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51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire

  • aerial: They're dropping water and retardant on and around it, but we really need people on the ground to reinforce those aerial assets," Mowry said.
  • information: Another 84 buildings between the communities of Willow and Talkeetna, about 70 miles north of the state's largest city, also have been destroyed, fire information manager Kale Casey said.
  • crew: About 100 firefighters, 20 engine crews and three helicopters were fighting the fire, he said.
  • resident: A forecast of increased winds for Saturday has fire managers on edge, and additional residents were told to be ready to evacuate if needed.
  • thoroughfare: Hundreds of people have been evacuated because of the fire that started Sunday night Parks Highway, the main thoroughfare that connects Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve and Fairbanks.

The Latest: Wounded Illinois trooper dies from injuries

  • execute: An Illinois State Police trooper has died from gunshot wounds suffered while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis.
  • issue: Police didn't say if anyone else was shot, nor have they revealed the issues addressed in the search warrant.
  • warrant: Illinois State Police say a trooper has received life-threatening injuries after being shot while executing a search warrant at a home in East St. Louis.
  • warrant: Kelly says the 33-year-old trooper, who is a 10-year veteran, was wounded early Friday during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East St. Louis home.
  • communicate: It says several suspects have been taken into custody but one suspect remained inside a home and police were communicating with him with a bullh orn.

FACTBOX-From phone makers to farmers, the toll of Trump's trade wars

  • especially: U.S. retailers say consumers will be hit especially hard by the tariffs due to take effect in two stages, on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.
  • vehicle: General Motors Co last year sold more than 3.64 million vehicles in China, accounting for more than 43 percent of unit sales globally.
  • account: Ford does not break out China revenue, but the country accounted for the majority of its sales in that region.
  • manufacturer: Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson was hit by retaliatory tariffs from the European Union for the metals tariffs.
  • contribution: The company said in June that the new round of U.S. tariffs would reduce its contributions to the U.S. economy and hurt its global competitiveness.

Released from death row, then returned — forced to prove race discrimination a second time

  • machinery: For far too long, the nation has lived with the lie that we can construct a legal machinery capable of deciding who lives and dies with fairness and without racism.
  • suppression: The same legislature that repealed North Carolina's Racial Justice Act in 2013 also enacted a voter suppression law that a federal court ruled unconstitutional.
  • federal: The same legislature that repealed North Carolina's Racial Justice Act in 2013 also enacted a voter suppression law that a federal court ruled unconstitutional.
  • legal: For far too long, the nation has lived with the lie that we can construct a legal machinery capable of deciding who lives and dies with fairness and without racism.
  • jury: Instead of the court investigating the reported comments, the prosecutor aggressively questioned the man who reported them, ultimately striking him from the jury.

FEATURE- Rohingya women defy threats in refugee camps to rebuild lives one stitch at a time

  • issue: We need them especially because there are some issues which women don't openly talk about with male leaders and I can address them properly.
  • male: We need them especially because there are some issues which women don't openly talk about with male leaders and I can address them properly.
  • fidget: I lost a lot that day," she recalled, nervously fidgeting with her hands.
  • refugee: From the outset women and girls- who make up 52 percent of the refugee population- were deemed by authorities as the most vulnerable group, at risk of sexual and other violence.
  • risk: From the outset women and girls- who make up 52 percent of the refugee population- were deemed by authorities as the most vulnerable group, at risk of sexual and other violence.

Kansas hiking group overwhelmed in Arizona heat

  • rescue: This is what our search and rescue team does," said Danny Bavaro, a Pinal County sheriff's spokesman.
  • rescue: According to Thompson, rescue personnel drove off-road vehicles as far as they could and then hiked the rest of the way to reach the stranded hikers.
  • cite: They will also not be cited for going forward with their hike despite being warned not to, he added.
  • confident: They were confident that they could make the five-hour round trip hike in the afternoon heat despite discouragement from park officials.
  • crew: When a crew arrived, they found 10 people already in the parking lot, according to Ochs.

