Recuse: The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida recused herself over possible conflicts involving her husband. The court skipped over the second judge who also cited a possible conflict, reports the Associate Press. Judge Kenneth M. Lester Jr. will preside over the case.
Leave: President Hamid Karzai on Thursday called for the sped-up departure of Western troops, a day after the Los Angeles Times published photos of U.S. Marines posing with the body parts of decapitated insurgents. A quick departure is the only way to prevent these "painful experiences" the Afghan president said. The Los Angeles Times reports.
Drone: The CIA is seeking greater authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen, reports The Washington Post. These attacks would target terrorists suspects, who gather at known al-Qaeda compounds.
IP: Final arguments are expected today in the trademark infringement case between Gucci and Guess? Inc. The Paris-based Gucci has accused Guess? of infringing on its iconic design, reports Bloomberg.