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Aired March 9, 2013 - 06:00   ET


VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: From CNN World Headquarters in Atlanta, this is EARLY START WEEKEND.

Hundreds of flights canceled, New England streets flooded, and this house, you see it there, teetering on the edge. The latest storm is stronger than some expected.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN ANCHOR: And it's a bird, it's a plane, nope, it's another asteroid and it's scheduled to pass by Earth this morning. So why does this keep happening? And are we prepared for a direct hit?

BLACKWELL: And a music legend opens up about getting older, Sandy devastation and why he's on an NRA enemies list. My exclusive interview with Jon Bon Jovi.


KEILAR: It is Saturday, March 9th, good morning everyone. I'm Brianna Keilar in for Randi Kaye.

I'm Victor Blackwell. It is a pleasure to have you with us this morning.

First up today, sirens ringing out in Afghanistan's capital.


BLACKWELL (voice-over): A bomb blast rocked the Afghan Ministry of Defense just hours after new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul on his first official trip overseas.

Nine people were killed. Now the Taliban says the suicide bombing is a message for Hagel. He was not injured and is in a safe location.

CNN Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence is in the pool traveling with the Defense secretary. He was at a briefing and says he heard the blast even though he was a 10-minute walk from it.


KEILAR: Back in the U.S., a violent storm slams the Massachusetts shore. It's being called the most damaging in recent memory. Look at this. That house teetering on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and a second house fell into the sea overnight. They're on Plum Island. That's a popular vacation spot long threatened by coastal erosion, but nobody really expected this. A dozen homes right now in jeopardy, and according to the "Boston Globe," this one was worth $800,000.

To northern Connecticut now, where a blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow; you're looking here at the town of Stafford, and heavy snow also snarled traffic all along I-84. Some trucks were stuck for two hours.

Local kids, though, they were fine with it. This meant snow forts, snowball fights instead of school for them.

So where is this snow headed now? Where's the storm going? What's in store this weekend for the rest of the country?

Joining us now CNN Weather Center meteorologist Alexandra Steele.

Is the northeast out of the woods here?


KEILAR: Great.

STEELE: All right, yes. We're going to see lots of sun, temperatures almost 50 degrees. So wonderful conditions, a lot of snow, that March sun angle will really melt things quickly.

Staffordville, Connecticut, 23 inches; Worcester, Mass., 22.8. So certain a history-making one. Foxboro, Mass, a 20; Boston, 12; and New York at Central Park coming in at 4 inches. So here's the radar picture, just to show you what is high and dry, clear skies, high pressure in control, sunny conditions, warming temperatures.

But we do have the next system down the pike and then one after that. So we'll talk about that, Chicago a rainmaker for you. Just want to show you how nice it will be in Boston and New York, though. Today, sunny skies, temperatures in the upper 30s.

We're going to see that tomorrow as well in Boston, 50s today in New York, 50s tomorrow as well, and then that system, just a rainmaker brings rain to Boston on Monday and then rain on Tuesday into New York City.

Here's the scenario. What we've got is Denver, Colorado; that's where really we're going to see blizzard warnings in portions of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas today; 6 to 9 inches for you in Denver, Colorado. I-70, I-80, I-25: that's really where the hazardous driving will be.

But big picture, we're going to see beautiful conditions in the Southeast, temperatures well above average, 65 in Atlanta today, heading to 67 degrees tomorrow. Southeast really enjoying the warmth. Brianna?

KEILAR: I will take it because last week I was here, I came down from D.C. and I was looking up and I said, what, it is snowing? It is March. We are in the South. BLACKWELL: We were saying the same thing. What, it is snowing?

STEELE: That's right. No snow. We're going to see sunny skies, beautiful.


KEILAR: Gorgeous, Alexandra, thank you very much.

STEELE: You're welcome.

KEILAR: Now to Wall Street where a surprise jump in yesterday's jobs numbers helped push the Dow Jones to another record.

BLACKWELL: Yes. It was a fourth straight day of record closures. But all those highs have some traders worrying that we could be headed for a drop. Alison Kosik has more from the New York Stock Exchange.

ALISON KOSIK, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Brianna and Victor. It was a week for the record books. After a slow start on Monday, the Dow surged to a record high on, get this, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


KOSIK (voice-over): For investors, the record doesn't mean much, but it is a reminder of how much ground we've made up. After all, the last time the blue chips were at record levels was 2007. And back then, the economy was barreling toward the financial crisis.

Now the record feels much different. Economic data this week all pointed to a recovery, especially the big jobs report Friday which showed the economy added 236,000 jobs in February.


