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Lawyer: 2nd autopsy in police shooting contradicts officials

  • autopsy: Lawyer Charles Herrmann, who commissioned the independent autopsy, announced its findings Thursday, a day after a spokesman for a special unit investigating the Feb. 10 shooting said five or six bullets struck Zambrano-Montes, but none from behind.
  • estrange: He is representing the man's estranged wife and two daughters.
  • autopsy: A Seattle pathologist, Dr. Carl Wigren, performed the independent autopsy Feb. 20, and Herrmann released a portion of the report Thursday.
  • autopsy: The independent autopsy determined the Pasco orchard worker also was shot in the face, stomach, chest, arm and scrotum, according to a diagram provided by Herrmann.
  • autopsy: Ken Lattin was clear that preliminary results of the official autopsy showed Zambrano-Montes was not hit anywhere on the back of his body.

Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

  • spate: The two accidents follow a spate of other fiery oil train derailments in the U.S. and Canada over the past few years.
  • liquid: The tank cars in the recent accidents were built to a voluntary standard written by industry in 2011 to answer criticism that cars used to transport flammable liquids were prone to rupture in an accident and spill their contents and ignite spectacular fires.
  • gravity: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told The Associated Press that administration officials understand the gravity of the issue and are committed to a " comprehensive approach" that includes better braking and slower train speeds, as well as enhancing the ability of fire departments to respond to accidents.

Missouri auditor dies in 'apparent suicide,' police say

  • autopsy: Everything at this point does suggest that it is an apparent suicide," Murphy said, adding that an autopsy will be conducted Friday.
  • resign: Schweich said he felt the comments were anti-Semitic and wanted Hancock to resign the party chairmanship to which he was elected last Saturday.
  • debut: Schweich, who attended Yale University and then Harvard Law School, made his political debut in 2009.
  • vacate: He had considered running for the seat being vacated in 2010 by Republican U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, and he had the encouragement of his mentor, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth.
  • mentor: He had considered running for the seat being vacated in 2010 by Republican U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, and he had the encouragement of his mentor, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth.

Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

  • obligate: Tw o-thirds of respondents (66 percent) said that world leaders are morally obligated to take action to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • modify: Whether shifting moral beliefs can translate widely into a willingness to modify carbon-intensive lifestyles and assume the costs of weaning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels remains to be seen.
  • wean: Whether shifting moral beliefs can translate widely into a willingness to modify carbon-intensive lifestyles and assume the costs of weaning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels remains to be seen.

Black Madam: I've done thousands of buttocks injections

  • aggravate: Windslowe also is charged with aggravated assa ult, accused of injuring an exotic dancer at a Philadelphia pumping party on New Year's Eve 2011, when she injected a group of dancers on a dining room table.
  • camaraderie: I loved the camaraderie of being with the girls and hanging out," Windslowe said.
  • indifferent: The way she said it was just... really cold, really indifferent," Windslowe said.
  • involuntary: In a Las Vegas case, a Colombian couple charged with murder pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in late 2011 and received up to eight years in prison.

Prosecutors back off charges in California train crash

  • commuter: Reuters)- A driver who was taken into custody after his truck was hit by a Southern California commuter train in a fiery wreck that injured 50 people will not be criminally charged, at least for now, prosecutors said on Thursday.
  • wreck: Reuters)- A driver who was taken into custody after his truck was hit by a Southern California commuter train in a fiery wreck that injured 50 people will not be criminally charged, at least for now, prosecutors said on Thursday.
  • hazard: The crossing was a known transportation hazard and the scene of a fatal accident as recently as last year, raising questions about why an overpass had not been built there.

Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

  • scarcity: Certainly Elvis-themed wedding chapels already dot Las Vegas and there has been no scarcity of exhibits and shows, including a short-lived tribute by Cirque du Soleil in 2012, but organizers say this is the real deal.
  • advertise: His manager paid for the 24-foot tall image of a guitar-playing Elvis to advertise the singer's first performances in Las Vegas in 1956 at The New Frontier, since demolished.
  • specialty: Now director of the casino-hotel's room service and specialty restaurants, Parisi recalled his encounters and talks with the King fondly.

