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January 17, 2017

First Line News Articles for Tuesday, January 17 2017

Top Stories

Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon, dies

Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday.

What You Need to Know About the Deadly ‘Superbug’ Infection Resistant to All FDA-Approved Antibiotics

The rise of drug-resistant bacterial “superbugs” have been a concern of public health officials for years, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a worse-case scenario — a woman with a bacterial infection that was resistant to all FDA-approved treatments.

Martin Luther King Jr. fought for more than civil rights. This was the protest less remembered

In January 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. packed several suitcases and secluded himself on the coast of Jamaica, far from the telephone, far from the crises roiling America.

With Blacks Alarmed by His Tone, Trump Meets With Martin Luther King III

With tensions escalating between President-elect Donald J. Trump and prominent black leaders, Mr. Trump met privately on Monday with the eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday devoted to the civil rights hero.

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub massacre gunman Omar Mateen

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub massacre on charges connected to the shooting rampage, investigators confirmed to Fox News

Istanbul police arrest suspect, 4 others in Reina nightclub shooting

Police in Istanbul have arrested the man suspected of plotting the deadly New Year’s Eve attack on the Reina nightclub along with four others, according to Turkish news agency Anadolu.

Germany says NATO concerned about Trump ‘obsolete’ remark

Germany’s Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance

Mexican Resort Shooting Kills 5, Panics Festival-Goers

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.

LDS News

Study Mormon prophets and live by their words, senior LDS leader urges millennials

A year after telling a worldwide audience that a controversial policy on gay couples came directly from God to today’s Mormon prophet, senior apostle Russell M. Nelson on Sunday urged millennials to study the life and teachings of that LDS leader and the 15 men who preceded him.

Light the World’ Initiative Encourages Year-Round Service

Millions of people around the world participated in the “Light the World” initiative during the Christmas season. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched the online initiative November 25 on mormon.org to invite people around the world to follow Jesus Christ’s example by serving others.

Elder Neil L. Andersen: ‘You can never speak enough of the Savior’

Thousands of missionaries from across the globe gathered together Jan. 10 to listen to apostolic counsel from a fellow witness of Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.

The Piano Guys Share Why They Are Performing at the Inauguration

“Our desire as The Piano Guys has always been to spread hope, love, and joy through our music and videos,” The Piano Guys shared on Facebook after they announced they accepted the invitation to play at the presidential inauguration January 20.

National

Trump labor pick Andrew Puzder has voiced second thoughts about nomination

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be labor secretary has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN.

Trump’s cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.

The Obamas donate White House swing set to D.C. shelter

From now on, children at a family shelter in Southeast Washington may get a kick out of the fact that they are swinging and sliding where two of the country’s most famous children once played.

World

Six reported dead in attack on security checkpoint in Egypt

An attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s Western Desert killed at least six people Monday, state media reported.

Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital

Sustained gunfire rang out over central Tehran on Monday afternoon as anti-aircraft guns targeted what officials said was a drone flying over the Iranian capital

US, Cuban Interior Ministry Sign Law-Enforcement Deal

The Obama administration and Cuba’s Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro’s government.

Business

Say ‘Hello’ to the Anti-Smartphone

It doesn’t text. You can’t check your email. And no, it definitely doesn’t have Super Mario Run. The Light Phone is just that, a phone. Designed to rejuvenate those “aha” moments, the Light phone frees up your daily burden of buzzes, rings and alerts while still keeping in touch.

Airbus CEO sees ‘flying car’ prototype ready by end of year

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.

Science

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth’s core

Scientists have a good handle on what makes up the Earth’s crust, but we have direct access to the crust. It only makes sense we can characterize it. The core is a different story. Contrary to what the money-losing 2003 film “The Core” would have you believe, we have no way to access the Earth’s core directly. Thus, it’s been hard to characterize, and we haven’t been able to account for all its mass. Now, a new study from researchers at Tohoku University in Japan may have identified the core’s missing mass as silicon.

Health

Carton of lemons offers simple lesson about breast cancer

When Erin Chieze saw an indentation on her breast in December 2015, her conclusion was immediate. “I instantly knew I had breast cancer,” she wrote on Facebook, thanks to a breast cancer awareness photo a friend had shared.

Eating spicy food may lead to a longer life, study says

If you like spicy food, you may live longer, according to new research out of the University of Vermont.