KOSIK: Many analysts expect the rally to continue largely because the Federal Reserve is pumping billions of dollars of stimulus into the economy each month. But some experts are wondering whether the market has come too far, too fast.


MARK NEWTON, ECONOMIST: There are more people that have conviction in this rally now for understandable reasons. The market's rallied 30 percent in 31/2 months. And it's up 8 percent year-to-date. That's great, right?

A lot of the major Wall Street strategists had thought this would be the target for the year. It's already happened in 21/2 months. So we've already come a long way very quickly without any major correction. So it's a little worrying now.


KOSIK: There's worry about Europe and upcoming budget talks in Washington. But for now, Brianna and Victor, the bulls are running.

BLACKWELL: All right, Alison. Thank you.

A 10-year man hunt for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is culminating in a New York courtroom steps away from Ground Zero.

KEILAR: Bin Laden's former spokesman is pleading not guilty to charges of conspiring to kill Americans. And as CNN national correspondent Susan Candiotti reports, it's what he's saying outside of the courtroom that could become critical in this trial.


For years, his video messages spewing hate and dire warnings to Americans after 9/11 have finally brought Sulaiman Abu Ghaith to America inside a courtroom.


CANDIOTTI (voice-over): Sulaiman Abu Ghaith entered the courtroom looking and acting much differently than the Al Qaeda spokesman so often seen next to his father-in-law, Osama bin Laden. In New York federal court, he looked older, balding, his dark beard now gray. Gone was the fiery rhetoric.

He quietly said yes when asked whether he understood the charges and left it to his lawyer to enter his plea: not guilty. But behind the scenes, Abu Ghaith is talking to investigators, prosecutors dropping a bombshell, revealing he made a 22-page statement after his arrest, possibly powerful evidence.

JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: Prosecutors always want statements from a defendant. So the fact that he gave such an extensive one has the potential to be extremely incriminating at a trial.

CANDIOTTI (voice-over): What did he tell investigators? "They are insane." He was arrested overseas February 28th and flown to the U.S. from Jordan March 1st, a full week before his arraignment.

Abu Ghaith has mostly been under house arrest in Iran since 2002. And experts say likely not actively involved in Al Qaeda operations. Bin Laden himself bragged on tape the 9/11 plans were so secretive Abu Ghaith didn't even know about them.

PETER BERGEN, CNN NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST: And he points to Abu Ghaith, his spokesman, and says, you know, we didn't clue him in. So surely a defense lawyer will be using that in the future case.

CANDIOTTI (voice-over): Despite ongoing criticism from Republicans that Abu Ghaith should be treated as an enemy combatant and tried before a military tribunal in Guantanamo, the administration stands by its decision.

JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRINCIPAL DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY: This is somebody who's going to be held accountable for his crimes and will be done -- and that will be done in accordance with the laws and values of this country.

CANDIOTTI (voice-over): Some 9/11 families say they're glad someone so prominent in Al Qaeda is being prosecuted.

JIM RICHES, FORMER FDNY DEPUTY CHIEF: Let's get these trials going in New York City. All the people that were affected that day can go see the trials and that's where they should be, in New York City.


CANDIOTTI: And that's where Abu Ghaith's trial is, about a mile away from Ground Zero, where Jim Riches' son and thousands of others lost their lives -- Victor and Brianna.

BLACKWELL: All right, Susan. Thank you.

Let's head overseas now. And the Vatican says the election to pick the next leader of the Catholic Church begins Tuesday; 115 cardinals will start the closed-door process with a mass and then enter the Sistine Chapel and stay there until a new pope is chosen.

Now Pope Benedict XVI resigned last month, you know that. The leading candidates to replace him are reportedly cardinals from Ghana and the U.S.

Within the last hour, crews finished installing a special chimney to the top of the Sistine Chapel as they do for every papal conclave. We'll know when the cardinals have decided on the next pope when that white smoke comes out of that chimney.

Startling images coming out of one of the most reclusive nations on Earth, North Korea.


BLACKWELL (voice-over): Now take a look at this. You see people nearly weeping with emotion and then troops run toward North Korean Kim Jong- un, apparently in a near frenzy to honor him. They go waist deep into the water. They run right in. It happened during this -- his recent visit to the border with South Korea.

Now North Korea, meanwhile, is ramping up the threats. It's testing a dangerous new missile that has a potential range of 3,000 miles and it's even warning of a preemptive nuclear strike maybe not off limits.