Co-worker arrested in fatal stabbing at Cal State Fullerton campus

  • arrest: Co-worker arrested in fatal stabbing at Cal State Fullerton campus originally appeared on abc news.go.com
  • prison: He faces a minimum of life in prison without parole if he's convicted.
  • arrest: A co-worker has been arrested in the slaying of a retired California college administrator who was stabbed to death on campus, police said.
  • retired: MORE: Video released in search for man who targeted, killed retired administrator on Cal State Fullerton campus).
  • retired: A co-worker has been arrested in the slaying of a retired California college administrator who was stabbed to death on campus, police said.

Reuters US Domestic News Summary

  • threaten: Florida man gets 15 months for threatening to kill Bernie Sanders.
  • borough: A sign posted inside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in the Queens borough of New York on Friday said the restaurant was out of its newly launched fried chicken sandwich.
  • restaurant: A sign posted inside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in the Queens borough of New York on Friday said the restaurant was out of its newly launched fried chicken sandwich.
  • rescind: The Trump administration is no longer expected to rescind any of the biofuel waivers already granted to oil refiners after a meeting on Thursday at the White House, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
  • sentence: A Florida man was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Friday for threatening to behead U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, federal prosecutors said.

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

  • witness: Ogg said prosecutors decided to file charges instead of waiting to present the case to a grand jury because they feared the two officers might flee the area and they feared for the safety of witnesses.
  • acknowledge: Goines later acknowledged there was no informant and that he bought the drugs himself, authorities said.
  • raid: Killed in the raid were Rhogena Nicholas, 58, and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle, 59.
  • surrender: Both former officers surrendered to authorities Friday and appeared at a bond hearing.
  • dismiss: Family and friends of Tuttle and Nicholas have continuously dismissed allegations the couple sold drugs.

The Latest: Houston police chief supports drug raid charges

  • tamper: Another former officer was charged with tampering with a government record.
  • tamper: Another former officer, Steven Bryant, was charged with tampering with a government record.
  • raid: The raid came under scrutiny after police alleged Goines lied to obtain a search warrant.
  • announce: The Harris County District Attorney's Office announced the charges against former officer Gerald Goines on Friday.
  • raid: Goines and other officers were shot during the Jan. 28 raid, and 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle were killed.

UPDATE 2-N.Korea launches short-range missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks

  • missile: A senior U.S. administration official said, " We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea, and continue to monitor the situation.
  • launch: A senior U.S. administration official said, " We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea, and continue to monitor the situation.
  • counterpart: We are prepared to engage as soon as we hear from our counterparts in North Korea," Biegun said on Wednesday.
  • diplomat: On Friday, North Korea's top diplomat called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a " diehard toxin, " saying" We are ready for both dialogue and standoff.
  • complicate: UPDATE 2-N.Korea launches short-range missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks.

Avowed Trump supporter from Mexico convicted of alien voter fraud

  • avow: Reuters)- An avowed Republican activist and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was born in Mexico but lived in the United States illegally for more than 20 years, was found guilty on Friday of identity theft and five counts of alien voter fraud.
  • activist: Reuters)- An avowed Republican activist and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was born in Mexico but lived in the United States illegally for more than 20 years, was found guilty on Friday of identity theft and five counts of alien voter fraud.
  • guilty: Reuters)- An avowed Republican activist and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was born in Mexico but lived in the United States illegally for more than 20 years, was found guilty on Friday of identity theft and five counts of alien voter fraud.
  • ironic: The case posed an ironic twist to Trump's oft-repeated but unsubstantiated claim that millions of non-citizens fraudulently cast ballots against him in 2016, skewing the popular vote in favor of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, while he won in the Electoral College.
  • ballot: The case posed an ironic twist to Trump's oft-repeated but unsubstantiated claim that millions of non-citizens fraudulently cast ballots against him in 2016, skewing the popular vote in favor of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, while he won in the Electoral College.

Former police officer charged with murder for botched Houston raid

  • warrant: On Jan. 28, Goines and his Houston narcotics squad entered the house without knocking, as allowed under the warrant.
  • release: Another officer, whose name has not been released, was paralyzed from the waist down, Acevedo said.
  • evidence: Prosecutors also charged another former squad member, Steven Bryant, with evidence tampering for providing false information in a police report after the raid to support Goines, Ogg said.
  • sentence: He faces a possible maximum sentence if convicted of life in prison.
  • paralyze: Another officer, whose name has not been released, was paralyzed from the waist down, Acevedo said.

