National

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Experts hope to complete work on an earthquake early warning system for California and other states in less than two years. California Congressman Adam Schiff says the system that recently was given five-million dollars in new funding by the federal...
(Coalgate, OK) -- Two people are dead after an early morning oil rig explosion in southeast Oklahoma. Several others were reportedly injured in the blast and resulting fire. KTEN-TV says investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion at the oil rig just west of...
(Chicago, IL) -- A child is being monitored at a Chicago hospital this morning after showing Ebola-like symptoms. "The Chicago Sun-Times" reports the child was found to have a fever while at O'Hare International Airport. He was then admitted to the University of Chicago Medical...
(Undated) -- The parents of accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes are finally breaking their silence. They've written a letter to the "Denver Post," marking their first public comments since their son allegedly opened fire inside an Aurora theater during a July...
(New York, NY) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to meet today with organizers of some of the recent rallies calling for criminal justice reform. Justice League NYC is the group backed by music magnate Russell Simmons, rapper Nas and singer Harry Belafonte...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is organizing a task force to examine police practices and improve the relationship between law enforcement and local communities. The move comes after weeks of protests following the police killings of a number of unarmed people. The White...
(Washington, DC) -- The Secret Service needs more agents, better training, and a higher fence around the White House. Those are the recommendations of an independent panel created after a fence jumper got inside the White House before he was stopped earlier this year. The panel...
(Baltimore, MD) -- Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps goes on trial today for his recent drunken-driving charges. "USA Today" reports Phelps is unlikely to do any jail time. The 22-time medalist faces five charges, three relating to driving while impaired from his September...
(Undated) -- A lot of Americans aren't happy that Sony is canceling the release of "The Interview" but the studio's foreign executives might be relieved. Leaked emails reveal that Sony executives in nearly a half-dozen countries believe the comedy would bomb in their markets...