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Taking stock

  • caption: Image copyright Handout Image caption Germany's Angela Merkel, seen here with US Vice-President Mike Pence, asked in a speech whether countries would return to " parochial policie s".
  • annual: The Munich Security Conference is at one and the same time an annual jamboree for senior officials and think-tankers and a place where former officials and corporate movers-and-shakers meet up.
  • corporate: The Munich Security Conference is at one and the same time an annual jamboree for senior officials and think-tankers and a place where former officials and corporate movers-and-shakers meet up.
  • significance: This year the meeting had added significance since the man in the White House, Donald Trump, is unlike any other president in living memory.
  • erratic: His detractors believe he is unfit for high office, his erratic behaviour leading some even to question his mental state.

Trump sons open Dubai golf course, praise U.S. ally

  • course: DUBAI (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father's inauguration.
  • launch: DUBAI (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father's inauguration.
  • development: Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Donald Trump Jr. praised the development of the United Arab Emirates ( UAE), a close U.S. ally that is also a global trade, transport and tourism hub.
  • ally: Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Donald Trump Jr. praised the development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close U.S. ally that is also a global trade, transport and tourism hub.
  • transport: Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Donald Trump Jr. praised the development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close U.S. ally that is also a global trade, transport and tourism hub.

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

  • prison: Blind sheikh ' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison.
  • blind: Reuters)- Omar Ab del-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as " the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a " war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.
  • urban: Reuters)- Omar Ab del-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as " the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a " war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.
  • prison: Reuters)- Omar Ab del-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as " the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a " war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.
  • federal: GMT) at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, part of a federal prison compound in Butner, North Carolina, according to Greg Norton, a spokesman.

New U.S. travel ban to spare green card holders: Trump official

  • version: MUNICH (Reuters)- A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.
  • administration: MUNICH (Reuters)- A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.
  • ban: MUNICH (Reuters)- A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.
  • security: U.S. President Donald Trump's initial attempt to clamp down for security reasons on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and on refugees snarled to a halt amid a judicial backlash and chaos at airports.
  • refugee: U.S. President Donald Trump's initial attempt to clamp down for security reasons on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and on refugees snarled to a halt amid a judicial backlash and chaos at airports.

T-shirt designer hopes to cash in on North Korean assassination

  • detain: FILE PHOTO: A woman who was detained at Kuala Lumpur airport, identified from CCTV footage at the airport and who was alone when she was apprehended, according to police in a statement, is seen circled in red in this still frame taken from video released February 16, 2017, showing CCTV footage courtesy of Star TV.
  • apprehend: FILE PHOTO: A woman who was detained at Kuala Lumpur airport, identified from CCTV footage at the airport and who was alone when she was apprehended, according to police in a statement, is seen circled in red in this still frame taken from video released February 16, 2017, showing CCTV footage courtesy of Star TV.
  • release: FILE PHOTO: A woman who was detained at Kuala Lumpur airport, identified from CCTV footage at the airport and who was alone when she was apprehended, according to police in a statement, is seen circled in red in this still frame taken from video released February 16, 2017, showing CCTV footage courtesy of Star TV.
  • courtesy: FILE PHOTO: A woman who was detained at Kuala Lumpur airport, identified from CCTV footage at the airport and who was alone when she was apprehended, according to police in a statement, is seen circled in red in this still frame taken from video released February 16, 2017, showing CCTV footage courtesy of Star TV.
  • abuse: The designer said " human rights abuses" by North Korea's leaders outweighed any arguments against making such T-shirts.

Launch of SpaceX Falcon rocket aborted seconds before liftoff

  • retire: NASA hired SpaceX and Orbital ATK to resupply the station after it retired the shuttles.
  • launch: Reuters)- SpaceX called off the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad in Florida seconds before liftoff on Saturday to investigate a potential problem with the steering system in the upper stage of the booster.
  • investigate: Reuters)- SpaceX called off the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad in Florida seconds before liftoff on Saturday to investigate a potential problem with the steering system in the upper stage of the booster.
  • program: The flight, the first for the company from a launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center once used for NASA's space shuttle program, was rescheduled for 9:3 8 a.m..
  • rocket: The rocket will carry a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.

