National

(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...
(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...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama faces reporters today for the last time this year. Obama will likely take questions about the new U.S. policy toward Cuba, the Sony hacking incident and relations with Congress in his end-of-the-year news conference. Republicans are set to...
(Undated) -- Three men and a woman are under arrest in Pakistan after Tuesday's school massacre. The attack on the school in Peshawar killed 145 people, including more than 130 children. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the school attack and dozens of Taliban...
(London) -- A London newspaper is reporting that the U.S. conducted negotiations with ISIS in October for the release of a hostage. The "Guardian" says negotiations for the life of Peter Kassig, an aid worker, were conducted between jihadi clerics and New York lawyer Stanley...
(New York) -- Security experts say Sony Pictures' decision to pull a major movie from release following a cyber-attack has American corporations scrambling to protect their sensitive information. Experts say Sony set a precedent by caving in to the hackers' demand and that will...
(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...