First Line News Articles for Sunday, March 26 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.
“Terrorists will not defeat us,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the crowd as candles were lit at a vigil in London’s Trafalgar Square this evening in honor of the people killed and injured in yesterday’s deadly terrorist attack.
President Trump’s team delivered a final ultimatum to House Republicans Thursday night, saying they’ll make one more round of changes to the health bill, then hold a final vote — and if it fails, they’re done.
The police on Thursday arrested an Israeli teenager who holds American citizenship in connection with waves of threats to Jewish institutions, including community centers in the United States, law enforcement officials said.
Some years ago, two Latter-day Saint writers arrived separately at the conclusion that Joseph Smith’s First Vision probably occurred on Sunday, March 26, 1820. (See “Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning: Sun 26 Mar 1820?” ) In other words, this coming Sunday may mark the 197th anniversary of the commencement of the Restoration.
Are the Mormons a “peculiar” people? The query is, of course, complicated by the several meanings and connotations of the word peculiar.
The Dominican Republic can surely be called a Mormon success story.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles delivered a central message during his recent visit to Brazil: The Lord is in charge — and things will work out for the best.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have six temples that are less than a two-hour drive from Pocatello.
Elder Paul B. Pieper, General Authority Seventy, and other religious leaders here recently met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss a variety of issues facing the country.
A 4-year-old boy in the U.K. saved his mom’s life after he used Siri to call an ambulance, telling emergency services that “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.”
A measure signed into law by Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday that would have allowed concealed handguns to be carried into sporting events at state college campuses hit a roadblock in the Arkansas Senate on Thursday.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he will sign a bill that would make his state the first in the nation to lower the drunk driving limit from 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content to 0.05 percent.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) or Facebook Inc (FB.O).
A federal agency has ruled that President Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., does not violate lease terms that prohibit elected officials from receiving benefits, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.
Two homes in Nassau County, Florida, were destroyed in a wildfire caused by a man who was burning books Wednesday.
The Senate voted 52-46 Thursday to confirm David Friedman as President Trump’s first ambassador to Israel.
Treasury Department agents recently obtained details concerning overseas financial transactions involving Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, according to a new report.
Trump presidential transition officials had their communications monitored and “unmasked” by the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday, offering the first major piece of evidence of possible illegal activity by Obama officials against Donald Trump as president-elect.
Immigration arrests and border-related cases have swamped the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday, pointing to new statistics that show half of all arrests made by federal authorities in 2014 were for immigration offenses.
One was a police constable who spent 15 years with the Metropolitan Police in London. A second was a teacher who, according to reports, was walking from her school along Westminster Bridge. Another was a man from Utah who was on vacation with his wife, celebrating their 25th anniversary.
Belgian police intercepted a car that was speeding toward a busy shopping area and refused to stop, authorities said Thursday.
Poland’s prime minister is warning she will not endorse the declaration from a European Union summit this weekend if it does not address issues of top concern for Warsaw.
A former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation that has been quickly rejected by the Kremlin.
Eric Mindich, a one-time Goldman Sachs star trader who jumped into the hedge fund industry during its heyday, is throwing in the towel on his $7 billion firm.
AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and other major U.S. advertisers are pulling hundreds of millions of dollars in business from Google and its video service YouTube despite the Internet giant’s pledge this week to keep offensive and extremist content away from ads.
We have new life at the Animal Adventure Park — just not a giraffe calf.
Researchers in Germany are trying to use a massive light array to generate clean energy. This week, the scientists switched on their Synlight experiment, a collection of 149 film projector spotlights on steroids.
The face of a British man who died about 700 years ago has been brought to life using reconstructive technology.
Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers.