great saturday so far. i am susan hendrix in for randi kaye. >> and i am joe johns. here are five stories we are watching this morning. rapper, lil wayne is recovering after having a seizure. his record label and publicist fought back reports saying he was in a medically induced coma and near death. he tweeted last night saying i am good, everybody, thanks for the prayers and love. his friend came to visit in l.a. and set up a vigil outside his hospital room. two people are dead after trying to rescue a 6-year-old boy from a water fall. the boy fell in the big sioux river yesterday. his big sister and a man jumped in after him. the boy survived and the crews found his sister's body and are now looking for the man's body. pope francis met with the media for the first time in
vatican city. he said he picked the name francis because he was a man of poverty and peace and he said he wants a poor church for the poor. we learn this morning that francis will meet with benedict xvi for the first time since the election on saturday. mitt romney offered advice for conservatives yesterday saying they needed to learn from his mistakes. sarah palin speaks today at noon. the state of maryland is preparing to ban the death penalty. yesterday democratic governor martin o'malley says he will sign the bill into law after it passes the state legislature. he says the death penalty does not detour criminals and is more expensive for life in prison. one prosecutor is promising to challenge the new law. the pen the gone is taking threats from north korea very seriously to the tune of a $1 billion expansion of the missile
defense system on the west coast. >> defense secretary chuck hagel says it's necessary for national security. tom foreman has more on the threat and how the defense system is supposed to work. >> the pentagon is acknowledging that north korea is becoming a global threat because at the speed in which is it developing its nuclear program. how does the u.s. military want to respond to that? at the front line by going to the pacific ocean where korea on its best day might be able to launch a missile that would go out and hit some parts of the united states. what will they do about that? they want a new base in japan here to be tracking what is happening and beef up missiles in alaska and california and steady monitoring from ships at sea and planes over head and satellites all watching to seek
something is the sometime our way. how would that work? it would send the cord tphupbts of the flight. they could take it out if they do. what they want is numerous shots at it so they can stop it and that's really the goal. they have to have numerous shots because this is all still fairly new technology and it's not all entirely reliable. we don't know if the north koreans can get a missile to go this far, but also to stop it is a tricky thing to pull off. this is what we would launch out of alaska or california and it would release something like this, it's called an atmospheric kill ravion. when it gets released it locks in on the nuclear war head in
the missile and it will guide this in to smash it and tear it apart. it does not explode. it's about as big as a refrigerator. it smashes into it and tears it apart. you can imagine how difficult that is to pull off. this is what we are trying to perfect so we can stop the north korean technology. >> a good visual, and we thank him for that. general marks will be here to talk about the realities of the north korean threat and the capabilities of the missile defense system. florida, three people are dead after a small plane crashed in a parking lot. it happened yesterday in ft. lauderdale. the twin engine plane went down shortly after takeoff. it sparked a fire that engulfed several parked cars. nobody on the ground was hurt.
the spacecraft home after 144 days at the space station. the three astronauts landed in kazakhstan several hours ago. they travelled nearly 61 million miles. bad weather forced a delay. carnival cruise lines forced to fly passengers home after a ship named "dream" turned into a bit of a nightmare. that was not the only ship having a rough week. the "legend" had problems affecteding the speed, and the "elation" was having problems with the steering. and who can forget the "triumph"
once month ago? and 50 people are being told to evacuate as a fire in a state park northwest of denver pushes towards the homes. gusty winds and drought conditions are not helping. the fire could spread fast. a second smaller one is burning nearby as well. no word on how they started. last year was one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. to the mid-atlantic where it's shaping up to be a rainy saturday, and meanwhile for the south record high temperatures and spring fever, it's setting in, and so glad it's here almost. we will go to our meteorologist for a look at your weekend forecast. alexandria, looks good. >> yeah, it's a split decision. i am all revved up from the plank pushups i have been practicing from desiree this morning. the wildfires you were just showing video of, they will have rains that could quell it today.
have to keep an eye on that. here is the big picture. a split decision. we have a quick-moving system and watching it through i-80 with snow showers, and in the atlantic and western maryland and west virginia, thunderstorms, believe it or not, and the rain moves through washington, d.c. it's the final winter weekend today. cold in the northeast and mid-atlantic but very spring like in the south. here is the deal. 10 degrees below average today, dry in boston, and new york 10 degrees below, and pittsburgh and washington as well and virginia, but here in the southeast, incredibly beautiful, 10 degrees above average, atlanta, jackson, little rock, and dallas in the 80s and should be in the 60s. big picture, the snow and warmth. the southwest had record heat the last couple days in phoenix, and salt lake city. temperatures not quite as warm as they were, but still above average and the pacific northwest rain showers moving
in. if you can be out there skiing, high elevations snow, and lower elevations in denver, snow showers. this dog story has really got me going. the idea of putting your dog on a plane and he ends up way far -- >> it's one thing to lose your luggage when you are waiting, and then you go, where is my dog? >> the springer span annual, 6 years old, his name is hendrix, and already a world traveler, but not on purpose. >> hendrix, and no relation to myself, he was going to phoenix but ended up in ireland. all the way to ireland. >> food and walks in between, but that's the kind of trauma you don't want to repeat. >> one happy dog.
the airline apologized and offered a full refund. >> the owner says she is not sure the dog will be flying anytime soon. >> i thought about putting my dog on the plane before and that's the kind of horror story you hear about. >> the dog is thinking, you have been to ireland but i am done and not going back. 18 days on the stand and testifying in her own defense. >> only 62 second to kill. was jodi arias able to convince the jury she killed her ex-boyfriend in self defense? jane mitchell weighs in next. what's droid-endurance ?
