First Line News Articles for Monday, June 1 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that Russia release former Marine Paul Whelan, who is being held on espionage charges, after he underwent emergency surgery.
Governor transfers investigation after Minneapolis legislators said they lacked confidence in local prosecutors.
President Trump announced Friday that the U.S. is “terminating” its relationship with the World Health Organization over its failure to enact reforms in response to the administration’s criticisms of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
State and local governments throughout the United States increased National Guard presence on Sunday in response to ongoing protests sparked by the police-involved killing of George Floyd.
In preparation for the 200th anniversary of the First Vision, President Russell M. Nelson retraced the steps of the Prophet Joseph Smith into the Sacred Grove and delivered a bold proclamation to the world declaring the ongoing Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ.
After being told for 10 weeks to “stay home and stay safe,” at least 10,000 Michigan residents were told on May 19 to instead “get out and stay safe.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released video and images on Saturday of a small groundbreaking ceremony held for the Layton Utah Temple last week.
Former Miner Jack Skidmore is foregoing college athletics for a higher purpose to serve his LDS mission in England
Jack Skidmore, a former two-sport athlete at Park City, will be serving his two-year LDS mission in Leeds, England before returning and playing football at BYU as a preferred walk-on in Jan. of 2023.
The emerald blue cool waters of Bear Lake have called to thousands of visitors over generations to come and enjoy the water, space and northern mountains that cross into Idaho.
A state judge on Friday declared that Missouri’s sole remaining Planned Parenthood clinic will be allowed to remain open, ruling that the health department was in error not to renew the license of the St. Louis clinic.
The governor of Illinois has withdrawn restrictions on religious services amid the coronavirus pandemic following lawsuits from the Thomas More Society.
Businesses, a church and other establishments around the White House are boarding up their windows and securing their valuables amid fears that another night of protests and vandalism could erupt on Sunday night.
President Trump indicated that the United States would soon be designating antifa as a terrorist organization after protests over the death of George Floyd turned into violent riots.
Transcripts of conversations between former Trump advisor Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak were declassified on Friday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced.
Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by House Democrats into his abrupt firing by President Donald Trump.
President Trump was moved to the White House’s underground bunker Friday evening as protesters clashed with police and Secret Service agents outside, according to multiple reports.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Sunday evening announced she was imposing a citywide curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday as the city braced for a third consecutive night of protests over the death of George Floyd.
Officials across the U.S. South are scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans around the coronavirus pandemic
Indian states on Sunday began identifying high-risk zones where coronavirus lockdowns should continue while the rest of country gears up to reopen in June despite a record rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said.
Russia on Sunday reported 9,268 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the national tally to 405,843.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Chinese Communist Party’s recent actions show that its officials are actively seeking to harm the U.S. and its Western allies, but expressed optimism that the Trump administration and Europe are up to the task of countering them.
Fuel shipped from Iran began arriving at Venezuela’s gasoline stations on Saturday, just hours before President Nicolas Maduro announced higher prices at the pump that are set to end more than two decades of almost-free gasoline.
Spain’s prime minister said on Sunday the country needed 15 more days of lockdown until June 21 “to finish with the pandemic once and for all”, and he would ask parliament to approve a final two-week extension to the stay home rule.
Greece will begin lifting its coronavirus lockdown for business and travel ahead of the peak summer tourism season, officials announced Friday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.
Two officials at Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for “espionage activities”, India’s foreign ministry said late Sunday, allegations its nuclear-armed rival called “baseless”.
The Islamic State group has taken responsibility for a deadly roadside bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul
Target Corp and Walmart said on Sunday they shuttered stores across the United States as retailers already reeling from closures because of the coronavirus pandemic shut outlets amid protests that included looting in many U.S. cities.
The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic has effectively put a halt to a quintessential Costco experience: snagging free food samples.
A bill that passed yesterday in the House of Representatives has some sought-after changes to a forgivable loan program for small-business owners.
Two NASA astronauts safely boarded the International Space Station on Sunday, capping a successful flight of SpaceX’s historic Crew Dragon Demo 2 mission.