Heavy rain and snow pound California, raising mudslide risk

  • roll: Forecasters warned that rain totals could reach 10 inches (25 c m) in parts of southern California and 2 feet (60 c m) of snow in higher areas to the east as the massive storm continues to roll through the region, the National Weather Service said.
  • warn: Forecasters warned that rain totals could reach 10 inches ( 25 c m) in parts of southern California and 2 feet ( 60 c m) of snow in higher areas to the east as the massive storm continues to roll through the region, the National Weather Service said.
  • massive: Forecasters warned that rain totals could reach 10 inches (25 c m) in parts of southern California and 2 feet (60 c m) of snow in higher areas to the east as the massive storm continues to roll through the region, the National Weather Service said.
  • storm: The storm was bringing California's heaviest rainfall in six years, after months of wet weather that has dramatically eased the state's years-long drought.
  • wet: The storm was bringing California's heaviest rainfall in six years, after months of wet weather that has dramatically eased the state's years-long drought.

Taking the lead

  • discussion: Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky told Access Hollywood that the announcement had come so soon in order to take the discussion over diversity into account.
  • beau: Rehn married her chosen beau Ryan Sutter in 2003, and the two remain together.
  • franchise: It was no huge surprise that Monday night's announcement of the latest lead in America's most popular reality TV dating show franchise, The Bachelorette, got Twitter excited.
  • franchise: That's because after 16 years and 33 seasons, the ABC franchise cast 31-year-old lawyer Rachel Lindsay as its first black Bachelorette.
  • compete: A group of women competed for the affection of one man.

Canada 's concerns about close border ties with US

  • counterpart: Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is expected to raise how travellers are being treated with his US counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, when they meet soon.
  • border: The Canada-US border has become a fault line for Canadian fears surrounding the new US administration.
  • surround: The Canada-US border has become a fault line for Canadian fears surrounding the new US administration.
  • administration: The Canada-US border has become a fault line for Canadian fears surrounding the new US administration.
  • government: The uncertainty comes as Parliament considers a preclearance security bill that could give US border agents new powers and the Liberal government comes under pressure to reconsider an asylum pact with the US..

U.S. shuts high-security labs over concerns about air hose safety

  • discover: Reuters)- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security biosafety laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday.
  • laboratory: We have no evidence that anybody has suffered ill health effects from breathing air that came through these hoses," Stephan Monroe, associate director for laboratory science and safety at the CDC, told Reuters.
  • approve: Reuters)- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security biosafety laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits were never approved for that use, the agency said on Friday.
  • breathe: We have no evidence that anybody has suffered ill health effects from breathing air that came through these hoses," Stephan Monroe, associate director for laboratory science and safety at the CDC, told Reuters.
  • confident: Monroe said he was confident scientists were not exposed to pathogens because the air they breathed passed through HEPA filters.

Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

  • passport: As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.
  • passenger: As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.
  • passenger: RCMP officers watching from the other side helped them up, lifting the younger children and asking a woman, who leaned on her fellow passenger as she walked, if she needed medical care.
  • enormous: The man turned to a pile of belongings and heaved pieces of luggage two at a time into the gully-- enormous wheeled suitcases, plastic shopping bags, a black backpack.
  • plastic: The man turned to a pile of belongings and heaved pieces of luggage two at a time into the gully-- enormous wheeled suitcases, plastic shopping bags, a black backpack.

Durst of 'The Jinx' HBO series faces more testimony in murder case

  • acknowledge: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- An old friend of Robert Durst, a real estate icon tied to slayings explored in HBO's series " The Jinx," acknowledged on the witness stand on Friday in Los Angeles that he has been inconsistent in describing what he called Durst's private confession to murder.
  • series: Durst of' The Jinx ' HBO series faces more testimony in murder case.
  • icon: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- An old friend of Robert Durst, a real estate icon tied to slayings explored in HBO's series " The Jinx," acknowledged on the witness stand on Friday in Los Angeles that he has been inconsistent in describing what he called Durst's private confession to murder.
  • explore: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- An old friend of Robert Durst, a real estate icon tied to slayings explored in HBO's series " The Jinx," acknowledged on the witness stand on Friday in Los Angeles that he has been inconsistent in describing what he called Durst's private confession to murder.
  • witness: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- An old friend of Robert Durst, a real estate icon tied to slayings explored in HBO's series " The Jinx," acknowledged on the witness stand on Friday in Los Angeles that he has been inconsistent in describing what he called Durst's private confession to murder.