Lawmakers demand swastikas be removed from California house

  • desecrate: The symbols desecrate the memory of 6 million Jews who died in concentration camps, he said.
  • deface: Block said the homeowner has the freedom to deface his own home, but that doesn't make the use of the swastikas right.
  • purveyor: We have learned that the purveyors of hate tragically often follow their vile speech with criminal acts of terror," Block said.

Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

  • noon: Alex Juarez, a spokesman for Internet service provider CenturyL ink, said the problem was first reported around noon Wednesday, and customer complaints immediately began to pour in from the northern edges of Phoenix to cities like Flagstaff, Prescott and Sedona.
  • tedious: As the outage spread, CenturyLink technicians began the long, tedious process of inspecting the line mile by mile.
  • splice: They eventually located the severed cable and spliced it back together.

Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings

  • spectator: The monthlong trial unfolded in a heavily fortified courthouse where federal guards stood outside with machine guns and spectators had to pass through a special metal detector outside the courtroom.
  • confidant: Prosecutors said al-Fawwaz, a 52-year-old Saudi Arabian, was a close confidant of Osama bin Laden and made sure bin Laden's death threats against Americans were heard and noticed worldwide in 1998.
  • juror: There is no hate in the heart of Khaled al-Fawwaz," defense lawyer Bobbi Sternheim told jurors.
  • juror: It is very clear that Osama bin Laden took a very bad turn, and the turn that he took shocked, disturbed and angered Khaled al-Fawwaz," Sternheim told jurors.
  • extradite: Arrested in London in 1998, he was extradited from Great Britain in 2012.

Accused Boston bomber's lawyers challenge jury-selection process

  • alternate: The final phase of jury selection is set to take place on Tuesday, when prosecutors and defense attorneys will whittle down the field of about 70 provisionally qualified jurors to 18 people, including 12 jurors and six alternates.
  • appellate: The judge rejected all three requests, and attorneys are now waiting for an appellate panel to rule on the matter.
  • precaution: Extra precautions must be taken to protect the defendant's right to an impartial and representative jury in a capital case, " his attorneys argued in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Boston.
  • impartial: Extra precautions must be taken to protect the defendant's right to an impartial and representative jury in a capital case, " his attorneys argued in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Boston.
  • impartial: Defense lawyers have asked U.S. District Judge George O'Toole three times to move the trial out of Boston, contending that it would be impossible to seat an impartial jury in the city where so many residents were either present at the race or ordered to shelter in their homes four days after the attack as police searched for Tsarnaev.

Labs extend record as US top dog, but bulldogs make waves

  • extol: Bulldogs ' rise is no surprise to fans who extol their unmistakable, push-faced expressions and generally calm demeanors.
  • demeanor: Bulldogs ' rise is no surprise to fans who extol their unmistakable, push-faced expressions and generally calm demeanors.
  • prevalence: Frenchies were No. 6 in the decade of the 1910s, but their prevalence later waned.
  • wane: Frenchies were No. 6 in the decade of the 1910s, but their prevalence later waned.
  • hesitant: Breeder Micki Beerman recalls one of her Labs winning over a hesitant child by gradually moving closer, until the child began to pet the dog.

Key facts about Jodi Arias murder case

  • spy: The testimony at Arias ' murder trial included examples of how she snooped on Alexander's email and even sneaked through the doggie door of his home to spy on him.
  • decapitate: Arias stabbed and slashed Alexander nearly 30 times, slit his throat so deeply that she nearly decapitated him, and shot him in the forehead.
  • forehead: Arias stabbed and slashed Alexander nearly 30 times, slit his throat so deeply that she nearly decapitated him, and shot him in the forehead.
  • spectator: Her first trial drew a global following and inspired spectators to wait in line in the middle of the night to get a coveted seat in the courtroom.
  • deceitful: Prosecutors cast her as manipulative, deceitful and lacking remorse for the crime.

