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Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

  • plead: Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme.
  • guilty: Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme.
  • plead: BOSTON (Reuters)- The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients.
  • guilty: BOSTON (Reuters)- The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients.
  • participate: BOSTON (Reuters)- The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients.

Trump rallies Republicans tax reform vote

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans are poised to pass the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code since 1986.
  • rare: US President Donald Trump has made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers around a controversial proposed overhaul of the US tax code.
  • lawmaker: US President Donald Trump has made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers around a controversial proposed overhaul of the US tax code.
  • overhaul: US President Donald Trump has made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers around a controversial proposed overhaul of the US tax code.
  • reform: House Republicans are due to vote later on Thursday for the tax reform plan, which has a major corporate tax cut.

Anti-Trump sticker on Texas pick-up truck riles sheriff

  • bumper: A bumper sticker directing an expletive at US President Donald Trump and those who voted for him has triggered a free speech debate in Texas.
  • debate: A bumper sticker directing an expletive at US President Donald Trump and those who voted for him has triggered a free speech debate in Texas.
  • vehicle: The pick-up truck adhesive prompted a Facebook post by a local sheriff who asked to speak with the vehicle owner.
  • threaten: In his post, the sheriff threatened to prosecute the owner for disorderly conduct unless she changes the sign.
  • numerous: I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck," wrote the Republican sheriff, who local media outlets report is considering a run for US Congress.

IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

  • urge: IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants.
  • avoid: IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants.
  • extreme: IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants.
  • immigrant: IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants.
  • coalition: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

US rapper Lil Peep has died aged 21

  • caption: His death comes a day after he posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption: " When I die, you'll love me.
  • release: Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, who worked with Lil Peep last year, has released a statement confirming the news of his death.
  • confirm: Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, who worked with Lil Peep last year, has released a statement confirming the news of his death.
  • tragic: I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic.
  • intelligent: He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming.

Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky has denied his company has worked with the Kremlin to hack others.
  • hack: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky has denied his company has worked with the Kremlin to hack others.
  • sensitive: The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker's computer.
  • identify: Russian hackers had used Kaspersky software to identify classified files on the NSA contractor's home computer, which they then stole, it said.
  • emerge: It later emerged Kaspersky had also copied files off the PC itself.

Russia’s Status for 2018 Winter Games at Risk

  • access: WADA also demanded that RUSADA allow access to urine samples at its Moscow testing laboratory as a further condition of reinstatement.
  • laboratory: WADA also demanded that RUSADA allow access to urine samples at its Moscow testing laboratory as a further condition of reinstatement.
  • further: WADA also demanded that RUSADA allow access to urine samples at its Moscow testing laboratory as a further condition of reinstatement.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

  • patient: Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
  • treatment: Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter's syndrome.
  • correct: Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter's syndrome.
  • pain: Mr Madeux says he was prepared to take part in the trial as he is " in pain every second of the day ".
  • patient: Patients are born without the genetic instructions for an enzyme that breaks down long sugary molecules called mucopolysaccharides.

Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

  • murder: Reuters)- Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the " Manson Family" out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospita lized, the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • cite: She cited privacy laws that preclude the agency" from commenting on protected health information for any inmate in our custody," the newspaper reported.
  • preclude: She cited privacy laws that preclude the agency" from commenting on protected health information for any inmate in our custody," the newspaper reported.
  • information: She cited privacy laws that preclude the agency" from commenting on protected health information for any inmate in our custody," the newspaper reported.
  • available: State and local officials were not immediately available for comment to Reuters.

Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

  • forecast: Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA.
  • advocacy: Reuters)- Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.
  • release: Roughly 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles (80 k m) or more away from home Nov. 22-26, a 3.3 percent increase over last year and the most since 2005, Heathrow, Florida-based AAA said in a report released on Thursday.
  • labor: A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season," Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, said.
  • generate: A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season," Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, said.

Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

  • purchase: Salvator Mundi" (Savior of the World) was purchased by an unidentified buyer bidding via telephone after a protracted contest of nearly 20 minutes at the New York auction house.
  • telephone: Salvator Mundi" (Savior of the World) was purchased by an unidentified buyer bidding via telephone after a protracted contest of nearly 20 minutes at the New York auction house.
  • protracted: Salvator Mundi" (Savior of the World) was purchased by an unidentified buyer bidding via telephone after a protracted contest of nearly 20 minutes at the New York auction house.
  • increment: With at least six bidders and increments coming in at more than 15 million, sustained whoops and cheers broke out in the packed salesroom as the hammer came down.
  • cheer: With at least six bidders and increments coming in at more than 15 million, sustained whoops and cheers broke out in the packed salesroom as the hammer came down.

Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

  • witness: Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness.
  • involve: Alejandro Burzaco, the former head of sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, testified for a second day in a U.S. court, adding details to Tuesday's testimony that Televisa, Globo and Fox Sports had been involved in bribery.
  • surround: In the first trial to be heard in a U.S. investigation of bribery surrounding FIFA, soccer's world governing body, Burzaco told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday that Torneos, Televisa and Globo paid the bribe to Julio Humberto Grondona, a FIFA executive who died in 2014.
  • govern: In the first trial to be heard in a U.S. investigation of bribery surrounding FIFA, soccer's world governing body, Burzaco told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday that Torneos, Televisa and Globo paid the bribe to Julio Humberto Grondona, a FIFA executive who died in 2014.
  • juror: In the first trial to be heard in a U.S. investigation of bribery surrounding FIFA, soccer's world governing body, Burzaco told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday that Torneos, Televisa and Globo paid the bribe to Julio Humberto Grondona, a FIFA executive who died in 2014.

Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court

  • militia: Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court.
  • overture: LAS VEGAS (Reuters)- Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.
  • dispute: LAS VEGAS (Reuters)- Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.
  • government: LAS VEGAS (Reuters)- Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.
  • jail: LAS VEGAS (Reuters)- Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

Two more women accuse Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

  • forward: Reuters)- Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when she was about 18.
  • candidate: Reuters)- Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when she was about 18.
  • accuse: Reuters)- Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when she was about 18.
  • kiss: Reuters)- Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when she was about 18.
  • accuse: They are the sixth and seventh women to accuse Moore of sexual improprieties.

Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

  • riot: FILE PHOTO: Protesters fall as they are pushed back by police in riot gear during a protest after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 15, 2017.
  • protest: FILE PHOTO: Protesters fall as they are pushed back by police in riot gear during a protest after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 15, 2017.
  • guilty: FILE PHOTO: Protesters fall as they are pushed back by police in riot gear during a protest after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 15, 2017.
  • murder: FILE PHOTO: Protesters fall as they are pushed back by police in riot gear during a protest after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 15, 2017.
  • federal: Reuters)- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters, dealing a victory to a civil liberties group that challenged the police response to protests.

Jehovah's Witness 'within rights' to refuse blood transfusion

  • transfusion: Jehovah's Witness 'within rights' to refuse blood transfusion- BBC News.
  • transfusion: A Canadian woman was within her rights to refuse a blood transfusion on religious grounds, a coroner has said.
  • complication: Eloise Dup uis, 27, died in Quebec in 2016 of multiple organ failure following complications from a Caesarean section.
  • transfusion: As a Jehovah's Witness, she repeatedly told hospital staff she did not want to receive a blood transfusion.
  • treatment: She refused treatment even as doctors warned she would die without it.

Canada offers 200 ground troops to UN peacekeeping

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trudeau promises to donate millions to help recruit women to foreign militaries.
  • donate: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trudeau promises to donate millions to help recruit women to foreign militaries.
  • recruit: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trudeau promises to donate millions to help recruit women to foreign militaries.
  • foreign: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trudeau promises to donate millions to help recruit women to foreign militaries.
  • troops: Canada has promised to give the United Nations up to 200 ground troops to aid in peacekeeping missions worldwide.