Wisconsin man, Virginia man each get prison for trying to join Islamic State

  • prison: Wisconsin man, Virginia man each get prison for trying to join Islamic State.
  • sentence: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man and a Virginia man were sentenced separately to federal prison on Friday for attempting to travel abroad to join Islamic State, the U.S. Justice Department said.
  • federal: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man and a Virginia man were sentenced separately to federal prison on Friday for attempting to travel abroad to join Islamic State, the U.S. Justice Department said.
  • prison: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man and a Virginia man were sentenced separately to federal prison on Friday for attempting to travel abroad to join Islamic State, the U.S. Justice Department said.
  • sentence: Joshua Van Haften, 36, of Madison received a 10-year sentence from a federal court in Wisconsin after pleading guilty in October to attempting to support a terrorist organization.

Ex-Wall St banker gets 3 years prison for insider trading

  • sentence: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A former Wall Street investment banker was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after he was convicted of engaging in insider trading by repeatedly tipping his father off to unannounced healthcare mergers.
  • prison: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A former Wall Street investment banker was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after he was convicted of engaging in insider trading by repeatedly tipping his father off to unannounced healthcare mergers.
  • merger: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A former Wall Street investment banker was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after he was convicted of engaging in insider trading by repeatedly tipping his father off to unannounced healthcare mergers.
  • convenience: He chose personal convenience, appearances and family benefits over the ethical obligations he had to his employers," Swain said.
  • employer: He chose personal convenience, appearances and family benefits over the ethical obligations he had to his employers," Swain said.

Amtrak police officer charged with murder in Chicago shooting

  • murder: CHICAGO (Reuters)- An Amtrak police officer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting an unarmed man who had been spotted smoking marijuana outside Chicago's Union Station train terminal, a police statement and court documents showed on Friday.
  • document: CHICAGO (Reuters)- An Amtrak police officer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting an unarmed man who had been spotted smoking marijuana outside Chicago's Union Station train terminal, a police statement and court documents showed on Friday.
  • transport: Robertson was transported to a hospital in serious condition and died on Wednesday.
  • document: Robertson, according to court documents, was traveling by bus from Memphis to Minneapolis and was on a stopover in Chicago when the shooting occurred.
  • document: Tankson found Robertson, along with two other people, smoking marijuana outside the train terminal but they stopped when Tankson asked them to and left, the court documents showed.

U.S. infrastructure legislation back on Congress' radar

  • massive: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing.
  • dormant: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing.
  • lawmaker: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing.
  • budget: He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new injection of federal funds for road, bridge and other construction projects like the ones President Barack Obama secured from Congress in 2009, especially after a major highway funding law was enacted about a year ago.
  • deficit: He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new injection of federal funds for road, bridge and other construction projects like the ones President Barack Obama secured from Congress in 2009, especially after a major highway funding law was enacted about a year ago.

Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

  • consecutive: NEW YORK/L OS ANGELES (Reuters)- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds.
  • administration: NEW YORK/L OS ANGELES (Reuters)- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds.
  • momentum: NEW YORK/L OS ANGELES (Reuters)- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds.
  • enthusiastic: NEW YORK/L OS ANGELES (Reuters)- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds.
  • activist: Activists had called for a " general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during " A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy.

Chicago police push for community assistance after deaths of three children

  • hostile: CHICAGO (Reuters)- Glen Brooks, a Chicago Police Department area coordinator, stood in front of a sometimes hostile crowd for the third time this week, calling on the community to help curb the city's gun violence.
  • community: CHICAGO (Reuters)- Glen Brooks, a Chicago Police Department area coordinator, stood in front of a sometimes hostile crowd for the third time this week, calling on the community to help curb the city's gun violence.
  • evil: There is an evil out here, if we do not organize and become powerful it will continue to spread," he said Thursday night, speaking in the parking lot of an auto parts store on the city's West Side.
  • spread: There is an evil out here, if we do not organize and become powerful it will continue to spread," he said Thursday night, speaking in the parking lot of an auto parts store on the city's West Side.
  • parent: It will continue to take our young men and turn them into something no parent could ever imagine.

