First Line News Articles for Tuesday, March 31 2015
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a law on Monday that requires doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed and that blocks the purchase of insurance on the Obamacare health exchange that includes abortion coverage.
President Barack Obama is releasing military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 coup in that country.
A closely divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private parties cannot sue states over low Medicaid reimbursement rates, a finding that critics said could leave poor patients without enough health care providers to serve them.
Six world powers and Iran missed a Tuesday deadline to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran’s nuclear program, extending talks into an extra day as they edged toward a deal but failed to agree crucial details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions.
“Meet the Mormons,” the full-length theatrical feature that opened in theaters last October, debuts on DVD today. In this format, viewers will meet one more Mormon.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made a special visit to the Church’s Caribbean Area that included meetings with local leaders and many other members in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
In one mission, over 400 members across six LDS stakes spent time with the full-time missionaries on a single day in March. The initiative is called #SocialMediaSplit.
Filmmaker Devin Graham, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released footage of his team’s trip the Middle East, where they filmed iconic landmarks in the Holy Land.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living on Kosrae, an island in the Federated States of Micronesia, will now be able to read the Book of Mormon in their native tongue.
Widely differing mission costs were standardized in 1990 to make all monthly mission expenses equal. That has made a great difference for missionaries willing to serve anywhere.
Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing policy changes to the federal government’s asset forfeiture program as part of an ongoing review.
President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 convicted federal prisoners Tuesday, shortening their sentences for drug-related crimes.
The IRS has imposed limits to prevent problems such as overspending on conferences and videos, and inappropriate scrutiny of politically oriented nonprofit groups, he says.
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
The American Pharmacists Association voted to oppose participation in executions, stating that to help put a person to death violates the goals of the profession.
Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.
April 15th marks 150 years since the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Historic sites, museums and communities around the country are hosting exhibits, performances and events to mark the anniversary. Here are details on a few.
Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days.
President Obama vetoed a congressional resolution seeking to overturn new unionization voting rules Tuesday, keeping in place procedures that will allow a more streamlined process for workers to vote to unionize.
The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to “fix” a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry.
Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara was forced to step down after losing a vote of confidence in Congress on Monday.
Relatives of the Coptic Christians beheaded last month by jihadists in Libya – their deaths immortalized in a gory video set against the backdrop of a Mediterranean beach – are facing new extremist-Muslim violence as they seek to build a church to honor their murdered loved ones.
Two employees at Venezuela’s Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness were far from happy last week when they were fired for refusing to sign a manifesto against the Obama administration, a Caracas-based human rights organization is claiming.
Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria.
Iraqi forces celebrated progress in Tikrit on Tuesday, but analysts cautioned that securing the city that Islamic State fighters have controlled since June is not complete and warned that the next step, to retake Mosul, would be even more difficult than the weekslong battle in Tikrit, which required U.S. aid.
Countries have pledged $3.8 billion to help with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said at a summit in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday.
While issues such as the European Union and immigration will play a big role in the campaign in the UK election, both the Conservative Party and their main opposition, the Labour Party, are focusing their pitches on the economy.
Germany and France plan to work together with Italy to develop military surveillance drones that could also carry weapons.
Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha said he has asked the nation’s king for permission to lift martial law, which has been in place for more than 10 months.
A Saudi-led coalition is trying to stop Yemen’s major cities falling to Houthi Shiite insurgents after the removal of President Hadi, who has fled into exile. Rivalry with Shiite Iran lies behind the military intervention.
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, retail giant Amazon has unveiled a device that can place orders to replenish items such as washing powder and razors.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is suing Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain for about $5.1bn (£3.4bn).
The Mars Rover Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are once again in danger of being eliminated from the budget. Are they valuable enough to find funding elsewhere?