Regulators move toward tougher rules for Internet providers

  • edge: The FCC vote on the rules scheduled Thursday is considered a victory for consumer advocates and companies like Netflix and Twitter that have long warned that some providers want to create paid " fast lanes" on the Internet, edging out cash-strapped startups and smaller Internet-based businesses.
  • load: Net neutrality is the idea that websites or videos load at about the same speed.
  • inclined: That means you won't be more inclined to watch a particular show on Amazon Prime instead of on Netflix because Amazon has struck a deal with your service provider to load its data faster.
  • load: That means you won't be more inclined to watch a particular show on Amazon Prime instead of on Netflix because Amazon has struck a deal with your service provider to load its data faster.
  • classify: FCC officials are hoping to erase the legal ambiguity by no longer classifying the Internet as an " information service" but a " telecommunications service " subject to Title II of the 1934 Communications Act.

Two patients sickened by superbug in Los Angeles sue device maker

  • negligence: Both suits seek unspecified damages alleging fraud and negligence on the part of Olympus, and Cerda's also included injury and wrongful death claims.
  • regent: The complaints said that medical staff followed the company's cleaning guidelines before using the devices, but plaintiffs ' attorney Pete Kaufman said UCLA and the University of California regents could be added as defendants after further investigation.
  • ailment: Young, who filed suit on Monday, went to the medical center in mid-2014 for a pancreatic ailment then became ill and was hospitalized a short time later, said Kevin Boyle, an attorney on his legal team.
  • disinfect: The scopes, which are threaded through the mouth, throat and stomach and used in a variety of gastrointestinal procedures, can be difficult to disinfect properly, even when instructions provided by the manufacturers are followed, the FDA has said.

AP sources: Obama nonprofit polls Chicagoans on library site

  • enlist: Aiming to counter the vocal opposition from park advocates, the Barack Obama Foundation earlier this month enlisted a prominent Democratic pollster who worked on both of Obama's presidential campaigns.
  • transfer: That set off a scramble by university officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and earlier this month, the park district's board voted unanimously to transfer 20 acres to the city, to be leased to the foundation if the University of Chicago gets the library.
  • rebut: The Obama foundation's poll appeared to be laying the groundwork for the foundation and the University of Chicago's supporters to rebut that argument as the Obamas narrow in on a decision.
  • contiguous: Yet that number rose again to about 9 in 10 once people were told more about the use of park land, such as the shortage of contiguous, vacant, city-owned land on the South Side.

Wisconsin Senate approves right-to-work bill, sends to state Assembly

  • shout: The bill, which would make Wisconsin the 25th U.S. state with a right-to-work law on the books, cleared the Republican-led Senate on a 17-15 vote following hours of debate marked by periodic angry shouts from opponents in the Senate gallery.
  • accolade: Walker drew accolades from conservatives across the nation in 2011 when he ushered through legislation curtailing the powers of most public-sector unions in Wisconsin amid large protests at the state capitol in Madison.
  • evaporate: They are evaporating the middle class, and no one in this room seems to care," Senator Dave Hansen, a Democrat, said during the floor debate.
  • admonish: Senate floor action on Wednesday was marked from the start by interruptions from protesters in the gallery, who were admonished to follow the rules for decorum.
  • decorum: Senate floor action on Wednesday was marked from the start by interruptions from protesters in the gallery, who were admonished to follow the rules for decorum.

Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear

  • quarantine: After Spencer's diagnosis, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced mandatory 21-day quarantines for travelers who have come in close contact with Ebola, which has infected more than 14,000 people in West Africa and has killed more than 5,000.
  • quarantine: The threat of quarantine may cause sick people to defer seeking treatment or cause health care responders returning from affected countries to " alter their travel plans or misreport their exposure to avoid quarantine," said Spencer, whose treatment included a transfusion of blood plasma from another Ebola survivor.
  • transfusion: The threat of quarantine may cause sick people to defer seeking treatment or cause health care responders returning from affected countries to " alter their travel plans or misreport their exposure to avoid quarantine," said Spencer, whose treatment included a transfusion of blood plasma from another Ebola survivor.
  • expediency: We all lose when we allow irrational fear, fueled in part by prime-time ratings and political expediency, to supersede pragmatic public health preparedness," Spencer wrote.
  • supersede: We all lose when we allow irrational fear, fueled in part by prime-time ratings and political expediency, to supersede pragmatic public health preparedness," Spencer wrote.

