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Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports

  • firm: MILWAUKEE (Reuters)- A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday.
  • incident: MILWAUKEE (Reuters)- A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday.
  • suspect: A suspect was taken into custody by police at an apartment building in Weston, a community of 15,000 about 90 miles ( 140 k m) west of Green Bay, in the wake of the shootings, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper reported.
  • community: A suspect was taken into custody by police at an apartment building in Weston, a community of 15,000 about 90 miles ( 140 k m) west of Green Bay, in the wake of the shootings, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper reported.
  • incident: The incident began with a " domestic situation ," the Journal Sentinel reported, citing a press release from the Rothschild Police Department.

Trump fights for healthcare bill, makes headway with conservatives

  • overhaul: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation.
  • conservative: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation.
  • possible: With a vote on the bill possible as soon as Thursday, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating alterations to the plan with the White House.
  • conservative: With a vote on the bill possible as soon as Thursday, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating alterations to the plan with the White House.
  • faction: With a vote on the bill possible as soon as Thursday, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating alterations to the plan with the White House.

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

  • tribe: Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue.
  • approve: Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue.
  • debate: Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue.
  • issue: Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue.
  • tribe: Reuters)- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states.

Ex-Dean Foods chairman's story in Walters trial comes under fire

  • chairman: Ex-Dean Foods chairman's story in Walters trial comes under fire.
  • discredit: Reuters)- A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William " Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special " bat phon e" to give Walters confidential tips.
  • juror: Reuters)- A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William " Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special " bat phon e" to give Walters confidential tips.
  • federal: Lawyer Barry Berke's cross-examination, which began on the fourth day of trial in Manhattan federal court, sought to undermine Davis's testimony on topics including his own admitted history of marital infidelity and soliciting prostitutes.
  • undermine: Lawyer Barry Berke's cross-examination, which began on the fourth day of trial in Manhattan federal court, sought to undermine Davis's testimony on topics including his own admitted history of marital infidelity and soliciting prostitutes.

Plan for $7.5 billion Kushner family New York tower faces hurdles: report

  • extensive: Extensive talks are under way between Kushner Cos., its partners in the building, potential investors, lenders and tenants who would have to be paid to move for the project to go forward, the Journal said, citing people close to the deal.
  • partner: Extensive talks are under way between Kushner Cos., its partners in the building, potential investors, lenders and tenants who would have to be paid to move for the project to go forward, the Journal said, citing people close to the deal.
  • investor: Extensive talks are under way between Kushner Cos., its partners in the building, potential investors, lenders and tenants who would have to be paid to move for the project to go forward, the Journal said, citing people close to the deal.
  • tenant: Extensive talks are under way between Kushner Cos., its partners in the building, potential investors, lenders and tenants who would have to be paid to move for the project to go forward, the Journal said, citing people close to the deal.
  • forward: Extensive talks are under way between Kushner Cos., its partners in the building, potential investors, lenders and tenants who would have to be paid to move for the project to go forward, the Journal said, citing people close to the deal.

California State University system votes to raise tuition

  • loud: Reuters)- Trustees for the 23 California State University campuses on Wednesday voted to increase tuition for the nation's largest four-year public university system by 5 percent despite loud protests from students.
  • lobby: The fee hike, the first for the Cal State system since 2011, comes as its leaders lobby Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding that was trimmed as the state racked up deep budget deficits brought on in part by public employee pension obligations.
  • budget: The fee hike, the first for the Cal State system since 2011, comes as its leaders lobby Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding that was trimmed as the state racked up deep budget deficits brought on in part by public employee pension obligations.
  • deficit: The fee hike, the first for the Cal State system since 2011, comes as its leaders lobby Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding that was trimmed as the state racked up deep budget deficits brought on in part by public employee pension obligations.
  • employee: The fee hike, the first for the Cal State system since 2011, comes as its leaders lobby Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding that was trimmed as the state racked up deep budget deficits brought on in part by public employee pension obligations.

Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S.

