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AP Exclusive: Pricey drugs overwhelm Medicare safeguard

  • manufacturer: The pharmaceutical industry questions the numbers, saying they overstate costs because they don't factor in manufacturer rebates.
  • design: Medicare's catastrophic coverage was originally designed to protect seniors with multiple chronic conditions from the cumulatively high costs of taking many different pills.
  • lawmaker: Lawmakers who created Part D in 2003 also hoped added protection would entice insurers to participate in the program.
  • protection: Lawmakers who created Part D in 2003 also hoped added protection would entice insurers to participate in the program.
  • entice: Lawmakers who created Part D in 2003 also hoped added protection would entice insurers to participate in the program.

New life, new destruction for Southern California wildfire

  • blaze: Some evacuees were about to return to their homes Sunday, two days after the fire broke out, when unexpected winds stirred up the blaze.
  • blaze: The blaze had burned through at least 51 square miles of brush and destroyed at least 18 homes, but those numbers could well take a leap Monday when better assessment is done at daylight.
  • temperature: Winds were expected to dip and temperatures break overnight before a heating trend toward triple-digits comes later Monday.
  • panic: Juliet Kinikin said Sunday there was panic as the sky became dark with smoke and flames moved closer to her home a day earlier in the Sand Canyon area of Los Angeles County.
  • smoke: Juliet Kinikin said Sunday there was panic as the sky became dark with smoke and flames moved closer to her home a day earlier in the Sand Canyon area of Los Angeles County.

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

  • available: FILE- This undated file photo made available by the Baton Rouge Police Dept.
  • corporal: He had been on the police force for a decade and had risen to the rank of corporal.
  • swear: I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me.
  • uniform: In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat," Jackson wrote.
  • uniform: In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat," Jackson wrote.

Californian who tried joining Islamic State faces sentencing

  • federal: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term for Adam Dandach, who pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.
  • prison: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term for Adam Dandach, who pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.
  • plead: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term for Adam Dandach, who pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.
  • guilty: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term for Adam Dandach, who pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.
  • material: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term for Adam Dandach, who pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.

Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

  • fuel: Authorities said the Sand Fire had grown to more than 33,000 acres (13,300 hectares) by early Monday, or more than 50 square miles (130 square km), fueled by high winds and parched conditions after years of drought.
  • drought: Authorities said the Sand Fire had grown to more than 33,000 acres (13,300 hectares) by early Monday, or more than 50 square miles (130 square km), fueled by high winds and parched conditions after years of drought.
  • threaten: It was threatening a string of small communities near Santa Clarita, just outside the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles county sheriff's department said.
  • drought: This is the fifth year of an ongoing drought, so we have very extreme fire behavior," the fire department chief, Daryl Osby told a Sunday news conference.
  • extreme: This is the fifth year of an ongoing drought, so we have very extreme fire behavior," the fire department chief, Daryl Osby told a Sunday news conference.

Dallas Cowboys staffers' bus involved in fatal Arizona crash

  • emerge: The bus occupants emerged uninjured from Sunday's crash, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said.
  • crash: The bus occupants emerged uninjured from Sunday's crash, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said.
  • franchise: Dalrymple said the bus was only carrying members of the franchise's staff but would not say how many.
  • vehicle: The two vehicles collided in the afternoon on U.S. 93, about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman or 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, according to DPS.
  • collide: The two vehicles collided in the afternoon on U.S. 93, about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman or 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, according to DPS.

MMA promoter ONE Championship targets rapid China expansion

  • sovereign: Singapore's sovereign investment fund Temasek, through its subsidiary Heliconia, announced a major investment in ONE Championship earlier this month, with the MMA promoter putting the valuation at a high eight-figure sum.
  • announce: Singapore's sovereign investment fund Temasek, through its subsidiary Heliconia, announced a major investment in ONE Championship earlier this month, with the MMA promoter putting the valuation at a high eight-figure sum.
  • major: Singapore's sovereign investment fund Temasek, through its subsidiary Heliconia, announced a major investment in ONE Championship earlier this month, with the MMA promoter putting the valuation at a high eight-figure sum.
  • promoter: Singapore's sovereign investment fund Temasek, through its subsidiary Heliconia, announced a major investment in ONE Championship earlier this month, with the MMA promoter putting the valuation at a high eight-figure sum.
  • expansion: At the core of the business plan is expansion in China, where company founder Chatri Sityodtong anticipates staging 12 events in next year's schedule, compared with five in 2015.

Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter

  • crash: Waukesha County Sheriff's Lt. Thom Moerman said speed was likely a factor in the single-vehicle crash that happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
  • passenger: Delahoussaye, 21 of New Iberia, Louisiana, was also a passenger.
  • minor: A statement from LSU said his injuries were minor and that he was scheduled to return home Monday.
  • wet: Moerman said in a statement that Sadler lost control on the wet pavement, left the roadway and struck a tree.
  • graduate: Foltz graduated from Nebraska with a degree in agronomy in May.

'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

  • ferocious: The fire that has destroyed at least 18 homes in northern Los Angeles County gained ferocious new power two days after it broke out, sending so much smoke in the air that planes making drops on it had to be grounded for part of the afternoon.
  • smoke: The fire that has destroyed at least 18 homes in northern Los Angeles County gained ferocious new power two days after it broke out, sending so much smoke in the air that planes making drops on it had to be grounded for part of the afternoon.
  • extreme: For this time of year, it's the most extreme fire behavior I 've seen in my 32-year career," County fire Chief Daryl Osby said.
  • behavior: For this time of year, it's the most extreme fire behavior I 've seen in my 32-year career," County fire Chief Daryl Osby said.
  • career: For this time of year, it's the most extreme fire behavior I 've seen in my 32-year career," County fire Chief Daryl Osby said.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product

  • request: A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.
  • cite: A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.
  • confirm: A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.
  • request: He said the company wanted to continue production to meet customer requests, but can't because key component makers are pulling out due to shrinking demand for VCRs.
  • component: He said the company wanted to continue production to meet customer requests, but can't because key component makers are pulling out due to shrinking demand for VCRs.

The Latest: Central Coast wildfire destroys 6 homes

  • blaze: State fire officials said the half-dozen homes that burned Sunday were the first since the blaze broke out on Friday.
  • structure: Two other structures also burned as the fire grew to over 17 square miles.
  • blaze: The blaze erupted Friday in almost inaccessible terrain 5 miles south of Garrapata State Park.
  • inaccessible: The blaze erupted Friday in almost inaccessible terrain 5 miles south of Garrapata State Park.
  • ferocious: A wildfire in northern Los Angeles County is gaining ferocious new power two days after it broke out, sending so much smoke in the air that planes making drops on it had to be grounded.

Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles

  • discover: The body was discovered Saturday evening outside a home on Iron Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, just north of Los Angeles, and detectives are trying to determine whether the person was killed by the blaze or another cause, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Rob Hahnlein said.
  • blaze: The body was discovered Saturday evening outside a home on Iron Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, just north of Los Angeles, and detectives are trying to determine whether the person was killed by the blaze or another cause, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Rob Hahnlein said.
  • temperature: The area was among those ordered evacuated as the fire raged through brush withered by days of 100-degree temperatures as Southern California sweltered through a heat wave.
  • propel: Since Friday, the fire, propelled by gusty winds, has burned up and down ridgelines, blackening 31 square miles of brush on the edge of Santa Clarita and the Angeles National Forest.
  • edge: Since Friday, the fire, propelled by gusty winds, has burned up and down ridgelines, blackening 31 square miles of brush on the edge of Santa Clarita and the Angeles National Forest.

The Latest: Burned body found at California fire scene

  • extreme: Tripp says that in the event of extreme fire behavior 45,000 homes could be threatened, largely in the San Fernando Valley.
  • behavior: Tripp says that in the event of extreme fire behavior 45,000 homes could be threatened, largely in the San Fernando Valley.
  • threaten: Tripp says that in the event of extreme fire behavior 45,000 homes could be threatened, largely in the San Fernando Valley.
  • spread: The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the city of Santa Clarita and spread southeastward into the Angeles National Forest, scorching more than 17 square miles.
  • scorch: The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the city of Santa Clarita and spread southeastward into the Angeles National Forest, scorching more than 17 square miles.

