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DUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow

  • legislative: The end of the legislative session, when lawmakers pass hundreds of bills, is typically a festive time after hours, with parties and fundraisers at bars and restaurants.
  • whereabouts: He said he would not discuss his whereabouts in the hours before the traffic stop or comment further " until this process is over.
  • lawmaker: The end of the legislative session, when lawmakers pass hundreds of bills, is typically a festive time after hours, with parties and fundraisers at bars and restaurants.
  • approve: The Legislature also approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow lawmakers to be suspended without pay.
  • constituent: Hueso's July newsletter to constituents included a Highway Patrol safety tip that driving after drinking is a " critical mistake.

Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing

  • behavior: The ruling came after more than two hours of testimony from Denver police Detective Troy Bisgard, who drew no conclusions about whether the candy Kirk bought at one of Colorado's pot shops had influenced his erratic behavior on the night of the April shooting.
  • legalize: The April 14 shooting stoked concerns about the effects of the largely unmonitored marijuana snacks, which have become increasingly popular since the state legalized recreational pot shops this year.
  • frantic: Bisgard described the 911 call in which Kristine Kirk became increasingly panicked and frantic, begging dispatchers to hurry and send officers because she worried that her husband would harm their three children.
  • information: Kirk's defense attorney Shanelle Kindel noted that the package of " Karma Kandy" bore no information about suggested dosages.
  • harm: Bisgard described the 911 call in which Kristine Kirk became increasingly panicked and frantic, begging dispatchers to hurry and send officers because she worried that her husband would harm their three children.

U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

  • launch: The Department of Homeland Security has suspended all work with USIS since the breach was disclosed and the FBI launched an investigation.
  • information: Files on background checks contain highly sensitive data that foreign intelligence agencies could attempt to exploit to intimidate government workers with access to classified information.
  • sensitive: Files on background checks contain highly sensitive data that foreign intelligence agencies could attempt to exploit to intimidate government workers with access to classified information.
  • perform: BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.
  • breach: The Department of Homeland Security has suspended all work with USIS since the breach was disclosed and the FBI launched an investigation.

Bond set at $825K for accused Tulsa officer

  • appeal: O'Carroll refused to comment after the hearing about whether he thought his client would be able to post bond but said he planned to appeal the amount.
  • plead: Kepler pleaded not guilty earlier this week in the Aug. 5 shooting death; the case is set for preliminary hearing on Oct. 22.
  • arrest: Gina Kepler had been arrested along with her husband on a complaint of being an accessory after the fact of murder but prosecutors declined this week to charge her.
  • guilty: Kepler pleaded not guilty earlier this week in the Aug. 5 shooting death; the case is set for preliminary hearing on Oct. 22.
  • murder: Gina Kepler had been arrested along with her husband on a complaint of being an accessory after the fact of murder but prosecutors declined this week to charge her.

Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

  • protest: Hundreds of warehouse workers and drivers refused to deliver food to the chain's stores in protest, leading to empty shelves and millions of dollars in lost revenue for the company.
  • dispute: Both governors have remained in close contact with all parties in the dispute through the week.
  • boycott: Customers supported the employees by boycotting stores, and more than 160 mayors and legislators in Massachusetts and New Hampshire were among the thousands of people who signed petitions supporting the boycott.
  • employee: Customers supported the employees by boycotting stores, and more than 160 mayors and legislators in Massachusetts and New Hampshire were among the thousands of people who signed petitions supporting the boycott.
  • dispute: The governors, who said they had been briefed by all parties involved in the dispute, were hopeful employees will return to work and stores will resume regular operations early next week.

Missing Russian found dead in Grand Teton park

  • complicate: The search was complicated by heavy rain and thick clouds near Taggart Lake Trailhead, where authorities believed Sagiev started his hike.
  • thick: The search was complicated by heavy rain and thick clouds near Taggart Lake Trailhead, where authorities believed Sagiev started his hike.
  • remove: His body was found at an elevation of about 9,400 feet, and was removed via helicopter long-line.

Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

  • violate: "Once we reviewed all the evidence about the electric chair, we are sure it's a torture device and violates the constitution," Henry said.
  • method: Lethal injection is the primary execution method in all states that have capital punishment, but some states allow inmates the option of electrocution, hanging, firing squad, the gas chamber or other methods.
  • method: Lethal injection is the primary execution method in all states that have capital punishment, but some states allow inmates the option of electrocution, hanging, firing squad, the gas chamber or other methods.
  • oral: There will be a hearing for oral arguments in the lawsuit on Sept. 12 in Davidson County Chancery Court, after which the judge will decide whether this part of the lawsuit will go forward.
  • condemn: It was filed because the state of Tennessee stands alone as the only jurisdiction in the entire world which now involuntarily subjects inmates to the electric chair," said federal public defender Kelly Henry, who represents five of the 11 condemned inmates named in the filing.