U.S. probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings

  • crew: Reuters)- U.S. investigators stood in silence for 33 seconds on Friday as they concluded the public phase of a probe into the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship during a 2015 hurricane, recognizing each crew member aboard who died.
  • convene: The Coast Guard's Marine Board of Investigation, convened for the most serious accidents, heard two weeks of testimony in the last of a series of hearings on the worst disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than three decades.
  • accident: The Coast Guard's Marine Board of Investigation, convened for the most serious accidents, heard two weeks of testimony in the last of a series of hearings on the worst disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than three decades.
  • series: The Coast Guard's Marine Board of Investigation, convened for the most serious accidents, heard two weeks of testimony in the last of a series of hearings on the worst disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than three decades.
  • disaster: The Coast Guard's Marine Board of Investigation, convened for the most serious accidents, heard two weeks of testimony in the last of a series of hearings on the worst disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than three decades.

U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'DREAM-er' should get bail hearing

  • program: Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who received permission to work in the United States under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was arrested last week at his father's home near Seattle by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE) officers, according to a lawsuit he filed challenging his detention.
  • arrest: Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who received permission to work in the United States under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was arrested last week at his father's home near Seattle by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE) officers, according to a lawsuit he filed challenging his detention.
  • administration: The lawsuit said he was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration.
  • allege: ICE has alleged that Ramirez has gang ties and should be deported, but Ramirez's lawyers have filed court papers denying that he has any gang involvement or criminal record and saying he should not have been targeted for removal.
  • deport: ICE has alleged that Ramirez has gang ties and should be deported, but Ramirez's lawyers have filed court papers denying that he has any gang involvement or criminal record and saying he should not have been targeted for removal.

House votes to enable states to defund Planned Parenthood

  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption At least 13 states have taken action to withhold funds from the family-planning healthcare provider.
  • approve: Republicans have overwhelmingly approved a resolution allowing states to withhold funds from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
  • resolution: Republicans have overwhelmingly approved a resolution allowing states to withhold funds from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
  • curtail: A number of measures to curtail access to abortion have been introduced by US state legislatures already this year.
  • access: A number of measures to curtail access to abortion have been introduced by US state legislatures already this year.

No plan to use National Guard for immigration enforcement: White House

  • immigrant: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The White House on Friday said there was no plan to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, after a news report asserted that the proposal had been under consideration by the Trump administration.
  • assert: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The White House on Friday said there was no plan to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, after a news report asserted that the proposal had been under consideration by the Trump administration.
  • administration: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The White House on Friday said there was no plan to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, after a news report asserted that the proposal had been under consideration by the Trump administration.
  • discuss: White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters he couldn't categorically say the move had never been discussed anywhere in the administration.
  • administration: White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters he couldn't categorically say the move had never been discussed anywhere in the administration.

Governor, Army Corps block deadline extension for Dakota pipeline protesters

  • activist: Reuters)- Federal officials and North Dakota's governor on Thursday refused to extend next week's evacuation deadline for activists living in camps that have been a base for months for demonstrations against the multibillion-dollar Dakota Access oil pipeline.
  • camp: Reuters)- Federal officials and North Dakota's governor on Thursday refused to extend next week's evacuation deadline for activists living in camps that have been a base for months for demonstrations against the multibillion-dollar Dakota Access oil pipeline.
  • opponent: Opponents of the 1,170-mile ( 1.882-k m) line met with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials representing Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the state Department of Transportation on Thursday morning, asking to be given more time to remove their belongings and waste from the camps.
  • remove: Opponents of the 1,170-mile (1.882-k m) line met with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials representing Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the state Department of Transportation on Thursday morning, asking to be given more time to remove their belongings and waste from the camps.
  • camp: Opponents of the 1,170-mile (1.882-k m) line met with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials representing Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the state Department of Transportation on Thursday morning, asking to be given more time to remove their belongings and waste from the camps.