KEILAR: And from overseas to outer space, if you've ever wanted to see a comet without a telescope or binoculars, you might get your chance next week. The comet is called Pan-STARRS and it could be visible with the naked eye in the Northern Hemisphere on Tuesday just after sunset.

It's been visible with a telescope for a while now in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists say naked-eye comets happen once every five to 10 years. So this is a really big deal.


KEILAR: Pretty cool; I think it makes a space geek out of all of us.

BLACKWELL: Well, we're all space geeks when you think about the asteroids and the meteors and now this comet. There's been so much going on.

KEILAR: That's right. So if the comet isn't enough for you, we do have another asteroid headed our way.

BLACKWELL: Yes, we do.


BLITZER (voice-over): And it won't hit us. But just ahead, we will tell you how close it's expected to come.


KEILAR: It's happening again. A big space rock the size of a city block is expected to head our way next hour. But don't worry, because there's no danger of it hitting us. The closest it will come to Earth is about 605,000 miles -- that's about 21/2 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.

Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss is live from London with us now. He's the author of the book, "A Universe from Nothing."

So, OK, Lawrence, we know that this meteor exploded over Russia just a month ago, last month. And now we have this -- and there was an asteroid last weekend.

How common are these objects? Is this just sort of a weird time? And should we be concerned about a potential impact?

LAWRENCE KRAUSS, THEORETICAL PHYSICIST: Well, it's not particularly weird. These things happen all the time. We're able to see them better, so we're seeing more of them. But objects -- well, lots of meteors are hitting the Earth every second. About 100 tons worth of material is falling on the Earth every day.

This one meteor that went over Russia was a rare event, once every century. The asteroid that we're now seeing, I was calculating; I think it's about a million tons. That kind of object impacts on the Earth about once every million years. And therefore, you know, I don't think we have to worry about that.

And it's neat that we can see them. But in fact, one day there will be a big object heading towards us. And about every 100 million years there's an object that us large enough -- as it once did 65 million years ago -- to wipe out the dinosaurs.

And the interesting thing is, because we can now see large objects well in advance, we might be able to see it well enough in advance and do something about it and deflect it before it hits the Earth. KEILAR: Well, I want to ask you about that, but first I want to know that if this object the size of a city block, a million tons, as you say, were to hit Earth, how much damage are we talking about?

KRAUSS: Well, we're talking about a huge amount of damage, not enough to destroy civilization or wipe out the species. It's -- it would be enough to cause incredible climate change and it would probably -- it's hard to estimate; it would be like many, many, many nuclear weapon explosions.

So it would be severe damage and depending upon where it hit, if it hit in the ocean, it could cause a tsunami. So it would kill a lot of people, but not wipe out the species.

KEILAR: So you said there could be time to divert an asteroid.

First off, there's -- I might be concerned because we didn't know about this one -- we found out on Sunday. That's not a lot of lead time.

What would you need to do to divert an asteroid? And I'm assuming you're going to tell me it's not some sort of intervention a la "Armageddon" that involves Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.

KRAUSS: Well, it doesn't involve Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, but it's not that different. In fact, the point is we -- it's true; we didn't see this one till Sunday. But this one, even though it would cause a significant amount of devastation, is not large enough to be planet threatening.

The ones that are large enough to be planet threatening (inaudible) 10 kilometers across or something like that, those we could see a few years in advance, probably. And then there are various ways, I mean, including just sending a rocket ship up and maybe landing on it and running your rocket engines just a little bit if you're far enough away from the Earth.

You just have to divert it a little bit before it would miss the Earth. It's not quite science fiction. And it's important, in fact, that we do that. It's important that we have a monitoring system that can look at all near-Earth objects. This one is not that close, not anywhere near as close as the asteroid a few weeks ago. It's farther away than the moon.

KEILAR: It's fascinating stuff, a little scary. Lawrence Krauss, I will tell you, you make me feel a little more secure. Thanks, Lawrence, and please stick around, because --

KRAUSS: That's my job.

KEILAR: -- we'll be keeping an eye on the asteroid as it's expected to fly past us next hour. Victor?

BLACKWELL: All right, Bri. We're all good.

America's open house closes its doors. Rand Paul goes on and on and on. And we make up a word. Here's a look at the week that was.


BRIAN WILLIAMS, MSNBC HOST: A real live filibuster on the floor of the Senate.

JON STEWART, HOST, "THE DAILY SHOW": What the who? It was a nonevent until Ron Paul's boy, Rand.

DIANE SAWYER, ABC HOST: The White House says they're forced to shut down White House tours.