$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

  • conviction: We hope that an increase in the reward will lead to arrest and conviction for these cruel acts.
  • federal: The animals, like wild horses, are protected under federal law.
  • enduring: More than that, burros are an enduring symbol of the American Southwest.
  • heritage: Wild horses and burros are an iconic part of the American West and part of our national heritage," William Perry Pendley, BLM's deputy director for policy and programs, said in a statement Friday.
  • stretch: Over the past three months, 42 burro carcasses containing gunshot wounds have been found scattered along a 60-mile (95-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 15, the main highway linking Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

UPDATE 1-Credit ratings underscore need for Lebanon reforms -finance minister

  • government: Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said the ratings reports showed the urgency for reforms, which the government has long put off.
  • account: Lebanon requires substantial capital inflows to fund its large twin budget and current account deficits, it added.
  • deficit: Lebanon requires substantial capital inflows to fund its large twin budget and current account deficits, it added.
  • reform: The impetus to enact reforms has grown with the slowdown of deposits into its banking sector, a critical source of finance for the state.
  • budget: Lebanon requires substantial capital inflows to fund its large twin budget and current account deficits, it added.

Pennsylvania House wins appeal in atheist prayer-policy suit

  • appeal: Luchenitser said he had not discussed whether to appeal with his clients.
  • discuss: Luchenitser said he had not discussed whether to appeal with his clients.
  • policy: Friday's decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the Pennsylvania House's policy of limiting prayers at the start of legislative sessions to guest chaplains who believe in God or a divine or higher power.
  • legislative: Friday's decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the Pennsylvania House's policy of limiting prayers at the start of legislative sessions to guest chaplains who believe in God or a divine or higher power.
  • freethinker: It reverses last year's decision by a district judge, who sided with the atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists who sued.

Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

  • announce: Police announced in a tweet that Hakim Mustafa Moore, 27, and Robin Alex ander, 29, were located Friday.
  • kilometer: The couple's last known address was in Altus, Oklahoma, about 640 miles (1,030 kilometers) from St. Louis.
  • jail: The two were booked on Oklahoma charges into the St. Louis jail, Officer Michelle Woodling said.
  • release: Nor have they released details of the fourth child's death and the ailments of the other three.
  • ailment: Nor have they released details of the fourth child's death and the ailments of the other three.

UPDATE 1-World needs to end risky reliance on U.S. dollar -BoE's Carney

  • influence: Such a system could dampen the " domineering influence" of the U.S. dollar on global trade.
  • reliance: UPDATE 1- World needs to end risky reliance on U.S. dollar -Bo E's Carney.
  • monetary: Even a passing acquaintance with monetary history suggests that this centre won't hold," Carney said.
  • monetary: We need to recognise the short, medium and long-term challenges this system creates for the institutional frameworks and conduct of monetary policy across the world.
  • dominance: The dollar's dominance of the global financial system increased the risks of a liquidity trap of ultra-low interest rates and weak growth, Carney told central bankers from around the world gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the United States.

TIMELINE-Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

  • message: A senior Trump aide says U.S.-China trade talks are still planned in Washington in September, and the latest tariffs could still be changed if talks go well, a message that helps calm markets.
  • enforce: Section 301 refers to the part of a 1974 trade law that lays out how the United States should enforce its rights under trade agreements.
  • calm: A senior Trump aide says U.S.-China trade talks are still planned in Washington in September, and the latest tariffs could still be changed if talks go well, a message that helps calm markets.
  • equipment: The U.S. president also says the United States will continue to refrain from doing business with Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, an apparent rollback of his promise during the meeting with Xi.
  • apparent: The U.S. president also says the United States will continue to refrain from doing business with Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, an apparent rollback of his promise during the meeting with Xi.

Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures

  • issue: If we have a few years in a row like this, then I think we have a bigger issue," he said.
  • susceptible: They're just much more susceptible to natural stressors in the environment.
  • survive: Without the rainfall, the fish can't even get into the stream, let alone survive the heat, if they could get in there," he said.
  • assess: It's too early to assess whether salmon reproduction will be down in some streams, Rabung said.
  • village: Westley in mid-July joined other scientists on a hasty trip to the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the Yukon River, where residents of the village of Huslia saw dead or disoriented chum salmon.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks tumble, yen rallies as U.S. and China escalate trade war

  • disconcert: I would say what (Trump) is tweeting is disconcerting.
  • inversion: The curve has traded in and out of inversion over the past three days.
  • further: The U.S. dollar fell after Powell's comments and dropped further after Trump's tweets.
  • proceed: Trump cannot force U.S. companies to abandon China and he gave no detail on how he might proceed with any such order.
  • fiscal: The President is his own worst enemy when he tries to manage both fiscal and monetary policies.

Fed's Powell vs. Trump: who's got a 'feel' for markets now?

  • course: Of course, Powell is not out of the woods, with a tough communications challenge ahead.
  • accuse: Reuters)- Donald Trump once accused the Federal Reserve of not having a " feel" for the market and compared Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to a golfer who can't putt, but on Friday it was the U.S. president that drove markets into the rough.
  • compare: Reuters)- Donald Trump once accused the Federal Reserve of not having a " feel" for the market and compared Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to a golfer who can't putt, but on Friday it was the U.S. president that drove markets into the rough.
  • investor: Investors had anxiously awaited Powell's speech on Friday, but his continued pledge to " act as appropriat e" to sustain the U.S. economic expansion generated only tepid financial market reaction.
  • expansion: Investors had anxiously awaited Powell's speech on Friday, but his continued pledge to " act as appropriat e" to sustain the U.S. economic expansion generated only tepid financial market reaction.

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

  • issue: In the end they focused on 35 studies that looked at sleep problems in caregivers, including some that also considered the impact of therapy for the issue.
  • colleague: To take a closer look at the impact of caregiving on sleep, the Gao and her colleagues scoured the medical literature for research on the topic.
  • period: If you're losing a lot of sleep over a long period of time, you are at higher risk of heart disease, Alzheimer's, dementia, diabetes.
  • research: To take a closer look at the impact of caregiving on sleep, the Gao and her colleagues scoured the medical literature for research on the topic.
  • debt: Sleep debt is known to have cumulative associations with physical, mental and cognitive health," the researchers, led by Chenlu Gao wrote.

UPDATE 2-IMF to hold weekend meetings in Argentina with advisers for Macri, Fernandez

  • program: The International Monetary Fund's next scheduled review of the country's lending program is on Sept. 15.
  • warn: In its previous review of Argentina in July, the IMF warned there were " elevated" risks to the program, with peso weakness and political uncertainty likely to feed on each other.
  • contender: BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (Reuters)- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that a team will meet with the economic advisers to Argentina's main presidential contenders, incumbent Mauricio Macri and opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez, to " exchange views.
  • incumbent: BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (Reuters)- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that a team will meet with the economic advisers to Argentina's main presidential contenders, incumbent Mauricio Macri and opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez, to " exchange views.
  • candidate: BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (Reuters)- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that a team will meet with the economic advisers to Argentina's main presidential contenders, incumbent Mauricio Macri and opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez, to " exchange views.

Illinois trooper shot in East St. Louis executing warrant

  • situation: Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this dange rous, active situation in East St. Louis and every day," he said.
  • warrant: A suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man's home.
  • disclose: The extent of the trooper's injuries has not been disclosed.
  • warrant: Police didn't say if anyone else was shot, or reveal the issues addressed in the search warrant.
  • issue: Police didn't say if anyone else was shot, or reveal the issues addressed in the search warrant.

Cannibal trial: Man accused of raping, murdering and eating parts of ex-girlfriend's body grante...

  • survive: He also shot his mother, shot at his sister and infant son, and then shot himself in the head and survived.
  • criminal: In 2014, before Blanton's death, he was charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest in the same county.
  • jury: The trial will likely resume in September, with a jury pulled from the same pool.
  • accuse: The trial of a man accused of raping, murdering and eating parts of his ex-girlfriend's body has ended in a mistrial.
  • evidence: I 'm sorry that I have to go over this, but that's what the evidence is.