U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

  • oral: Based on the skepticism of the justices during the Jan. 18 oral argument, the court seems likely to rule against the detai nees.
  • pertinent: The most pertinent of the three cases in terms of Republican Trump administration priorities involves whether immigrants in custody for deportation proceedings have the right to a hearing to request their release when their cases are not promptly adjudicated.
  • eject: The Trump administration has said it wants to end the release of immigrants facing deportation and speed up the process for ejecting them from the country.
  • treatment: U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens.
  • hinder: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally.

Tennis star Bouchard's Super Bowl fan gets a second date

  • fan: Tennis star Bouchard's Super Bowl fan gets a second date- BBC News.
  • fan: Tennis star Bouchard's Super Bowl fan gets a second date.
  • caption: Image copyright Twitter/GenieBouchard Image caption The student seems to have charmed Ms Bouchard, who declared their evening " awesome!
  • predict: While the Atlanta Falcons were 21-0 ahead, Ms Bouchard predicted their victory on Twitter.
  • caption: Image copyright Twitter/GenieBouchard Image caption Eugenie Bouchard tweeted a selfie with John Goehrke after he won their bet- and a date.

Storm to dump heavy rain and snow on U.S. West

  • major: Reuters)- A major storm packing intense rain and heavy snow and winds will pound California and southern Oregon on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.
  • storm: Reuters)- A major storm packing intense rain and heavy snow and winds will pound California and southern Oregon on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.
  • intense: Reuters)- A major storm packing intense rain and heavy snow and winds will pound California and southern Oregon on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.
  • risk: The downpours in heavily populated counties of Santa Barb ara, Ventura and Los Angeles where wildfires recently burned could create the risk of mud and debris flows, the weather service said.
  • urban: There will likely be widespread urban roadway flooding," it said.

U.S. says detained Mexican 'dreamer' should be deported

  • immigrant: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)- U.S. officials have initiated deportation proceedings against a Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested near Seattle last week, alleging he has gang ties, according to a court filing from the Justice Department on Thursday.
  • arrest: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)- U.S. officials have initiated deportation proceedings against a Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested near Seattle last week, alleging he has gang ties, according to a court filing from the Justice Department on Thursday.
  • allege: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)- U.S. officials have initiated deportation proceedings against a Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested near Seattle last week, alleging he has gang ties, according to a court filing from the Justice Department on Thursday.
  • policy: Ramirez's lawyers have said this could be the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump that a person covered by a policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) has been taken into immigration custody.
  • remove: Additionally, the filing said, immigration officers removed words from a written statement by Ramirez denying gang involvement to make it sound as if he was admitting gang affiliation.

Durst of 'The Jinx' HBO series admitted to killing confidante, old friend testifies

  • dinner: At the time, Durst had promised Chavin he would speak with him about Berman and Kathleen Durst over dinner at a restaurant, but the subject did not come up until the two men were leaving after their meal, Chavin recounted.
  • series: Durst of' The Jinx ' HBO series admitted to killing confidante, old friend testifies.
  • explore: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Robert Durst, the real estate scion tied to several slayings explored in HBO's series " The Jinx," privately confessed to a friend in 2014 that he killed a close confidante he now stands charged with murdering, the friend testified on Thursday.
  • witness: The prosecution witness, Nick Chavin, 72, testified earlier in the day that the murder victim, Susan Berman, who was a mutual friend, had confided to him decades before that Durst also admitted killing his wife.
  • murder: The prosecution witness, Nick Chavin, 72, testified earlier in the day that the murder victim, Susan Berman, who was a mutual friend, had confided to him decades before that Durst also admitted killing his wife.

