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New video in search for missing Virginia student

  • contact: In a statement, Graham's family said she " would not disappear without contacting family or friends.
  • information: Police have established a designated tip line for information on Graham.
  • release: Police released surveillance photos showing Graham dressed in the black slacks and gold and black crop top she was believed to be wearing when she disappeared.
  • criminal: Asked if investigators were fearful Graham was abducted, Pleasants said, " Right now there's nothing that points to anything criminal.
  • hair: Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles.

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

  • alcohol: It then directs viewers to consumeresposibly .org, which is patterned after the alcohol industry's " Drink Responsibly" campaign.
  • brain: Even more concerning to activists is a youth-education campaign that relies on a human-sized cage and the message, " Don't Be a Lab Rat," along with warnings about pot and developing brains.
  • edible: Edible pot products have been blamed for at least one death, of a college student who jumped to his death in Denver in March after consuming six times the recommended dose of edible marijuana.
  • campaign: To me, that's not really any different than Nancy Reagan saying 'Just Say No,' " said Tim Cullen, co-owner of four marijuana dispensaries and a critic of the " lab rat" campaign, referring to the former first lady's effort to combat drug use.
  • campaign: It then directs viewers to consumeresposibly .org, which is patterned after the alcohol industry's " Drink Responsibly" campaign.

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

  • errand: He now carpools to work and uses his bike for errands.
  • oppose: In a big campaign boost, the group this spring was able to secure support of 28 of the state's 36 elected sheriffs to oppose the drivers ' cards.
  • campaign: In a big campaign boost, the group this spring was able to secure support of 28 of the state's 36 elected sheriffs to oppose the drivers ' cards.
  • weigh: It will be the first time that voters in any state will weigh in on the driver's license issue.
  • immigrant: Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants- Yahoo News.

Yelp, TinyCo to settle U.S. charges of improperly collecting kids' data

  • collect: A law called the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, requires that companies collecting information online about children under age 13 follow a number of steps to ensure that the children's information is protected.
  • information: Several thousand registrants provided a date of birth showing they were under 13 years of age, and Yelp nonetheless collected information from them including name, e-mail address and location, as well as any information that they posted on the site, the agency said.
  • information: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The popular online review site Yelp and mobile app developer TinyCo have agreed to settle separate charges that they improperly collected children's information online, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.
  • collect: The FTC alleged that Y elp, between 2009 and 2013, collected personal information from children through the Yelp app without first notifying parents and obtaining their consent.
  • allege: The FTC alleged that Y elp, between 2009 and 2013, collected personal information from children through the Yelp app without first notifying parents and obtaining their consent.

School police stock up on free military gear

  • vehicle: That vehicle is used in very extraordinary circumstances involving a life-saving situation for an armed threat," Zipperman said.
  • wheel: A dding:" This thing is a bulletproof safe haven on wheels.
  • surplus: At least 26 school districts across the country have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is not new but came under scrutiny in recent months after police responded to Ferguson, Missouri, protesters with tear gas, armored trucks and in riot gear.
  • predecessor: Jill Poe, police chief in the Southern California's Baldwin Park school district, said she'll be returning the three M16 rifles acquired under her predecessor.
  • community: San Diego Unified School District is painting its MRAP white and hoping to use the Red Cross symbol on it to assuage community worries, said Ursula Kroemer, a district spokeswoman.

Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash

  • accident: The passengers killed in the accident were: Cheuy Ong, 34, of West Jordan, Uta h; Francis Knox, 58, and Karly " Annie" Knox, 18, of Seward, Nebraska; and Barbara Bell, 60, of United Kingdom.
  • rocket: It was almost like a rocket hitting, blew up and burned," Amtrak lawyer Mark Landman said.
  • signal: Lawyers for the trucking firm told jurors during the four-week trial last month that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate and signal lights were responsible for the crash.
  • crash: The train bound from Chicago to Emeryville, California, was three hours behind schedule when it left Salt Lake City on the day of the crash.
  • crash: The truck driver, a train conductor and four passengers on the California Zephyr died in the crash where a highway crosses the tracks on June 24, 2011.

