First Line News Articles for Friday, December 2 2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday announced that the Senate will vote on a bill to avoid a railroad strike, as well as a House measure giving seven days of paid sick leave to rail workers and an amendment for a cooling-off period between labor and management.
The Biden administration announced Thursday that it is sanctioning three people for their work in developing weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile-related programs for North Korea.
The Supreme Court said Thursday it will leave President Biden’s student-loan “cancellation” program on-hold and that it will hear oral arguments in the case in February 2023.
U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron presented a united front on Ukraine on Thursday at the White House, and Biden said he would talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin, if he was willing to end the invasion.
An emphasis on young single adults serving in all YSA callings except stake president and bishop is one of the several newly adjusted guidelines cited in a notice titled “Strengthening Young Single Adults.”
Since 2016, #LightTheWorld has grown into a global initiative with millions of participants each Christmas. Throughout the holiday season, individuals are invited to perform acts of service to show love and kindness like Jesus did — one by one.
See the unwrapping celebrations as the 2022 Giving Machines open in 28 locations across the U.S. and around the world for #LightTheWorld
‘His light has the power to change the world,’ Elder Montoya says as Christmas lights turned on at Mexico City temple
More than 100,000 participate in country-wide event marking the beginning of the Christmas season in Mexico
Sam Farley had just returned from a mission in New York City. He was attending Rick’s College, now known as BYU—Idaho, when someone approached him because they had heard that he used American Sign Language in the mission field. They needed an interpreter for the university’s Tuesday devotional.
Christmas lights symbolize the peace and goodwill public servants and faith leaders try to create, a Latter-day Saint apostle told two notable audiences this week.
Parkview Community Mission in Lynchburg received a massive donation on Thursday morning.
The U.S. will expand polio wastewater surveillance to communities with low vaccination rates outside the New York City metro area, after an outbreak over the summer left an unvaccinated adult paralyzed and raised questions about how widely the virus may be circulating.
In a provocative article published by The Guardian last week, former members of a Christian community, People of Praise, to which Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett belongs, argued that Barrett should recuse herself from the upcoming 303 Creative v. Elenis case.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said COVID-19 could have been created in a lab and then leaked into the public.
A top Biden administration official appears to have “violated” federal law by promoting a reporter’s book on social media, watchdogs told the Washington Examiner.
Representative Greg Steube (R., Fla.) blasted the U.S. Naval Academy on Thursday after one of his constituents claimed she has been told she needs a Covid-19 vaccine to graduate.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., called for revoking a tax exemption for a conservative group for not masking up and socially distancing during the pandemic, insisted on a slew of investigations of other conservative groups, and pressed for the Internal Revenue Service to expand its reach.
In a new report, the country’s largest civil rights organization says the Biden administration’s strategy to counter rising domestic extremism is too dependent on methods that could potentially target and profile minority communities.
A federal appeals court on Thursday terminated an independent external reviewer, otherwise known as a special master, appointed to examine thousands of documents that Donald Trump allegedly took illegally upon leaving the White House.
Rivers of glowing lava oozing from the world’s largest volcano shouldn’t be able to reach the main highway linking the east and west coasts of Hawaii’s Big Island for at least a week, an official said Thursday.
Donald Trump’s tax returns have been handed over to a committee of the US House of Representatives after the former president lost a long legal battle to keep them sealed.
The foreign minister for Latvia, a member of the military alliance NATO, explored on Tuesday the possibility of Ukraine striking military targets in Russia.
Ukraine’s military on Thursday said Russia had pulled some troops from towns on the opposite bank of the Dnipro River from Kherson city, the first official Ukrainian report of a Russian withdrawal on what is now the main front line in the south.
China signaled an easing in its zero-COVID-19 policy on Thursday, relaxing lockdown measures for districts in Shanghai and Guangzhou amid massive protests despite record documented COVID-19 cases.
Spain has stepped up security after revealing a number of letter bombs have been sent to high-profile targets, including the prime minister.
Password management service LastPass announced that a security breach exposed users’ personal data.
The Army has awarded a $1.2 billion contract to Raytheon Technologies on Wednesday for six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems for Ukraine.
Wells Fargo & Co has cut hundreds of jobs in its mortgage business across the country, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the bank’s plans.
CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam called on Congress to establish a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in a Thursday hearing held in the aftermath of FTX’s dramatic implosion.
Because of a national shortage of a weight-loss drug called Wegovy — touted as a “game changer” when it entered the U.S. market 1 1/2 years ago — some diabetics have found it hard to obtain another medication intended to improve blood-sugar control but helps obese people lose weight, as well.
The U.S. health regulator on Wednesday approved Switzerland-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ fecal transplant-based therapy to reduce the recurrence of a bacterial infection, making it the first therapy of its kind to be cleared in the United States.
U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in October, while inflation moderated, giving the economy a powerful boost at the start of the fourth quarter as it faces rising headwinds from the Federal Reserve’s aggressive monetary policy tightening.
The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate ticked down for the third week in a row and have fallen more than a half-point since hitting a 20-year high less than a month ago