  • immigrant: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
  • appeal: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
  • request: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
  • asylum: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
  • federal: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Factbox: Political risk outlook calendar for Trump agenda

  • investor: Reuters)- Financial market concerns are rising about the pace of policymaking in Washington under U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress, with investors focused on knock-on effects from any setbacks in Trump's Obamacare rollback plan.
  • campaign: Trump set sky-high expectations on the campaign trail and after taking office, not only for repealing and replacing Obamacare but also for cutting taxes, reducing business regulations and boosting infrastructure.
  • major: After eight weeks in power, Trump has not introduced any major legislation or won passage of legislation he favors.
  • passage: After eight weeks in power, Trump has not introduced any major legislation or won passage of legislation he favors.
  • resistance: The Republican healthcare bill he supports was facing resistance from members of his own party, as well as Democrats, ahead of a vote on it expected in the House of Representatives on Thursday.

White man who wanted to harm blacks arrested in New York stabbing: police

  • harm: White man who wanted to harm blacks arrested in New York stabbing: police.
  • arrest: White man who wanted to harm blacks arrested in New York stabbing: police.
  • harm: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A white man who police said traveled to New York City to harm black people turned himself in with knives in his pocket at a Manhattan police station on Wednesday, a day after authorities say he fatally stabbed a black man on a city sidewalk.
  • stab: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A white man who police said traveled to New York City to harm black people turned himself in with knives in his pocket at a Manhattan police station on Wednesday, a day after authorities say he fatally stabbed a black man on a city sidewalk.
  • stab: A few minutes later, Caughman, 66, staggered into a nearby police station, bleeding from stab wounds to his chest and back.

Security tightened at UK sites in New York after London attack

  • site: Security tightened at UK sites in New York after London attack.
  • security: NEW YORK (Reuters)- New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police..
  • site: NEW YORK (Reuters)- New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police..
  • assailant: NEW YORK (Reuters)- New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police..
  • stab: NEW YORK (Reuters)- New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police..

Trump fights for support ahead of U.S. healthcare vote

  • wary: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.
  • investor: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.
  • financial: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.
  • resistance: The current House Republican plan is scheduled for a floor vote on Thursday, but faces resistance from some conservative Republicans who view it as too similar to Obamacare, and from moderates concerned it will hurt some voters.
  • conservative: The current House Republican plan is scheduled for a floor vote on Thursday, but faces resistance from some conservative Republicans who view it as too similar to Obamacare, and from moderates concerned it will hurt some voters.

Democrats grill U.S. high court nominee over Trump concerns

  • nominee: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump.
  • obey: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump.
  • express: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump.
  • barring: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump.
  • government: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump.

'Polite conversation' course for young women sparks backlash

  • course: 'Polite conversation' course for young women sparks backlash- BBC News.
  • course: A Canadian school course that teaches girls about hairstyles, dinner party etiquette and" polite conversation" has sparked a backlash.
  • dinner: A Canadian school course that teaches girls about hairstyles, dinner party etiquette and" polite conversation" has sparked a backlash.
  • course: The optional course at Eleanor Hall School in Clyde, Alberta, is to help young girls" navigate adolescence" with " self-esteem intact ".
  • course: The school is offering the " women studie s " course to girls for the first time this year, based on a similar " Girl Power" course offered at nearby school.

Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'

  • victim: Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'- BBC News.
  • afraid: Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'- BBC News.
  • rape: A teenage girl who police say was raped during a Facebook Live broadcast is too scared to return to her Chicago home, her mother has said.
  • campaign: The 15-year-old, who is currently staying with relatives, has been subject to an online and in-person harassment campaign.
  • threaten: People on Facebook have threatened "they are going to get " her daughter, the 32-year-old woman told US media.

Puerto Rico governor, bondholders divided on PREPA deal

  • lawmaker: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved.
  • island: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved.
  • struggle: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved.
  • utility: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved.
  • process: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved.