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18 days. that is how long murder defendant jodi arias testified in her own defense on the stand. did she save her own life by testifying? earlier i asked jane velez-mitche velez-mitchell. she finally said, oh, yeah, i killed him but it was self defense. there is no corroboration for that self defense except for her telling it. she was so elaborate with some of her -- well, i think we all concluded, lies, that she may have created so many
inconsistencies it was a opportunity for the prosecutor to show that she is a liar. >> juan martinez, he has gone after her full force on the stand. >> were you crying when you were shooting him? >> i don't remember. >> were you crying when you were stabbing him? >> i don't remember. >> how about when you cut his throat, were you crying then? >> i don't know. >> did you think at all that his style may be turning off the jury? >> well it's very, very aggressive. i have to say when you are do dealing with a pathological liar, and i do believe she is a pathological liar, you have to be aggressive because you can't nail them down. she is constantly using phrases like i guess and asking him to define his terms, if you say so it's possible. she slides out of everything she tries to pin her on. it's frustrating and at times he let's his frustrations show. as far as aggressive, you have to hone in on a pathological
liar and rattle them to shake them off her story and that's how he got her to say, it was a holster, which is totally bad for her, and she has to take the gun out of the holster, and it showed the inconsistencies in her story more, and he is little over the top but has to do something. >> i think we got a look into what the jury may be feeling and thinking, with the 200-plus questions. do you think that rattled her? >> yeah, i think she would be back in the cell rocking in a fetal position. why should we believe you now when you lied so many times before? how can you remember intimate details of the sexual encounters but can't remember stabbing somebody 29 times? they were hostile and sarcastic and rhetorical and gave us an insight into the soul of the
jurors, and they were not buying her act. >> yeah, doesn't seem like they like her at all. and the next phase is the experts. do you think they will save jodi i life? >> her life is riding on the experts. clearly the jurors through the questions did not believe it. they will bring the psychologist on that will argue ferociously on saying this fog does exist, and we heard battles about this already and saying police officers go into the fog when they shoot somebody and they are trained to shoot somebody. so if he can prove that this so-called fog, which the prosecutor was so sarcastic about, and the jurors were so sarcastic about it, if it's real then maybe, maybe that's the only chance for jodi arias not to get the needle. >> stay up to speed on the jodi arias trial. you can catch her on weeknights at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. and then here is your week
of crime in 60 seconds. on tuesday a judge entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of james holmes the man suspected in the mass shooting in a colorado movie theater. he faces 66 counts of murder on a shooting rampage that left 28 people dead. and the cannibal cop illegally had a database. he planned to kidnap women and then planned to rape, torture and eat them. he will be sentenced in june. the catholic arch diocese. >> the suspect in the shooting death died in a shoot-out with law enforcement on wednesday. kirk meyers was hiding in an
abandoned building. he is believed to have blown up his own house. that's your week of crime in 60 seconds. we are talking basketball, undefeated since february 1st, lebron james and the heat have been playing near perfect basketball but did their winning streak continue last night against the bucks? that and much more coming up in sports. and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ [ male announcer ] that's handy. oh, hi thehey!ill. are you in town for another meeting? yup, i brought my a-team. business trips add up to family time. this is my family. this is joe. hi joe! hi there! earn a ton of extra points with the double your hhonors promotion and feel the hamptonality.
chamberlin, and pat riley, they won 33 straight. miami can tie that record april 6th, and break it with 34 straight wins on april 9th. last night certainly they had no problem beating the milwaukee bucks by 13 points. and the win streak as you said, joe, up to 21 straight. now miami plays at toronto tonight. that's where the streak began back on february 3rd. >> boy, somebody we lost to, or somebody we need to beat. >> here we go! >> and that's just the guys enjoying the win streak. let's talk a little nfl now. one of the best pass rushers in the nfl wishes he had six minutes back. he reached a deal to play with the denver broncos next season and the salary would have been a guaranteed $8 million but the contract that he needed to fax over was late to the broncos. it missed the deadline by six minutes yesterday, and now the
deal is dead and denver was forced to cut him and his $8 million salary is gone like the wind and his agent, of course, is blaming the broncos for sending them the paperwork 25 minutes before the deadline. one of the best, dumervil, and nobody knows where he will go next. and then in the hall of fame, he is pulling shifts as a school crossing guard in maryland. the job does come with full health benefits, and a friend of dantley, he doesn't need the money but does need the health insurance. and the crossing guards work one hour a day and still receive
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