First Line News Articles for Monday, April 27 2015
His jacket off, his face dripping with sweat, David Cameron shouted himself hoarse, telling business supporters they have 10 days to win Britain’s election for the Conservative Party. Meanwhile, bookmakers said his chances of winning are slipping.
Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.
“It’s about time this woman is being sworn in,” Vice President Joe Biden said Monday
A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views.
Rescue and aid workers in Nepal struggled to gain the upper hand Monday against the devastation dealt by Saturday’s powerful earthquake — digging through rubble by hand, performing surgeries in makeshift operating theaters, scouring notoriously difficult terrain for more victims.
Seven LDS women were featured on “Dr. Phil” Friday as they discussed their experience with their catfish — an LDS woman from Texas who pretended to be a man.
Elder Jim Valentine had gone to the church a little early to meet with some members. His wife, Sister Chris Valentine, stayed at their apartment on the seventh floor of an apartment building. They are serving in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bishnu Adhikari, one of six LDS Church members featured in the 2014 film, “Meet the Mormons,” is alive and actively engaged in the recovery effort following Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal.
For the first time, the Joseph Smith Papers has translated all four of Joseph Smith’s firsthand accounts of the First Vision into 10 languages.
With a backlog of more than 6 million indexed images with an estimated 19.5 million names waiting to be arbitrated through the FamilySearch indexing system, FamilySearch is scheduling the first online Worldwide Arbitration Event May 1–8.
This week, the full Senate will debate a carefully crafted, bipartisan bill that requires Congress to have a say in any final deal to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon. Critics of a deal abound, raising specific questions about its workability as well as broader regional issues such as Iran’s refusal to recognize Israel.
Could Hillary Clinton be worried about former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb? Or is it just coincidence that she has an op-ed piece running in the Des Moines Register on the same day Webb is meeting with Democratic legislators at the Iowa Capitol?
President says anti-globalization sentiments from left and right ‘a big mistake’
When a child has a medical emergency, the first instinct is to rush to the nearest hospital ER. But, many emergency rooms are ill-equipped to treat infants and children and they are staffed with doctors and nurses who may not be trained in the specifics of pediatric care.
More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 70, the onetime University of Colorado neuroscience student’s murder trial was set to get under way Monday.
The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies.
Japan and the US have unveiled new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
Reports of the appearance of conflict of interest between her role as secretary of State and foreign donations to her family foundation have generated lots of headlines in recent days.
A wildfire erupted on Monday near an upscale neighborhood of Los Angeles as some 200 firefighters, backed by water-dropping helicopters, fought the flames.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signaled that he intends to run for a third term in 2018.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, relief officials said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in.
Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen on Sunday rejected a call for peace talks issued by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and said a Saudi-led military campaign against Iran-allied Houthi fighters opposed to his government had not ended.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting the United States and will travel to Washington where he will become the first Japanese leader ever to address a joint session of Congress.
EU leaders have told Ukraine they are worried about ceasefire violations in the east of the country but will not send armed peacekeepers there.
Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday.
Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants threatened a major northern city on Monday, officials said.
Thai customs officials on Monday announced their second big seizure of African ivory in two weeks, amounting to around three tonnes of tusks worth about $6 million.
Corinthian Colleges, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based for-profit education provider, announced Sunday that it will close its remaining 28 physical campuses, effective immediately. About 16,000 current students are affected by the closure.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday said the 46 ingredients used in its roughly 1,800 restaurants were now free of genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major U.S. restaurant chain to make that switch.
Amazon is among a host of companies asking the Federal Aviation Administration to expand the abilities of small commercial drones and the traffic control system that would monitor them.
Koch Industries, one of the nation’s largest private companies, has removed questions about prior criminal convictions from its job applications, becoming the latest corporation to join a burgeoning movement trying to make it easier for ex-offenders to find work.
The Disney division is suing Verizon over the pricing structure of its new customizable pay-TV bundle.
Google users can now download their entire Web search history to a desktop, according to instructions posted on the company’s support site.
It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.
What remains of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history lies buried beneath an Arkansas beanfield where the Mississippi River once ran.
A new study has researchers calling for stricter recommendations on screen time for kids following evidence that suggests watching only an hour of TV a day is linked to an unhealthy weight.
The hardest part of a diet are the cravings. That’s because dieting goes against the body’s developed-over-millions-of-years instinct to feed when energy levels drop.
For most, autism is a lifelong disorder. But not for everyone. A recent study found that a small but significant portion of toddlers (1 in 14) who are diagnosed with the cognitive disorder were no longer meeting the diagnostic criteria by elementary school.