As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in

  • temperature: The heat wave that descended on the city is expected show no mercy on Sunday with temperatures around 96 deg rees.
  • convention: It could peak on Monday, the convention's first day, with temperatures possibly hitting 100 degrees, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
  • temperature: It could peak on Monday, the convention's first day, with temperatures possibly hitting 100 degrees, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
  • temperature: In Arizona, where temperatures hit 112 on Friday, a 12-year-old boy died after becoming ill after a hike.
  • affect: The multiple days of excessive heat will greatly affect those who are attending outdoor activities, especially events with large groups of people that are gathering in the direct sun," the weather service said.

Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado

  • hostage: Sutherland was dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science at American University in Beirut when he was taken hostage by Islamic terrorists in 1985.
  • terrorist: Sutherland was dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science at American University in Beirut when he was taken hostage by Islamic terrorists in 1985.
  • generally: Whenever they moved us, generally Tommy would show up with me.
  • hostage: Sutherland taught him French when they were hostages, Anderson said.
  • prison: When we were in prison, we would sit and talk about things we had done and places he had gone.

The Latest: Texas shooting dead are 1 man, 2 women, 1 child

  • complex: Police say the four dead from a shooting at an apartment complex include one man, two women and a child.
  • threaten: Vicky Steffanic says that another child was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.
  • suspect: She says the suspected shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public.
  • further: She says the suspected shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public.
  • resident: Residents near the scene of a fatal shooting in Bastrop, Texas say they are restricted from leaving or entering the apartment complex where the shooting happened.

New artificial reef is sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

  • verify: South Florida Divers sent a team of 12 divers into the water immediately after the sinking to verify the former tanker's location.
  • chairman: Tom DiGiorgio, the chairman of the Economic Development Council of Pompano Beach, said that the divers plan to signal Broward County officials and coast guards that will allow more than 250 divers to go down and see Lady Luck.
  • signal: Tom DiGiorgio, the chairman of the Economic Development Council of Pompano Beach, said that the divers plan to signal Broward County officials and coast guards that will allow more than 250 divers to go down and see Lady Luck.
  • guard: Tom DiGiorgio, the chairman of the Economic Development Council of Pompano Beach, said that the divers plan to signal Broward County officials and coast guards that will allow more than 250 divers to go down and see Lady Luck.
  • marine: Chatterton also said that after a few days, divers will be able to enjoy the shipwreck and marine life.

Bourne again

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Greengrass is back to direct his third Bourne film.
  • plot: The new Jason Bourne film might feature a plot involving a global social network, but don't expect to find its director Paul Greengrass tweeting about it any time soon.
  • involve: The new Jason Bourne film might feature a plot involving a global social network, but don't expect to find its director Paul Greengrass tweeting about it any time soon.
  • reunite: The film, simply titled Jason Bourne, reunites Greengrass with lead actor Matt Damon after their two previous franchise outings, 2004's Bourne Supremacy and 2007's Bourne Ultimatum.
  • franchise: The film, simply titled Jason Bourne, reunites Greengrass with lead actor Matt Damon after their two previous franchise outings, 2004's Bourne Supremacy and 2007's Bourne Ultimatum.

