First Line News Articles for Friday, May 24 2019
President Donald Trump directed the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.
The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.
Wells Fargo and TD Bank have turned over President Trump’s financial records to the House Financial Services Committee, Fox News confirmed on Thursday, amid a contentious legal battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats seeking access to sensitive files.
The Trump administration on Thursday rolled out a second round of aid for farmers who have been stung by its yearlong trade war with China, bringing the price tag of bailout efforts so far to about $28 billion.
The royal family and nobles here are Free Wesleyan Christians and 62 percent of the population has membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so when King Tupou VI welcomed President Russell M. Nelson to the royal palace, religious liberty was a key topic.
BYU students and faculty have been talking about the importance of mental health and looking for ways to help those in need since the suicide of a BYU student on campus last December.
After meeting Tongan king and queen in royal palace, President Nelson is welcomed ‘home’ by Latter-day Saints
In this land of deep spirituality — where 60 percent of the population claim Church membership — more than 10,000 Latter-day Saints welcomed President Russell M. Nelson “home” on Thursday evening.
After seeing the food production facilities at Welfare Square — a tour that included samples of cheddar cheese and chocolate milk — the U.S. secretary of agriculture said his agency could benefit from studying how Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help those in need.
A new Church News video highlights donations The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made to New Zealand mosques two months after the Christchurch attack.
cting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints M. Russell Ballard visited members of the church in India this past weekend.
The bill excluded the $4.5 billion in border funding that the White House and Republicans had demanded.
As the United States deals with its most severe measles outbreak in a quarter-century, officials at one of the nation’s busiest airports said Thursday travelers there may have been exposed the disease this month.
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday confirmed that the Pentagon was considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as one of the ways to bolster protection for American forces there amid tensions with Iran.
The former CEO of a bank has been charged with allegedly approving millions of dollars in loans for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for getting a position in the Trump administration.
President Trump on Thursday made an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee and 24 other conservative senators asked a Senate budget committee to preserve all existing pro-life and religious freedom protections in all future spending bills.
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have passed a bill that aims to improve the nation’s retirement savings, moving it a step closer to becoming law.
At least three people died in a tornado in Golden City, Missouri, on Wednesday. Extreme weather has also threatened parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois.
Donald Trump Jr. blasts Pelosi’s ‘cover-up’ claim: Democrats don’t want my father to have ‘any wins’
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused his father of a “cover-up,” Donald Trump Jr. said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday that Democrats are not interested in working with President Trump on infrastructure or other issues.
A second federal judge has now rebuffed President Donald Trump’s sweeping attempt to block House lawmakers from accessing his financial records, handing him another defeat in a fight that has infuriated the President and opened deep rifts with Democrats.
Utah man dies on Everest after reaching goal of climbing each continent’s tallest mountain, family says
“He taught us that nothing was impossible,” said the daughter of mountaineer Don Cash, who died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest.
Secretary of State Pompeo: Huawei’s CEO ‘isn’t telling the American people the truth’ on China government ties
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNBC on Thursday that Huawei does indeed work with the Chinese government, despite denials by the China-based telecom giant.
More than 1,000 victims of the Holocaust were buried Wednesday in Belarus, some 70 years after they were killed in the genocide.
Pakistan announced that it has conducted a test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which it claims has a range of up to 1,500 miles.
A court in Russia has ruled that a Danish Jehovah’s Witness must stay in prison for the next six years.
The U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway, angering China at a time of tense relations between the world’s two biggest economies.
Move comes as PM May’s latest proposal is widely rejected and she is reportedly to be planning to resign as early as Friday
Senior officials in Tehran levied grave threats Thursday following reports the White House is considering deploying 10,000 new troops to the region.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was poised for a landslide victory in the country’s general elections, early results showed on Thursday, defying expectations of even his own party to win a second term in office.
The elections have been overshadowed by the growth of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties.
Airlines that have taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max planes out of their schedules through the summer currently don’t need to extend flight cancellations of the popular jet, the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.
The remains of the last known ship to bring enslaved people to the United States have been found nearly 160 years after its illegal voyage from Africa to Alabama, state officials say.
The coming Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be near normal, with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Thursday.