Arias speaks out about case in jailhouse interview
PHOENIX (AP) - As a jury deliberates whether Jodi Arias should live or die for killing her 1-time boyfriend, the convicted murderer says she deserves a chance at freedom someday.
Arias spoke to The Associated Press late Tuesday, within hours of the jury getting the case in a surprise move that she said had the blessing of her attorneys who just a day earlier sought to quit the case.
Arias was dressed in a white sweater and gray stripped inmate pants and shackled at the ankles as she described her case. She says she doesn't believe she received a fair trial.
She says the jury should have been sequestered and that no cameras should have been allowed in the courtroom even though she repeatedly sought the spotlight.
The jury convicted her last week.
Police release photos from Tucson shooting rampage
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities released nearly 600 photos that investigators took in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
The photos showed the handgun, high-capacity pistol magazines and knife that Jared Lee Loughner carried with him as he carried out the January 2011 attack.
The images also include Loughner's receipt for the motel where he stayed the night before the shooting, a credit card record showing ear plugs he bought and dozens of vehicles that were in the parking lot of the shopping center where the shooting unfolded.
The release of photos didn't include any gruesome crime scene images of victims that are being shielded from the public out of respect to those who were injured and killed in the attack.
All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers have recovered all 28 bodies from a collapsed underground room inside the giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia's province of Papua.
Thirty-eight workers were undergoing safety training inside the Big Gossan facility when the roof collapsed May 14. Ten injured miners were rescued.
A statement from the mine operator PT Freeport Indonesia said its Emergency Response Team recovered and identified the last victim early Wednesday.
Mining operations at the Grasberg mine have been suspended since the accident to respect the victims and concentrate on the recovery effort.
The mine owned by Phoenix, Ariz.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. employs more than 20,000 workers.
ARIZONA ABORTION BAN
Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supporters of an Arizona ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy say they will keep fighting after a federal appeals court struck it down.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that the law violated a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. The ban makes exceptions only for a medical emergency.
Judge Marsha Berzon, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel on the San Francisco-based court, said such bans before viability violate a long string of U.S. Supreme Court rulings.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he will seek a review before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He said Arizona is seeking to protect expectant mothers and children in the womb.
MESA-CAR INTO STORE
4 injured after car crashes into Mesa fabric store
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Four people are injured after a car crashed into a fabric store in Mesa.
Mesa police say it appears the woman driver thought she put the car into park Tuesday morning before driving it into a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store near Main Street and Recker Road.
Police say the cause of the crash is being investigated, but impairment doesn't appear to be a factor at this time.
Of the four people taken to hospitals, two women suffered serious injuries and one had to be extricated from the car.
Police didn't immediately release the names of the injured.
GLENDALE-HOME BURNS TWICE
2 fires at 1 Glendale home on the same day
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Fire investigators in Glendale are trying to figure out why a woman's home caught fire twice in the same day.
Glendale fire officials say there was a small mattress fire at Carla Flowers' house Monday morning.
When she brought her children home from school in the afternoon, there was a fire in 1 of the home's closets.
Flowers told Phoenix television station KTVK that her entire house was vandalized.
Glendale Fire Department officials say the fires are under investigation and two in the same house on the same day is uncommon.
Flowers says the fire displaced her and eight others in her family.
CLEANING CREW THEFTS
Cleaner accused of stealing from Arizona homes
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Tucson man who worked in a cleaning crew is suspected of stealing nearly $47,000 in jewelry from Pinal County homes.
County Sheriff's officials say 28-year-old Robert Gilson has been booked into jail on suspicion of 7 counts of theft and seven counts of trafficking in stolen property.
He's also facing drug charges because authorities say Gilson was in possession of marijuana when he was arrested.
Authorities say Gilson was contracted by homeowners in the Saddlebrooke area for cleaning services.
He allegedly stole 76 pieces of jewelry from eight homes and made 46 sales to a Tucson pawn shop between February and last month.
Detectives have recovered nearly $32,000 worth of the stolen jewelry and returned the items to their owners.
It's unclear if Gilson has a lawyer.
SEX AND DRUGS SENTENCE
Dewey man gets prison in sex and drugs cases
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A Dewey man has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison and 10 years' probation for attempted sexual abuse and transporting cocaine.
