First Line News Articles for Tuesday, January 23 2018
Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday during his visit to Israel that the U.S. would expedite moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, opening it by the end of next year. Pence also called for Palestinians to restart peace negotiations, but moving the embassy has driven them further away from the negotiating table.
Following passage in the Senate and House, President Donald Trump Monday night signed a bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day-long federal government shutdown.
President Donald Trump approves tariffs on imported solar panels, washing machines; says move will protect US industry, jobs.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Justice Department will investigate missing text messages sent between two FBI agents critical of President Trump, joining the chorus of Republican lawmakers who are eager to recover the exchange.
Saying Americans “are hungry” for disagreeing people who continue to maintain positive relationships, the Episcopal Diocese of Utah is citing recent humanitarian donations from the LDS Church and the latter’s hosting of Episcopal Migration Ministries officials as evidences of successful efforts shared by differing faiths.
Salt Lake Temple, revelation on blacks and the priesthood among the most notable LDS Church anniversaries in 2018
It took 40 years to build and was the fourth temple dedicated in Utah, yet today the Salt Lake Temple stands as one of the most recognized symbols of the LDS faith.
After taking home the silver medal in skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Noelle Pikus-Pace retired. But with the 2018 Winter Olympics approaching, Pikus-Pace shares why she wouldn’t trade her role as a mother to four for anything in the world.
With the death of President Thomas S. Monson on Jan. 2 and later calling of President Russell M. Nelson and his two counselors Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring to lead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, former First Presidency member Dieter F. Uchtdorf was moved into the body of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles once more.
Ten years since the last auditions were held, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has announced a new Tabernacle organist.
A ferocious debate has erupted within the CIA and FBI over the scope of China’s penetration of the American intelligence community in the wake of last week’s arrest of a Chinese-American former CIA case officer accused of spying for Beijing.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program is likely to be funded for six years after the Senate passed a short-term deal to fund the government.
House Republicans are hopeful that a four-page memo allegedly containing “jaw-dropping” revelations about U.S. government surveillance abuses will soon be made public.
Former corrections officer Robert Johnson was shot six times in the chest and stomach in his Sumter, S.C. home after an incarcerated Crips gang member used a contraband cell phone to order a hit on his life.
Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.
Five oil rig workers were missing after an explosion Monday in an Oklahoma gas well, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said in a press conference.
Technology enabling parents to see and doctors to treat unborn children collides with the decades-old Supreme Court decision.
Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize the U.S. territory’s public power company after its slow, troubled recovery from Hurricane Maria focused new attention on longstanding accusations of mismanagement and corruption.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday ordered that the state’s congressional map be redrawn in a move that could have major implications for the Democratic Party’s ability to re-take the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections.
Turkey has urged the US to stop backing the Kurdish YPG in Syria, as it steps up an offensive against the militia.
The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight and Tuesday morning after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent.
A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials said.
A day after a bloody Taliban siege in Kabul, the Afghan Interior Ministry on Monday raised the civilian death toll to 22 after the discovery of two more bodies at the Intercontinental Hotel, and officials struggled to understand how six militants were able to barge into a highly guarded compound and fend off the security forces for 15 hours.
Enemy states using hybrid “weapons” ranging from assassinations and cyber attacks to the use of fake news and corruption now pose a greater threat to the UK and the West than terrorism, the head of the British Army has warned.
President Trump is planing to invite French President Emmanuel Macron for an official state visit to Washington, D.C., later this year, CNN reported Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world.
One of the last remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered by researchers in Israel.