Opening statements next week in marathon bombing trial

  • juror: Early next week, Tsarnaev's lawyers and prosecutors will be allowed to eliminate 23 jurors each for strategic reasons.
  • juror: A final panel of 12 jurors and six alternates will then be seated for the trial.
  • alternate: A final panel of 12 jurors and six alternates will then be seated for the trial.
  • juror: Many prospective jurors said they already believe Tsarnaev is guilty and they could not be impartial.
  • impartial: Many prospective jurors said they already believe Tsarnaev is guilty and they could not be impartial.

U.S. Senate votes to clear path for security agency funding

  • substitute: I will offer a clean substitute and work to expedite consideration of the bill as amended to get it back over to the House this week," McConnell said on the Senate floor.
  • expedite: I will offer a clean substitute and work to expedite consideration of the bill as amended to get it back over to the House this week," McConnell said on the Senate floor.
  • machination: This is not the time to engage in activities that would threaten our counterterrorism capabilities... and effectively to hold our counterterrorism agencies hostage to political machinations in D.C.," New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told a news conference.
  • encompass: Homeland Security encompasses the Coast Guard and Transportation Security Administration as well as border, immigration and several other federal agencies.

Pregnant store owner gets 5 years in puppy arson case

  • estrange: Clowers noted that Lee told the court the father of her child was her husband, from whom Lee was estranged at the time of the January 2014 fire at the Prince and Princess pet shop in southwest Las Vegas, and who she once tried to blame for the crime.
  • liquid: Store security video showed Lee removing files in an office while co-defendant Kirk Bills poured liquid on the floor around locked kennel cages and ignited it.
  • leniency: His lawyer, Roger Bailey, said he hopes for leniency and a two-to-five year sentence that, with time already served, could get Bills out of prison as early as next year.
  • douse: Ceiling fire sprinklers quickly doused the flames, and none of the 27 animals was fatally injured before firefighters arrived.

Life-saving train design is rarely used

  • commuter: A spokesman for Metro-North, the New York City commuter railroad where a fiery collision between an SUV and a train Feb. 3 killed six people, said the California crash will prompt Metro-North" to assess whether the system could be beneficial in enhancing safety.
  • collision: A spokesman for Metro-North, the New York City commuter railroad where a fiery collision between an SUV and a train Feb. 3 killed six people, said the California crash will prompt Metro-North" to assess whether the system could be beneficial in enhancing safety.
  • spear: It is not clear whether the technology would have made a difference in the most recent Metro-North crash, in which more than 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into a dozen sections and speared the train.
  • credit: Back in California, Metrolink officials are crediting crash energy management, which was designed and built into three of the four double-decker passenger cars involved in the accident, with the remarkably low number of serious injuries.
  • bumper: Metrolink's cars have collapsible " crush zones" at the ends of its cars that help absorb the impact, along with shock absorbers, bumpers and couplers.

California train crash was an accident, lawyer for truck driver says

  • wreck: Reuters)- A lawyer for the driver whose truck was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people said on Wednesday the crash was an accident and that his client left the scene only to try to find help.
  • intoxicate: Bamieh confirmed his client had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in 1998 but said there was no indication he was intoxicated at the time of the rail crash.
  • resuscitate: Wong said the driver suffered cardiac arrest earlier on Wednesday and was resuscitated.
  • hazard: The crossing was a known transportation hazard and the scene of a fatal accident as recently as last year, raising questions about why a highway overpass had not been built.
  • liquor: He also pleaded guilty to failure to obey a police officer, having liquor with a " minor on the premises" and having no insurance, the Times reported.

Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

  • engulf: Flames engulfed the truck, but investigators said the engine was intact and may offer clues about what happened.
  • collapsible: After one killed 11 people and injured 180 others in Glendale in 2005, Metrolink invested heavily in passenger cars with collapsible bumpers and other features to absorb impact.
  • bumper: After one killed 11 people and injured 180 others in Glendale in 2005, Metrolink invested heavily in passenger cars with collapsible bumpers and other features to absorb impact.

Only woman on Georgia's death row denied clemency

  • commute: Her lawyers had asked the board to commute her sentence to life in prison without parole.
  • commute: The parole board is the only entity in Georgia with the authority to commute a death sentence.
  • testimonial: It included several dozen testimonials from prison employees, clergy, educators and fellow inmates detailing Gissendaner's transformation through faith into a positive role model who has aided troubled inmates and helped prison guards keep order.
  • bitterness: Kayla Gissendaner, who was 7 when her father was killed, wrote to the board that she 'd gone through periods of not speaking to her mother and that it had taken her a long time to get over her anger and bitterness at her mother for taking her father away.