Peru's ex-soccer official accused of threatening witness in U.S. trial

  • accuse: Peru's ex-soccer official accused of threatening witness in U.S. trial.
  • witness: Peru's ex-soccer official accused of threatening witness in U.S. trial.
  • corruption: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered that a former Peruvian soccer official on trial for corruption in Brooklyn be put under house arrest after prosecutors said he made a threatening gesture at a prosecution witness.
  • arrest: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered that a former Peruvian soccer official on trial for corruption in Brooklyn be put under house arrest after prosecutors said he made a threatening gesture at a prosecution witness.
  • gesture: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered that a former Peruvian soccer official on trial for corruption in Brooklyn be put under house arrest after prosecutors said he made a threatening gesture at a prosecution witness.

Florida city to say goodbye to streets named for Confederate generals

  • commission: Reuters)- Three streets in Hollywood, Florida named for Confederate generals were changed to Freedom, Hope and Liberty, the city's commission voted on Wednesday.
  • commission: The commission voted unanimously to change the names from Forrest, Hood and Lee, named for leader of the Confederate army, Robert E. Lee, and fellow generals Nathan Bedford Forrest and John Bell Hood.
  • debate: The planned change highlights a persistent debate in the U.S. South over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side who fought for the preservation of slavery in the 1861-1865 Civil War.
  • rebel: The planned change highlights a persistent debate in the U.S. South over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side who fought for the preservation of slavery in the 1861-1865 Civil War.
  • preservation: The planned change highlights a persistent debate in the U.S. South over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side who fought for the preservation of slavery in the 1861-1865 Civil War.

Manhattan jury convicts payday lender in $220 million fraud scheme

  • wire: The U.S. Department of Justice said Richard Moseley, 73, was convicted on six counts including wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, after a 2-1/2-week trial.
  • plead: Moseley, who had pleaded not guilty, faces up to 20 years in prison on the most serious charges at his scheduled April 27, 2018 sentencing.
  • guilty: Moseley, who had pleaded not guilty, faces up to 20 years in prison on the most serious charges at his scheduled April 27, 2018 sentencing.
  • prison: Moseley, who had pleaded not guilty, faces up to 20 years in prison on the most serious charges at his scheduled April 27, 2018 sentencing.
  • disappoint: We are disappointed with the verdict and plan a vigorous appeal, " Moseley's lawyer Adam Perlmutter said in an email.

In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

  • tout: The day after returning from a 12-day journey to Asia, Trump delivered a more than 20-minute live address to tout his accomplishments on the trip.
  • camera: Partway through his remarks, the president, who was speaking loudly to the assembled press, paused as cameras rolled to have a drink.
  • roll: Partway through his remarks, the president, who was speaking loudly to the assembled press, paused as cameras rolled to have a drink.
  • foil: Foiled at first when he could not locate any water on his podium, reporters pointed out there was a bottle on a table to his right.
  • comparison: Trump's drink of water lit up social media, evoking comparisons with a televised address given by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in 2013 during which he grabbed awkwardly for a water bottle.

Leah Denbok: The teenager photographing Canada's homeless

  • caption: Image copyright Leah Denbok Image caption Nathan, 68, has lived in Toronto his whole life.
  • camera: When Leah Denbok was 12 she bought a used camera from a store she describes as a " local hockshop"- a pawnbroker- in her small Ontario town of Collingwood,.
  • caption: Image copyright Courtesy Adrain Vit Image caption Teen photographer Leah Denbok is seeking to raise awareness around homelessness.
  • awareness: Image copyright Courtesy Adrain Vit Image caption Teen photographer Leah Denbok is seeking to raise awareness around homelessness.
  • resonate: The idea resonated with her because her mother was homeless as a very young child in India.

Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

  • rural: Reuters)- The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.
  • discover: Reuters)- The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.
  • discover: The body of the wife of the gunman, Kevin Neal, was discovered late on Tuesday, hidden under a hole in the floor, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said.
  • site: Authorities believe Neal, 44, killed his wife on Monday, the day before he went on a rampage at multiple sites around the small community of Rancho Tehama, about 120 miles ( 193 k m) north of Sacramento, killing four other people.
  • community: Authorities believe Neal, 44, killed his wife on Monday, the day before he went on a rampage at multiple sites around the small community of Rancho Tehama, about 120 miles ( 193 k m) north of Sacramento, killing four other people.

Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

  • diplomat: NEW YORK (Reuters)- An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.
  • diplomat: Simpson, a junior diplomat with the Australian Mission to the United Nations, was said to have been playing a " trust game" with an unidentified male house guest, according to the New York Post, citing unidentified police sources.
  • male: Simpson, a junior diplomat with the Australian Mission to the United Nations, was said to have been playing a " trust game" with an unidentified male house guest, according to the New York Post, citing unidentified police sources.
  • cite: Simpson, a junior diplomat with the Australian Mission to the United Nations, was said to have been playing a " trust game" with an unidentified male house guest, according to the New York Post, citing unidentified police sources.
  • influence: The police spokesman added that a toxicology report would determine whether Simpson was under the influence of alcohol at the time of his death.

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police

  • possible: Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police.
  • site: Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police.
  • suspect: Reuters)- Tampa police on Wednesday showed two videos of a man they suspect may be a serial killer who is feared to have murdered four people in the past two months in a string of nighttime attacks.
  • murder: Reuters)- Tampa police on Wednesday showed two videos of a man they suspect may be a serial killer who is feared to have murdered four people in the past two months in a string of nighttime attacks.
  • identify: Asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect, Police Chief Brian Dugan played the videos of what appears to be a thin black man, whom he described as between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall, both taken near the locations and around the times of two of the murders.

Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

  • prison: Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison.
  • prison: BOSTON (Reuters)- A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.
  • violate: BOSTON (Reuters)- A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.
  • civil: BOSTON (Reuters)- A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.
  • facility: BOSTON (Reuters)- A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

Police: California man killed wife before gun rampage

  • probably: We believe that's probably what started this whole event," Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters on Wednesday.
  • investigator: Investigators said they believe Neal shot and killed his wife on Monday night, sparking the gun rampage early on Tuesday.
  • victim: The victims were involved in an ongoing dispute with Neal that lead to an assault with a deadly weapon charge against him last January, authorities said.
  • involve: The victims were involved in an ongoing dispute with Neal that lead to an assault with a deadly weapon charge against him last January, authorities said.
  • dispute: The victims were involved in an ongoing dispute with Neal that lead to an assault with a deadly weapon charge against him last January, authorities said.

U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement

  • significant: U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement.
  • criminal: U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement.
  • involve: Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, of Braunfels, Texas, U.S., involved in the First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is shown in this undated Texas Department of Safety driver license photo, provided November 6, 2017.
  • significant: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were " significant" gaps in reporting soldiers ' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.
  • criminal: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were " significant" gaps in reporting soldiers ' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

  • detain: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.
  • release: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.
  • suspend: The three players- LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill- remain suspended from the University of California, Los Angeles, basketball team indefinitely, coach Steve Alford told a news conference.
  • indefinitely: The three players- LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill- remain suspended from the University of California, Los Angeles, basketball team indefinitely, coach Steve Alford told a news conference.
  • conference: The three players- LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill- remain suspended from the University of California, Los Angeles, basketball team indefinitely, coach Steve Alford told a news conference.

U.S. presses more cities, states on immigrant 'sanctuary' policies

  • protest: FILE PHOTO: Immigrant supporters protest during the Los Angeles City Council ad hoc committee on immigration meeting to discuss the city's response to threats by the Trump administration to cut funding from Los Angeles and other jurisdictions which federal officials say are providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2017.
  • discuss: FILE PHOTO: Immigrant supporters protest during the Los Angeles City Council ad hoc committee on immigration meeting to discuss the city's response to threats by the Trump administration to cut funding from Los Angeles and other jurisdictions which federal officials say are providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2017.
  • administration: FILE PHOTO: Immigrant supporters protest during the Los Angeles City Council ad hoc committee on immigration meeting to discuss the city's response to threats by the Trump administration to cut funding from Los Angeles and other jurisdictions which federal officials say are providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2017.
  • jurisdiction: FILE PHOTO: Immigrant supporters protest during the Los Angeles City Council ad hoc committee on immigration meeting to discuss the city's response to threats by the Trump administration to cut funding from Los Angeles and other jurisdictions which federal officials say are providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2017.
  • federal: FILE PHOTO: Immigrant supporters protest during the Los Angeles City Council ad hoc committee on immigration meeting to discuss the city's response to threats by the Trump administration to cut funding from Los Angeles and other jurisdictions which federal officials say are providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2017.