U.S. charges New York mob suspects with vendetta arson, robbery

  • mob: U.S. charges New York mob suspects with vendetta arson, robbery.
  • suspect: U.S. charges New York mob suspects with vendetta arson, robbery.
  • vendetta: U.S. charges New York mob suspects with vendetta arson, robbery.
  • mob: NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday rounded up seven mob suspects on charges of robbery and a vendetta arson in which a reputed Bonanno crime family associate was accused of having a car torched because its driver cut him off at a traffic light.
  • suspect: NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday rounded up seven mob suspects on charges of robbery and a vendetta arson in which a reputed Bonanno crime family associate was accused of having a car torched because its driver cut him off at a traffic light.

Oklahoma senator resigns to fight charges of hiring boy prostitute

  • accuse: Reuters)- An Oklahoma state senator accused of hiring a 17-year-old boy as a prostitute submitted his resignation on Wednesday, saying felony charges against him have become a distraction and he will defend himself against them.
  • resignation: Reuters)- An Oklahoma state senator accused of hiring a 17-year-old boy as a prostitute submitted his resignation on Wednesday, saying felony charges against him have become a distraction and he will defend himself against them.
  • felony: Reuters)- An Oklahoma state senator accused of hiring a 17-year-old boy as a prostitute submitted his resignation on Wednesday, saying felony charges against him have become a distraction and he will defend himself against them.
  • defend: Reuters)- An Oklahoma state senator accused of hiring a 17-year-old boy as a prostitute submitted his resignation on Wednesday, saying felony charges against him have become a distraction and he will defend himself against them.
  • advocate: Republican Ralph Shortey, 35, a gun rights advocate who has campaigned as a champion of family values, made his first statement about the charges since police said they found him on March 9 in a suburban Oklahoma City motel with the teenage boy and drugs.

Mayor of Allentown, Penn., implicated in ex-official's guilty plea

  • implicate: Mayor of Allentown, Penn., implicated in ex-official's guilty plea.
  • guilty: Mayor of Allentown, Penn., implicated in ex-official's guilty plea.
  • plea: Mayor of Allentown, Penn., implicated in ex-official's guilty plea.
  • administrator: NEW YORK (Reuters)- The former top administrator of Allentown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal fraud charges, becoming the seventh person convicted in a long-running FBI pay-to-play investigation that includes Mayor Ed Pawlowski.
  • plead: NEW YORK (Reuters)- The former top administrator of Allentown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal fraud charges, becoming the seventh person convicted in a long-running FBI pay-to-play investigation that includes Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

Illinois bills seek to legalize, tax marijuana sales to adults

  • legalize: Illinois bills seek to legalize, tax marijuana sales to adults.
  • lawmaker: Two Democratic lawmakers sponsoring the bills said the measures pending before the House and Senate would allow law enforcement to focus on other crimes and enable the state to create a system for regulating and taxing marijuana sales.
  • crime: Two Democratic lawmakers sponsoring the bills said the measures pending before the House and Senate would allow law enforcement to focus on other crimes and enable the state to create a system for regulating and taxing marijuana sales.
  • possess: Adults aged 21 and older would be able to possess, grow, and purchase limited amounts of marijuana, under the legislation.
  • purchase: Adults aged 21 and older would be able to possess, grow, and purchase limited amounts of marijuana, under the legislation.

Wisconsin man who threatened to kill Obama loses appeal

  • appeal: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man who wrote on his Facebook page and told several others that he planned to kill then-U.S. President Barack Obama has lost his appeal of his conviction and three-year prison term for threatening the president.
  • conviction: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man who wrote on his Facebook page and told several others that he planned to kill then-U.S. President Barack Obama has lost his appeal of his conviction and three-year prison term for threatening the president.
  • prison: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man who wrote on his Facebook page and told several others that he planned to kill then-U.S. President Barack Obama has lost his appeal of his conviction and three-year prison term for threatening the president.
  • threaten: Reuters)- A Wisconsin man who wrote on his Facebook page and told several others that he planned to kill then-U.S. President Barack Obama has lost his appeal of his conviction and three-year prison term for threatening the president.
  • reject: The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Wednesday rejected Brian Dut c her's request that his January 2016 jury conviction be set aside because of a lack of evidence.