Jodi Arias' fate soon heads to jury to decide life or death

  • juror: It doesn't provide an excuse," said Martinez, who later asked jurors to sentence Arias to death.
  • juror: Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi told jurors that Arias should get life in prison, saying she deserves a second chance because she was the victim of verbal and physical abuse throughout her life.
  • juror: He asked jurors not to judge Arias entirely on her actions on the day of the killing, saying she is remorseful.
  • abusive: It averts your eyes," the prosecutor said, adding that the evidence shows the sexual relationship between Arias and Alexander wasn't abusive.
  • spectator: Her sentencing retrial has dragged on amid a series of expert witnesses and the surprising October decision by Judge Sherry Stephens to remove reporters and spectators from the courtroom so Arias could testify in private.

Georgia to execute female inmate for first time in 70 years

  • desolate: According to prosecutors, she convinced her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, to murder Douglas Gissendaner, who was stabbed to death in a desolate area in suburban Atlanta after being abducted from his home.
  • pardon: The execution, which would be the ninth carried out in the United States this year unless a court or pardons board interv enes, is set for 7 p.m. ET at a prison in Jackson, Georgia.
  • pardon: Georgia's parole board pardoned Baker in 2005, 60 years after her death, saying it was a " grievous erro r" that she was denied clemency.
  • grievous: Georgia's parole board pardoned Baker in 2005, 60 years after her death, saying it was a " grievous erro r" that she was denied clemency.

State Dept. official charged with soliciting minor

  • noon: Daniel Rosen was arrested at his Washington home around noon Tuesday, said Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman with the Fairfax County Police Department in northern Virginia.
  • solicit: He was charged with one count of using of a communications device to solicit a juvenile.
  • extradite: She said Rosen would be extradited to Fairfax County jail within the next 10 days.
  • clearance: "His security clearance will be suspended and he will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process," Psaki said.

Crossing at scene of California rail crash was known rail hazard

  • hazard: Crossing at scene of California rail crash was known rail hazard- Yahoo News.
  • hazard: Crossing at scene of California rail crash was known rail hazard.
  • hazard: Reuters)- The rail crossing where a California commuter train plowed into a truck was a known transportation hazard and the scene of a fatal accident as recently as last year, raising questions about why a highway overpass has not been built there.
  • wreck: Fifty people were injured in Tuesday's fiery pre-dawn wreck in Oxnard, which flipped over three double-decker Metrolink rail cars and derailed two others.
  • smolder: The Ford F450 pickup truck, which was hauling a trailer loaded with welding equipment, was destroyed and parts were left smoldering hours later.

4 Wesleyan students arrested in Molly drug hospitalizations

  • paraphernalia: Kramer is accused of possessing drug paraphernalia, a regulated substance and a small amount of marijuana.
  • rave: Eleven Wesleyan students, some of whom had attended a rave music show on Saturday night, received medical attention over the weekend, police said.
  • paraphernalia: Al Nakib is accused of possessing a controlled substance, a controlled substance with intent to sell it and drug paraphernalia.
  • potency: Dr. Mark Neavyn, chief of toxicology at Hartford Hospital, said users who believe they are taking Molly are often receiving different kinds of designer drugs, with ranges of purity and potency making the health risks unpredictable.
  • jeopardize: Incidents jeopardizing the safety will not be tolerated," he said," and those offenders will be held accountable.

Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle sentenced to life in prison

  • lionize: Kyle, a former ranch had turned SEAL credited with the most confirmed kills of any U.S. military sniper, has been lionized in his home state of Texas.
  • defamation: Even though Kyle's autobiography has been criticized for language seen as demeaning Iraqis and has been on the losing end of a defamation suit brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Kyle is revered in Stephenville, near where he grew up and went to college.
  • revere: Even though Kyle's autobiography has been criticized for language seen as demeaning Iraqis and has been on the losing end of a defamation suit brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Kyle is revered in Stephenville, near where he grew up and went to college.

