First Line News Articles for Sunday, May 1 2016
The Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal on Friday to block Texas’ controversial voter ID law ahead of the November election.
Even as his campaign struggles for survival, Senator Ted Cruz dominated weekend delegate selection contests that he and other Republicans hope could block Donald Trump from winning the party’s nomination at their national convention.
Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said Friday that he thinks gay people are “probably” born that way, and he sees no reason to discriminate against homosexuals.
Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country’s government is struggling with mounting public unrest in the capital over delays in promised reform plans.
LDS Church leaders introduced a new monthly program Sunday called teacher council meetings and released a new manual for training teachers throughout the church. The announcement was made via email to teachers and local leaders.
A Mormon Utah businessman who wants to build a massive, futuristic, utopia-like community in central Vermont says he’s about to buy 500 more acres of land for the project, bringing his total to about 1,400 acres.
Three large box trucks left Frankfurt loaded with 1,061 “welcome kits” for six different refugee camps in Germany on April 22. It was the culmination of a month-long project organized by Relief Society sisters in the Frankfurt 1st Ward.
The first annual California Pioneer History Day will be May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Southern Virginia University, which isn’t run by the LDS Church but has a student body that is 90 percent Mormon, last year adopted an amnesty clause for victims of sexual assault. How did it work, and could it be an answer for BYU?
A telephone scam is targeting grandparents of Mormon missionaries, asking for money to release their relatives from jail.
More than a hundred women joined together to assemble a thousand kits for newborn babies at the “Tender Hearts for Babies” workday on Saturday, March 26. Each kit contained a receiving blanket, a knit or crocheted hat, a pacifier, a onesie, and some diapers. Women from area churches and neighborhoods made the blankets and hats and donated money over a period of several months.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday said there is strong television broadcaster interest in an upcoming spectrum auction and announced an initial target of clearing 126 MHz of spectrum.
A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.
The House Armed Services Committee approved an annual defense policy bill early Thursday morning that includes a provision that would require women to register with the Selective Service System.
A mother and daughter from North Carolina who went missing Tuesday while hiking in New Zealand have been found, after reportedly spending days huddled together for warmth and rationing their supplies, local police said Saturday.
One of the derailed cars is leaking sodium hydroxide, which is used to produce various household products including soap and detergents, says a CSX spokesperson.
A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday.
Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.
An appeals court has cleared the way for Bowe Bergdahl’s legal case to resume by rejecting prosecutors’ argument that defense attorneys were given too much leeway on classified documents.
A Russian fighter jet performed what the United States considers an unsafe arial maneuver over a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane while flying over the Baltic Sea, the second such maneuver in a month.
Pentagon slams Benghazi panel for wasting money with exhaustive probe, repeated ‘threats’ and demands
The U.S. Department of Defense this week sent a letter to the House panel still investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi and expressed frustration with the committee’s prolonged probe and exhaustive requests, which have persisted for nearly two years.
Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.
North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim’s plans for the country’s economy and military.
Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered.
Iranians headed to the polls Friday inan election cycle th at had already seen moderate and reform candidates make a strong showing.
A Korean-American businessman, Kim Dong Chul, has been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in North Korea. He is one of six foreigners being held by North Korea.
The number of people killed after a residential building collapsed in Kenya has risen to 16, a disaster official said.
With “Holy Fire,” fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.
Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 14 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed attack by Kurdish militants during a military operation in the southeastern town of Nusaybin, Turkey’s army said in a statement.
Nearly two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 654 people, a Venezuelan rescue crew pulled a 72-year-old man from the rubble of a building.
Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of the country, a sign of intensified efforts to halt a surge of violence in its former commercial capital.
Since 1963, the first week of May has been designed by the president of the United States as a time to celebrate entrepreneurs.
As rising drug costs have become a topic of intense debate, a new review finds a significant increase for some cancer drugs.
The decline in the teen pregnancy rates is due to several factors, including contraceptives and education. But teenagers are also waiting longer to have sex.