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

  • victim: Reuters)- More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
  • massacre: Reuters)- More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
  • employer: Reuters)- More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
  • blame: Reuters)- More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
  • accuse: The lawsuit filed in the U.S. Southern District of Florida accused the security firm that hired shooter Omar Mateen of ignoring his comments supporting violence prior to the rampage that killed 49 and injured dozens at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, in U.S. meningitis outbreak

  • pharmacy: BOSTON (Reuters)- The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.
  • guilty: BOSTON (Reuters)- The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.
  • murder: BOSTON (Reuters)- The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.
  • outbreak: BOSTON (Reuters)- The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.
  • federal: Barry Cadden, who was a co-owner and president of New England Compounding Center, was convicted by a federal jury in Boston after a two-month trial centered on an outbreak linked to the company's drug that sickened 753 people in 20 states.

Tight supply, higher prices weigh on U.S. home sales

  • annual: The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month after hitting a 10-year high in January.
  • quarter: Despite February's sales drop, the housing market was on track to again contribute to economic growth in the first quarter through increases in homebuilding and broker commissions.
  • commission: Despite February's sales drop, the housing market was on track to again contribute to economic growth in the first quarter through increases in homebuilding and broker commissions.
  • financial: U.S. financial markets were little moved by the data as investors focused instead on potential delays to President Donald Trump's economic agenda, including his pledge to cut taxes.
  • investor: U.S. financial markets were little moved by the data as investors focused instead on potential delays to President Donald Trump's economic agenda, including his pledge to cut taxes.

Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

  • obtain: NEW YORK (Reuters)- Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
  • advocacy: The data shows how lead poisoning affects even a state known for its environmental advocacy, with high rates of childhood exposure found in a swath of the Bay Area and downtown Los Angeles.
  • exposure: The data shows how lead poisoning affects even a state known for its environmental advocacy, with high rates of childhood exposure found in a swath of the Bay Area and downtown Los Angeles.
  • compare: That compares to 5 percent across the city of Flint during its recent water contamination crisis.
  • crisis: That compares to 5 percent across the city of Flint during its recent water contamination crisis.

Ex-Colorado Republican chairman in court for voter fraud

  • caption: Image copyright ABC Image caption Steven Curtis faces up to three years in prison and a steep fine.
  • prison: Image copyright ABC Image caption Steven Curtis faces up to three years in prison and a steep fine.
  • chairman: The former Colorado Republican party chairman, who once said only Democrats commit voter fraud, has appeared in court accused of the same offence.
  • accuse: The former Colorado Republican party chairman, who once said only Democrats commit voter fraud, has appeared in court accused of the same offence.
  • ballot: Steven Curtis, 57, allegedly posted his ex-wife's absentee ballot for last year's presidential election after it had been sent to his house.

The 'cool' dog helping kids with vitiligo, and Singapore's selective dating app

  • skin: It is because of them that my little boy smiles again," a mum's heartfelt thanks to the owners of a dog with skin condition vitiligo, and the Singaporean creator of a selective dating app comes to its defence.
  • selective: It is because of them that my little boy smiles again," a mum's heartfelt thanks to the owners of a dog with skin condition vitiligo, and the Singaporean creator of a selective dating app comes to its defence.
  • skin: Two young kids with a long-term skin condition are making headlines after meeting a dog sharing the same rare autoimmune disease.
  • rare: Two young kids with a long-term skin condition are making headlines after meeting a dog sharing the same rare autoimmune disease.
  • disease: Two young kids with a long-term skin condition are making headlines after meeting a dog sharing the same rare autoimmune disease.

