November 28, 2015

First Line News Articles for Saturday, November 28 2015

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Hollande and Putin agree on closer anti-ISIS coordination

French President Francois Hollande and Russia’s Vladimir Putin agreed to share intelligence information and cooperate on selecting targets in the fight against the Islamic State group, raising hope for closer ties between Moscow and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition following the Paris terror attacks.

Russia deploys missiles in Syria after Turkey shoots down bomber

Russia deployed long-range air defense missiles at its air base in Syria Thursday in a rapid response to the downing of one of its bombers by a Turkish warplane.

Two held over Mali hotel attack

Malian special forces have arrested two suspects in connection with the siege at a hotel in the capital Bamako that left 20 people dead, officials say.

German police arrest two in Berlin in plot to launch ‘significant’ attack

A German special forces unit arrested two men in a Berlin raid Thursday who are accused of plotting “a significant criminal act against state security,” according to Berlin authorities.

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‘A light on Capitol Hill': President Nelson dedicates new DC chapel

President Russell M. Nelson dedicates new chapel located just blocks away from the nation’s capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Relieving the suffering: Church continues to address the needs of refugees in Europe

The Church is working with several “wonderful” partners to help address the needs of refugees in Europe, said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Diverse Norman Rockwell exhibition opens at BYU

“American Chronicles” offers well-rounded glimpse into lifework of one of America’s most beloved artists.

27 quotes from LDS leaders about gratitude and thanksgiving

27 quotes from LDS leaders about gratitude and thanksgiving

Latter-day Saints Help Build 48 Houses for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

MR says: “I had none to help me here; you appeared like an angel and made me a beautiful house,” says Chanchali, a victim of the earthquake in Nepal that left over 9,000 dead and 23,000 injured.


Human error led to strike on Doctors Without Borders hospital, general says

‘We made a terrible mistake that resulted in unnecessary deaths,’ Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner said of the October attack that killed 30 staff and patients at a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools

Since last month, U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State’s oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the United States estimates has cut the group’s black-market earnings from oil by about a third.

Fresh windstorm knocks out power to thousands in Washington state

A second round of strong winds knocked out power to thousands of people in Washington state Tuesday, a week after a storm left thousands in eastern Washington shivering without electricity.

Thanksgiving shopping crowds ‘good not great'; online sales strong

Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but initial checks showed crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped.

Top Obamacare Official Makes Tweaks as Insurer Complaints Grow

To reduce turbulence in Obamacare’s fledgling insurance markets, the Obama administration’s top health official is pushing to get more information to consumers about what they’ll actually pay for health care, which can include out-of-pocket costs as well as premiums.

Rubio budget win is dealing heavy blow to ObamaCare

Sen. Marco Rubio may have dealt the biggest blow in the GOP’s five-year war against ObamaCare.

Man apprehended after jumping over White House fence

A man jumped the fence at the White House on Thursday before he was immediately caught by security officers.

No specific or credible threat to US – Obama

President Barack Obama has announced ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday that there is no “specific or credible” threat of a terrorist attack in the US.

‘Needless experiment': Cities weigh gov’t-backed broadband, critics see tax $$ at risk

A push by cities across the country to get into the business of the Internet is raising concerns that local governments, with Washington’s blessing, are meddling where they are not needed — and wasting taxpayer dollars in the process.

FBI using elite surveillance teams to track at least 48 high risk ISIS suspects

With as many as 1000 active cases, Fox News has learned at least 48 ISIS suspects are considered so high risk that the FBI is using its elite tracking squads known as the mobile surveillance teams or MST to track them domestically.


Cameron: Bombing ISIL will make Britain safer

British Prime Minister David Cameron publicly set out his case Thursday for the United Kingdom joining U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, saying that to do so would “make us safer.”

U.K. Spends $7.5 Million on Commonwealth Counter-Extremism Unit

Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will put 5 million pounds ($7.5 million) toward a counter-extremism unit to work in the countries that make up the Commonwealth.

South African Judge Rejects Ban on Rhino Horn Trade

A South African judge on Thursday struck down a government ban on the domestic trade in the horns of rhinos, alarming some conservationists who say the decision could intensify the slaughter of the threatened species.

Brussels Terror Alert Level Lowered Ahead of Schedule

The terror alert level in Brussels has been lowered to the second-highest level ahead of when the move was expected to be made, officials say.

Opposition leader shot to death in Venezuela

An opposition leader in Venezuela was shot to death, part of a renewal of political violence days before a national election.

Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet

Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as “emotional” and “unfitting.”


American Airlines stops accepting Argentine pesos for ticket payments

American Airlines says it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.

Oil prices drop on China data, firmer dollar

Crude oil futures fell on Friday with losses this month standing at over 8 percent, hurt by disappointing Chinese economic data and worries over a supply glut.

Facebook dads around the world get more paternity leave

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is gearing up to take two months parental leave after the birth of his daughter. Now the company is offering new fathers at Facebook’s global offices the chance to take twice as much.

California farm recalls vegetable mix in Costco salads linked to E. coli outbreak

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.


Thanksgiving in space: How space station astronauts get grateful

The International Space Station astronauts get Thanksgiving off and eat dehydrated food, and sometimes they even share the American holiday with Russian cosmonauts.

A Century Ago, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Changed Everything

And why not? Cheered on, to his disgust, by most of his Berlin colleagues, Germany had started a ruinous world war. He had split up with his wife, and she had decamped to Switzerland with his sons.


Study: Added progesterone no help to pregnant women with miscarriage history

Progesterone supplements given to pregnant women who have had multiple miscarriages may not prevent another miscarriage, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.

Healthy diets may not be one-size-fits-all

When two people follow the same weight-loss diet to the letter, but one fails to lose weight, the problem might be their bodies’ different responses to the same foods, a recent Israeli study suggests.