Trump says he will unveil overhauled immigration order next week

  • litigant: Litigants around the country said they will carefully examine any new policy to see if it raises similar constitutional issues and will continue to pursue legal action if necessary.
  • conference: At a White House news conference on Thursday, Trump said the new order would seek to address concerns raised by federal appeals court judges, who temporarily blocked his original travel ban.
  • federal: At a White House news conference on Thursday, Trump said the new order would seek to address concerns raised by federal appeals court judges, who temporarily blocked his original travel ban.
  • original: At a White House news conference on Thursday, Trump said the new order would seek to address concerns raised by federal appeals court judges, who temporarily blocked his original travel ban.
  • legal: Legal experts said a new directive would have a better chance of withstanding courtroom scrutiny if it covered some non-Muslim countries and exempted non-citizen immigrants living in the U.S. legally.

Uber's former strategist fined $90,000 for violating lobbying law

  • register: The ethics board said that Plouffe, who helped Uber combat onerous regulations and opposition from the taxi industry, violated the Governmental Ethics Ordinance by lobbying city officials and failing to register as a lobbyist.
  • campaign: Plouffe, who served as campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, joined Uber in August 2014 and served as its senior vice president of policy and strategy.
  • policy: Plouffe, who served as campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, joined Uber in August 2014 and served as its senior vice president of policy and strategy.
  • onerous: The ethics board said that Plouffe, who helped Uber combat onerous regulations and opposition from the taxi industry, violated the Governmental Ethics Ordinance by lobbying city officials and failing to register as a lobbyist.
  • violate: The ethics board said that Plouffe, who helped Uber combat onerous regulations and opposition from the taxi industry, violated the Governmental Ethics Ordinance by lobbying city officials and failing to register as a lobbyist.

The Trump presidency on Feb 16 at 8:08 p.m. EST

  • dismiss: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • ruse: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • perpetrate: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • hostile: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • contact: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.

Santander U.S. mortgage data shows racial, economic discrimination: group

  • discrimination: Santander U.S. mortgage data shows racial, economic discrimination: group.
  • coalition: The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Northeast, including nearly 10,000 Santander home-purchase applications, and found " a disturbing pattern of racial and economic discrimination.
  • advocacy: The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Northeast, including nearly 10,000 Santander home-purchase applications, and found " a disturbing pattern of racial and economic discrimination.
  • loan: The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Northeast, including nearly 10,000 Santander home-purchase applications, and found " a disturbing pattern of racial and economic discrimination.
  • loan: It also refused loans to 30 percent of low-income applicants, compared to the aggregate rate of 18 percent, and 20 percent of women, compared to the aggregate rate of 13.6 percent.

Friend of San Bernardino gunman pleads guilty to conspiracy charges

  • plead: The defendant, a friend and former neighbor of Farook, also pleaded guilty to lying on a federal firearms form when he bought assault rifles for Farook, one each in 2001 and 2012, prosecutors said.
  • accuse: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- The California man accused of buying assault rifles used by the married couple who massacred 14 people at a San Bernardino office party in December 2015 pleaded guilty on Thursday of conspiring with one of the killers in previous plots.
  • material: Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, was convicted on charges he conspired with Syed Rizwan Farook in 2001 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists for planned attacks on a community college and a freeway that were never carried out.
  • terrorist: Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, was convicted on charges he conspired with Syed Rizwan Farook in 2001 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists for planned attacks on a community college and a freeway that were never carried out.
  • federal: Marquez is slated to return to federal court in Riverside, east of Los Angeles, on Aug. 21 for a sentencing hearing, where he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Father, son in Gerova stock scam get six years prison

  • sentence: Reuters)- Two members of a family conspiracy to manipulate the stock of reinsurer Gerova Financial Group Ltd were sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, a day after the scheme's main architect received a more than 11-year term, prosecutors said.
  • prison: Reuters)- Two members of a family conspiracy to manipulate the stock of reinsurer Gerova Financial Group Ltd were sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, a day after the scheme's main architect received a more than 11-year term, prosecutors said.
  • sentence: The Galanises were also sentenced to three years of supervised release.
  • release: The Galanises were also sentenced to three years of supervised release.
  • sentence: Both sentencings came after Jason Galanis, a former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed " Porn's New King," was sentenced to 135 months in prison by Castel on Wednesday.

