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August 15, 2022

First Line News Articles for Monday, August 15 2022

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Trump pushes back on Mar-a-Lago raid evidence, claims documents were ‘declassified’

Former President Donald Trump pushed back on reports that the FBI recovered 11 sets of classified information from his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week, claiming he had “declassified” everything before leaving office.

First ship carrying Ukraine wheat under UN deal docks in Turkey

The first ship carrying Ukrainian wheat to be exported under a U.N.-brokered deal arrived in Istanbul on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Centre based in the Turkish city, said.

US Lawmakers Visiting Taiwan 12 Days After Pelosi Visit

A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its control.

Trump Under Investigation for Potential Obstruction of Justice, Espionage Act Violations

Law enforcement is investigating former president Donald Trump for removal or destruction of records, obstruction of an investigation, and violating the Espionage Act, according to the search warrant for the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago that took place on Monday.

LDS News

BYU Education Week welcomes participants back for its 100th year anniversary

Education Week celebrates 100 years of drawing thousands of attendees to BYU campus to learn about a variety of topics every summer. The conference will go from Aug. 15-19 and it will offer just under 900 classes.

Most recently announced temple locations in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

The latest announced Latter-day Saint temple locations in each of those three northern Mountain States are Missoula, Montana; Montpelier, Idaho; and Cody, Wyoming

Church helps bring drinking water to families in French Polynesia

More than 300 people living in a small community on the island of Tahiti now have a newly renovated water system, thanks to funding and support from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

‘Come Create With Me’: See 5 videos for kids related to Old Testament stories

One way to help children learn Old Testament stories with “Come, Follow Me” is to create something related to the story or principle they are learning.

Looking back on the influence, closure, renovation and open house of Washington D.C. Temple as President Nelson prepares to rededicate the iconic edifice

The Church News chronicles the historic events connected to the renovation and rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple

Church introduces Elder Kyle S. McKay as the 16th church historian and recorder

Elder Kyle S. McKay has begun his service as the 16th church historian and recorder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, effective Aug. 1.

National

Meteor the culprit behind loud ‘boom’ heard across northern Utah, officials say

A meteor was likely behind the loud boom residents heard across northern Utah on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

U.S. allows Delta to temporarily cut some New York, Washington flights

Delta Air Lines can temporarily cut some flights at New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday.

Yellen: IRS Will Not Use $80B in Inflation Reduction Act to Target Middle-Class

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote a letter outlining that the $80 billion in funding the Internal Revenue Service is set to receive for more resources would not be used to bolster the agency’s auditing of middle-income earners and small businesses.

New Yorkers question AOC’s calls to defund the police amid rising crime

Several New Yorkers in the district of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are questioning calls to defund the police as they experience rising crime rates in their cities.

Why China Owning US Land Is Bigger Deal Than You Might Think

A senator from Alabama is sounding the alarm that the Chinese Communist Party is trying to overtake the United States not only militarily, but also economically, as Beijing continues to purchase U.S. land.

Damning Report On US Pullout From Afghanistan: WH, State Dept. ‘Put Head In Sand’

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on Sunday said an interim report examining the chaotic withdrawal by the United States from Afghanistan showed how the White House and State Department “put their head in the sand” about warnings against the pullout.

Man Fatally Shoots Self after Driving Vehicle into Capitol Barricade

A man shot and killed himself after crashing a car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday morning.

Tulsi Gabbard Blasts FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago, Says It ‘Changed the Country That We Grew Up In’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard criticized the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, saying it “changed the country that we grew up in.”

Armed Man Who Tried to Enter FBI Field Office Attended January 6 Riot, Was Angered by Mar-a-Lago Raid

An armed man who was killed by law enforcement Thursday afternoon after he attempted to breach an FBI field office in Cincinnati is believed to have been present at the Capitol during the January 6 riot and seems to have been motivated by the FBI raid on former president Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

Students Sue California College over Censorship of Anti-Communist Flyers

Three conservative students filed a lawsuit against California’s Clovis Community College claiming administrators violated their First Amendment right to free speech by censoring their anti-communist and pro-life flyers.

World

Ukraine Targets Russian Soldiers Accused of Threatening Nuclear Plant

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has warned Russian soldiers who shoot at Europe’s largest nuclear power station or use it as a base to shoot from that they will become a “special target” for Ukrainian forces.

Five US citizens among victims in Jerusalem bus shooting

Five Americans and three others were injured when a gunman opened fire on a bus of people in Jerusalem early Sunday morning, according to officials.

Paraguayan vice president to resign following US sanctions over corruption accusations

Paraguay’s vice president, Hugo Velazquez Moreno, said he will resign following U.S. sanctions laid against him over corruption allegations.

Biden to meet China’s Xi Jinping in November: Report

President Joe Biden is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping face-to-face in Southeast Asia this November.

Following Trump’s Lead, Europe, Asia, World Waking Up to China Threat

It’s not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U.K. and Australia to the U.S. and beyond: the “China threat.”

Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets

Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army

US missiles credited as key in Ukraine fight with Russia

U.S.-provided anti-radiation missiles have helped take out some of Russia’s most dangerous weapons systems in Ukraine in recent days.

Three Americans Captured by Russian Forces, Held in Prison with ‘No Running Water’

Three Americans who were captured by Russian forces in Ukraine months ago are believed to be in a prison with “no running water,” the family of one of the Americans said Thursday in a press release.

Business

Carnival Cruises drops exemption request for unvaccinated guests, eases testing requirements

Carnival Cruise Line is easing its testing requirements for vaccinated passengers and allowing unvaccinated guests to travel without an exemption.

Johnson & Johnson to end sales of talc baby powder globally next year amid cancer lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it caused cancer.

Science

SpaceX launches 46 new Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched its next round of Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from the Vandenberg Space Force Center in California on Friday afternoon.

Health

FDA: 3 at-home COVID-19 tests needed to confirm negative result

People who test at home after being exposed to COVID-19 should take the test three, not two, times to make sure they’re not infected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

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