First Line News Articles for Wednesday, August 15 2018
New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.
The largest fire in California history turned deadly on Monday as a firefighter tending the blaze was killed.
Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency across parts of Florida that have been overrun by a toxic algae bloom that is killing fish and emptying beaches and restaurants.
The same location was the scene of a March 2017 terror attack that killed five people.
Tuesday marked a day of cleanup and caution in flooded parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Victims hope more downpours don’t cause more problems while working at undoing what floodwaters did. Eyewitness News Reporter Mark Hiller shows us how some unexpected helping hands are making the cleanup a little easier.
The 2019 performance of the Hill Cumorah Pageant will feature a new artistic director for the first time in 14 years.
All callings are equal. That’s a truth that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often hear repeated, especially when they are extended callings that may not seem immediately suitable for their circumstances
The Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, Pulitzer Prize Photographs, showcases over 1,000 iconic pictures from every Pulitzer Prize Photograph winner since 1942. The exhibit is from the Newseum in Washington D.C., and the MOA is the first venue to host the exhibit outside of D.C.
More than 100 million Americans have ancestors who immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York Harbor immigration stations that preceded it.
The Vermont Constitution doesn’t have an age requirement for people seeking the state’s highest office.
A bill aimed at creating a national three-digit suicide prevention hotline was signed into law Tuesday by President Donald Trump. Sponsored by Utah Republicans Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Chris Stewart, the bill aims to make the hotline more accessible and user-friendly.
Nearly 11 months after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of the customers that lost power due to the storm have access to the grid as they now have electricity.
President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign filed for arbitration proceedings against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ public affairs chief is being investigated by the department’s inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority and used her staff for personal business, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment house, a fire department spokesman said.
The US military intends to return to the Philippines the famed Bells of Balangiga, captured by occupying US troops more than 100 years ago, a US defense official told CNN Tuesday.
A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated a New Hampshire law aimed at identifying voter fraud, saying it was unfair to judge voters by their signatures.
Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.”
The defense in Paul Manafort’s case has rested its case without calling witnesses.
Venezuelan authorities say they have arrested 14 more people in connection with an alleged attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.
China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new US defense act, saying that it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a US panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.
The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the volatile frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey would boycott U.S.-made electronic products, escalating a feud with the Trump administration that has contributed to the rapid decline of the Turkish currency.
A pro-independence Hong Kong politician whose party is under threat of a ban lashed out at China in a closely watched Tuesday speech, drawing immediate criticism from local authorities.
Nearly two dozen people — including a child — were killed when a raised highway in Genoa crumbled during a sudden and violent storm, sending several vehicles plunging to the ground where rescuers desperately searched for survivors.
Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday that it will soon enforce new restrictions on customers traveling with emotional support animals.
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract worth up to $2.9 billion for three missile warning satellites, the Air Force said on Tuesday.
Coca-Cola is doubling its efforts to compete with Pepsi’s Gatorade.
About 210 million years ago, a strange “bird” with a pelican-like pouch, big fangs and a large, five-foot wingspan circled above the Utah desert, searching for its next meal.
A new way of measuring millions of small genetic variations that add up to cause harm allows researchers to calculate a person’s inherited risk for common diseases.