Family fears for autistic man's safety after police shooting

  • conference: Arnaldo Rios ' mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son, who wandered back to the site of the Monday shooting a day later, threw himself on the ground and shouted: " I hate the police, I hate the police," The Miami Herald ( http://hrld .us/2a6i7 OP) reported Saturday.
  • site: Arnaldo Rios ' mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son, who wandered back to the site of the Monday shooting a day later, threw himself on the ground and shouted: " I hate the police, I hate the police," The Miami Herald ( http://hrld .us/2a6i7 OP) reported Saturday.
  • shout: Arnaldo Rios ' mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son, who wandered back to the site of the Monday shooting a day later, threw himself on the ground and shouted: " I hate the police, I hate the police," The Miami Herald ( http://hrld .us/2a6i7 OP) reported Saturday.
  • hate: Arnaldo Rios ' mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son, who wandered back to the site of the Monday shooting a day later, threw himself on the ground and shouted: " I hate the police, I hate the police," The Miami Herald ( http://hrld .us/2a6i7 OP) reported Saturday.
  • hate: Arnaldo Rios ' mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son, who wandered back to the site of the Monday shooting a day later, threw himself on the ground and shouted: " I hate the police, I hate the police," The Miami Herald ( http://hrld .us/2a6i7 OP) reported Saturday.

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

  • prison: The board noted that during her 46 years in prison, Van Houten completed college degrees, ran self-help groups for other inmates and had a spotless disciplinary record.
  • disciplinary: The board noted that during her 46 years in prison, Van Houten completed college degrees, ran self-help groups for other inmates and had a spotless disciplinary record.
  • risk: She remains an unacceptable risk to society if released," he wrote in a five-page review that denied Van Houten parole for the 20th time.
  • release: She remains an unacceptable risk to society if released," he wrote in a five-page review that denied Van Houten parole for the 20th time.
  • foment: At 19, Van Houten was the youngest follower of Charles Manson to take part in killings he orchestrated in hopes of fomenting a race war that he dubbed " Helter Skelter," after a Beatles song.

'Went down fighting': Slain deputy to be laid to rest

  • employee: Matthew Ward, an employee with the Baton Rouge Sheriff's office who knew slain deputy Brad Garafola, touches his photograph while visiting a makeshift memorial for the officers who were killed and wounded in Sunday's shooting, at the B-Quik gas station on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La.
  • slate: Funeral services for the third officer slain, 32-year-old Montrell Jackson, are slated for Monday.
  • confrontation: The shootings came at a time of racial tension in the city and country after a black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with two white police officers outside a convenience store.
  • convenience: The shootings came at a time of racial tension in the city and country after a black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with two white police officers outside a convenience store.
  • protest: The day after that, a black gunman in Dallas opened fire during a protest against the Minnesota and Baton Rouge shootings, and killed five police officers.

'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

  • spread: A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide.
  • worse: For much of the country, it was expected to get even worse over the weekend.
  • map: For the first time in more than 20 years, the Climate Prediction Center map is shades of one color: orange for above normal temperatures.
  • normal: For the first time in more than 20 years, the Climate Prediction Center map is shades of one color: orange for above normal temperatures.
  • temperature: For the first time in more than 20 years, the Climate Prediction Center map is shades of one color: orange for above normal temperatures.

Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

  • struggle: DALLAS (Reuters)- The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.
  • recruit: DALLAS (Reuters)- The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.
  • ambush: DALLAS (Reuters)- The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.
  • attention: DALLAS (Reuters)- The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.
  • compare: During the 12 days following the July 7 shooting, the department said it got 467 job applications, a 344 percent increase compared with the 136 in a similar period in June.

Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

  • guide: State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama's health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives.
  • require: State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama's health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives.
  • precedent: I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive... they can use this as a court case to base their claims on," Wieland said in a phone interview while traveling back from Cleveland, where he was a delegate at the Republican National Convention.
  • conviction: I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive... they can use this as a court case to base their claims on," Wieland said in a phone interview while traveling back from Cleveland, where he was a delegate at the Republican National Convention.
  • federal: The federal attorney who defended the case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services referred a reporter to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Justice Department, who said Friday night that the agency is reviewing the ruling and had no further comment about whether it would appeal.

