Top stories from around the country.
How cities like Phoenix are updating infrastructure to combat extreme weather
Climate change is a big factor for Phoenix’s rising temperatures in addition to the city’s population growth and development. NBC News’ Joshua Johnson is joined by Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist at UCLA’s Joint Center for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering to discuss how some cities are taking steps to update their infrastructure.
Moderna starts clinical trials for HIV vaccine
Moderna began clinical trials for an HIV vaccine and like the Covid-19 vaccine, it uses mRNA technology to teach cells how to fight the virus. NBC News’ Joshua Johnson is joined by Dr. Robert Fullilove, a professor of socio-medical sciences and associate dean of community affairs at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, to discuss the fight against HIV.
Gun deliveries stolen off train cars in Los Angeles
2 of 3 Houston police officers wounded in shooting out of hospital; suspect charged
Collapsed Pittsburgh bridge was rated in poor condition
Hiker falls nearly 700 feet to his death attempting a selfie in Arizona state park, officials say
Hikers in New Mexico, California rescued in separate incidents on same day
'Swipe left for meth': Florida officials using dating apps to try to find drug dealers
Chicago’s LED streetlight upgrade will save millions, reduce carbon emissions
Chicago is finishing up a project that officials estimate will save the city $100 million over the next decade and reduce carbon emissions in a big way. NBC News’ Maura Barrett explains how the city is replacing traditional streetlights on hundreds of blocks with new “smart” computer-connected LED streetlights.
City mourns 22-year-old NYPD officer as U.S. sees alarming rise in gun violence
Mourners gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to say goodbye to Officer Jason Rivera, who was shot and killed alongside his partner Wilbert Mora a week ago while responding to a domestic disturbance call. The 22-year-old recently married his childhood sweetheart, who pushed for change in her remarks at the service.