First Line News Articles for Monday, August 3 2015
President Obama will impose steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the country than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.
Homeland Security has punished 22 illegal immigrant Dreamers who refused to give up their three-year deportation amnesties and exchange them for two-year permits, and has instead revoked them entirely, officials told a federal court late Friday.
The Republican-controlled Senate is set to vote Monday to halt federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a fast response to the series of unsettling videos exposing the group’s little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.
Malaysia is asking other Indian Ocean islands near French-owned Reunion to be on the lookout for more possible debris after a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370 came ashore.
I recently had the opportunity to attend an LDS Influencers Conference. Designed to help members of the Church with influence on the online community, numerous topics are discussed, from statistical data on recent Church campaigns to how we can better share goodness through social media.
In considering the example of faith and courage set by pioneer ancestors, Latter-day Saints today should remember that “our days are no less difficult but no less rewarding,” Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said.
On June 27, Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy threw out the first pitch on “Mormon Night” at the San Diego Padres game.
Become one of a record-setting 100,000 online volunteers expected to participate in the second annual Worldwide Indexing Event, August 7–14, sponsored by FamilySearch.org.
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the Tuesday, Aug. 17, devotional speaker at this year’s BYU Campus Education Week, which is Aug. 17-21.
Every summer LDS girls ages 12 to 18 retreat to the woods for a week of camping, learning, laughing, singing and spiritual development. Plunged into an unfamiliar environment, the young women rely on each other and their leaders to grow through comfort-zone-expanding experiences.
The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he wouldn’t do so until prosecutors say whether they’ll seek the death penalty.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., is said to be considering a campaign to replace President Barack Obama when he leaves office — a move that would quickly make him one of the top Democratic frontrunners in 2016.
The U.S. Marine Corps declared the F-35B Lightning II ready for combat missions, a major milestone for the Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter program and the most expensive weapons program in U.S. history.
After refusing breakfast, a group of 42 maximum-security inmates at Utah State Prison’s Uinta facility announced a hunger strike and issued demands to state prison officials.
A Veterans Affairs hospital in South Dakota has waited more than two months to notify 1,100 patients that files containing their Social Security numbers and other personal information were dumped in a trash bin.
“It’s her issue,” declared President Clinton’s media affairs director Jeff Eller to the Houston Chronicle in the fall of 1993.
The Obama administration slapped a secret designation Friday on a number of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state, raising more questions about whether her controversial email arrangement led to classified information being left unsecured.
The first visible sign that the health care system in Puerto Rico was seriously ailing was when a steady stream of doctors — more than 3,000 in five years — began to leave the island for more lucrative, less stressful jobs on the mainland.
Forget the fireworks, the tiptoeing around Donald Trump’s histrionics, and all the Republican squabbling. Here’s what really matters to voters in choosing a president.
A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he became the state’s top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said on Saturday.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.
The reported new leader of the Taliban denies that the Sunni Islamist group is attempting to work toward a peace process with the Afghan government.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, calling the nuclear deal signed last month “more than what was imagined,” said the country will start implementing its terms by next month — after which the process of sanctions removal will begin.
German prosecutors have dropped a Nazi war crimes investigation of a 96-year-old Minnesota resident who allegedly was a commander of an SS-led unit during World War II.
Negotiators from 12 Pacific nations have finished a week of talks without agreement on a regional trade deal.
Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and 31 wounded in a suicide attack by Kurdish PKK militants, the Turkish military says.
The battle for Europe will be won or lost in Germany.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday told Egyptian officials they need to “balance” their campaign against anti-government militants by easing up on repressive measures imposed on the press, charitable organizations and peaceful protesters.
The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year says he has fallen on hard times.
For the latest front in the war on coal, look no further than the Coffeen Power Station, about 60 miles south of Springfield, Illinois.
Exhibiting tortoise-like speed, Myrtle the loggerhead sea turtle loitered in her wooden corral before she slowly started creeping across the sand toward the surf.
Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet lander, has identified complex molecules on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, chemicals similar to those that may have furnished Earth with the ingredients for life.
Playing team sports and exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other causes later in life, a new study showed on Friday.