First Line News Articles for Sunday, May 16 2021
U.S. forces have left one of the largest military bases in Afghanistan, according to three defense officials.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched an air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip Thursday, the IDF’s Twitter account confirmed.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced on Thursday that vaccinated Americans are no longer recommended to wear masks.
President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Friday with six immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children who benefited from an Obama-era policy that protected them from deportation.
The construction contract itself was a little odd in the things it said construction workers couldn’t do while on site.
Wednesday afternoon, the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse received a truck load of food from the headquarters of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
How a former Young Women general leader continues to serve women and girls worldwide in her new role at the United Nations
As a member of the Young Women general presidency, Sister Carol F. McConkie taught women and girls worldwide of their divine heritage, worth and potential and the importance of standing together in the cause of Christ.
As Muslims around the world concluded their observation of Ramadan, Elder Anthony D. Perkins, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Middle East/Africa North Area, shared Eid al-Fitr greetings in a video posted Wednesday, May 12.
With the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and more than 2 million members within its boundaries, the Utah Area is a region providing both a quantity and multi-generational quality of benefits to the global Church.
BYU is turning down $88,556,823 in federal COVID aid — at least $44,336,287 of which would have gone directly to students had BYU accepted the funding.
Jeri Harashima and her husband Yuji were elated when Jeri could give birth to a healthy baby girl named Raine in February 2021.
President Joe Biden told a group of Republican senators at a meeting on Thursday that he wants to see progress towards a possible deal on infrastructure spending by the end of May, the White House said in a statement.
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee voted to provide the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service (USPS) with at least $46 billion in financial relief over 10 years.
The Biden administration temporarily eased century-old U.S. shipping requirements to allow a foreign tanker to transport gasoline and diesel to fuel-starved areas of the country following the Colonial Pipeline outage.
The major US pipeline network shut down by a cyber attack said Thursday it has resumed fuel deliveries, but gas stations up and down the east coast were still facing shortages after a wave of panic buying.
White House staffers are no longer required to wear a mask on the grounds if they have been vaccinated, CNN reported.
The U.S. Air Force just took a major step toward a future crowded with AI-powered warplanes.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten abandoned her opposition to full school reopening on Thursday, delivering a speech in which she called for schools nation-wide to return to the pre-pandemic education model.
Colonial Pipeline Co. paid the group that hacked its pipeline a nearly $5 million ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency within hours of the cyberattack, two people familiar with the payment told Bloomberg on Thursday.
More than 40 GOP senators signed a letter urging President Biden to cut off negotiations with Iran while Hamas fires rockets at Israel, in a joint letter released on Wednesday.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday evening that he will be pardoning Floridians charged with violating COVID-19 mask or social distancing restrictions.
The Biden administration is vowing to stand by Australia in its worsening trade and other disputes with China.
McDonald’s announced Thursday that over the next several months it will be boosting pay for employees at company-owned restaurants, which account for approximately 650 of its nearly 14,000 U.S. locations.
Amazon.com Inc. will give $100 more to new hires with proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the world’s largest e-commerce retailer said on Thursday, as part of its plan to hire 75,000 workers for fulfillment and logistics operations.
Italy’s competition agency announced a $120 million fine on Google Thursday for unfairly blocking third-party apps on its Android app ecosystem, thereby favoring its own Google Maps app instead.
More and more families are “cutting the cord” and going to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu instead of traditional cable for their family entertainment – but that presents associated risks for parents.
China may soon become just the third country to safely touch down on the surface of Mars.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.
Prices paid to U.S. producers rose in April by more than forecast, adding to signs of a growing wave of inflationary pressure that’s extending to American consumers.