Update: problem solved. I can't have the news play if I select the "Play and control media" option and select News. However, I can get the news to play if I select "Try adding your own" and saying "Play the news". Odd. Thought this update might help others who are having the same issue by using delay start.
Ok, I would like to have a routine set up to play the time and weather, then have a 10 minute Delay start, and then play the news. Basically, it's an auto-snooze for me.
If I set up the routine to play the news without the delay start, it works fine and it plays properly. However, if I use the delay start, it will not save the action to play the news. I hit add action, then play and control media, then select the type and enter what I want to play. I hit done and it goes back to the routine, and shows that it is added and it is there at the bottom of the list. Then I save the Routine. However, when I go back into the routine, it has not saved the media action.
So the news is working fine if I don't have a delay start, but it will not save the play the news if there is one. I'd really like to get this to work!