JIMMY KIMMEL, ABC HOST: This is really going to cut into Joe Biden's balloon animal business.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It is a windy, snowy, rainy mess in the Northeast right now.

CONAN O'BRIEN, HOST, "CONAN": The Biblical end of days is here.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): A fantastically long filibuster, no more tickets for White House tours and the clever name for some wicked weather.

BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN ANCHOR: Virginia and Washington, D.C., being hammered by another massive winter storm.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Oh, this wasn't just any storm.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were calling it the snowquester there.



BLACKWELL (voice-over): Maybe not.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Washington, D.C., was expecting snow as well, but most people just saw slush and rain.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): That clever wordplay, of course, combining snow from the storm and, well, you get the rest.

STEPHEN COLBERT, COMEDIAN: I think this is fantastic and ridiculous or fantasticulous.

SEN. RAND PAUL (R), KY: I arise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan's nomination for the CIA.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): And this was just the beginning of what would be a --

BALDWIN: A remarkable 12 hours and 52 minutes.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): In that time he talked, drank, ate, invoked "Alice in Wonderland" -- PAUL: "No, no, said the queen."

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Even managed to get Jane Fonda into the conversation.

PAUL: You going to just drop a drone Hellfire missile on Jane Fonda?

(VIDEO CLIP, "9 TO 5")

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Oh, easy, Jane.

BERMAN: Starting this weekend, all White House tours are canceled.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Wait. What?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The tours are being canceled until further notice because of budget cuts.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Prompting people to ask --

SAWYER: Really, is that the only way to save money?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tonight, the markets make history.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Yep, the Dow rallied and then the following day --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Dow hit a second record high.

RICHARD QUEST, CNN HOST: Nothing short of remarkable.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Yes, there's a positive way to look at it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Keep the party hat handy.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Then there's, well, this.

STEWART: It only took Wall Street and the financial industry 51/2 years to self-repair the gaping wound they self-inflicted.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Hey, speaking of Jon Stewart, he's heading out on hiatus.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He will be off "The Daily Show" for 12 weeks starting in June.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): Don't think he's taking the summer off to just lounge around.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's to direct his first movie.

BLACKWELL (voice-over): And not as his friend Stephen Colbert says, to take a job --

COLBERT: Ruling the country of Venezuela.


BLACKWELL (voice-over): And that's the week that was.


BLACKWELL: The snowquester, it is coming and then it didn't come at all.

KEILAR: I kind of liked it because it completely cleared the roads for my commute.


KEILAR: I woke up, it was just kind of wet on the ground and I just cruised on in to work.

BLACKWELL: Federal government was closed.

KEILAR: Closed; no one's on the road, I get in 10 minutes early.

BLACKWELL: And you had your own word for this.

KEILAR: The Fauxquester.

BLACKWELL: The Fauxquester.


BLACKWELL: This will be on Twitter very soon. Someone is going to create that handle on Twitter.

KEILAR: I like it.

BLACKWELL: All right.

An NHL team's historic win -- the stake (ph) was put to bed last -- streak.

See, that's what happens when you write things and leave a letter out, (inaudible).

Their winning streak ended last night.

KEILAR: But in the NBA, LeBron James and the Miami Heat can't be stopped. Sports is next.



KEILAR: All good things must come to an end. And the best start in NHL history now over for the Chicago Blackhawks. Joe Carter is here with more on this morning's "Bleacher Report".

Hey, Joe.



CARTER: Buzzkill this morning, 24 games, Chicago Blackhawks had not lost in regulation in 24 games. They were enjoying the best start in league history; heck, hockey was enjoying it, but then they skidded into the Mile-High City, and maybe it was the altitude, I don't know, the travel, the schedule, but they looked slow, they looked sluggish.

The Colorado Avalanche this season have stunk. They've absolutely struggled all year except for last night, because they scored four goals in the second period; they took a 5-1 lead, and it was just too much for the Blackhawks to overcome. Chicago would go on to lose 6-2, which means, as we said, the streak is now over at 24.

But the Miami Heat, they clearly have their own streak going. And the pressure not getting to LeBron James. I love this play right here. A ball's going out of bounds; he saves it -- tries to save it, anyway, from going out of bounds and he grabs the microphone. Doing a little best broadcaster impersonation there.

Now the '76ers last night hung around for about three quarters, a little bit into the fourth quarter, but then Miami pulled away and they ended up winning the game by 9. The win means the Heat are the first team in the NBA -- ever in the NBA to clinch a playoff for the 17-game winning streak. Means that they tie the Clippers for the longest win streak this season.


