Monday April 23, 2012 Happening Now

The trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards gets underway today in Greensboro, NC. Prosecutors trying to prove the high ranking Democrat directed a conspiracy to hide an extramarital affair during the 2008 election. Edwards has pled Not Guilty to six charges. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

The trial of Roger Clemens for perjury resumes today with the seating of a jury and opening arguments.

George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

Several members of Congress are calling for a bigger investigation into the prostitution allegations that have shaken up the Secret Service. Six Secret Service employees have left, and others have been put on administrative leave. Some are now calling for more women Secret Service officers.

There is a *great* article in the L.A. Times today about waste at the GSA. They argue it goes *much* deeper than just the Las Vegas mess.

Investigators searching the home of a missing six-year-old in Tucson, AZ this morning. They've brought in dogs trained in urban searches to help. First grader Isabel Mercedes Celis's family say they last saw her Friday night in her bedroom.

A Nor'easter is slamming the Northeast this morning bringing winds, rain and even snow to parts of New England.

New details today on a possible deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan on what happens after the withdrawal of combat troops in 2014.

The House will consider this week new legislation to improve cyber security.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.