UCLA shoplifters freed by China take hint and thank Trump

  • conference: At a news conference, UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill admitted stealing from a shopping centre in Hangzhou.
  • steal: At a news conference, UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill admitted stealing from a shopping centre in Hangzhou.
  • trio: The trio, who were held on 8 November and flew back to Los Angeles on Tuesday, apologised for their actions.
  • prison: President Trump had said they were heading for a lengthy prison term.
  • arrest: The first-year students were arrested ahead of a match in Shanghai, accused of thieving expensive sunglasses from a high-end mall.

Houston's Poorest Face Long, Uncertain Post-Harvey Recovery

  • series: NOTE TO READERS: This is the first of a three-part series on Houston's recovery.
  • gray: These are some of my dog beds I got to save," Van Note's gray eyes fill with tears as she remembers her three dogs that drowned in Hurricane Harvey's record floods in August.
  • drown: These are some of my dog beds I got to save," Van Note's gray eyes fill with tears as she remembers her three dogs that drowned in Hurricane Harvey's record floods in August.
  • flood: These are some of my dog beds I got to save," Van Note's gray eyes fill with tears as she remembers her three dogs that drowned in Hurricane Harvey's record floods in August.
  • storm: On August 26-30, the hurricane-turned-tropical storm Harvey stalled over southeast Texas, dumping a five-day total of 114 centimeters of water over parts of Houston.

U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe

  • release: U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe.
  • announce: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The internal watchdog at the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday he hopes to complete his review by early spring into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation erred when it announced it was reopening its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
  • candidate: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The internal watchdog at the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday he hopes to complete his review by early spring into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation erred when it announced it was reopening its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
  • course: We 've reviewed about 1.2 million records in the course of the investigation," Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said, in testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
  • release: We are aiming to release the report in late winte r/early spring, so hopefully in that March-April time period.

HRW to China: Stop Forced Conversion Therapy for LGBT People

  • advocacy: A global human rights advocacy group says the Chinese government should prevent medical facilities from forcing people to undergo conversion therapy designed to change a person's sexuality from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual.
  • government: A global human rights advocacy group says the Chinese government should prevent medical facilities from forcing people to undergo conversion therapy designed to change a person's sexuality from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual.
  • conversion: A global human rights advocacy group says the Chinese government should prevent medical facilities from forcing people to undergo conversion therapy designed to change a person's sexuality from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual.
  • design: A global human rights advocacy group says the Chinese government should prevent medical facilities from forcing people to undergo conversion therapy designed to change a person's sexuality from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual.
  • release: The New York-based Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday based on interviews with 17 LGBT people who were subjected to widely-criticized conversion procedures that sometimes involved involuntary confinement, electroshock and forced medication.

Trump in Political Maelstrom Over Moore Senate Candidacy

  • maelstrom: U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a political maelstrom over Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, whether to join prominent Republicans in trying to force him to end his candidacy in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations from four decades ago.
  • nominee: U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a political maelstrom over Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, whether to join prominent Republicans in trying to force him to end his candidacy in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations from four decades ago.
  • prominent: U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a political maelstrom over Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, whether to join prominent Republicans in trying to force him to end his candidacy in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations from four decades ago.
  • accusation: U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a political maelstrom over Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, whether to join prominent Republicans in trying to force him to end his candidacy in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations from four decades ago.
  • candidate: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and two former Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain, have all said that the 70-year-old Moore should drop out of the December 12 election in the southern state, but Trump, back in Washington after a five-nation Asian trip, has yet to weigh in.

Funeral set for nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

  • generation: FLORESVILL E, Texas (Reuters)- A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.
  • weapon: FLORESVILL E, Texas (Reuters)- A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.
  • rural: FLORESVILL E, Texas (Reuters)- A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.
  • victim: Under Texas law, her unborn child, named Carlin Brite Holcombe, is considered as a victim.
  • condolence: The family was well known in the area about 30 miles (50 kms) east of San Antonio, and condolence messages have been pouring in to the Facebook page of the Franklin Funeral Home.

