The Michigan House approves $30 million in funding to pay Flint residents' water bills, Maryland courts halt the trials of all officers in the Freddie Gray case, and the iPhone encryption battle continues between Apple and the federal government.
The United States flies F-22 fighters over South Korea in a show of support for the nation amid recent tensions, the CEO of Apple is resisting a federal order to help authorities gain access to San Bernardino shooter's phone, and a particularly narrow section of I-70 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon has been closed due to a major rockslide.
Florida declares a state of emergency due to Zika virus, concerns about Zika and the upcoming summer Olympics in Brazil grow, and U.S. experts find evidence of an unprecedented cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid.
Emergency and Disaster Management Wednesday Briefing January 6, 2016: North Korea reports a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, officials indicate seismic waves too small for "H-Bomb," FBI asking for timeline assistance from San Bernardino shooting, suspicious package left at door of German Chancellory.
A gas leak north of Los Angeles forces residents to relocate and raises environmental concerns, the Chicago Police is under investigation by the Department of Justice, and San Bernardino suspect Syed Farook's former neighbor is arrested.
Typhoon Melor is downgraded to a tropical storm, the GOP debate focuses on homegrown terrorism and how to protect national security, Los Angeles Schools reopen today after bomb threat hoax, Congress reaches bill to avoid shutdown, Australia's Kurnell community hit by tornado, and Chicago protestors block traffic to demand resignation of mayor and state's attorney.
Winter weather hits Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado and other western states, Typhoon Melor hits the Philippines, a powerful Bering Sea storm mimics a hurricane, Baltimore braces for the first verdict in the Freddie Gray trials, and the 3-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting reignites debates.