Fifty hurt when Southern California train slams into truck

  • wreckage: While no one was killed, the force of the impact overturned three double-decker Metrolink rail cars and derailed two others, ripped the truck apart and left burned chunks and twisted wreckage still smoldering hours later.
  • wreck: Amtrak, which suspended its passenger rail service between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo after the Metrolink wreck, said it would resume operations on a limited basis on Wednesday.
  • smolder: While no one was killed, the force of the impact overturned three double-decker Metrolink rail cars and derailed two others, ripped the truck apart and left burned chunks and twisted wreckage still smoldering hours later.
  • wreck: The wreck triggered major delays to Metrolink lines across Ventura County, forcing commuters onto buses.

In surprise result, Chicago's Mayor Emanuel faces election run-off

  • alderman: Garcia, 58, a former state senator and alderman, has argued that Emanuel paid more attention to the city's upper class and downtown than to the poor and communities outside the commercial center.
  • euphoric: We have something to say," said Garcia to his euphoric supporters Tuesday night.
  • precinct: With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had 45.4 percent of the vote, while Garcia had 33.9 percent.

Jodi Arias' lawyer says ex-boyfriend sexually humiliated her

  • humiliate: Jodi Arias ' lawyer says ex-boyfriend sexually humiliated her- Yahoo News.
  • lenient: Arias often looked at the jury as her attorney pleaded for the more lenient sentence.
  • spectator: Her sentencing retrial has dragged on for several months amid a series of expert witnesses and the surprising October decision by Judge Sherry Stephens to remove reporters and spectators from the courtroom so Arias could testify in private.

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

  • swallow: The Justice Department's decision not to file federal charges against Zimmerman was expected but still " a bitter pill to swallow," he said.
  • animosity: That probe focused on whether the killing amounted to a federal civil rights violation, which would have required proof that it was motivated by racial animosity.
  • premature: Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man's premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surfac e," Holder said.

Officer investigated after pushing, slapping homeless man

  • congregate: Among those arrested was 90-year-old Arnold Abbott, known locally as " Chef Abbott," who has made it his mission to feed the homeless where they congregate.
  • misdemeanor: Laclair, meanwhile, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and was released earlier Tuesday on bail.
  • utmost: I respect the law enforcement people here to the utmost," Laclair said.

California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

  • plastic: The plastic bag manufacturing trade group American Progressive Bag Alliance had 555,000 of the roughly 505,000 valid signatures needed to qualify the referendum after a random sample of the signatures, said Bill Mabie, chief deputy for Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
  • marine: It was scheduled to be phased in starting in July at large grocery stores and supermarkets as a way to cut down on litter and protect marine life.
  • plastic: Supporters of the statewide ban criticized manufacturers for spending millions on the referendum campaign in order to continue selling plastic bags.
  • plastic: Under SB270 by then-state Sen. Alex Padilla, D- Los Angeles, California was to begin pulling plastic bags out of checkout counters at large grocery stores such as Wal-Mart and Target this summer.
  • convenience: The ban was scheduled to expand to convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016.

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

  • ornate: In the 25 years since the ALA adopted a policy urging full access for poor and homeless library patrons, few have taken this mission as far as Nash ville's main downtown library, where Bailey arrives early each day, standing on an icy sidewalk in below-freezing temperatures with a half-dozen other people until the ornate bronze doors open.
  • renovate: The library recently renovated this section with their homeless patrons in mind, ditching countless shelves of bound copies of " Popular Mechanics" and other periodicals that are now available electronically, and making way for 68 computers and more tables with ethernet connections and power outlets.
  • odor: I think there are still a lot of punitive policies and a lot of barriers... rules about the size of baggage you can bring in or policies about odor or no-sleeping policie s," said librarian Julie Ann Winklestein, who co-wrote an ALA pamphlet to help librarians better serve people who have already been turned away by other institutions.
  • pamphlet: I think there are still a lot of punitive policies and a lot of barriers... rules about the size of baggage you can bring in or policies about odor or no-sleeping policie s," said librarian Julie Ann Winklestein, who co-wrote an ALA pamphlet to help librarians better serve people who have already been turned away by other institutions.
  • patron: One regular patron died of exposure; another was hit by a car and died shortly before he was to receive housing.