The polygamist's daughter

  • infamous: She hopes that the book's publication will help to " redeem the LeBaron name," which remains one of the most infamous in American criminal history.
  • atonement: Using the long-abandoned Mormon doctrine of " blood atonement" which sanctions the killing of sinners to cleanse them of evil, Ervil could claim he was doing his ever-growing list of victims a favour by allowing them to enter Hea ven.
  • henchman: A bloody battle for the succession ensued, with Ervil's chief henchman, Dan Jordan, making an early play for the mantle of prophet- a terrifying prospect for Anna, who had suffered under the tyrannical regime in his Denver repair shop.
  • responsible: Anna LeBaron's father, Ervil, was the leader of a polygamous cult responsible for more than 20 murders.
  • murder: Anna LeBaron's father, Ervil, was the leader of a polygamous cult responsible for more than 20 murders.

Trump's choice for national security adviser has turned down offer: sources

  • security: Trump's choice for national security adviser has turned down offer: sources.
  • security: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, sources familiar with Harward's decision said on Thursday.
  • retired: The president also made clear why he asked Flynn to resign on Monday, saying it was because the retired general had not been completely truthful with Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak.
  • ambassador: The president also made clear why he asked Flynn to resign on Monday, saying it was because the retired general had not been completely truthful with Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak.
  • retire: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, sources familiar with Harward's decision said on Thursday.

The Trump presidency on Feb. 16 at 5:55 p.m. EST/2255 GMT

  • ruse: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies that any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • perpetrate: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies that any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • hostile: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies that any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • contact: Trump dismisses a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and a " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denies that any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • issue: Trump says he will issue a new version next week of his executive order banning citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries and all refugees from traveling to the United States.

Iowa lawmakers pass bill to curb public sector unions

  • lawmaker: Reuters)- Republican lawmakers in Iowa approved legislation on Thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • approve: Reuters)- Republican lawmakers in Iowa approved legislation on Thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • negotiate: Reuters)- Republican lawmakers in Iowa approved legislation on Thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • employee: Reuters)- Republican lawmakers in Iowa approved legislation on Thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • enact: Reuters)- Republican lawmakers in Iowa approved legislation on Thursday to limit the powers of public sector unions to negotiate for state and local employees, restrictions similar to those previously enacted in Wisconsin and Michigan.

China scientist convicted in U.S. of theft of engineered rice

  • federal: Reuters)- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.
  • conspire: Reuters)- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.
  • steal: Reuters)- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.
  • seed: Reuters)- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China.
  • steal: Weiqiang Zhang, 50, a Chinese national living in Manhattan, Kansas, was convicted on three counts, including conspiracy to steal trade secrets and interstate transportation of stolen property, the department said in a statement.

Trump EPA pick likely to clear Senate despite protests

  • approve: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma.
  • urge: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma.
  • reject: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma.
  • nominee: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma.
  • underlying: The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to the Senate that said Pruitt's record and public statements suggest he does not agree with the underlying principles of U.S. environmental laws.

Immigrants across the U.S. skip work, school in anti-Trump protest

  • violence: Advocates have called attention to cases such as one in El Paso, Texas, where federal agents arrested a transgender woman as she left a courthouse where she was seeking a protective order for domestic violence.
  • estimate: Trump campaigned against the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, playing on fears of violent crime while promising to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and stop potential terrorists from entering the country.
  • novice: We have three relative novices and an old lady making pizza," she said, referring to herself.
  • demonstrator: DETROIT/SAN DIEGO (Reuters)- Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
  • protest: DETROIT/SAN DIEGO (Reuters)- Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

U.S. appeals court strikes down Florida law in 'Docs vs. Glocks' case

  • revocation: Doctors who violate the law faced penalties including fines and permanent revocation of their medical licenses.
  • appeal: U.S. appeals court strikes down Florida law in 'Docs vs. Glocks ' case.
  • appeal: Reuters)- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday struck down a Florida law that barred doctors from asking patients about gun ownership, ruling that the law violated doctors ' right to free speech.
  • violate: Reuters)- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday struck down a Florida law that barred doctors from asking patients about gun ownership, ruling that the law violated doctors ' right to free speech.
  • brief: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of a group of medical and child welfare organizations opposing the law, praised the decision.