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

  • discover: Miles Soloman tells Radio 4's World At One how he discovered something the Nasa experts missed.
  • expert: Miles Soloman tells Radio 4's World At One how he discovered something the Nasa experts missed.
  • contact: A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data.
  • radiation: A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station ( ISS) were recording false data.
  • invite: The correction was said to be " appreciated" by Nasa, which invited him to help analyse the problem.

U.S. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war

  • export: The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list which Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and which Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if President Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods.
  • risk: The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list which Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and which Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if President Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods.
  • dispute: The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list which Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and which Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if President Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods.
  • model: The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list which Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and which Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if President Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods.
  • barrier: The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list which Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and which Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if President Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods.

Severe storm kills one as it sweeps northern Georgia

  • severe: Reuters)- Strong winds, quarter-sized hail and lightning ripped through towns in northern Georgia, killing one man and leaving several cities with severe damage and power outages on Wednesday, local media and officials said.
  • damage: Reuters)- Strong winds, quarter-sized hail and lightning ripped through towns in northern Georgia, killing one man and leaving several cities with severe damage and power outages on Wednesday, local media and officials said.
  • affiliate: The man died when a tree fell on a home near Braselton, about 53 miles northeast of Atlanta, just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Fox 5, a local news affiliate, citing the Jackson County Emergency Management office.
  • cite: The man died when a tree fell on a home near Braselton, about 53 miles northeast of Atlanta, just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Fox 5, a local news affiliate, citing the Jackson County Emergency Management office.
  • storm: As the storm slowly crossed the state on Tuesday afternoon, gusts of winds of about 60 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines, the National Weather Service said.

Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state

  • secretary: Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state- BBC News.
  • secretary: Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson had no previous political experience.
  • accept: The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said he only accepted the job after being convinced by his wife.
  • conservative: I didn't seek this job," he told the conservative website Independent Journal Review ( IJR) during his recent visit to Asia.

Trump tries to rally support for healthcare bill

  • lawmaker: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Donald Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare on Tuesday as U.S. stock markets showed their worst one-day performance since the November election.
  • major: Trump is trying to win the first major legislative battle of his presidency.
  • legislative: Trump is trying to win the first major legislative battle of his presidency.
  • investor: Pressure is growing on the businessman-turned politician to deliver as investors become worried that a failed healthcare push could also portend trouble for promised tax cuts and relaxed regulation that have propelled the market to record highs in recent months.
  • portend: Pressure is growing on the businessman-turned politician to deliver as investors become worried that a failed healthcare push could also portend trouble for promised tax cuts and relaxed regulation that have propelled the market to record highs in recent months.

Police investigating Dakota pipeline vandalism

  • investigate: Reuters)- South Dakota authorities are investigating an act of vandalism at the Dakota Access pipeline, a day after the project owner said oil could begin flowing through the pipeline soon, officials said on Tuesday.
  • site: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles ( 40 k m) southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone.
  • stretch: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles ( 40 k m) southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone.
  • telephone: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles (40 k m) southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone.
  • investigate: The state Department of Criminal Investigations was investigating the incident as an act of " felony vandalism," said Sara Rabern, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney general.

L.A. police see drop in Latino reports of crime amid deportation fears

  • crime: L.A. police see drop in Latino reports of crime amid deportation fears.
  • rape: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Latinos in Los Angeles are lodging fewer reports of rape and spousal abuse to police so far this year amid heightened concerns among immigrants that contact with law enforcement could lead to deportation, police Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday.
  • abuse: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Latinos in Los Angeles are lodging fewer reports of rape and spousal abuse to police so far this year amid heightened concerns among immigrants that contact with law enforcement could lead to deportation, police Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday.
  • immigrant: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Latinos in Los Angeles are lodging fewer reports of rape and spousal abuse to police so far this year amid heightened concerns among immigrants that contact with law enforcement could lead to deportation, police Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday.
  • contact: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Latinos in Los Angeles are lodging fewer reports of rape and spousal abuse to police so far this year amid heightened concerns among immigrants that contact with law enforcement could lead to deportation, police Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday.