U.S. attorney general urges changes to fight more Wall St. crime

  • criticize: At the speech, students passed around a flyer criticizing Holder's appearance as a " whitewash" and saying he had " provided impunity" to banks that solid toxic assets and that he had " refused to prosecute " them.
  • crime: U.S. attorney general urges changes to fight more Wall St. crime.
  • urge: U.S. attorney general urges changes to fight more Wall St. crime.
  • financial: Since the financial crisis, prosecutors have stepped up efforts to pursue bankers, traders and others in the industry for other types of financial fraud, including insider trading and the manipulation of interest rate benchmarks and foreign exchange rates.
  • insulate: WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called for changes that could help prosecutors build criminal cases against senior Wall Street executives, saying companies often insulated their leaders from responsibility for misconduct.

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

  • unpleasant: The result is breathing and feeding tubes, powerful drugs and other treatment that often fails to extend life and can make the final days more unpleasant.
  • minimize: The report praised programs in palliative care, which focuses on treating pain, minimizing side effects, coordinating care among doctors and ensuring concerns of patients and their families are addressed.
  • majority: This type of care has expanded rapidly in the past several decades and is now found in a majority of U.S. hospitals, but the report said many physicians have no training in it.
  • patient: The report praised programs in palliative care, which focuses on treating pain, minimizing side effects, coordinating care among doctors and ensuring concerns of patients and their families are addressed.
  • generate: Blumenauer has sponsored a bill to allow Medicare to pay doctors for having end-of-life conversations with patients, the very idea that set off the " death panel" fury, which generated the most widespread and high-profile conversations on end-of-life care in the U.S. since the case of Terri Schiavo.

Miami Beach prepares for extreme high tides

  • pump: Watching a new storm water pump being readied for installation along the city's bay front, officials said they hoped the project would make Miami Beach, a barrier island with an average elevation of 4.4 feet above sea level, an example of climate change adaptation instead of only risk.
  • pump: A system of about 60 new pumps across the city will keep streets dry for the next 25 to 30 years, said Mayor Philip Levine.
  • flood: Extreme high tides in the fall and spring push seawater up through aging infrastructure, flooding some Miami Beach streets with more than a foot of water even on sunny days, snarling vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • vehicle: Extreme high tides in the fall and spring push seawater up through aging infrastructure, flooding some Miami Beach streets with more than a foot of water even on sunny days, snarling vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • barrier: Watching a new storm water pump being readied for installation along the city's bay front, officials said they hoped the project would make Miami Beach, a barrier island with an average elevation of 4.4 feet above sea level, an example of climate change adaptation instead of only risk.

U.S. panel weighs new designs for troubled Eisenhower Memorial

  • alternative: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The troubled Eisenhower Memorial reaches a crossroads on Wednesday as the panel overseeing its construction weighs alternatives to the original contentious design by celebrity architect Frank Gehry.
  • design: U.S. panel weighs new designs for troubled Eisenhower Memorial- Yahoo News.
  • oversee: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The troubled Eisenhower Memorial reaches a crossroads on Wednesday as the panel overseeing its construction weighs alternatives to the original contentious design by celebrity architect Frank Gehry.
  • original: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The troubled Eisenhower Memorial reaches a crossroads on Wednesday as the panel overseeing its construction weighs alternatives to the original contentious design by celebrity architect Frank Gehry.
  • original: Gehry, known for such buildings as the Guggenheim Museum in Bil bao, Spain, this month came back with a stripped-down version that eliminated two of the tapestries and two of the 10 original columns.

Teen charged with sexual assault on team bus trip

  • witness: However, that student and two others later disclosed the assault to a detective, saying other players witnessed it.
  • penetrate: The boy penetrated three other boys with his finger against their will Sept. 6 on a bus bringing the Wenatchee High School freshman football team back from a game in Spokane, authorities said.
  • victim: One of the victims initially told police officers that students were playing around and" he didn't feel anything bad happened," according to a police report filed with the court.
  • disclose: However, that student and two others later disclosed the assault to a detective, saying other players witnessed it.

Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

  • disclose: His whereabouts, and the name of his attorney, have not been disclosed.
  • release: Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury- Yahoo News.
  • jury: Magee said Wilson has been offered the chance to testify before the grand jury," and it will be up to him whether he testifies or not.
  • remove: Critics have questioned whether McCulloch should be removed from the case given his family history.
  • jury: Others have questioned McCulloch's decision to present evidence and let the grand jury decide on charges, rather than make a recommen dation.

