SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have begun their closing arguments at his second-degree murder trial in Florida. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara began his last effort to convince six jurors that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. The jurors could begin deliberating later in the day. Yesterday, prosecutors made the case that Zimmerman assumed Martin was a criminal up to no go when he confronted him in his neighborhood. A scuffle followed, and Zimmerman fired his gun.
This weekend you'll have a chance to own a piece of a Cardinal legend's estate. An estate sale is being held on Saturday featuring household and personal items belonging to Stan Musial and his wife, Lillian. The cash-only sale will not include memorabilia and will not be held at the couple's former Ladue home. The exact location of the sale will be disclosed later this morning. Proceeds from a $5 entry fee will go towards Cardinals Care. Stan Musial died in January at the age of 92.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.
Nixon announced Friday he would not sign the bill that effectively prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions in Missouri. Without the signature, the bill becomes law.
The Guttmacher Institute that supports abortion rights said 10 states require a prescribing doctor be present. Enforcement of the requirement has been temporarily blocked in North Dakota and Wisconsin because of litigation.
Planned Parenthood for the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri says it has not used telemedicine for medication abortions. But that option has been available since 2008 in Iowa.