Russian news

  • register: Why has RT registered as a foreign agent with the US?
  • foreign: Why has RT registered as a foreign agent with the US?
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A man tries on a VR goggles at the RT stand during Russian Internet week.
  • register: News outlet RT has registered as an agent of a foreign government in America, after years of accusations that it was a propaganda arm of the Russian government.
  • foreign: News outlet RT has registered as an agent of a foreign government in America, after years of accusations that it was a propaganda arm of the Russian government.

Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

  • pump: FILE PHOTO-- A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska March 10, 2014.
  • operate: FILE PHOTO-- A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska March 10, 2014.
  • launch: LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.
  • weigh: LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.
  • lightning: It has long been a lightning rod of controversy for environmental groups and worried about spills and global warming, and former President Barack Obama rejected it.

Cameroon, UN Tackle Huge Birth Registration Backlog in North

  • register: The United Nations is helping Cameroon register thousands of births on its northern border with Nigeria that have gone unreported over the past four years amid the Boko Haram conflict.
  • border: The United Nations is helping Cameroon register thousands of births on its northern border with Nigeria that have gone unreported over the past four years amid the Boko Haram conflict.
  • conflict: The United Nations is helping Cameroon register thousands of births on its northern border with Nigeria that have gone unreported over the past four years amid the Boko Haram conflict.
  • initiative: The first phase of the initiative has just wrapped up in Maroua, the capital of the Far North region.
  • secondary: Among them is 13-year-old Mohamadou Dani who was sent home from the entrance exam for secondary school last year because he had no record of his existence.

Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

  • individual: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.
  • insurance: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.
  • government: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.
  • program: There is particular scrutiny of how Affordable Care Act programs are faring after a year in which President Donald Trump has sought to undermine Obamacare, especially after his fellow Republicans in Congress failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the law.
  • undermine: There is particular scrutiny of how Affordable Care Act programs are faring after a year in which President Donald Trump has sought to undermine Obamacare, especially after his fellow Republicans in Congress failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the law.

Astellas faces U.S. probe over patient assistance charity support

  • financial: BOSTON (Reuters)- Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers ' financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs.
  • patient: BOSTON (Reuters)- Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers ' financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs.
  • federal: In a lawsuit filed on Monday in federal court in Chicago against its insurers, a unit of Japan's Astellas, said the U.S. Justice Department was conducting a joint criminal and civil investigation of the company, its officers and its employees.
  • criminal: In a lawsuit filed on Monday in federal court in Chicago against its insurers, a unit of Japan's Astellas, said the U.S. Justice Department was conducting a joint criminal and civil investigation of the company, its officers and its employees.
  • civil: In a lawsuit filed on Monday in federal court in Chicago against its insurers, a unit of Japan's Astellas, said the U.S. Justice Department was conducting a joint criminal and civil investigation of the company, its officers and its employees.

What Now for Zimbabwe?

  • position: After nearly four decades in office, President Robert Mugabe appears to have finally gone too far in firing his vice president and positioning his wife to succeed him.
  • protest: In recent years, protest movements came and went, journalists spoke up and were silenced, and nearly a million of citizens claimed political asylum in neighboring South Africa.
  • asylum: In recent years, protest movements came and went, journalists spoke up and were silenced, and nearly a million of citizens claimed political asylum in neighboring South Africa.
  • analyst: That, says analyst Piers Pigou of the International Crisis Group, was the tipping point.
  • situation: Something obviously had to give, particularly over the last week, in the last few days, when the situation has become a lot more tense.

Canada drunk driver cleared of hit-and-run death of knifeman

  • chase: Anthony Kiss, 31, killed Dario Romero, 37, in June when he saw him chase Alicia Aquino with a knife in Toronto.
  • knife: Anthony Kiss, 31, killed Dario Romero, 37, in June when he saw him chase Alicia Aquino with a knife in Toronto.
  • legal: Mr Kiss, who tested just over the legal limit for alcohol, fled the scene.
  • alcohol: Mr Kiss, who tested just over the legal limit for alcohol, fled the scene.
  • attention: After much public attention, the Crown agreed to drop the most serious charges on Tuesday, reducing his maximum sentence from life to six months.