Girl, 14, killed by lightning while on personal watercraft

  • noon: Brooklyn Reynolds and her stepmother were riding on a personal watercraft in a remote area of Flaming Gorge Reservoir around noon Friday when the watercraft was struck by lightning, Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman Susie Potter said.
  • lightning: Brooklyn Reynolds and her stepmother were riding on a personal watercraft in a remote area of Flaming Gorge Reservoir around noon Friday when the watercraft was struck by lightning, Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman Susie Potter said.
  • injure: Stepmother Jayleen, Reynolds, 49, was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City, Potter said.
  • treat: He was treated at the scene for shock due to the trauma of what happened, Potter said.
  • shock: He was treated at the scene for shock due to the trauma of what happened, Potter said.

The Latest: Authorities ID teen killed by lightning strike

  • lightning: Authorities have identified the 14-year-old girl who was killed and a woman who was hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by lightning at the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area straddling the Utah-Wyoming border.
  • border: Authorities have identified the 14-year-old girl who was killed and a woman who was hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by lightning at the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area straddling the Utah-Wyoming border.
  • noon: Brooklyn Reynolds, 14, and her stepmother, Jayleen Reynolds, 49, both of Utah County, were riding on a personal watercraft on Flaming Gorge Reservoir around noon Friday when their watercraft was hit by lightning.
  • lightning: Brooklyn Reynolds, 14, and her stepmother, Jayleen Reynolds, 49, both of Utah County, were riding on a personal watercraft on Flaming Gorge Reservoir around noon Friday when their watercraft was hit by lightning.
  • injure: The teen's father, who has not been identified, was riding on a personal watercraft nearby but was not injured.

Virginia's top court rules against move to restore felons' voting rights

  • sentence: RIC HMOND, Virginia (Reuters)- The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, court documents show.
  • document: RIC HMOND, Virginia (Reuters)- The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, court documents show.
  • clemency: The court in a 4-3 ruling said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated or on probation or parole.
  • constitution: The court in a 4-3 ruling said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated or on probation or parole.
  • issue: The court in a 4-3 ruling said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated or on probation or parole.

Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage for 3 years

  • issue: U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a permanent barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in allowing them to marry or extending " other rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage" to them.
  • permanent: U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a permanent barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in allowing them to marry or extending " other rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage" to them.
  • barring: U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a permanent barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in allowing them to marry or extending " other rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage" to them.
  • treat: U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a permanent barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in allowing them to marry or extending " other rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage" to them.
  • opposite: U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a permanent barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in allowing them to marry or extending " other rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage" to them.

Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife arrested

  • government: Federal government analyst Jonathan Leigh Wienke is charged with illegally building a silencer on an unregistered pistol and having materials to build more silencers, according to the seven-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.
  • analyst: Federal government analyst Jonathan Leigh Wienke is charged with illegally building a silencer on an unregistered pistol and having materials to build more silencers, according to the seven-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.
  • material: Federal government analyst Jonathan Leigh Wienke is charged with illegally building a silencer on an unregistered pistol and having materials to build more silencers, according to the seven-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.
  • jury: Federal government analyst Jonathan Leigh Wienke is charged with illegally building a silencer on an unregistered pistol and having materials to build more silencers, according to the seven-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.
  • indictment: Federal government analyst Jonathan Leigh Wienke is charged with illegally building a silencer on an unregistered pistol and having materials to build more silencers, according to the seven-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.

The Latest: Farm water warning lifted in Utah algae bloom

  • warn: The Late st: Farm water warning lifted in Utah algae bloom.
  • huge: A huge toxic algal bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water.
  • spread: The bacteria commonly known as blue-green algae has spread rapidly to cover almost all of 150-square-mile Utah Lake, turning the water a bright, anti-freeze green and leaving scummy foam along the shore.
  • advisory: Utah officials are lifting an agricultural water use advisory that was issued in response to a huge algae bloom on Utah Lake.
  • issue: Utah officials are lifting an agricultural water use advisory that was issued in response to a huge algae bloom on Utah Lake.

