First Line News Articles for Monday, February 27 2017
Twelve state legislatures are considering bills that would require transgender people to use bathroom and locker room facilities based on their “biological sex” or birth gender, according to the National Conference of States Legislatures.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
As China flexes its military muscle in the South China Sea, the U.S. is responding with its own show of force that includes ships, fighter jets and submarines, as well as the test launch of nuclear-capable missiles.
Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago.
Elder Ronald T. Halverson, an emeritus General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday, Feb. 24, at his home in Ogden, Utah. He was 80 years old.
One of the most significant periods of LDS filmmaking history happened in the early 2000s, with stories of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints finding their way into indie films like “God’s Army” and “The Other Side of Heaven.”
Many believed they couldn’t get into a university, or succeed if they did. Most were certain they could never afford it. Some had given education the old college try before and failed.
“Push back against worldly values and practices that are contrary to gospel teachings and covenants,” Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told graduates during commencement exercises at Brigham Young University-Hawaii on Feb. 25.
A new video released by Mormon Channel provides a visual to accompany a story shared by Sister Carole M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, in her October 2015 general conference address. In her talk, “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments,”
The State Department has revealed that 1,800 refugees from the nations targeted by President Trump’s suspended travel order have entered the United States since courts set it aside.
The Democratic Party on Saturday elected a new chairman but appeared no closer to healing painful divisions or figuring out a path back to power from an eight-year slide that culminated in President Trump.
President Trump’s first address to Congress will consume lawmakers early next week but won’t stop Republicans from picking up their agenda after a week off, which includes confirming more of Trump’s Cabinet in the Senate and rolling back Obama-era regulations in the House.
A contentious tax on sweetened drinks that poured a whopping $5.7 million into Philadelphia’s coffers in its first month is devastating the beverage industry and damaging overall grocery sales, some business leaders say.
The White House continued to push back Friday afternoon against accusations that presidential Chief of Staff Reince Priebus acted inappropriately by asking the FBI to refute media reports about alleged contact between Trump campaign officials and Russia last year.
Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The White House on Sunday did not rule out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday.
In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony.
U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Hué City test-fired a Phalanx close-in weapon system during a recent training exercise.
The United States announced Friday it will request the former Guatemalan vice president and the former minister of the interior be extradited to face drug trafficking charges.
Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran “on notice”.
Britain faces a level of terror threat not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s, according to a new watchdog.
US billionaire Warren Buffett has backed American businesses to continue to create “mind-boggling” wealth.
J.C. Penney (JCP) plans to close 130 to 140 stores and offer buyouts to 6,000 workers as the department-store industry sags in competition with online sellers and nimble niche retailers.
Wall Street edged higher on Friday, with the Dow extending its streak of record-setting gains to 11 days, as increases in utilities and other safety plays outweighed declines in financials.
Some law enforcement officials say it won’t – and are discouraging parents from relying on a growing number of smartphone surveillance apps to guard against bullying and sexual predators.
Stargazers applauded as they were plunged into darkness Sunday when the moon passed in front of the sun in a spectacular “ring of fire” eclipse.
The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.