North Korea has tested another nuclear device. This one apparently had twice the power of the nuke they tested in 2009. The North Koreans are also specifically threatening the United States, warning that it is just the beginning saying they have "second and third measures of greater intensity" in store. Russia and China have condemned the test, and are urging the North Koreans to return to six party talks. President Obama called it "highly provocative," and is demanding "swift and credible action by the international community." The U.N. Security Council holds an emergency session this morning.
The timing is surely no coincidence with President Obama set to deliver the State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress tonight. Molly Henneberg, Shannon Bream, Ed Henry, and Jim Angle reporting on White House action today and the State of the Union including a side bar on Senator Marco Rubio who is set to give the GOP response.
William La Jeunesse is reporting on the continuing hunt for former police officer Christopher Dorner. He's killed three so far in what police are calling revenge murders. Southern California remains on high alert.
Jodi Arias on the stand again today in her own defense. She's accused of stabbing her boyfriend at least 27 times before strangling and shooting him. She's claiming self-defense.
Some good news on the housing front. One credit agency says the number of people late with their mortgage payments has dropped to its lowest level in four years at 5.19 percent.
The Senate Armed Services Committee votes today on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.
Chris Kyle's funeral is today in Texas. He's the Navy Seal sniper, and best-selling author gunned down at a Texas gun range earlier this month. Nearly 7,000 people were at a memorial service for Kyle at Cowboys Stadium.
Clint Henderson @ClintPHenderson