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March 26, 2017

First Line News Articles for Sunday, March 26 2017

National

U.S. State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit Friday: sources

The U.S. State Department will approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.

US may accuse N. Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist: WSJ

U.S. prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Chinese middlemen, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

4-year-old boy uses Siri to call ambulance, saves mom’s life

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.”

Arkansas Senate votes to exempt stadiums from gun law; measure goes to House

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. to sign bill lowering DUI limit to lowest in nation

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.

U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

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).

Agency: Trump’s Washington hotel doesn’t violate lease

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.

Florida fire started by book burning destroys two homes

Two homes in Nassau County, Florida, were destroyed in a wildfire caused by a man who was burning books Wednesday.

Senate confirms David Friedman as Trump’s ambassador to Israel

The Senate voted 52-46 Thursday to confirm David Friedman as President Trump’s first ambassador to Israel.

US probes Manafort’s banking: report

Treasury Department agents recently obtained details concerning overseas financial transactions involving Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, according to a new report.