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April 22, 2018

First Line News Articles for Sunday, April 22 2018

Top Stories

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to join President Trump’s legal team

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team as the president looks to end the potentially perilous inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Wells Fargo nears $1 billion settlement for loan abuses: source

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) is close to settling a record fine of $1 billion imposed by two U.S. regulators for its risk management business, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. regulator to order jet engines inspection after Southwest explosion

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspections of at least 220 aircraft engines as investigators are focusing on a broken fan blade in an engine that exploded Tuesday on a Southwest Aiirlines flight, killing a passenger.

North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation,’ Moon says; U.S. vows pressure

North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea’s president said on Thursday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang.

LDS News

Coral Springs Church, Stoneman Douglas Survivors Transform Youth Shelter

Just two months after fearing for their lives as they fled Stoneman Douglas High School, ten of the survivors, along with volunteers with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints helped transform a youth shelter into a source of inspiration.

‘A place that feels like home’: Houston Temple ready for rededication

The countywide tornado warning began firing at staccato-like intervals on Bethany Vermillion’s cell phone on what was becoming an unforgettable Saturday afternoon in late August 2017.

Defending the Faith: Where the disagreement lies

A fundamental disagreement between Latter-day Saint Christianity and mainstream Christianity concerns the doctrine of the Trinity. Both outsiders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints themselves commonly say Mormons reject the doctrine.

In India, the story of the India temple announcement is revealed

Clad in bright clothing showcasing the energy and beauty of this nation, Indian Latter-day Saints line up, hours before a scheduled meeting with President Russell M. Nelson on Thursday.

Why Sarah Sellers says her 2nd place Boston Marathon run brought to mind an LDS scripture

Sarah Sellers describes the weather during Monday’s Boston Marathon as a “monsoon.” But what she experienced as a runner while she drew strength from spectators along the route reminded her of a scripture from Doctrine and Covenants 84:88, in which the Lord promises to send angels to support his children during their trials.

National

Pentagon awards $67.8M contract for Ballistic Missile Defense System

MacAulay-Brown Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Missile Defense Agency for development and services to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5M settlement in USPS case

Cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit saying he defrauded the federal government by doping while competing for a cycling team sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service.

Throw out all of your romaine lettuce, it could have E. coli, CDC says

Federal authorities are urging people who bought chopped romaine lettuce in the United States to throw it away because it could get them sick.

Judge blocks Trump administration from transferring unnamed enemy combatant

A federal judge on Thursday blocked the Trump administration from transferring a U.S. citizen held as an enemy combatant to Saudi Arabia, in an under-the-wire decision that came just minutes before the government would have had the authority to move the prisoner against his will.

Puerto Rico Board Backs Fiscal Plan Amid Clash With Governor

The federal board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a multi-year fiscal plan that aims to pull the commonwealth out of a decade-long recession by cutting spending, improving tax collections and taking steps to encourage businesses to expand on the hurricane-ravaged island.

Pompeo faces unprecedented Senate opposition for top US diplomat spot

President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, CIA director Mike Pompeo, is facing stiff opposition to his becoming the nation’s top diplomat – and it may be unprecedented.

President Trump visits Key West for briefing on drug interdiction efforts

Fresh off his two-day summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump made a short jaunt to Key West, Fla., on Thursday for a briefing on the military’s efforts to counter smuggling of illegal drugs.

DOJ turns over redacted Comey memos to congressional committees

The Justice Department on Thursday gave lawmakers redacted versions of memos kept by former FBI Director James Comey to document meetings with President Trump, a congressional source told Fox News.

Two Florida deputies killed in apparent ambush at restaurant

Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed Thursday in a restaurant in Trenton, Fla., in what appeared to be an ambush, officials said.

World

Forty UN Ambassadors bring in Israel’s 70th anniversary

Led by UN Ambassador Danny Danon, 40 ambassadors from Europe, Latin America and Africa participated in an event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu says at least six states considering moving embassies to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that “at least half a dozen” countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to do so.

Following US strikes in Syria, Israel concerned by new Russian weapons

The recent U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria are raising concern among Israelis that Russia could move to arm Damascus with a state-of-the-art missile defense system, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Man Linked to 9/11 Attacks on U.S. Captured in Syria: Pentagon

A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised “violent jihad,” was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her

The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head.

Swaziland king renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’

There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can – he is one of the world’s few absolute monarchs.

Cuba’s new president vows to defend legacy of Castro revolution

Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island’s economy.

Bolton meets with Russia’s ambassador at the White House over election meddling, Syria

New White House national security adviser John Bolton held a surprise meeting with Russia’s ambassador at the White House Thursday amid high tensions between the two nations, telling Moscow’s diplomat that relations won’t improve until the Kremlin addresses Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and other crises.

Business

AT&T’s CEO Stephenson Pitches Time Warner Deal to Judge

AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson made his grandest pitch yet for the company’s planned takeover of Time Warner Inc., describing the $85 billion deal as a crucial step to the judge who holds the deal’s fate in his hands.

Walmart employees may soon get a more lax dress code

Walmart employees could soon be getting a little more wiggle room in their work attire.

Science

The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here’s how to see the shooting stars

If you like shooting stars, you’re in luck. The annual Lyrid meteor shower got going this year on Monday, April 16 and is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22.

Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary

NASA and the European Space Agency celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope with a look at the dreamlike Lagoon Nebula.

Tour the Space Station in VR with This Amazing 3D, 360-Degree Video

The National Geographic Channel has revealed the first 3D, 360-degree video of space as a part of its new documentary series “One Strange Rock.” We took a virtual tour with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station while hearing their thoughts on the enormity of space, and it left us speechless.

Health

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise

The number of new monthly prescriptions for medications that treat opioid addiction nearly doubled over the past two years, according to new data, while prescriptions for opioid painkillers continued to decline.