ND teacher of the year charged with 5 felonies

  • imagine: As you can imagine, being charged with a crime is a devastating experience, which will impact him and his family forever.
  • passage: I don't know why such allegations would arise now, but the passage of time makes it much more difficult for Aaron to defend himself," Hoy said.
  • crime: As you can imagine, being charged with a crime is a devastating experience, which will impact him and his family forever.
  • corruption: A complaint filed in East Central District Court charges Aaron Kn odel, an English teacher at West Fargo High School, with corruption or solicitation of a minor.
  • guilty: Robert Hoy, Knodel's attorney, said in a statement that Knodel is not guilty and passed a lie-detector test.

Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

  • cite: Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing- Yahoo News.
  • lifelike: Tonya Whitney and a man first went into the hospital on Saturday, each carrying a lifelike doll and drawing suspicion from security officials who told the pair to leave, Merced police Capt.
  • security: Tonya Whitney and a man first went into the hospital on Saturday, each carrying a lifelike doll and drawing suspicion from security officials who told the pair to leave, Merced police Capt.
  • security: Hospital security took photos of the couple and their contact information, and police notified hospitals in the area of their activity.
  • contact: Hospital security took photos of the couple and their contact information, and police notified hospitals in the area of their activity.

Activists carry coffin of woman killed by Phoenix police

  • sergeant: Cusseaux, who is black, was shot by a veteran white police sergeant who has since been placed on administrative assignment.
  • parade: Michelle Cusseaux's family and other supporters paraded the 50-year-old woman's wooden casket through downtown Phoenix a day ahead of her funeral in what they said was a symbolic move to show they will not let her death pass without action.
  • mental: The officers had been serving an emergency court order to take the woman to a mental health facility.
  • confirm: A Phoenix police spokesman declined to comment on Friday's protest and said he could not confirm whether the woman's body was in the coffin.
  • funeral: Michelle Cusseaux's family and other supporters paraded the 50-year-old woman's wooden casket through downtown Phoenix a day ahead of her funeral in what they said was a symbolic move to show they will not let her death pass without action.

Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial

  • request: Fort Hood officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment about McQueen's legal representation.
  • legal: Fort Hood officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment about McQueen's legal representation.
  • allege: Initial charges were filed in March against McQueen alleging 21 criminal charges including pandering, adultery and sexual assa ult.
  • criminal: Initial charges were filed in March against McQueen alleging 21 criminal charges including pandering, adultery and sexual assa ult.
  • martial: Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial- Yahoo News.

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

  • album: At his previous hearing in 2012, Chapman described how Lennon had agreed to autograph an album cover for him earlier on the day of the killing.
  • violate: The panel wrote to the 59-year-old Chapman that it concluded that if released," you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law.
  • prison: He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
  • victim: It added: " This victim had displayed kindness to you earlier in the day, and your actions have devastated a family and those who loved the victim.
  • release: The panel wrote to the 59-year-old Chapman that it concluded that if released," you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law.

Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

  • structure: Ferguson's black residents complain that they do not have a voice in the town's power structures, and that lack of representation has contributed to the anger that has sparked rioting, they say.
  • profile: James, who lives in a tidy brick house in a leafy, racially mixed Ferguson neighborhood, said he consulted his pastor before deciding to keep a low profile.
  • debate: Instead of speaking out, he has met with neighbors and youth groups and debated with protesters, he said.
  • resident: Residents acknowledge a root of the problem in Ferguson is a lack of black participation in politics at every level- even at the voting booth.
  • resident: White candidates are seen by some residents as benefiting from the organizing ability of institutions like the city's main Catholic church, Blessed Theresa of Calcutta, viewed as an influential social hub that identifies and supports local politicians.

9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

  • inexcusable: It was an inexcusable error that we had to rectify.
  • horrible: We sold special license plates so the children of victims in that horrible terrorist attack could have help paying for college, but many eligible children didn't even receive notification about the scholarship," Gaines said in a statement.
  • terrorist: We sold special license plates so the children of victims in that horrible terrorist attack could have help paying for college, but many eligible children didn't even receive notification about the scholarship," Gaines said in a statement.
  • eligible: We sold special license plates so the children of victims in that horrible terrorist attack could have help paying for college, but many eligible children didn't even receive notification about the scholarship," Gaines said in a statement.
  • eligible: SB384 requires the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to identify those who are eligible to apply for the scholarships and notify them in writing by July 1, 2015.