LEBRON JAMES, MIAMI HEAT FORWARD: We're a better ball club and we know what we're striving for. We want to continue to get better in each and every day, in each and every practice, film session and in the game. But we're also building toward the world championship. So we won't get complacent knowing what our goal is.



CARTER (voice-over): Guys, look at this video. Look at this video. It's a massive iguana. Wow! We saw this thing lurking up the fairway yesterday, trying to catch a glimpse of that guy, Tiger Woods. You know what, he seems to be in total control of his golf game down there in South Florida.

The magic he found on the putting green in the round, the first round, continued in the second round. So far, Tiger's knocked in 17 birdies in two days. That's a career best for him. He starts today in the lead, two-shot advantage over Graeme McDowell; his old rival, lefty Phil Mickelson, just three shots back. Phil's tied for third, which means Tiger and Phil battling (inaudible). That's like must-see TV.

The Brooklyn Nets' Darren Williams made more three-pointers in a half last night than any other player in NBA history. Williams made nine three-pointers in the first half; that's a new NBA record. He's dunked 11 in all, just one shy of tying the game record.

Our friends at "Bleacher Report" have an awesome video melt of every three-pointer he made.

Tiger and Phil, guys.

KEILAR: That is a must-see.


CARTER: (Inaudible) tune in.

KEILAR: That is must-see TV. That's a good one to be at.

BLACKWELL: I'd like to see the iguana again, too, though.

KEILAR: I would, too.

CARTER: We'll show it to you again later.

KEILAR: It was huge.

BLACKWELL: Thanks, Joe.

KEILAR: Joe, thanks.

BLACKWELL: The jury gets its chance to ask questions of Jodi Arias, including this one: why should anyone believe you after all of your lies? Wow. Hear her answer next.


KEILAR: Thirty-one minutes after the hour now. Welcome back. I'm Brianna Keilar in for Randi Kaye.

BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. Thanks for starting your day with us. Here are five stories that we are watching this morning for you.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul. It killed nine people. This happened near the Afghan defense ministry. The witnesses say one of the dead is a police officer who embraced the suicide bomber to help minimize the blast. And the blast happened during a visit from U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, he was in a briefing less than a mile and a half away and was quickly moved to a safer location.

KEILAR: Small pocket knives now allowed on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration announced the move this week. Not everyone, though, especially those who work in the airline industry are onboard with this.


VEDA SHOOK, FLIGHT ATTENDANT: But now, myself, I'm a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines and that's one of the airlines that also was supposed to - a few years ago, we're expecting more airlines to join in this course with this today, as Alaskan Airlines CEO at the time remarked that in 2000, Alaskan Airlines' passenger had a 2 1/2 inch knife and attacked the crew members. And he says that a weapon such as a pointed tip could cause great harm on crew members and passengers in the cabin. So the story was the same seven years ago as it is today.


KEILAR: Delta CEO Richard Anderson said Friday he also objects to the move.

Number three, sick passengers aboard Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas cruise ship are back on U.S. soil today after 11 days at sea. 105 guests and three crew members became sick with a stomach illness thought to be the norovirus, they responded well to over-the-counter medication that was administered aboard the ship.

BLACKWELL: New court documents show James Holmes was hospitalized in November for apparent self-inflicted head injuries while in his jail cell. Now, he is the man accused of last July's shooting rampage at an Aurora Colorado movie theater. The documents also say Holmes received psychiatric care after being deemed a danger to himself or others. His arraignment is set for Tuesday.

KEILAR: Venezuela has a new leader for now. Vice President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as acting president Friday, three days after the death of president Hugo Chavez. It was the same day as the president's funeral. The presidential election will be held in 30 days.

BLACKWELL: Next Wednesday, accused murderer Jodi Arias will return to the witness stand. Now, if you missed it this week, Arias had to answer some really pointed questions from the jury. More than 200 of them while the defense team attempted to restore her credibility. Here's Randi Kaye. And we have to warn you that some of the testimony as it has been for this entire trial is pretty graphic.


RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: For Jodi Arias, this week was all about proving she never planned to kill Travis Alexander.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you go to Mr. Alexander's home on June 4th with the intent on killing him?


KAYE: The jury is well aware Arias has changed her story three times. Two years after the killing, she finally said she did kill Travis Alexander, but in self-defense. She claimed his anger and the physical abuse worsened after she'd caught Alexander masturbating to a photo of a young boy.

But if it was so startling, why hadn't she written about it in her journal?