Airbus to Sell 430 Planes to Indigo for $49.5 Billion

  • manufacturer: Airlines and manufacturers often negotiate lower prices for big deals like these.
  • negotiate: Airlines and manufacturers often negotiate lower prices for big deals like these.
  • pioneer: It's managed by William Franke, a pioneer of the cheap tickets and high fees airline business that has spread overseas and is growing in the United States.
  • spread: It's managed by William Franke, a pioneer of the cheap tickets and high fees airline business that has spread overseas and is growing in the United States.
  • operator: Airbus, which is based in Toulouse, France, has pinned hopes of continuing production of its A380 double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world's largest operator of the aircraft.

Timeline of Key Events in Zimbabwe

  • establish: Britain's Cecil Rhodes is granted mining rights by King Lobengula of the Ndebele people and he establishes the British South Africa Company with a mandate to colonize the area.
  • mandate: Britain's Cecil Rhodes is granted mining rights by King Lobengula of the Ndebele people and he establishes the British South Africa Company with a mandate to colonize the area.
  • minority: The white minority in Southern Rhodesia votes to end BSAC rule and becomes a self-governing British colony.
  • international: Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, unilaterally declares independence under a white-minority rule, sparking international outrage and United Nations economic sanctions.
  • outrage: Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, unilaterally declares independence under a white-minority rule, sparking international outrage and United Nations economic sanctions.

AP Exclusive: US Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

  • cure: Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.
  • disease: Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.
  • genetic: Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.
  • tool: Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.
  • precise: Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

Analysis: Sessions Seeks Balance in Pondering Clinton Probe

  • federal: In asking senior federal prosecutors to examine a number of Republican grievances, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to strike a balance.
  • examine: In asking senior federal prosecutors to examine a number of Republican grievances, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to strike a balance.
  • grievance: In asking senior federal prosecutors to examine a number of Republican grievances, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to strike a balance.
  • balance: In asking senior federal prosecutors to examine a number of Republican grievances, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to strike a balance.
  • placate: He appears to be attempting to placate a boss who has repeatedly suggested that Sessions ' own job might be in jeopardy for failing to investigate his Democratic rivals.

Trump Returns to GOP Panic. Will He Try to Push Moore out?

  • straight: The president returned to Washington on Tuesday night and walked straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • panic: The president returned to Washington on Tuesday night and walked straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • accusation: The president returned to Washington on Tuesday night and walked straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • candidate: The president returned to Washington on Tuesday night and walked straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • persuade: Having pushed publicly and privately for Moore to get out of the race, Republicans believe their last best shot is Trump, who they hope can persuade his fellow political rebel to fall in line.

Lebanon’s President Accuses Saudi Arabia of Aggression

  • prime: The Lebanese prime minister announced his resignation abruptly while visiting the Gulf kingdom, his longtime patron, in a pre-recorded television address.
  • announce: The Lebanese prime minister announced his resignation abruptly while visiting the Gulf kingdom, his longtime patron, in a pre-recorded television address.
  • resignation: The Lebanese prime minister announced his resignation abruptly while visiting the Gulf kingdom, his longtime patron, in a pre-recorded television address.
  • patron: The Lebanese prime minister announced his resignation abruptly while visiting the Gulf kingdom, his longtime patron, in a pre-recorded television address.
  • detain: In a tweet, President Michel Aoun said he is sure Hariri is being detained against his will in Saudi Arabia and accused Riyadh of an act of aggression against Lebanon.

Afghan Opium Production Increases by 87 Percent

  • metric: Afghanistan has produced a record 9,000 metric tons of opium this year, up 87 percent compared with 2016 levels.
  • compare: Afghanistan has produced a record 9,000 metric tons of opium this year, up 87 percent compared with 2016 levels.
  • sharp: The sharp increase is recorded in a new joint survey released Wednesday by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime ( UN OD C).
  • release: The sharp increase is recorded in a new joint survey released Wednesday by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime ( UN OD C).
  • metric: The production in 2016 stood at 4,800 metric tons in Afghanistan, the world's top cultivator of the poppy from which opium and heroin are produced.