WRAPUP 2-As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

  • government: The government agency INPE has registered 72,843 fires, the highest number since records began in 2013.
  • satellite: More than 9,500 have been spotted by satellites over the past week.
  • occurrence: Although fires are a regular and natural occurrence during the dry season at this time of year, environmentalists blamed the jump on farmers clearing land for pasture.
  • exploit: Bolsonaro has repeatedly said he believes Brazil should open up the Amazon to business interests, allowing mining, agricultural and logging companies to exploit its natural resources.
  • blame: Although fires are a regular and natural occurrence during the dry season at this time of year, environmentalists blamed the jump on farmers clearing land for pasture.

Minnesota filmmakers' lawsuit over gay weddings reinstated

  • opinion: Judge David Stras, a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, wrote in Friday's opinion that wedding videos involve editorial judgment and control and" constituted a media for the communication of ideas.
  • issue: Carl Larsen issued a statement saying he and his wife " serve everyone.
  • involve: Judge David Stras, a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, wrote in Friday's opinion that wedding videos involve editorial judgment and control and" constituted a media for the communication of ideas.
  • conservative: The Larsens had the backing of attorneys for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a national conservative Christian legal group.
  • possible: Attorney General Keith Ellison said that he was offended by the decision and would respond in the strongest way possible.

VA facilities offering cochlear implants to vets are few and far between

  • risk: Reuters Health)- Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests.
  • improve: Reuters Health)- Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests.
  • facility: Reuters Health)- Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests.
  • treatment: Cochlear implants are the best treatment available for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss- the type of permanent hearing loss that can be caused by aging and by exposure to loud noises that many veterans may experience in combat.
  • available: Cochlear implants are the best treatment available for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss- the type of permanent hearing loss that can be caused by aging and by exposure to loud noises that many veterans may experience in combat.

Encouraged by Johnson's visit, UK officials now hoping rest of EU agrees to work on Brexit solut...

  • sense: LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Britain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this week, but conscious of the need for a wider consensus in Europe.
  • glimmer: LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Britain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this week, but conscious of the need for a wider consensus in Europe.
  • conscious: LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Britain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this week, but conscious of the need for a wider consensus in Europe.
  • consensus: LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Britain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this week, but conscious of the need for a wider consensus in Europe.
  • cheer: This week, some British newspapers cheered what they called a major breakthrough and sterling rose after both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron offered Prime Minister Boris Johnson what he described as " positive noises" on their willingness to consider an exit deal agreement.

Why so many US 'mass shooting' arrests suddenly?

  • apprehension: The FBI won't say what is behind the steep bump in apprehensions, some carried out by that agency, others by local police..
  • evidence: For charges asserting threats of violence, the threats must be highly specific, accompanied by evidence of imminent danger.
  • intention: The court found that he had stated his intentions to commit harm but no action followed, says Vermont-based lawyer David Sleigh.
  • harm: The court found that he had stated his intentions to commit harm but no action followed, says Vermont-based lawyer David Sleigh.
  • awareness: It's not clear if it marks a growth in threats or simply a rise in awareness and tip-offs.

West's Divisions Empowering China and Russia, Analysts Warn

  • argue: Hague argues that the G-7 "should be restating the case for freedom.
  • articulate: Our inability to articulate a clear response that generates a change in behavior means a sense of impunity dominates," argued Rafaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at Britain's Royal United Services Institute.
  • generate: Our inability to articulate a clear response that generates a change in behavior means a sense of impunity dominates," argued Rafaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at Britain's Royal United Services Institute.
  • behavior: Our inability to articulate a clear response that generates a change in behavior means a sense of impunity dominates," argued Rafaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at Britain's Royal United Services Institute.
  • sense: Our inability to articulate a clear response that generates a change in behavior means a sense of impunity dominates," argued Rafaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at Britain's Royal United Services Institute.

State Department to Assess Foreign Assistance Programs

  • program: One of the programs under assessment is U.S. foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
  • foreign: One of the programs under assessment is U.S. foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
  • apparent: Trump had considered cutting the spending on grounds that it was wasteful and unn e cessary, but retreated when it became apparent that some key lawmakers were opposed.
  • lawmaker: Trump had considered cutting the spending on grounds that it was wasteful and unn e cessary, but retreated when it became apparent that some key lawmakers were opposed.
  • oppose: Trump had considered cutting the spending on grounds that it was wasteful and unn e cessary, but retreated when it became apparent that some key lawmakers were opposed.

