First Line News Articles for Sunday, October 20 2019
Negotiators from the U.K. and EU reached a draft Brexit deal in 11th-hour talks Thursday, although there are serious doubts that the agreement will be approved by U.K. lawmakers back in Westminster.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.
White House chief of staff ties Ukraine aid money to 2016 Russia probe
US, Turkey reach agreement on Syria, but differ over whether it’s a ceasefire or pause in operations
The U.S. and Turkey reached an agreement on Thursday to halt Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces the U.S. once backed in what President Donald Trump heralded as “a great day for civilization,” but critics condemned as a capitulation to Turkish demands.
When it came time to pick which material the BYU Store’s scaled model of the old Brigham Young Academy would be built from, its director knew there was no medium more classic than Lego bricks.
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints again denounced abusive forms of conversion therapy on Tuesday but also announced its opposition to the proposed Utah licensing rule that would ban those therapies, calling it too broad and ambiguous.
This Latter-day Saint has won 55 awards in pickleball, but for him it’s not just a sport — it’s a missionary tool
Dick Johnson, a member of the Boise North Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has earned the title of Pickleball Rocks Player of the Year for 2018. Johnson, who has won about 55 pickleball tournament medals, including three medals at the 2019 National State Games of America this summer, is 79 years old and does not plan to slow down.
Latter-day Saint pioneer from Pakistan attends first general conference, reconnects with mentor in Utah visit
The 189th Semiannual General Conference was a sacred occasion for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many traveled from far and wide to experience the event together.
Chinese diplomats in the US will have to notify American authorities before holding any meetings with US officials.
Don’t expect a particularly harsh winter, but a volatile one. That’s the essence of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s winter outlook, released Thursday.
Five makers and distributors of opioid painkillers are in discussions with state attorneys general over a potential settlement worth about $22 billion in cash, and more in drugs and services, according to people familiar with the situation.
U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise has been one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest defenders and closest allies, but the Louisiana Republican bucked that reputation when he voted for a bipartisan resolution rebuking Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades and was a vocal critic of President Trump, died early Thursday after battling health problems, his office and family said.
The Senate on Thursday failed to override President Trump veto of a resolution that would have ended the emergency declaration intended to help build the border wall.
A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year’s Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study released in the journal Science on Thursday.
In Boston, winds gusted at 70 mph at Logan International Airport early Thursday, and a gust of 88 mph was recorded at Yarmouth on Cape Cod.’
The bipartisan leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee have officially introduced their bill to sanction Turkey over its invasion of northern Syria.
House Democrats seized on Thursday’s testimony from a top U.S. diplomat as evidence that President Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani acted inappropriately in their contacts with Ukraine.
The U.S. trade representative’s office confirmed late Thursday that tariffs on $7.5 billion of European goods will take effect Friday
China emphasized Thursday that the U.S. must remove tariffs in order for the two countries to reach a final agreement on trade, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said.
Venezuela has won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite widespread criticism of its poor human rights record.
Russia and the United States are gradually starting to resume cooperation on cyber security, TASS news agency cited the head of Russia’s FSB Federal Security Service as saying on Thursday.
Two American citizens have been detained in China on “bogus” charges of illegally moving people across country borders — and they could end up imprisoned there “for the next few months or years,” a U.S.-based educational organization is warning.
After being lost in the wilderness for three days, an Australian woman was rescued after the SOS message she scrawled in the sand was spotted on a surveillance camera.
Shortly after negotiating truce with Erdogan, US secretary of state flies in to reassure Jerusalem on withdrawal of US forces from Syrian Kurdistan
The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion merger with Sprint
Southwest Airlines on Thursday took the Boeing 737 Max out of its schedules until Feb. 8, later than any U.S. airline, as the low-cost carrier called the timeline for the plane’s return to service “still uncertain.”
Egypt’s government described it as one of the “biggest and most important” discoveries in recent years.
The suicide rate among teenagers and young adults spiked in the decade between 2007 and 2017, jumping more than 50%.
Only nine of the 168 baby foods tested weren’t found to contain arsenic, lead, cadmium or mercury.
While most victims reported vaping THC, some said they vaped only nicotine. At least one of those people has died.
A potential Brexit deal as well as progress in the trade talks with China caused a sharp rise in mortgage rates this week, continuing a volatile period for home loan rates.