Virginia court nixes order restoring felons' voting rights

  • subsequent: In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the state to cancel the registrations of the more than 11,000 felons who have signed up to vote so far under the governor's April executive order and subsequent ones, which also allowed felons to run for public office, serve on a jury and become a notary public.
  • jury: In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the state to cancel the registrations of the more than 11,000 felons who have signed up to vote so far under the governor's April executive order and subsequent ones, which also allowed felons to run for public office, serve on a jury and become a notary public.
  • major: Top Republicans, who sued the governor over the order, called it " a major victory for the Constitution, the rule of law and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • principle: "Our nation was founded on the principles of limited government and separation of powers.
  • government: "Our nation was founded on the principles of limited government and separation of powers.

Boris Johnson calls for UN help destroying Libya chemicals

  • resolution: After raising his hand to join the 14 other council members in unanimously adopting the British-drafted resolution, Johnson cited the threat of chemical weapons falling into the hands of extremists as the main reason behind it.
  • cite: After raising his hand to join the 14 other council members in unanimously adopting the British-drafted resolution, Johnson cited the threat of chemical weapons falling into the hands of extremists as the main reason behind it.
  • weapon: After raising his hand to join the 14 other council members in unanimously adopting the British-drafted resolution, Johnson cited the threat of chemical weapons falling into the hands of extremists as the main reason behind it.
  • extremist: After raising his hand to join the 14 other council members in unanimously adopting the British-drafted resolution, Johnson cited the threat of chemical weapons falling into the hands of extremists as the main reason behind it.
  • international: He called on the international community to assist in the destruction of the chemical stocks by providing transport out of the country, expertise and financing.

Funeral for slain Baton Rouge police officer draws thousands

  • funeral: Reuters)- Police officers from across the United States were among several thousand mourners gathered at a church in Louisiana's state capital on Friday for the first of three funerals for policemen killed this week by an Iraq war veteran.
  • colleague: Gerald and two colleagues were killed and three were wounded by Gavin Long, 29, a black former Marine from Kansas City, Missouri, less than two weeks after the police killing of a black man in Baton Rouge on July 5.
  • series: The shootings were the latest in a series of deadly encounters that have sparked debate over policing and minorities in the United States.
  • debate: The shootings were the latest in a series of deadly encounters that have sparked debate over policing and minorities in the United States.
  • funeral: Funerals for the other slain officers- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola and Officer Montrell Jackson of the Baton Rouge Police Department- will be held on Saturday and Monday, respectively.

Canada overhauls child benefits scheme

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canada performs badly on many child welfare indexes relative to its wealth.
  • perform: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canada performs badly on many child welfare indexes relative to its wealth.
  • overhaul: Canada has overhauled its child benefits system and significantly increased the amount of money the state will pay out to families.
  • launch: In a new scheme, launched on 20 July, nine out of ten families will see their benefits rise.
  • major: The move fulfils a major 2015 election pledge by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

'Intimate terrorism'

  • caption: Image caption Omar Mateen, pictured in an undated photograph, worked as a security guard.
  • security: Image caption Omar Mateen, pictured in an undated photograph, worked as a security guard.
  • guard: Image caption Omar Mateen, pictured in an undated photograph, worked as a security guard.
  • violence: Both attackers had track records of domestic violence, depression and questions around their sexual identities.
  • depression: Both attackers had track records of domestic violence, depression and questions around their sexual identities.

Final goodbyes set for slain Baton Rouge officers

  • ramble: The three were shot to death by Gavin Long, a black military veteran, who had posted rambling internet videos calling for violence in response to what he considered oppression.
  • release: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Natasha Stingley, right, and Minnie Ducksworth, left, bow their heads in prayer before releasing balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police..
  • balloon: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Natasha Stingley, right, and Minnie Ducksworth, left, bow their heads in prayer before releasing balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police..
  • noon: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Natasha Stingley, right, and Minnie Ducksworth, left, bow their heads in prayer before releasing balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police..
  • municipal: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Natasha Stingley, right, and Minnie Ducksworth, left, bow their heads in prayer before releasing balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police..

Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox

  • spurn: Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit alleges she was forced out by Ailes after she spurned his sexual advances.
  • reputable: We hope that all businesses now understand that women will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and reputable companies will no longer shield those who abuse women, " lawyers Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman said in a statement.
  • staid: Fox had flashier graphics, brighter colors and a vitality its staid rivals lacked.

A carnival of contrasting views near Cleveland's Republican convention

  • cacophony: In the end, the cacophony of causes was a carnival of free speech.
  • rejoinder: A group of conservative preachers showed up wherever gay-rights activists appeared, while dozens of African-American demonstrators had a direct rejoinder to Trump's slogan, " make America great again.
  • invective: In contrast to the bitter rhetoric and personal invective on the campaign trail, the free-for-all in Cleveland was at times even charitable.

Glitzy parties, bowling: Scenes from the other Republican convention

  • testimonial: At the official one, activists from all 50 states come to hear testimonials about their party's presidential nominee and watch the candidate's official coronation.
  • coronation: At the official one, activists from all 50 states come to hear testimonials about their party's presidential nominee and watch the candidate's official coronation.
  • rub: At the other, Republicans in the professional class- strategists, lobbyists, pollsters, lawmakers- rub elbows at cocktail hours and concerts, woo donors at power breakfasts and toss back booze at night, all the while conducting informal business, swapping pledges of support and plans for the future.
  • finale: Inside the convention arena on Thursday evening, Trump fans cheered, danced to a band and roared support for a succession of speakers as they awaited the event's finale- Trump's speech formally accepting the nomination.

Video: Texas officer says blacks have 'violent tendencies'

  • criminal: He called the officer's comments on the video " disturbing" and said a criminal investigation has been opened against the officer who arrested Breaion King.
  • arrest: He called the officer's comments on the video " disturbing" and said a criminal investigation has been opened against the officer who arrested Breaion King.
  • publish: The traffic stop happened in June 2015 but was not made public until the Austin American-Statesman published the video Thursday.
  • conference: Acevedo called a news conference hours later and said both officers have been taken off street patrol and are on desk duty pending new internal investigations, which he said will include both officers ' conduct in the year since the incident.
  • incident: Acevedo called a news conference hours later and said both officers have been taken off street patrol and are on desk duty pending new internal investigations, which he said will include both officers ' conduct in the year since the incident.

The Latest: Protests ease outside GOP Convention

  • liquor: Cleveland media outlets report that downtown nightspots that have stocked up on liquor and stayed open later are now sending staff home early.
  • misdemeanor: Authorities also said most of the people arrested during a flag-burning protest Wednesday have been charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct or obstruction of business.
  • obstruction: Authorities also said most of the people arrested during a flag-burning protest Wednesday have been charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct or obstruction of business.
  • recognizance: Authorities say most are free on personal recognizance bonds with some accused of flag burning still not charged while prosecutors review charges.

UN to hold informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief

  • candidate: UN to hold informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief.
  • rotate: Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho, who holds the rotating council presidency, reiterated Wednesday that he would only be confirming that the poll was held behind closed doors.
  • reiterate: Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho, who holds the rotating council presidency, reiterated Wednesday that he would only be confirming that the poll was held behind closed doors.
  • confirm: Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho, who holds the rotating council presidency, reiterated Wednesday that he would only be confirming that the poll was held behind closed doors.
  • tradition: By tradition, the job of secretary-general has rotated among regions and Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe have all held the top post.

Enbridge reaches $176M agreement for 2010 Michigan oil spill

  • acoustic: Measures for the Straits of Mackinac pipelines include quarterly inspections using an acoustic leak detection tool, installation of pipeline supports and a study of whether the lines have moved since their 1953 installation.
  • misinterpret: As oil oozed into the waterways, control center personnel in Canada misinterpreted alarms and made things worse by pumping even more oil into the line, investigators said.
  • quarterly: Measures for the Straits of Mackinac pipelines include quarterly inspections using an acoustic leak detection tool, installation of pipeline supports and a study of whether the lines have moved since their 1953 installation.
  • stringency: Most importantly, our safety culture has changed," Shamla said, acknowledging earlier shortcomings that Giles of EPA described as " an incredibly serious problem, as I think the size of this agreement and the stringency of the provisions make clear.