Billionaire David Koch, Conservative Donor Dies at 79

  • philanthropist: WASHINGTON- David H. Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. and a long-time philanthropist, has died at age 79.
  • announce: His older brother, Charles, announced the death on Friday, saying, " It is with a heavy heart that I now must inform you of David's death.
  • inform: His older brother, Charles, announced the death on Friday, saying, " It is with a heavy heart that I now must inform you of David's death.
  • candidate: David Koch, a billionaire who lived in New York City, was the Libertarian Party's vice presidential candidate in 1980.
  • donor: He was a generous donor to conservative political causes as well as educational, medical and cultural groups.

Russian Court Extends Detention of former US Marine Accused of Espionage

  • accuse: MOSCOW- A Russian court has extended by more than two months the detention of a former U.S. Marine accused of espionage.
  • prison: If convicted, Whelan faces the possibility of 10- to 20 years in prison.
  • unlawful: The prosecutor is allowing unlawful acts that violate human rights, acts that violate Russian law by the FSB," Whelan said.
  • violate: The prosecutor is allowing unlawful acts that violate human rights, acts that violate Russian law by the FSB," Whelan said.
  • violate: The prosecutor is allowing unlawful acts that violate human rights, acts that violate Russian law by the FSB," Whelan said.

Trump responds with fury over Fed chief's speech

  • series: Although he said the US economy was in a " favourable place" he listed a series of economic and geopolitical risks linked to Mr Trump's trade war with China.
  • annual: Mr Powell was giving a keynote speech at the annual convention for central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wy oming.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some argue Donald Trump has set up Jerome Powell to be the fall guy if the economy slows.
  • react: Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after the head of the US central bank spoke about the economic risks of a trade war with China.
  • argue: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some argue Donald Trump has set up Jerome Powell to be the fall guy if the economy slows.

France deploys Michelin-starred chefs to win over G7 leaders

  • smooth: BIARRITZ, France, Aug 23 (Reuters)- World leaders converging on the seaside Basque resort of Biarritz for a summit this weekend are sharply divided on a range of issues but host country France hopes the famed local cuisine can help smooth over the disagreements.
  • pleasant: We are here to make it a pleasant moment around a good table, with nice local wines so that this moment might relieve some small tensions or problems that could exist.
  • gastronomy: This is the objective of gastronomy: get around the table to resolve problems that are more complicated to solve in different circumstance s," said Jumert.
  • seduce: It also remains to be seen whether Trump, known for his love of the U.S. staple of burger and fries, can be seduced by the local cuisine into making any policy concessions.

COLUMN-Trump must choose between economy and trade war: Kemp

  • volatile: LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- The White House is becoming increasingly volatile and erratic in its pronouncements about the economy and trade as the internal contradictions between its policies become obvious.
  • erratic: LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)- The White House is becoming increasingly volatile and erratic in its pronouncements about the economy and trade as the internal contradictions between its policies become obvious.
  • differential: The U.S. dollar exchange rate against a trade-weighted basket of other currencies is close to its long-run average, once adjusted for differential inflation rates.
  • differential: As a result of differential growth rates, domestic demand for imports is growing more quickly than demand for U.S. exports in overseas markets.
  • narrow: Experience over the last quarter century suggests the only reliable way to narrow the trade deficit is to push the U.S. economy into a recession, so the administration should be careful what it wishes for.

Worldpay charges, disclosed in fine print, anger small U.S. merchants

  • overcharge: Nearly 200,000 merchants were allegedly overcharged by the company for such markups or other extra fees, according to court documents filed in 2017 when Worldpay settled a lawsuit.
  • meritorious: While we believe we had meritorious defenses to the claims, we settled the matter two years ago to avoid potentially protracted and costly litigation," the company told Reuters.
  • introductory: Worldpay told Reuters it does not offer low introductory rates to win customers.
  • exempt: Some customers, including ones who licensed sales software from important Worldpay business partners, were exempt from mark ups, two of the former salespeople said.

