April 11th, 2013
07:38 AM ET

Thursday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Today's programming highlights...

8:30 am ET - Parents accused of kidnapping kids in court - Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, who are accused of kidnapping their children and taking them to Cuba, make their first court appearance in Florida.

9:30 am ET - Senate takes up gun control - Provided they overcome a filibuster threat, senators are expected to begin official debate on gun control legislation.

10:00 am ET - Texas stabbing suspect in court - Dylan Quick makes his first court appearance.  He stands accused of going on a stabbing rampage at a community college near Houston.

11:30 am ET - White House briefing - North Korea, the federal budget and gun control will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing in Washington.

12:30 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - Trial resumes in Phoenix in the case of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

2:10 pm ET - Medal of Honor ceremony - U.S. Army Capt. Emil Kapaun, a chaplain during the Korean War, will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    Lol @ lm, who knew?

    April 11, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Will they ever finish that stinkin trial? Its been going on forever already.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    We all do bambi

    April 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    The extremists in the senate including Minority leader Mitch are gearing up to filibuster the gun control measures to prevent the bill reaching the floor.
    As 80% plus of Americans watch helplessly.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stuart

    Filibuster. Oh yea. Like that old movie..mr smith goes to washington with jimmy stewart.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    if you do turn into kenny rogers can I get some rotissire chicken from you?

    April 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term exam paper:

    "Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat), or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof." Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant thereof.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So, we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since, there are more than one of these religions, and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to Hell.

    With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell, because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
    Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Ms. Krissy Jones during my Freshman year that "it will be a cold night in Hell before I sleep with you" and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having se xual relations with her, then (2) cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic.

    This student got the only A.

    April 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lmao @ s kel! That was as funny as one of bobcats jokes!

    April 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Omg lol @ bobcat, that was great. Ok @ s kel that was as funny as SOOM of bobcats jokes. But not as funny as the one above lol.

    April 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Top 10 Reasons Handguns are better than women:
    10. You can trade an old .44 for two new .22's
    9. You can have one handgun at home and another when you're on the road
    8. If you admire a friend's handgun and tell him so, he will be impressed and let you try a few rounds with it.
    7. Your primary handgun doesn't mind if you have a backup
    6. Your handgun will stay with you, even if you are out of ammo
    5. A handgun doesn't take up a lot of closet space
    4. handguns function normally ever day of the month
    3. A handgun won't ask “Do these new grips make me look fat?”
    2. A handgun doesn't mind if you go to sleep after you've used it.

    1. You can buy a silencer for a handgun

    April 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    If guns kill people do pencils misspell words?

    April 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    S kel: the chicken may be good, but stay away from KR's plastic surgeon.

    April 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Man calmly grabbed saws and sliced arms at Home Depot, police say

    April 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying that the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws.

    "He was pretty much intent on doing what he did," Lopez said. "Nobody noticed him until he started doing what he was doing."

    April 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    This man had to be on some sorta meds...
    No way in the world would I be sawing off my own arms unless I was completely out of my mind...

    April 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I submit that the man WAS completely out of his mind, and he probably could have benefited from anti-psychotic medication.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
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