ARIAS: So, it's a highly negative event, and it was a negative experience for me and it's not something that I wished to remember. KAYE: Another week, another sex tape. This time the defense played mainly Alexander's voice in effort to paint him as the more experienced sexually.

VOICE OF TRAVIS ALEXANDER: You cannot say I don't work that booty. We've had two and three-hour sessions many times.

KAYE: The defense did all it could to clean up Arias' image, even trying to explain away the text message Arias sent Alexander suggesting she dress up like a dirty little schoolgirl.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The idea of the schoolgirl in the outfit, was that something that you were interested in? Or was it something you were doing to please him?

ARIAS: It would be more for his pleasure because just being with him was enough for me. But he enjoyed that kind of stuff.

KAYE: By midweek, it was the jury asking the questions. More than 200 in all delivered by the judge. They started with this zinger.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why did you put the camera in the washer?

ARIAS: I don't have memory of that. I don't know why I would do that.


KAYE: The camera contained pictures of Alexander in the shower. This one taken just two minutes before his death. Photo time stamps put Arias at Alexander's house at the time of the killing. And what about Arias' failing memory the day Alexander died? She has testified that she shot Alexander first and doesn't remember anything after that. Here in court, her defense lawyer tried to raise even the slightest doubt that it was Arias who stabbed Alexander nearly 30 times and sliced his throat so deep, his head was nearly cut off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you have any memories of slashing Mr. Alexander's throat?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You -- when you were asked on cross-examination if you did that, do you recall telling us that you did?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Was that a recollection? Or a logical assumption on your part?

ARIAS: It was definitely not a recollection.

KAYE: The jury also wanted to know this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why did you place Travis' body back in the shower?

ARIAS: I could only speculate because I don't remember.

KAYE: And this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why is it that you have no memory of stabbing Travis?

ARIAS: I can't really explain why my mind did what it did. Maybe because it's too horrible.

KAYE: When the jury's questions were done, Arias' defense lawyer stepped in yet again to try to repair the damage.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, Jodi, that is the ultimate question. Why should anybody believe you now?

ARIAS: I lied a lot in the beginning. I understand that there will always be questions, but all I can do at this point is say what happened to the best of my recollection. And if I'm convicted, then that's because of my own bad choices in the beginning.

KAYE: Bad choices that could cost her her life. Randi Kaye, CNN, Phoenix.


BLACKWELL: So, Jodi Arias, domestic abuse victim or cold-blooded premeditating killer? Decide for yourself in an "AC 360" special "Sex, Lies and Audiotape," that's the name of it, "The Jodi Arias Trial," that's tonight at 9:00 Eastern right here on CNN.

KEILAR: It was seven days dominated by ballet brutality and Dunkin Donuts heroism. Here is your week of crime in 60 seconds.


KEILAR: In Russia, a dramatic development to a plot right out of -- well, a ballet. 29-year-old dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko admitted that he was behind the acid attack on Bolshoi ballet director Sergei Filin in January. Despite the confession, Dmitrichenko said the attack was not intended, quote, to the extent that it happened.

A 59-year-old man who spent 22 months in solitary confinement was awarded $15.5 million this week for his suffering. Stephen Slevin was arrested in New Mexico for a drunk driving incident, but was never tried. And his attorney said the county forgot about him. While in jail, Slevin developed fungus on his face, tooth decay, and significant weight loss. In a statement Thursday, the county said it deeply regrets the harm Mr. Slevin suffered during this period.

And don't mess with Dunkin, a man who tried to rob a Dunkin Donuts drive-through was expecting cash, but instead got a full face of hot coffee. The suspect drove off empty handed and cops in Connecticut are still looking for him. And that's your week of crime in 60 seconds.


BLACKWELL: This was a great conversation.

KEILAR: I bet.

BLACKWELL: Yes, caught up with the legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi. We talked about rock, of course, Superstorm Sandy, and gun control.


BLACKWELL: The NRA put you on a list of enemies.


BLACKWELL: You're going to hear his response to that and about his life on and off stage in my exclusive interview.


BLACKWELL: Can you believe it's been almost 30 years since Bon Jovi released "Slippery When Wet." That was a breakout album, you know. You've sung that song and many others at karaoke nights. But the artist and the man Jon Bon Jovi has moved past the leopard pants and the hair spray, the eyeliner and all of that. He is now working with his community, not because he has to, but because he can.


BLACKWELL: Jon, 30 years of Bon Jovi, 125 million albums and you've got your 12th studio album coming out now. In a few days. As you move on from the "Slippery When Wet" days and you go into decade two, and then three and now starting the fourth. Do you feel a responsibility to write music that is more socially conscious?