An international gang has been charged in a widespread romance scam that defrauded businesses and el...

  • defraud: US prosecutors charged 80 people in the alleged scam, saying that the group, consisting mostly of Nigerians, defrauded businesses and vulnerable elderly women out of millions.
  • woo: Read more:Gangs of internet scammers are using scripted romantic emails to woo women out of thousands of dollars.
  • impersonate: The gang is accused not only of running romance scams, but also business scams where prosecutors say the group hacked into emails, impersonated employees, and directed payments back to themselves.
  • facade: Romance scammers operate in organized gangs, working together to reach vulnerable men and women across the world in hopes of creating the facade of true romance to make their next dollar, according to the Better Business Bureau and separate research from the Agari Cyber Intelligence Division, an internet security company.
  • woo: BBB investigations Steve Baker told Insider in February that many scammers use packages of scripted romantic emails to woo victims out of thousands of dollars.

Candidate: Michigan city should be as white "as possible"

  • community: Keep Marysville a white community as much as possibl e," she replied.
  • clarify: The newspaper later asked Cramer if she wanted to clarify her remarks.
  • candidate: Cramer responded when the moderator asked candidates if Marysville should do more to attract foreign-born residents, who are boosting populations in some Great Lakes states.
  • kilometer: Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city in St. Clair County, 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.
  • moderator: Cramer responded when the moderator asked candidates if Marysville should do more to attract foreign-born residents, who are boosting populations in some Great Lakes states.

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

  • transmit: A statement by prosecutor Remy Heitz said the decision to open a preliminary investigation was based on " elements transmitted" to his office and" exchanges with American authorities, competent in the so-called Epstein affai r.
  • competent: A statement by prosecutor Remy Heitz said the decision to open a preliminary investigation was based on " elements transmitted" to his office and" exchanges with American authorities, competent in the so-called Epstein affai r.
  • minor: The investigation involves information regarding minors 15 years old and older, the statement said.
  • magnate: Ep stein, a magnate who rubbed shoulders with the elite and politically powerful and owned a Caribbean island, killed himself Aug. 10 in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
  • probe: The charges being probed in the investigation include rape of minors 15 and older, sexual aggression and criminal association with a view of committing crimes.

Zimbabwe comedian is latest in torture of government critics

  • euphoric: Barely two years after euphoric scenes engulfed Zimbabwe following the forced resignation of former repressive ruler Robert Mugabe, frustration and fear have returned.
  • engulf: Barely two years after euphoric scenes engulfed Zimbabwe following the forced resignation of former repressive ruler Robert Mugabe, frustration and fear have returned.
  • skit: Comedian Samantha Kureya was this week dragged from her bed, stripped naked and tortured by masked men with assault rifles for skits perceived as anti-government.
  • skit: Her latest skit mocked security agents for beating up demonstrators that included elderly women.
  • abduct: Human rights groups say at least six activists were abducted and tortured by suspected security agents ahead of an opposition demonstration last week.

China announces tariffs on $75 billion of US goods as Trump heads to G7 summit in France

  • signal: Powell did not offer any clear signal on further cuts to interest rates, though, during his widely watched remarks in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to the AP.
  • further: Powell did not offer any clear signal on further cuts to interest rates, though, during his widely watched remarks in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to the AP.
  • scrutinize: The announcement also came just before the chairman of the Federal Reserve gave a speech investors and analysts planned to scrutinize for signs of how the central bank would address worries of a slowing economy-- and as President Trump sent mixed messages on tax cuts.
  • tank: He has made the economy a central message of his campaign, and he accused the news media and Democrats of wanting a recession in order to tank his reelection chances.
  • argue: MORE: As economy flashes warning signs, Trump suggests reme dies, then argues they're not needed).

WRAPUP 1-Powell says Fed will "act as appropriate" but offers little more guidance

  • turbulence: Between that, the possibility of a hard " Brexit," tension in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown in places like Germany and other overseas troubles, Powell said the Fed needed to " look through " short-term turbulence and focus on how the United States is performing.
  • edge: The initial response in markets was muted, with bond yields edging lower and U.S. stocks briefly paring some of the drop triggered earlier by China's announcement of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.
  • inversion: Bullard, who has long advocated for lower rates to address the persistent shortfall in inflation, said he is troubled by signs of a slowdown coming from the bond market- a so-called " inversion" of the Treasury yield curve that has stood as a reliable precursor to U.S. recessions.
  • precursor: Bullard, who has long advocated for lower rates to address the persistent shortfall in inflation, said he is troubled by signs of a slowdown coming from the bond market- a so-called " inversion" of the Treasury yield curve that has stood as a reliable precursor to U.S. recessions.

Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list

  • release: The list of top earning male actors was released on Wednesday.
  • male: Unlike the male actors list, there's a notable lack of diversity among this year's highest earning women.
  • diversity: Unlike the male actors list, there's a notable lack of diversity among this year's highest earning women.
  • earn: Unlike the male actors list, there's a notable lack of diversity among this year's highest earning women.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dwayne Johnson will star in Jumanji: The Next Level later this year.

Lawsuit opposing Minnesota same-sex marriage video law is revived

  • barring: It ordered U.S. District Judge John Tunheim in Minneapolis, who had dismissed the lawsuit in September 2017, to decide whether the Larsens and their company, Telescope Media Group, deserve a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the law.
  • florist: In June, for example, the Washington Supreme Court ruled for a second time against a Christian florist for refusing to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding, setting up a potential clash at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • sacrificial: The Larsens said their goals included to " use their talents and their company " to honor God, including by producing wedding videos promoting marriage as a " sacrificial covenant between one man and one woman.
  • covenant: The Larsens said their goals included to " use their talents and their company " to honor God, including by producing wedding videos promoting marriage as a " sacrificial covenant between one man and one woman.
  • incidentally: Stras, an appointee of President Donald Trump, distinguished antidiscrimination laws targeting conduct and only incidentally affecting speech, calling it " unquestionably" acceptable to require an employer to remove a " White Applicants Only" sign.

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

  • barrier: Gibson, disillusioned because she felt her success had not completely destroyed the colour barrier in tennis, also retired shortly after her second Wimbledon singles win in 1958, with her finances in a parlous state.
  • alienate: When people are doing things for you it usually comes with strings attached so she had a way of alienating people who would ask her to do things.
  • attention: The tall, athletic teenager with a fierce will to win and streetwise spirit- said to have been borne out of her father forcing her to fight him on the rooftop of their apartment block- began to attract attention.
  • struggle: She struggled more when mixing with the doctors, lawyers and scholars who also played at the Cosmopolitan.
  • notoriety: It is unfortunate because someone like Althea, for what she accomplished, never got the notoriety she deserved while she was living.

India Inc grows impatient as economy dips and Modi is distracted

  • hazard: Krishnamurthy Subramanian, India's chief economic adviser, said on Thursday that using public money to help the private sector was a " moral hazard.
  • patient: Modi's supporters point to his successes though, including a unified goods and services tax in 2017 that they say is poised to bring more of the informal economy into the tax net, and contend businesses should be patient.
  • evasion: Many businessmen also say the government is going overboard in a drive against tax evasion, corruption and money laundering.
  • retribution: It was like when you fall in lov e," said a Mumbai-based manufacturer, asking to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
  • restive: Several businessmen say Modi's government needs to take swift action on the economy, but instead it seems preoccupied with the situation in Kashmir, which is under a lockdown after authorities curtailed the autonomy of the restive region.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks cautious ahead of Powell's speech; yuan at fresh 11-1/2 yr low

  • inversion: An inversion in the U.S. yield curve has presaged several past U.S. recessions, raising fears the decade-long expansion in the world's biggest economy might be nearing its end.
  • inversion: In the U.S. bond market, the closely watched two-year, 10-year Treasury yield curve briefly moved back into inversion overnight, a shift that also occurred last week and sent financial markets into a tailspin amid worries of a sharp global downturn.
  • dissent: Kansas City Fed President Esther George, who dissented against the decision to ease juin July, and Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, who said he " reluctantly" supported the cut, both said the U.S. economy does not need more stimulus at this point.
  • depreciation: The markets are not impacted by the drop in yuan primarily because capital accounts are well controlled and PBOC has managed market expectation well around the depreciation," said Caroline Yu Maurer, head of Greater China equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management.