Yavapai County prosecutors say 19-year-old Freddie Lee Newkirk also was ordered Monday to register as a lifetime sex offender.
They say the prison sentence stems from a March 2012 incident in which Newkirk was in a vehicle that was stopped.
Authorities say Newkirk confessed to transporting cocaine for sale and pleaded guilty to attempted transportation of a narcotic drug.
They say the probation and sex offender sentences are the result of a criminal case in which a young girl claimed Newkirk sexually abused her about four years ago.
IRS POLITICAL GROUPS-PHOENIX
Activists rally in Phoenix over IRS scrutiny
PHOENIX (AP) - About 70 tea party activists waving signs and small American flags marched outside Phoenix's main Internal Revenue Service office to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
Tuesday afternoon's rally was 1 of many around the country after IRS officials acknowledged that some conservative groups received inappropriate attention and questioning.
Some of the protesters in Phoenix held signs saying "We Will Not Back Down" and one woman carried an umbrella with fake dollar bills stuck to it. On the dollars were written "Defund IRS" in large red letters.
The group marched up and down a busy central Phoenix street during the lunch hour, blasting air horns at passing cars.
The activists say the IRS overreached with their actions against the tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Arizona redistricting commission member resigns
PHOENIX (AP) - A member of the commission that redrew Arizona's congressional and legislative district maps after the 2010 U.S. Census has resigned.
Jose Herrera sent a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday saying he was resigning immediately from the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The Phoenix resident was 1 of 2 Democrats on the five-member commission.
Herrera cited a toxic atmosphere at meetings and lawsuits targeting the commission. He says he found himself defending his decisions "even though there is a thorough, transparent record of the commission's work."
Three federal judges held a trial on one suit challenging the maps in March. A decision is pending.
The state Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has 30 days to send three names to House Minority Leader Chad Campbell.
He'll choose one to replace Herrera.
SAN PEDRO RIVER SUIT
BLM contesting water grant for Arizona developer
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - The federal Bureau of Land Management has joined two San Pedro River landowners in a civil lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
The BLM is contesting the ADWR's decision to grant an adequacy of water certificate to the developer of a planned commercial and residential project in Sierra Vista.
Last week, two landowners along the river filed a complaint in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix to stop water pumping from the aquifer by Pueblo Del Sol Water Company for the Tribute development.
The landowners claim the ADWR didn't have the legal right to guarantee any water adequacy as BLM has certain federal rights to water to maintain the San Pedro River and the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area.
A court hearing date hasn't been set yet.
Bob Schieffer to get journalism award in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) - CBS News correspondent Bob Schieffer (SHEE'-fur) will be honored by Arizona State University's journalism school at its awards luncheon in October.
The longtime anchor of "Face the Nation" will be awarded the 2013 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Schieffer will receive the 30th annual award during an Oct. 29 ceremony at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presents the award.
Previous recipients include TV anchors Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw and newspaper journalists Ben Bradlee and Helen Thomas.
FOSTER FARMS RECALL
Foster Farms recalls grilled chicken breast strips
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal agriculture officials say chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy - known allergens - which are not listed on the labels of its packages.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Tuesday, saying the mislabeled packages were discovered when a customer complained. Food safety inspectors and officials at Foster Farms say the problem occurred when labels for another chicken product that does not contain wheat or soy were inadvertently used.
Officials say there have been no reports of adverse reactions from the sale of the mislabeled products.
The chicken breast strips being recalled were produced on April 23 and were distributed to retail establishments in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Restaurant reopens after bad reality TV experience
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona restaurateur's online rants against unhappy customers has become an Internet sensation - and taught small businesses an important lesson about keeping customers happy.
Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Co. in suburban Phoenix made headlines last week after they told unsatisfied customers that they didn't know good food.
The couple recently appeared on an episode of the Fox restaurant makeover show "Kitchen Nightmares." Host and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay said they needed to learn from customer complaints.
Digital marketing experts say businesses must learn to manage a growing number of review websites.
They say businesses should respond to every review and express humility when responding to negative feedback.
The Bouzaglos temporarily closed down their Scottsdale restaurant after the "Kitchen Nightmares" episode aired. They reopened Tuesday night.
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