Today in the news: Casey Anthony trial begins

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

News to know

The trial against Casey Anthony, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, commenced this morning in Florida. The defense attorney made an unexpected claim that Caylee Anthony died in the Anthony’s family swimming pool, implicating that Casey Anthony’s father, George Anthony, was involved in some manner.

Quote of note

“I’ve known these friends of Israel for a long time. They’re true, steadfast friends.” –– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while thanking the U.S. Congress today for inviting him to Washington, D.C.  

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Search and rescue efforts continue in Joplin, Mo., after Sunday’s deadly tornado that killed at least 117 people.

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