Texas county officials decry immigration arrest at domestic violence court

  • suspect: The suspect it identified as Irvin Gonzalez has a criminal history and had been previously deported, it said.
  • criminal: The suspect it identified as Irvin Gonzalez has a criminal history and had been previously deported, it said.
  • deport: The suspect it identified as Irvin Gonzalez has a criminal history and had been previously deported, it said.
  • suspect: The suspect had been beaten several times by her partner and had just been granted a restraining order, the county officials said.
  • victim: AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters)- Federal agents crossed a line by going into an El Paso family court to take a transgender woman who was the victim of domestic violence into custody for suspected immigration law violations, county officials said on Thursday.

Trump dismisses Russia controversy as 'scam' by hostile media

  • ruse: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump dismissed a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia on Thursday as a " ruse" and " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • smooth: A U.S. official familiar with the transcripts of the calls with the ambassador said Flynn indicated that if Russia did not retaliate, that could smooth the way toward a broader discussion of improving U.S.-Russian relations once Trump took power.
  • dismiss: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump dismissed a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia on Thursday as a " ruse" and " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • hostile: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump dismissed a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia on Thursday as a " ruse" and " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • contact: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump dismissed a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia on Thursday as a " ruse" and " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.

Factbox: Trump controversies: Michael Flynn, the travel ban and others

  • issue: He had already faced strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups because of his views on labor issues.
  • imbroglio: Reuters)- The continuing controversy over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russia was just the latest in a series of imbroglios that have roiled the Trump administration since it took office on Jan. 20.
  • ruse: On Thursday, Trump dismissed the controversy about ties between his aides and Russia as a " ruse" and " scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and he denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.
  • security: Reuters)- The continuing controversy over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russia was just the latest in a series of imbroglios that have roiled the Trump administration since it took office on Jan. 20.
  • series: Reuters)- The continuing controversy over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russia was just the latest in a series of imbroglios that have roiled the Trump administration since it took office on Jan. 20.

Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

  • opinion: We are proceeding carefully because there is not always a clear line between ho axes, satire and opinion.
  • manifesto: Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation- BBC News.
  • withdraw: He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to " withdraw" from the " connected world ".
  • connect: When I started Facebook, the mission of connecting the world was not controversial," he told me.
  • default: It was as if it was a default assumption that people had; every year the world got more connected and that seems like the direction things were heading in.

New York Fashion Week: Six talking points

  • felon: In 2014, 30-year-old convicted felon Jeremy Meeks was arrested during a gun sweep in California.
  • arrest: In 2014, 30-year-old convicted felon Jeremy Meeks was arrested during a gun sweep in California.
  • illegal: It received more than 15,000 likes and several users left comments like " hottest convict ever " and" Is it illegal to be that sexy?
  • account: The blue-eyed bandit, as some fans branded him, was quickly snapped up by a modelling agent and his Instagram account now has 834,000 followers.
  • protest: The Women's March was an international protest against US president Donald Trump which took place last month.

£900 coat maker Canada Goose to sell shares

  • equity: The company, part-owned by private equity firm Bain Capital, wants to pay off some of its debt, it says.
  • debt: The company, part-owned by private equity firm Bain Capital, wants to pay off some of its debt, it says.
  • firm: The company, part-owned by private equity firm Bain Capital, wants to pay off some of its debt, it says.

Yellen: Fed interest rate hike may be 'appropriate'

  • monetary: The bank's next meeting on monetary policy is on March 14 and 15.
  • delay: Speaking to Congress she said delaying rate hikes would be " unwise", and could leave the Fed having to move too fast later, risking causing a recession.
  • unwise: Speaking to Congress she said delaying rate hikes would be " unwise", and could leave the Fed having to move too fast later, risking causing a recession.
  • risk: Speaking to Congress she said delaying rate hikes would be " unwise", and could leave the Fed having to move too fast later, risking causing a recession.
  • recession: Speaking to Congress she said delaying rate hikes would be " unwise", and could leave the Fed having to move too fast later, risking causing a recession.