JON BON JOVI, MUSICIAN: No. But I said when I was 25, I was never going to be 50 painting my fingernails black and writing "bitch" on my belly.


BON JOVI: But I said that, you know, I said it as a kid and then I grew into that, which was good. And the truth was is when you are 25, you should write "You Give Love A Bad Name."


BON JOVI: Who wouldn't want to write, you know, that when you're 25, that's what life was about. If I was 50 trying to write that now, I'd be deemed a dirty old man. It would be a little sick and twisted, you know.

BLACKWELL: But there are some who would still do it.

BON JOVI: Not me.


BON JOVI: You know, not me. We've grown up in public. And that's -- that's sort of the, you know, the cuteness is that you can go, OK, go on right here, insert the clip with "Bad Name" with my hair down to here.


BON JOVI: That's cool, you know, that's fine.


BON JOVI: But that's not who I am now. You know, it's a progression and revolution.

BLACKWELL: What about now? Hence the name of the album. What's the message of that lead single at the top?


BON JOVI (singing): I ain't a soldier, but I'm here to take a stand because we can --


BLACKWELL: Because we can. Is it a nod?

BON JOVI: Yeah, a little bit, but not directly to, you know, I campaign to the president kind of stuff. It's not that. It's, you know, why should we? Because we can. You know, why should we get involved in making our neighborhood a better place? Because we have to. You know, and "because we can" just sang a little bit.


BLACKWELL: Yeah. So, let's talk now about some of the things you do off stage. Let's talk about home. You grew up in New Jersey, we all know what happened there with Hurricane Sandy. What did you feel when you went back and you saw what had happened to the shore and to the communities and the people there?

BON JOVI: I was devastated. These were my people. This was, you know, where I grew up, these were my memories, this were my family's, and my personal properties. My everythings. And, you know, it makes you more aware next time you see tragedy on CNN that that is somebody's people. That is somebody's neighbors. And, you know, and you can't think of it just in the context of television where you feel empathy. You have to, you know, take it to that next level and say we can help that.

BLACKWELL: I want to get to the gun issue. The NRA put you on a list of enemies.

BON JOVI: Oh, well.

BLACKWELL: Why would they do that? What are your thoughts on this proposed ban on some semiautomatic weapons?

BON JOVI: I'm all for it. I'm all for it. You know, I think background checks should be mandatory. I don't believe that you need assault weapons in the woods to hunt. I believe that 50-round clips doesn't really make it fair game, does it? I think it just -- it's a little extreme.


BON JOVI (singing): It's my life - it's now or it's never --


BLACKWELL: What do you want to do that you haven't done? I mean, you've done so much. What do you want to do?

BON JOVI: I have a bucket list. But you know, I'll leave it at that. And people should always have a bucket list. They should always have a list of things that they haven't done that they want to do. I think when you stop dreaming, stop reaching, then you start slowing down and then you get, you know, bored. I'm not bored.


BON JOVI (singing): It's my life.



BLACKWELL: It was great to talk to him. And he gets pretty fiery when I brought up the issue of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame, that Bon Jovi isn't in it. I asked him how does he feel about that.

KEILAR: What did he say?

BLACKWELL: Well, I can't say it on television.

KEILAR: Really?

BLACKWELL: And there were some bleeps and all that. But pretty passionate about why he and his band mates aren't in there yet.


BLACKWELL: So, we've got a lot more of the interview online at So, watch that.

KEILAR: So workouts, are they not going quite the way they used to? It's - you know, I'm not in my 20s anymore, so I sort of feel this. You know when you were younger, is it tougher now?

BLACKWELL: I'm not even really doing the workout at all anymore.

KEILAR: Come on.

BLACKWELL: Just enough to stay in the clothes. That's all I'm doing. Just I need the suits to fit. We'll tell you the number one nutrient that can offer you a little better performance.


BLACKWELL: Eight minutes until the top of the hour. Brianna, we've been talking about this all morning, about workouts, and you don't stretch.

KEILAR: Yeah. I know that I should.


KEILAR: But it just doesn't really occur to me and I don't really stretch. It's something I have to go out of my way to do and it doesn't get done often.

BLACKWELL: Well, this is for you. Because there are some does and don'ts for stretching and warming up is definitely important. And they're two things. Not just, you know, one deal at the same time. You've got to stretch and warm up. Now, the power also of potassium can be as important if you want to avoid those painful muscle cramps. Let's bring in our fitness and nutrition expert Desiree Nathanson, good to have you back.