New York court dismisses lawsuit over Occupy Wall Street arrests

  • trick: Many of the protesters claimed they were unlawfully arrested and tricked into believing the march, which blocked traffic, had been authorized since police initially blocking the thoroughfare had retreated and allowed the protesters to move forward.
  • thoroughfare: Many of the protesters claimed they were unlawfully arrested and tricked into believing the march, which blocked traffic, had been authorized since police initially blocking the thoroughfare had retreated and allowed the protesters to move forward.
  • express: Nor was there any express statement from any police official authorizing the protesters to cross the Bridge on the vehicular roadway, opining that doing so would be lawful, or waiving the enforcement of any traffic regulation.
  • waive: Nor was there any express statement from any police official authorizing the protesters to cross the Bridge on the vehicular roadway, opining that doing so would be lawful, or waiving the enforcement of any traffic regulation.
  • abrupt: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, a lawyer for the class action plaintiffs, called the court's decision "extremely abrupt" and said it showed that " the judiciary is unwilling to hold the police accountable" for misconduct.

U.S. conservatives urge Boehner to hold firm on immigration

  • capitulate: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Conservative Republicans urged House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner not to capitulate in a fight with Democrats over President Barack Obama's immigration policy that threatens a partial Homeland Security shutdown later this week.
  • unlawful: Now is the time to stand firm against these unlawful executive actions," said the letter, signed by about 20 conservative Republicans so far.
  • protective: If that happens, the department's essential protective staff would stay on the job, but there would be no money to pay them until new funding is approved.

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

  • prize: Placing Alaska in the same category as Washington state and Colorado with legal marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans who prize the privacy rights enshrined in the Alaska state constitution.
  • porch: He even warned people against smoking on their porches if they live next to a park.
  • initiative: Initiative backers promised Native leaders that communities could still have local control under certain conditions.

Obama faces left-right opposition on trade, military force

  • cede: Fleming, meanwhile, doesn't want to cede more power to Obama on any front, because he's still fuming over the president's executive actions on health and deportation policies.
  • split: Many issues, including taxes, spending and immigration, typically split along partisan lines.
  • amend: Obama wants renewal of " fast track" authority, which has let past presidents negotiate trade deals that Congress can ratify or reject, but not amend.
  • thwart: The Communications Workers of America union, which strongly supports Obama on most issues, is working with conservative Republicans to thwart him on trade.

New flight paths cause turbulence for Phoenix neighborhoods

  • turbulence: New flight paths cause turbulence for Phoenix neighborhoods- Yahoo News.
  • enrage: In Phoenix, the changes sent flight paths directly above historic downtown homes, and residents are enraged over what they view as an attack on their quality of life.
  • renaissance: In Phoenix, the new flight paths are over neighborhoods that have experienced a renaissance in recent years as the city's real estate market rebounded.
  • awaken: Longdon says she has been awakened at 2 a.m., when " it sounds like bombers are overhead.
  • revert: In a meeting with city representatives last month, the FAA said it would not revert to old flight paths while the issue gets further study.

States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

  • recidivism: These programs are part of a national, data-driven movement to drive down prison populations, reduce recidivism and save billions.
  • repeat: Supporters cite some research, such as a 1987 Rand Corp. study that said the surveys accurately can predict the likelihood of repeat offenses as much as 70 percent of the time if they are used correctly.
  • recidivism: It's nearly impossible to measure the surveys ' impact on recidivism because they are only part of broader efforts.

Chief justice could again swing Obamacare case in government's favor

  • overreach: The conservative challengers in the case aim to persuade Roberts and the other eight justices that the federal government has overreached by providing tax subsidies to millions of people in 34 states that didn't create their own insurance exchanges.
  • oral: It is, however, difficult to predict how any individual justice will vote, particularly before hearing his or her questions at oral arguments.
  • poison: Lawyers for a Pennsylvania woman accused of trying to poison her husband's lover said Congress had overstepped in interpreting a treaty to cover crimes involving household chemicals.
  • infringe: In throwing out the woman's federal conviction under a chemical weapons law, Roberts signaled his concerns about infringing on the rights of the states, which usually play the lead role in prosecuting such crimes.
  • defer: Roberts has not always deferred to the government, even if warned of major consequences.