Trump's high court pick vows independence, says he is no 'rubber stamp'

  • rubber: Trump's high court pick vows independence, says he is no 'rubber stamp '.
  • nominee: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday pledged independence from President Donald Trump, bristled at his criticism of the judiciary and said not even the president is above the law amid Democratic concerns he would be beholden to the man who selected him.
  • judiciary: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday pledged independence from President Donald Trump, bristled at his criticism of the judiciary and said not even the president is above the law amid Democratic concerns he would be beholden to the man who selected him.
  • legalize: Answering questions from senators during a more than 11-hour session on the second day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Gorsuch said Trump never asked him to overturn the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, saying if the Republican president had done so," I would have walked out the door.
  • campaign: Trump promised during last year's presidential campaign to appoint an anti-abortion justice who would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which many conservatives want reversed.

First daughters

  • administration: With an office of her own in the White House, Ivanka Trump has cemented her status as one of the most powerful women in the Donald Trump administration.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Nawaz Sharif played a key role in her father's re-election campaign.
  • campaign: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Nawaz Sharif played a key role in her father's re-election campaign.
  • involve: Originally involved in the family's charity organisations, Ms Nawaz played a prominent role in managing her father's successful re-election campaign in 2013.
  • prominent: Originally involved in the family's charity organisations, Ms Nawaz played a prominent role in managing her father's successful re-election campaign in 2013.

Friend of Charleston gunman jailed for lying to police

  • jail: Friend of Charleston gunman jailed for lying to police- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Joey Meek cried as his sentence was read in court.
  • sentence: Image copyright AP Image caption Joey Meek cried as his sentence was read in court.
  • jail: A friend of the Charleston gunman who killed nine worshippers at an African-American church has been jailed for lying to police about the tragedy.
  • survive: Before his sentencing, 22-year-old Joey Meek tearfully told the court he was not sure if he would survive in prison.

U.S. charges Philadelphia's top prosecutor with corruption

  • accept: NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged Philadelphia's top prosecutor with accepting bribes, including a Caribbean vacation, furniture, a car and cash, in exchange for favors.
  • vacation: NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged Philadelphia's top prosecutor with accepting bribes, including a Caribbean vacation, furniture, a car and cash, in exchange for favors.
  • indictment: In a 23-count indictment, a federal grand jury outlined a pattern of illegal behavior by District Attorney Seth Williams since 2010, shortly after he was elected to the first of his two four-year terms.
  • federal: In a 23-count indictment, a federal grand jury outlined a pattern of illegal behavior by District Attorney Seth Williams since 2010, shortly after he was elected to the first of his two four-year terms.
  • jury: In a 23-count indictment, a federal grand jury outlined a pattern of illegal behavior by District Attorney Seth Williams since 2010, shortly after he was elected to the first of his two four-year terms.

U.S. pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

  • discuss: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.
  • possible: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.
  • target: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.
  • immigrant: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.
  • refugee: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.

U.S. charges Lithuanian man with $100 million email fraud

  • arrest: Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was arrested late last week by Lithuanian authorities, Manhattan federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
  • federal: Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was arrested late last week by Lithuanian authorities, Manhattan federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
  • legal: Rimasauskas does not yet have legal counsel, a spokesman for the prosecutors said.
  • target: The alleged scheme is an example of a growing type of fraud called " business email compromis e," in which fraudsters ask for money using emails targeted at companies that work with foreign suppliers or regularly make wire transfers.
  • foreign: The alleged scheme is an example of a growing type of fraud called " business email compromis e," in which fraudsters ask for money using emails targeted at companies that work with foreign suppliers or regularly make wire transfers.

LA sheriff's office apologizes to Wyclef Jean for handcuffing incident

  • apologize: LA sheriff's office apologizes to Wyclef Jean for handcuffing incident.
  • incident: LA sheriff's office apologizes to Wyclef Jean for handcuffing incident.
  • apologize: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was " treated like a criminal" by law enforcement officers.
  • detain: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was " treated like a criminal" by law enforcement officers.
  • treat: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was " treated like a criminal" by law enforcement officers.

