First Line News Articles for Thursday, April 27 2017
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer fired a flare in the direction of an Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship this week during an encounter in the Persian Gulf, a Navy official has confirmed to ABC News.
White House officials on Wednesday unveiled a dramatic new tax reform plan that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is calling “the biggest tax cut” in history aimed at jump starting small businesses and putting more money in the pockets of middle-class Americans.
The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation’s nuclear threats and stern talk of military action, if necessary, from the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House said.
American Mormons still endure “pernicious consequences” created by U.S. government discrimination against them in the 1800s, says a legal brief filed against President Trump’s travel ban in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1830, a birth in Fayette, New York, would change the face of religion. That same year, a birth 289 miles east in Amherst, Massachusetts, would change the face of literature.
The Association for Mormon Letters announced honors for publications and other works across more than a dozen categories at its conference last week at Writ and Vision in Provo on April 21 and at Utah Valley University in Orem on April 22. About 55 works, from poetry and screenplays to novels and films, which are by, for or about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were named as finalists.
Do Mormon women struggle with depression more than American women in general? If so, why? These are the questions that Religion News Service’s Jana Riess sought to answer through a portion of her Next Mormons Survey.
The long-awaited temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open its doors to the public in June, but you’ll need to make reservations.
Stephen Merrill stepped onto Brigham Young University’s campus his freshman year with the same excitement and hope for the future that many newcomers feel.
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration’s stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out “a massive federal land grab” by the Obama administration.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday took executive action in an effort to help grow the domestic agriculture industry during a meeting at the White House with more than a dozen U.S. farmers.
A Wisconsin woman said she suffered second-degree burns on her arm after her Fitbit tracker exploded.
Lawmakers are digging in for a high-stakes battle over the future of financial regulation.
President Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return schools to state and local control.
The House Freedom Caucus officially backs an updated version of the GOP health care bill that includes a significant amendment co-sponsored by the group’s chairman
A decision by a federal judge to rescind some laws restricting abortions in Missouri had Planned Parenthood advocates celebrating last week — but Republicans aren’t going down without a fight.
The U.S. Congress moved closer to a deal to avoid a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight on Friday, as negotiators worked to clear away remaining disputes in a massive spending bill.
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base as part of an operational test to show the country’s nuclear deterrent capability, according to the U.S. Air Force.
A Chinese court has convicted American businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying and ordered her deportation.
Turkish police on Wednesday arrested more than 1,000 people accused of ties to a U.S.-based cleric blamed for a failed coup, in the latest mass crackdown of government opponents.
Samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “undoubtedly” used sarin nerve gas in an April 4 attack in northern Syria, France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, citing a declassified report.
In a surprise move, the U.S. military overnight transferred key parts of a controversial antimissile defense system into operational position, drawing angry reaction from residents near the site in Seongju, South Korea.
China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Boeing Co.’s sales slumped as jet deliveries fell to the lowest in three years, ahead of the impending debut of a new version of the company’s best-selling plane.
Oil prices rebounded from earlier losses on Wednesday after data showed a larger-than-expected falloff in U.S. crude inventories, a salve for investors after several days of declines founded on worries about the slow pace of global efforts to reduce a glut.
Chipotle Mexican Grill advised customers to review their credit statements after the company disclosed a security incident affecting the restaurant chain’s payment processing system.
The humpback whale is known for its loud haunting songs, which can be heard 20 miles away.
Make note of the name Etzanoa, a long-lost city. Donald Blakeslee says he’s found it.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun an unprecedented series of space dives that will see it plunge through the icy rings of Saturn, in the final phase of its 20-year mission.
‘Liquid biopsy’ diagnosed cancer recurrence up to a year before CT scans are able to in major lung cancer trial, and could buy crucial time for doctors
Mexican chefs are embracing entomophagy, or bug eating, amid heightened interest in their country’s heritage. But the high-protein, low-impact cuisine could have lessons for the rest of the world, as well.