Pro-pot activists launch first U.S. 'Consume Responsibly' campaign

  • information: It also directs people to a website, ConsumeResponsibly .org, which features information on marijuana products, their effects, including how to prevent over- and accidental consumption, and the laws surrounding them.
  • debate: Since the first stores opened this year, much of the public debate has focused on marijuana-infused edibles such as chocolates and cookies, given their potential to attract children and pot novices with potentially dangerous consequences.
  • novice: Since the first stores opened this year, much of the public debate has focused on marijuana-infused edibles such as chocolates and cookies, given their potential to attract children and pot novices with potentially dangerous consequences.
  • initiative: Marijuana initiatives will be on ballots in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia in the fall.
  • vacation: Alluding to Dowd's column, the Washington, D.C.-based MPP unveiled a billboard in Denver that shows a distressed woman sitting in a gloomy hotel room, alongside the slogan: " Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation.

Social media sleuths aid gay couple beating probe

  • involve: Murray, a Twitter pioneer within the department who is prone to effusive shout-outs, later updated his Wednesday night tweets to thank the detectives involved and note that no one had been arrested.
  • slur: The larger group hurled gay slurs as the men were pummeled, police said.
  • block: The attack occurred just blocks from what city residents affectionately call" the Gayborhood.
  • explode: This is how Twitter is supposed to work for cops," Philadelphia police Detective Joe Murray tweeted late Tuesday as the crowd-sourced investigation exploded online.
  • partner: One man was left with a broken eye socket and a wired jaw after three days in the hospital, while his partner had bruises and a black eye.

Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

  • sugar: That appears to hamper how well the body handles sugar in the diet, which in turn can result in higher blood sugar levels.
  • expert: The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control.
  • limitation: The Calorie Control Council, an industry group that represents the manufacturers of sweeteners and the products they're used in, said the study has limitations that diminish its applicability to people.
  • diet: That appears to hamper how well the body handles sugar in the diet, which in turn can result in higher blood sugar levels.
  • urge: Some experts who didn't participate in the work urged caution in interpreting the results.

Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy

  • decisive: In this case, the farm took quick and decisive actions outlined below.
  • sanitary: Mercy for Animals is specifically calling on Denver-based Leprino Foods, which is supplied by the New Mexico dairy and produces cheese for major pizza chains, to adopt a zero-tolerance policy for kicking, punching and shocking cows and require suppliers to provide safe and sanitary environments for the animals.
  • investigator: Dairy officials have been cooperating since investigators first arrived last Friday, board officials said.
  • confirm: Board officials confirmed the investigation into the practices at the Winchester Dairy near Dexter on Tuesday, saying they are working to schedule interviews with the activist as well as the workers identified in the video.
  • activist: Board officials confirmed the investigation into the practices at the Winchester Dairy near Dexter on Tuesday, saying they are working to schedule interviews with the activist as well as the workers identified in the video.

Transgender Connecticut teen found safe after escaping custody

  • attend: The DCF said she escaped while attending her first session at an offsite day program that offered therapy for emotional traumas.
  • abuse: The girl, identified as Jane Doe because of her age, has reported suffering years of violence, sexual abuse and repeated transfers among foster-care homes and detention facilities.
  • program: The DCF said she escaped while attending her first session at an offsite day program that offered therapy for emotional traumas.
  • facility: She was transferred to the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, an all boys correctional facility.
  • facility: Hartford police picked up the 16-year-old, who was born male but identifies as female, hours after she escaped from a therapeutic treatment facility on Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families said in a statement.

Judge pauses Detroit's bankruptcy trial again

  • bankruptcy: DETROIT (Reuters)- U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case.
  • objector: DETROIT (Reuters)- U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case.
  • feasible: The hearing to determine if the plan is fair and feasible began on Sept. 2 and was expected to stretch through the middle of October.
  • major: DETROIT (Reuters)- U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case.
  • stretch: The hearing to determine if the plan is fair and feasible began on Sept. 2 and was expected to stretch through the middle of October.

US consumer prices fall in August

  • release: The figures were released as policymakers at the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, prepared to release a statement at the end of their latest two-day meeting.
  • clothes: Declines in the prices of air fares, home furnishings, used cars and clothes all helped to drive the index down, but new vehicles and alcoholic drinks were more expensive.
  • analyst: At present, most analysts reckon the move will come in the second half of 2015.
  • release: The figures were released as policymakers at the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, prepared to release a statement at the end of their latest two-day meeting.
  • reckon: At present, most analysts reckon the move will come in the second half of 2015.

Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?

  • purchase: The Fed began " tapering" those purchases at the start of this year, and the programme is set to end in October.
  • situation: Most academics agree that the first round of printing money was a success- it was big enough, and lasted long enough, that it almost certainly prevented a more dire economic situation.
  • discuss: Nearly every advanced economy in the world has discussed implementing some form of quantitative easing, with the UK and Japan already implementing QE measures and the European Union considering some similar policy.
  • improve: The programme was halted when the Fed signalled that it believed economic conditions had improved.
  • extraordinary: Frequently referred to as an " extraordinary stimulus" programme, at its most basic, QE is essentially when a central bank buys bonds to lower interest rates.

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

  • model: The prediction model tracks the currents that bring natural nutrients like phytoplankton the red tide needs to gain a foothold.
  • damage: In 2005, a strong red tide killed reefs, made beaches stinky and caused millions in economic damage.
  • further: Weisberg said the team is still trying to develop a model that can look further into the future.
  • crash: The algae also foul beaches and can be harmful to people who inhale the algae's toxins when winds blow onshore or by crashing waves, particularly those with asthma and other respiratory ailments.
  • fuel: Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

  • avoid: A GOP memo from the House Agriculture Committee staff notes that some states may reverse their decisions to avoid the cuts, especially as current recipients move off the rolls.
  • resident: A spokeswoman for the governor said the state will reinstate the higher heating assistance payments in January, once the backlog clears, and 200,000 residents will see their benefits go back up.
  • federal: The states that are using that federal heating assistance money to avoid the food stamp cuts say they believe they can do it without significantly reducing heating aid to others who need it, even without more money from the federal government.
  • roll: A GOP memo from the House Agriculture Committee staff notes that some states may reverse their decisions to avoid the cuts, especially as current recipients move off the rolls.
  • advocacy: Pat Baker of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, an advocacy group that focuses on poverty issues, says the " heat and eat " recipients are often elderly or disabled, sometimes living in apartments where utilities are included but the rent is higher.

APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

  • decorate: It was designed with input from Fonda who insisted on it being decorated with the American flag.
  • release: Three of the motorcycles were stolen, even before the movie was released, which was a sign of the overwhelming power that these motorcycles had, " said Haggerty.
  • authenticity: The gleaming stars-and-stripes panhead chopper with chromed hardtail frame is accompanied by three letters of authenticity.
  • protagonist: The bike features a forward-angled front wheel and handlebars, fishtail exhaust pipes and a teardrop-shaped gas tank where the protagonists stashed their cash.
  • survive: Four motorcycles were created for the movie, but only one is known to have survived.

Parenting, punishment and abuse

  • halcyon: Back in those halcyon days of youthful freedom, children were also spanked.
  • reaction: The initial reaction to the news that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had been indicted on child abuse charges was that it was the latest in a string of bad public relations disasters for the National Football League.
  • defend: Once the Rice video was leaked no one- quite understandably- stepped forward to defend his actions.
  • abuse: The initial reaction to the news that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had been indicted on child abuse charges was that it was the latest in a string of bad public relations disasters for the National Football League.
  • effective: At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action.

Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue

  • culvert: Such accidents, though rare, are continuing to focus attention on the large flood control pipes and culverts used in cities all over the country that are designed with drainage, not safety, in mind.
  • culvert: In Iowa, Blake died after being swept into a culvert while playing with a Frisbee with friends after a storm.
  • culvert: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the federal agency that conducts research on work-related hazards, warned cities 12 years ago that installing grates could prevent such accidents, after a Denver firefighter was swept into a culvert and died while trying to rescue a woman stranded in flood water.
  • culvert: It's as simple as two bars across a culvert.
  • culvert: "On a national basis, there is story after story of people who are harmed or killed in storm drains with culverts," said Ken MacKenzie, an official with the urban drainage district in Denver who chairs a trade association panel on the issue.

Toronto Film Festival 2014: Reporter's diary - Part 2

  • bereave: It stars Avatar's Sam Worthington as the recently bereaved dad to a son who represented Australia at the World Paper Plane Championships in Tokyo.
  • labour: Yes, bad things can happen online but this film is too over-the-top in labouring the point.
  • muffle: I saw the film in an Imax screen with a sound mix so shockingly muffled it felt like I was standing outside the room.