The jury in Jodi Arias' trial was dismissed Thursday after failing to reach a unanimous decision on whether the woman they convicted of murdering her one-time boyfriend should be sentenced to life or death in a case that has captured headlines worldwide with its sex, lies, violence.<p/>A new panel will be seated to try again to reach a decision - unless the prosecutor takes execution off the table agrees to a life sentence. The judge scheduled a retrial for July 18.
The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest is shut down for a refueling that takes place every two years.<p/>More than 1,300 temporary employees have been hired for the refueling and maintenance work at the Columbia Generating Station near Richland.
The defeat of Wendy Greuel and other candidates who received heavy financial support from labor is a loss but not a fatal one, observers say. Some of the most powerful labor organizations in Los Angeles placed huge bets on mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel that went bust. All their spending and prodigious organization failed to ignite Greuel's campaign and allowed her opponent, Eric Garcetti, to turn the deep pockets against them, persuading many voters that they were trying to buy the election.