The Latest: Arrestee involved in original flag burning case

  • felonious: Williams says 15 people were arrested on charges of failing to disperse and two were arrested on charge of felonious assault on a police officer because of minor injuries to a Cleveland police supervisor and a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
  • kiss: Two women kissed in front of a group saying gay people were going to hell.
  • extinguish: Williams said an individual whose pants were on fire got defensive when an officer tried to extinguish the blaze and assaulted the officer.
  • blaze: Williams said an individual whose pants were on fire got defensive when an officer tried to extinguish the blaze and assaulted the officer.
  • sparse: Overhead shots from the Cleveland police helicopter broadcast over Periscope showed sparse crowds.

Watching walruses

  • brave: For 160 years, seafarers have braved polar bears, storms and bitter isolation to observe huge herds of walrus gathering off the coast of Alaska and Russia each summer.
  • pacific: The pacific walrus database, which was launched on 18 July, is an attempt to prevent such an event.
  • pacific: Image copyright USGS Image caption A haul-out of pacific walruses resting off the coast of Cape Grieg, Alaska.
  • pacific: A fully grown male pacific walrus can weigh close to 4,000 lb.
  • zoo: They aren't like zoo animals or medical patients where you can go out and weigh them," said Mr Fischbach.

The Latest: Trump, Pence, land in OH for GOP convention

  • plagiarism: Meredith McIver explained her role in the Trump plagiarism controversy in a statement issued Wednesday.
  • plagiarism: McIver explained her role in the Trump plagiarism controversy in a statement issued Wednesday.
  • plagiarism: The Trump campaign has said denied accusations of plagiarism, saying the similarities were coincidence.
  • plagiarism: Donald Trump says the plagiarism charges surrounding his wife's speech at the Republican National Convention are not necessarily all bad.
  • coronation: The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention.

Should schools punish in sex cases when there's no accuser?

  • hearsay: There is the school acting on some sort of hearsay or information.
  • parlor: The lawsuit alleges the school didn't tell her that case involved him shoving a paper plate down someone's shirt following a drunken argument outside a pizza parlor.
  • genesis: But, she said, schools don't have any choice but to investigate and act on allegations, no matter their genesis.

Beating rivals and the odds, Trump captures Republican nomination

  • plagiarism: The state-by-state vote to put Trump's name in nomination took place a day after opponents staged a failed attempt to force a vote opposing his candidacy at the start of the four-day convention, and after a speech by his wife, Melania, drew accusations of plagiarism.
  • smooth: Party officials hope to use the convention to smooth out some of Trump's rough edges and present him as a job creator and a strong hand to combat security threats at home and abroad.
  • vanquish: CLEVELAND (Reuters)- Thirteen months after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Donald Trump captured the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, having vanquished 16 party rivals, warred with much of its establishment and provoked controversy at every turn.
  • tonight: With three of the candidate's other children at his side, the younger Trump said: " It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight.
  • assail: On Tuesday, under the headline " Make America Work Again," speakers at Cleveland's Quicken Loans basketball arena were meant to assail Democratic President Barack Obama's record on the economy during his nearly eight years in power.

Duke Energy: Don't air NC toxicologist's coal ash testimony

  • deposition: Duke Energy Corp. lawyers on Tuesday asked a federal judge to block the public release of Rudo's partial deposition.
  • deposition: Rudo's deposition should be kept private because it is inco m plete, Duke Energy lawyers argued in court papers.
  • inadmissible: They argued his words may be inadmissible in court and could prejudice a jury in the looming lawsuit over whether pollutants are seeping from coal ash pits at Duke's Buck power plant near Salisbury into groundwater in violation of federal law.
  • deposition: Attorneys for the country's largest electric company had little opportunity to question him on July 11 and a follow-up deposition hasn't been set, they said.
  • deposition: SELC lawyers have released earlier depositions of state employees involved in the conflicting advice over to neighbors of coal ash pits.