Police find Chicago teen sexually assaulted on Facebook Live

  • treat: The girl was being treated at a local hospital after the attack, Chicago Police Department spokesman Frank Giancamilli said by email.
  • conference: The girl's mother approached police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after an unrelated news conference on Monday and showed him images of her daughter being assaulted by five or six young men, Giancamilli said.
  • investigate: After meeting with the mother, Johnson ordered detectives to investigate and a missing person bulletin was issued Monday night, Giancamilli said.
  • issue: After meeting with the mother, Johnson ordered detectives to investigate and a missing person bulletin was issued Monday night, Giancamilli said.
  • reconstruct: He said police were reconstructing a timeline and working to identify the suspects.

Ex-Dean Foods chairman tells of using 'bat phone' to tip Walters

  • chairman: Ex-Dean Foods chairman tells of using 'bat phone' to tip Walters.
  • juror: NEW YORK (Reuters)- Former Dean Foods Co Chairman Tom Davis on Tuesday told jurors in Manhattan federal court that he passed insider information to Las Vegas sports gambler William " Billy" Walters using a cell phone the two called the " bat phone.
  • federal: NEW YORK (Reuters)- Former Dean Foods Co Chairman Tom Davis on Tuesday told jurors in Manhattan federal court that he passed insider information to Las Vegas sports gambler William " Billy" Walters using a cell phone the two called the " bat phone.
  • information: NEW YORK (Reuters)- Former Dean Foods Co Chairman Tom Davis on Tuesday told jurors in Manhattan federal court that he passed insider information to Las Vegas sports gambler William " Billy" Walters using a cell phone the two called the " bat phone.
  • plead: Davis, who has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges and is cooperating with prosecutors, began testifying on the third day of Walters ' criminal insider trading trial.

Immigration provision cut from Obamacare rollback, angering conservatives

  • illegal: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Some conservatives in Washington were fuming on Tuesday after an Obamacare rollback bill was tweaked by Republican leaders to delete a provision meant to crack down on illegal immigrants getting federal healthcare insurance coverage.
  • immigrant: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Some conservatives in Washington were fuming on Tuesday after an Obamacare rollback bill was tweaked by Republican leaders to delete a provision meant to crack down on illegal immigrants getting federal healthcare insurance coverage.
  • federal: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Some conservatives in Washington were fuming on Tuesday after an Obamacare rollback bill was tweaked by Republican leaders to delete a provision meant to crack down on illegal immigrants getting federal healthcare insurance coverage.
  • insurance: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Some conservatives in Washington were fuming on Tuesday after an Obamacare rollback bill was tweaked by Republican leaders to delete a provision meant to crack down on illegal immigrants getting federal healthcare insurance coverage.
  • development: The development posed another problem for Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and President Donald Trump, who are trying to win congressional approval of the wider bill, the first big legislative test for Trump since taking office.

Groups sue to block Michigan funding private schools with public money

  • block: Groups sue to block Michigan funding private schools with public money.
  • argue: The Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA), the Michigan Association of School Boards, ACLU of Michigan, Michigan Parents for Schools and nine other groups filed the lawsuit in the state Court of Claims in Lansing, the state capital, arguing such a move violated state law.
  • violate: The Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA), the Michigan Association of School Boards, ACLU of Michigan, Michigan Parents for Schools and nine other groups filed the lawsuit in the state Court of Claims in Lansing, the state capital, arguing such a move violated state law.
  • injunction: The groups asked the court to bar the payments and said they will seek a preliminary injunction later this week to ensure payments are not issued while the matter is pending.
  • issue: The groups asked the court to bar the payments and said they will seek a preliminary injunction later this week to ensure payments are not issued while the matter is pending.

U.S. commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021: government agency

  • drone: U.S. commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021: government agency.
  • expand: U.S. commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021: government agency.
  • government: U.S. commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021: government agency.
  • drone: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday.
  • administration: The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use.