BLACKWELL: So, I want to talk (inaudible) also about what happened last weekend, Brianna.

KEILAR: What? Oh, this.


KEILAR: Oh, I was supposed to do the segment --


KEILAR: And I actually pulled my back out --

NATHANSON: That is not good.

KEILAR: And it was from blow-drying my hair.


KEILAR: In my back.

BLACKWELL: I wasn't going to say that.

NATHANSON: If you hurt yourself doing activities of daily living --


NATHANSON: If you don't keep your joints nice and lubricated and in their full range of motion. And you demonstrated that.

KEILAR: Are you saying because I didn't stretch?

NATHANSON: Not just because you didn't stretch that day, but if you don't stretch in general over time your joints are going to get stiff. And just doing something as simple as brushing your teeth or washing your face or blow drying your hair, you're going to throw something out of whack.

KEILAR: I am so busted right now.

BLACKWELL: And (inaudible) blow-dry your hair.

NATHANSON: Yes. Do some warm up before you blow-dry.

KEILAR: Super, super busted.

BLACKWELL: But give us some moves, because I thought that when you warm up, that is the stretch. And when you stretch, that is the warm- up. But they are separate.

NATHANSON: The warming-up you want to do before activity. And there's so many conflicting studies on warming up and stretching. Some people are saying, you know, stretching's bad, don't do it, don't do this stretch. There's no good or bad stretch, it's stretching for the activity that you're doing.


NATHANSON: So, you want to warm up prior to any activity, maybe five or ten minutes just to get the blood flowing, jogging in place, doing jumping jacks, doing squawks will get you warm. Stretching you want to do following activity. Or if you're a dancer, we do warming up and stretching prior to activity. So, some simple things you can do. I love doing this one. Forward bend, of course. Most people try to just dive into it. You want to try - can you see - you want to try to keep your back flat and your abs engaged, so that you can really get a nice pull in your hamstrings. Another one while you are down here, you can do the butterfly, this is going back to when you were probably five --


NATHANSON: Put souls of your feet together, you can stretch out the inner thighs here and try to press them down. If you can go forward, you want to try to keep the back flat. Again, not diving into it.

BLACKWELL: And we've only got just a few seconds left --


BLACKWELL: But when you heard that Brianna was having spasms, you said she needs a banana.

NATHANSON: Yes, well potassium is an electrolyte that helps to maintain that normal muscle contraction and relaxation, which is why people are always going for bananas.


NATHANSON: But meat, fish, salmon, baked potatoes have a ton of potassium, beans, nuts, everything has potassium in it, it's just finding a good amount for you.

KEILAR: I thought this was a fitness segment, but it's turned into this beautiful intervention. So, thank you, guys.



BLACKWELL: You were the inspiration for the entire segment!

NATHANSON: Yes, you actually were.

KEILAR: That is so funny. Oh, my goodness, I'm embarrassed.

NATHANSON: No, you should be proud that --

KEILAR: I'm going to get some more potassium.

BLACKWELL: It's because we care.

NATHANSON: And just warm up before you blow dry next time.

KEILAR: I will.

BLACKWELL: Desiree, thank you very much.

NATHANSON: Thank you, Victor, as well.


BLACKWELL: All right, the Biebs, the Biebs.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What did you say?



KEILAR: Yeah, teen star, don't want to do this. Breakdown Justin Bieber style. We'll be taking a look at - his, well, it was a rough week for him. We've got that coming up next hour.


BLACKWELL: You know what that music means, time to get our laugh on.

KEILAR: We will start with the New York City ban on those gigantic sodas.


JIMMY FALLON, "LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON": That they're passing a ban on large sugary sodas. Mayor Bloomberg is considering a ban on Styrofoam cups.


FALLON: Seriously? At this point I'm starting to think 7-eleven slept with his girlfriend.


FALLON: I mean --


BILL MAHER, "REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER": Obama took 12 Republicans this week out to dinner, like at a restaurant.


MAHER: Like on a date.


MAHER: Really, and he picked up the tab. I swear to God, I didn't even know they had this, but he put down the White House credit card. Bad news for the economy, it was denied.



KEILAR: Denied.

BLACKWELL: So, it is a problem.

KEILAR: It was his personal credit card, actually.

BLACKWELL: Oh, (inaudible).

KEILAR: But it was a big bill.

BLACKWELL: Yeah, I'm sure it was.


Thank you so much for starting you morning with us.

BLACKWELL : We have a lot more ahead on "CNN SATURDAY MORNING" starts right now.