First Line News Articles for Sunday, September 19 2021
Twenty-four states threatened to sue the Biden administration on Thursday over the president’s new rule to require employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccinations and frequent testing for their workers.
Australia and the United States have reached new force posture agreements that will see greater air cooperation through rotational deployments of all types of U.S. military aircraft to Australia, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday.
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration may not expel migrants under a Title 42 public health order.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen he is not budging on his demand that Democrats go it alone on the federal debt limit, deepening the emerging standoff in Congress over how to boost the government’s borrowing authority.
The huge Caldor Fire has burned more than 217,000 acres and destroyed almost 1,000 structures, forcing thousands to evacuate homes near South Lake Tahoe, California, and in several other communities.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now has a single English website — news-africa.churchofjesuschrist.org — for all Church news on the Africa continent.
The 2021 Church Music Festival — an annual concert highlighting original Church music and lyrics submitted by members worldwide — will be streamed Friday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. MDT on the Church’s broadcast page.
Donny Osmond was wrapping up the last song during the final show of the 11-year Las Vegas residency he shared with his sister, Marie, when suddenly he couldn’t feel his arms and his legs. He didn’t know what was happening to his body, but “kept dancing and finished the show,” he told mirror.co.uk.
Several shelves in Susan Easton Black’s office are lined with books she has written in her prolific career. Most focus on research related to the life of Joseph Smith and the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Millions of Latter-day Saints worldwide will watch or listen to the 191st Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the first weekend of October.
Nick Flint has always wanted to be a doctor and make a difference in the world. What he didn’t know was that he would make such a difference before he even got out of medical school.
The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said it had disbursed about $700 billion of $1 trillion in COVID-19 relief programs administered by Treasury in the first six months since the American Rescue Program (ARP) was signed into law.
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that there was evidence that gasoline prices should be falling and his administration was investigating why that was not the case.
After months of work, the Arizona state Senate announced it will release the report for its long-awaited Maricopa County 2020 election review on Sept. 24.
As gun registrations climbed to an all-time high in 2020, a report shows women account for nearly half of those purchases — far above the 10-20% of gun owners they usually represent.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the unprecedented move of shutting down six ports of entry with Mexico following a surge of migrants crossing illegally into the United States, but then reversed an hour later, saying that the Biden administration had changed course and refused to shut the crossings.
More than 120 landowners who live near the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to let the state of Texas put up temporary fencing on their border-front property, the Washington Examiner has learned.
While Governor Gavin Newsom survived the California recall election Wednesday, winning in a landslide, exit polling suggests Latinos in the state are gradually moving away from their traditional home in the Democratic party.
Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) sent a letter to Google on Wednesday demanding answers about why it has “seemingly censored” ads by pro-life organizations Live Action and Choose Life Marketing.
Capitol Police have requested a military presence in Washington, D.C., ahead of Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally in support of people who were charged with crimes related to the Capitol riot.
Former Vice President Mike Pence is looking to raise $18 million in campaign contributions for a potential White House bid, according to Axios.
North Korea confirmed on Thursday that it has indeed launched a pair of ballistic missiles from a train-based system, which was part of a flurry of activity in a week that also saw South Korea unveil missiles of its own.
As U.S. and Slovenian troops wrapped up a joint exercise, military officials from both countries met to discuss their response to potential threats, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Venezuela’s judicial system has perpetuated human rights violations as part of a state policy to quash opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro, a group of United Nations investigators said on Thursday.
The Italian government approved on Thursday some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection.
The rate of near-sightedness among young schoolchildren in China rose by more than 50% during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Thursday by JAMA Ophthalmology found.
Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also help treat the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has revised its emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody cocktail to include for use after exposure to the virus in patients who are at high risk for progression to severe disease.
There was a surprise surge in retail sales in the United States last month, when most analysts were expecting a significant economic decline, the Census Bureau showed in its monthly report Thursday.
The number of new applications for unemployment benefits rose 20,000 last week to 332,000, the Labor Department reported on Thursday, partly driven by fallout from Hurricane Ida.