First Line News Articles for Thursday, October 19 2017
Crews on Wednesday continued to increase containment of a cluster of deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California, while authorities announced the discovery of another fire victim — a development that brought the fatality count to 42.
A federal judge in Maryland added a new legal blockade to President Trump’s travel ban early Wednesday, ruling that the White House’s third attempt at “extreme vetting” is still poisoned by the president’s campaign-season “religious animus” toward Muslims.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey
A bipartisan group of 10 governors is calling on Congress to vote on a deal to stabilize ObamaCare’s insurance markets.
With the opening of its new Meridian Idaho Temple this week, the LDS Church will have six temples set in the state of Idaho, two in the Boise metropolitan area and two of the closest-in-proximity such edifices among all of its nearly 160 temples worldwide.
BYUtv’s “Studio C” has been enjoying a bit of fame of late.
Sometimes I go on a reading binge about a certain topic. Since the subject of the handcart pioneers was opened recently, I’ve been immersed in reading the stories of the members of the Martin and Willie handcart companies that stand out in the annals of the pioneering history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of the extraordinary suffering they experienced. The two companies were among five that made the journey with handcarts in 1856.
Douglas Thayer, called “the father of contemporary Mormon fiction and one of its major voices,” died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Orem after a battle with liver cancer, according to his wife, Donlu Thayer.
The new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedar City is nearly complete, and public tours of the building are expected to draw large crowds.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said if Congress fails to pass a bill overhauling the tax code, Wall Street will suffer.
A public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis is being renamed to honor former President Obama.
Back in 1925, the American Legion erected a memorial in Bladensburg, Md., to honor the memory of 49 men who perished during World War I.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has demanded that federal agencies disclose whether they were aware that the FBI had evidence of Russians bribing their way into the U.S. nuclear industry before the Obama administration approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow in 2010.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered praise for first-responders battling wildfires across California as the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the fire-ravaged region.
Leading members of Congress say they need answers to an ambush in Niger this month, in which four U.S. soldiers died.
Senators from both parties Tuesday criticized the credit reporting industry and sought answers on how to fix it during a hearing in response to reports last month of an Equifax data breach that affected millions of Americans.
Texas and seven other states argued to a federal court Wednesday that illegal immigrants shouldn’t be granted an unfettered constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., backing the federal government’s refusal to help an young girl who sneaked into the country and is being held at a government-run shelter.
Senate Democrats say President Trump assured them that the GOP tax reform proposal would protect the middle class from any scenario that would result in higher taxes.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented teenager in its custody to have an abortion, after saying she was “astounded” the Trump administration was trying to prevent the procedure.
The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government services
Spain’s prime minister on Wednesday urged Catalonia’s leaders to back down from their bid to gain independence for the region, a day before a central government deadline that could significantly deepen the country’s political crisis.
For three and a half hours, China’s President Xi Jinping commanded the stage and the nation’s television screens, as he set out a far-reaching agenda for the Communist Party, outlining a vision of total control, not only of the nation’s economy and the Internet but also of culture, religion and morals.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.
Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago.
Giggle, if you must: Uranus will be out in all its blue-green glory the night of Oct. 19.
Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists