Top of the Hour: Afghanistan Pays Close Attention to Bales Judicial Proceedings, Morning Headlines

The Takeaway
Afghanistan will be paying close attention to the judicial proceedings of Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the soldier accused in a deadly shooting rampage who will be formally charged with 17 counts of murder later today. In other headlines, a rally was held in Sanford, Florida, last night where the shooting of teenager Trayvon Marton took place, UN envoy Kofi Annan heads to Russia and China for Syrian peace talks, and Bank of America launches a pilot program to help homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage.