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{ stories: [ { description: "NBA mock draft 8.0: Towns or Okafor to Minnesota?", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://sportswire.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/2015-nba-mock-draft-8-0-minnesota-timberwolves-lottery-emanuel-mudiay-karl-anthony-towns-new-york-knicks-jahlil-okafor-frank-kaminsky-los-angeles-lakers-sam-dekker-boston-celtics-2/" } ], link: "http://sportswire.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/2015-nba-mock-draft-8-0-minnesota-timberwolves-lottery-emanuel-mudiay-karl-anthony-towns-new-york-knicks-jahlil-okafor-frank-kaminsky-los-angeles-lakers-sam-dekker-boston-celtics-2/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 04:01:05 GMT", title: "NBA mock draft 8.0: The post-lottery edition" }, { description: "She is 45, looks like this, and we are very, very jealous.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/jennifer-lopez-is-smoldering-in-sexy-cutout-bathing-suit/" } ], link: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/jennifer-lopez-is-smoldering-in-sexy-cutout-bathing-suit/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 05:56:02 GMT", title: "J. Lo. smolders in sexy cutout bathing suit" }, { description: "Melissa McCarthy is full of wisdom.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/melissa-mccarthy-ellen-sexist-criticism-we-tear-down-women-in-this-country/" } ], link: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/melissa-mccarthy-ellen-sexist-criticism-we-tear-down-women-in-this-country/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 02:21:37 GMT", title: "Melissa McCarthy: 'We tear down women'" }, { description: "The Washington Post reports that Fox News, which hosts the first debate in Cleveland on Aug. 6, has devised a criteria for participation.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/fox-news-debate-republicans/" } ], link: "http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/fox-news-debate-republicans/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 05:09:14 GMT", title: "Fox News to cap first GOP debate based on polls" }, { description: "Sometimes a little plastic surgery can be a good thing.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/jillian-michaels-my-nose-job-was-life-changing/" } ], link: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/jillian-michaels-my-nose-job-was-life-changing/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 04:50:50 GMT", title: "Jillian Michaels: Nose job was life-changing" }, { description: "Late-night host takes his final sprint across the stage.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/watch-letterman-makes-his-grand-entrance-to-final-show/" } ], link: "http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/05/20/watch-letterman-makes-his-grand-entrance-to-final-show/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 07:49:10 GMT", title: "Watch: Letterman makes entrance to last show" }, { description: "Jeb Bush and other GOP presidential hopefuls' rationalizations miss the point.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/05/20/iraq-war-jeb-bush-republican-candidates-hillary-editorials-debates/27681187/" } ], link: "http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/05/20/iraq-war-jeb-bush-republican-candidates-hillary-editorials-debates/27681187/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 08:11:33 GMT", title: "Admit Iraq War was a disastrous mistake: Our view" }, { description: "Obama threw away hard-earned gains.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/05/20/iraq-saddam-hussein-obama-bush-william-kristol-editorials-debates/27681429/" } ], link: "http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/05/20/iraq-saddam-hussein-obama-bush-william-kristol-editorials-debates/27681429/", pubDate: "Wed, 20 May 2015 08:18:10 GMT", title: "William Kristol: We were right to fight in Iraq" }, { description: "Get ready to rock with USA TODAY's Summer Music Festivalaganza interactive.", guid: [ { isPermalink: "true", value: "http://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/2015-music-festivals/" } ], link: "http://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/2015-music-festivals/", pubDate: "Wed, 8 Apr 2015 09:37:38 GMT", title: "Interactive: Summer music festivals heat up" } ] }

Android Code

package com.oikostuio.newsapp;

import android.content.Context; import android.net.ConnectivityManager; import android.net.NetworkInfo; import android.os.Bundle; import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarActivity; import android.util.Log; import android.widget.Toast;

import com.squareup.okhttp.Call; import com.squareup.okhttp.Callback; import com.squareup.okhttp.OkHttpClient; import com.squareup.okhttp.Request; import com.squareup.okhttp.Response;

import org.json.JSONException; import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.io.IOException;

public class MainActivity extends ActionBarActivity {

public static final String TAG = MainActivity.class.getSimpleName();
private CurrentNews mCurrentNews;

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    String apiKey = "";
    String newsURL = "http://api.usatoday.com/open/articles/topnews/home?count=10&days=0&page=0&encoding=json&api_key=" + apiKey;

    if (isNetworkAvailable()) {
        OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();
        Request request = new Request.Builder().url(newsURL).build();

        Call call = client.newCall(request);
        call.enqueue(new Callback() {
            public void onFailure(Request request, IOException e) {


            public void onResponse(Response response) throws IOException {
                try {
                    String jsonData = response.body().string();
                    Log.v(TAG, jsonData);
                    if (response.isSuccessful()) {
                        mCurrentNews = getCurrentDetails(jsonData);
                    } else {
                } catch (IOException e) {
                    Log.e(TAG, "Exception caught: ", e);
                } catch (JSONException e) {

        Log.v(TAG, "Main UI code is running");
    } else {
        Toast.makeText(this, "Network is unavailable!", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();


private CurrentNews getCurrentDetails(String jsonData) throws JSONException {

    JSONObject news = new JSONObject(jsonData);
    JSONObject description = news.getJSONObject("stories");
    Log.i(TAG, "From JSON: " + description);

    return new CurrentNews();


private boolean isNetworkAvailable() {

    ConnectivityManager manager = (ConnectivityManager) getSystemService(Context.CONNECTIVITY_SERVICE);
    NetworkInfo networkInfo = manager.getActiveNetworkInfo();
    boolean isAvailable = false;
    if(networkInfo != null && networkInfo.isConnected()) {
        return isAvailable = true;
    return isAvailable;


private void alertUserAboutError() {
    AlertDialogFragment dialog = new AlertDialogFragment();
    dialog.show(getFragmentManager(), "error_dialog");


Got no value :Description, What is wrong with me?

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Solved this,

private CurrentNews getCurrentNews(String jsonData) throws JSONException {

    JSONObject news = new JSONObject(jsonData);
    JSONArray newsList = news.getJSONArray("stories");
    CurrentNews currentNews = new CurrentNews();
    for(int i=0; i<newsList.length(); i++) {
        JSONObject jsonObject = newsList.getJSONObject(i);

    return currentNews;

Just left this one for people who look for the answer