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July 15, 2018

First Line News Articles for Sunday, July 15 2018


Trump administration: No Iran sanctions exemptions for European allies

President Trump’s administration will refuse to exempt European allies from the new sanctions limiting targeting economic investment in Iran, Cabinet officials notified world leaders.

Intel chief Dan Coats says of cyberattacks, “We are at a critical point”

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned of an impending, potentially devastating cyberattack on U.S. systems, saying the country’s digital infrastructure “is literally under attack” and warning that among state actors, Russia is the “worst offender.”

Dems who drafted bill to abolish ICE now say they’ll vote against it

Democrats who drafted a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] suddenly announced Thursday night that they would vote against it if the legislation went to the floor, after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News he intended to call their bluff.

ICE agents arrest 18 human smugglers, 117 illegal immigrants in Texas, New Mexico

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 18 human smugglers and 117 illegal immigrants from three different stash houses located in southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, last month, the agency announced in an online statement Friday.

More than 500 fall ill after visiting Tennessee zipline attraction

E. coli bacteria was found in water at a popular ziplining attraction in Tennessee where more than 500 people reportedly fell ill, health officials said.

California Democratic Party spurns Dianne Feinstein, endorses her liberal challenger in Senate race

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has failed to secure the endorsement of the California Democratic Party in her race to be re-elected to the U.S. Senate.

Paul Ryan says economy is booming, but warns that new tariffs ‘are not the solution’

House Speaker Paul Ryan touted the economy under the Republican Congress — but also denounced the new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

Drought and extreme heat fuel wildfires in U.S. West

Severe to exceptional drought conditions in combination with above normal heat across the U.S. West are helping wildfires burn out of control across a dozen states.

Strzok explains how anti-Trump dossier made its way from Clinton camp to eager FBI

The lengths to which the FBI relied on the Hillary Clinton opposition research dossier to investigate her political rival came into sharper focus with the testimony of the lead investigator, FBI agent Peter Strzok.

3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials

A man suspected in a murder shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, during a confrontation that began at a motel Sunday afternoon and ended with him being shot dead during a gunfight at a nearby home he had briefly barricaded himself in, authorities said.