N.Y. energy investor gets five years, 10 months for $45 million tax scheme

  • plead: Z u kerman, 72, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service last June, a month after being indicted following a two-year grand jury investigation.
  • guilty: Z u kerman, 72, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service last June, a month after being indicted following a two-year grand jury investigation.
  • evasion: Z u kerman, 72, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service last June, a month after being indicted following a two-year grand jury investigation.
  • obstruct: Z u kerman, 72, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service last June, a month after being indicted following a two-year grand jury investigation.
  • indict: Z u kerman, 72, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service last June, a month after being indicted following a two-year grand jury investigation.

South Carolina church shooter's friend to serve time for lying, silence

  • suspect: Reuters)- The South Carolina man who suspected his friend Dylann Roof was to blame for the June 2015 massacre at a historic black church but did not immediately call police and told others to stay silent was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison.
  • blame: Reuters)- The South Carolina man who suspected his friend Dylann Roof was to blame for the June 2015 massacre at a historic black church but did not immediately call police and told others to stay silent was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison.
  • massacre: Reuters)- The South Carolina man who suspected his friend Dylann Roof was to blame for the June 2015 massacre at a historic black church but did not immediately call police and told others to stay silent was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison.
  • sentence: Reuters)- The South Carolina man who suspected his friend Dylann Roof was to blame for the June 2015 massacre at a historic black church but did not immediately call police and told others to stay silent was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison.
  • prison: Reuters)- The South Carolina man who suspected his friend Dylann Roof was to blame for the June 2015 massacre at a historic black church but did not immediately call police and told others to stay silent was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison.

Rex Tillerson to skip Nato meeting - but visit Moscow

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson had close links with the Russian government while he was CEO of Exxon Mobil.
  • government: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson had close links with the Russian government while he was CEO of Exxon Mobil.
  • foreign: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will miss a meeting of Nato foreign ministers next month, US officials say.
  • alliance: Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon will represent the US at the Western military alliance meeting in Brussels.
  • alternative: The US State Department said that when it realised Mr Tillerson would be absent for the 5-6 April meeting, it offered alternative dates to Nato.

U.S. Air Force officer pleads guilty to selling stolen military gear

  • plead: U.S. Air Force officer pleads guilty to selling stolen military gear.
  • guilty: U.S. Air Force officer pleads guilty to selling stolen military gear.
  • plead: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A U.S. Air Force officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling stolen high-grade military components without authorization, after peddling night-vision goggles and other gear on eBay, federal prosecutors said.
  • guilty: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A U.S. Air Force officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling stolen high-grade military components without authorization, after peddling night-vision goggles and other gear on eBay, federal prosecutors said.
  • component: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A U.S. Air Force officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling stolen high-grade military components without authorization, after peddling night-vision goggles and other gear on eBay, federal prosecutors said.

Student sues Columbia University over response to reports of rape

  • incident: NEW YORK (Reuters)- A student at Columbia University sued the school on Tuesday, claiming officials showed indifference and apathy after she reported two separate incidents of sexual assault on the school's New York City campus in 2015.
  • federal: The federal lawsuit from Amelia Roskin-Frazee, a member of the undergraduate class of 2019, accuses the Ivy League school of violating Title IX, the U.S. statute that prohibits schools receiving federal funds from engaging in gender discrimination.
  • accuse: The federal lawsuit from Amelia Roskin-Frazee, a member of the undergraduate class of 2019, accuses the Ivy League school of violating Title IX, the U.S. statute that prohibits schools receiving federal funds from engaging in gender discrimination.
  • violate: The federal lawsuit from Amelia Roskin-Frazee, a member of the undergraduate class of 2019, accuses the Ivy League school of violating Title IX, the U.S. statute that prohibits schools receiving federal funds from engaging in gender discrimination.
  • statute: The federal lawsuit from Amelia Roskin-Frazee, a member of the undergraduate class of 2019, accuses the Ivy League school of violating Title IX, the U.S. statute that prohibits schools receiving federal funds from engaging in gender discrimination.