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

  • dispassionate: He said they must make " a dispassionate judgment uninfluenced by public opinion.
  • community: If I were going to put negative what ifs on this community, that's not fair, and it becomes a matter of pre-judging.
  • negative: If I were going to put negative what ifs on this community, that's not fair, and it becomes a matter of pre-judging.
  • legal: The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profoundly mistrustful of the legal system.
  • judicial: Two black women and one black man are on the 12-member panel, along with six white men and three white women, said Paul Fox, director of judicial administration for St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Judge denies restraining order in San Francisco rent case

  • resident: Amid claims from many residents that they are being priced out of San Francisco's rental market, supporters of the ordinance say it gives landlords an incentive not to sell out to developers who turn around and rent out the same units at higher rates.
  • constitution: The constitution forbids government from putting you in a position where you can only use your property if you pay a ransom," Breemer said.
  • temporary: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)- A federal judge on Friday denied a motion for a temporary restraining order that would have frozen for the plaintiffs a controversial San Francisco city law that makes landlords pay a hefty fee when evicting tenants to take properties off the rental market.
  • landlord: The ordinance, which was passed last month, has caused rising tensions between renters and landlords in the expensive city, and prompted a lawsuit from a couple who say it violates homeowners ' privacy and property rights.
  • landlord: There are many occurrences when (landlords) have to write checks, sometimes very big checks," she told the hearing.

Connecticut preschool teacher's aide faces child porn charges

  • superintendent: Kevin J. Smith, the Wilton school superintendent, sent a letter to parents and teachers advising them of the arrest.
  • arrest: Smith said he waited for Von Kohorn's arrest before notifying the people in the mostly affluent town in southwestern Connecticut.
  • possession: Von Kohorn is charged with possession of child pornography in the first degree and promoting a minor in an obscene performance, according to the Connecticut State Police.
  • advise: Kevin J. Smith, the Wilton school superintendent, sent a letter to parents and teachers advising them of the arrest.
  • affluent: Smith said he waited for Von Kohorn's arrest before notifying the people in the mostly affluent town in southwestern Connecticut.

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

  • discuss: The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of an incident that is under active federal criminal investigation, said the number of victims could be greater.
  • federal: The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of an incident that is under active federal criminal investigation, said the number of victims could be greater.
  • major: The big question is what degree of segmentation was already in place so that other agencies weren't equally compromised," said Dakin, chief executive of Coalfire, a major Colorado-based IT audit and compliance firm.
  • risk: Officials would not say whether workers from other government agencies were at risk.
  • employee: USIS replied in a statement at the time that the allegations dealt with a small group of employees and that the company had appointed a new leadership team and enhanced oversight and was cooperating with the Justice probe.

Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

  • tool: A grand jury is a powerful tool for investigating crimes because witnesses must testify unless they invoke the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects against self-incrimination.
  • evidence: The Brown family's attorney, Benjamin Crump, said the panel " works perfectly" as long as the prosecutor presents the necessary evidence and doesn't withhold any.
  • swear: The oath, in part, says: "Do you solemnly swear you will diligently inquire and true presentment make, according to your charge, of all offenses against the laws of the state committed or triable in this county of which you have or can obtain legal evidenc e?
  • crime: A grand jury is a powerful tool for investigating crimes because witnesses must testify unless they invoke the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects against self-incrimination.
  • jury: The jury is " not bound by the recommendation of the prosecuting attorney," McGraugh said.

Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections

  • delay: His ruling last month had clouded the outcome of congressional races, holding out the possibility of delays in elections in the largest U.S. swing state.
  • possible: In his ruling on Friday, Lewis said the legislature's map might not be the best possible for the 27 districts, but it met " the requirements of the Constitution.
  • remedial: Consequently, he ruled that " a special election under the remedial map is not an appropriate remedy.
  • map: In his ruling on Friday, Lewis said the legislature's map might not be the best possible for the 27 districts, but it met " the requirements of the Constitution.
  • majority: In July, Lewis ruled that Republican leaders had conspired to rig the boundaries to protect the party's majority in Washington.

3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

  • crash: The eight students were trapped in the 2000 Honda Prelude after the crash late Thursday on state Route 78 in Oceanside, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.
  • terrible: Any time you lose a student it's a terrible, terrible pain that many people feel has a ripple effect about it, and this is just multiplied by three," he said.
  • effect: Any time you lose a student it's a terrible, terrible pain that many people feel has a ripple effect about it, and this is just multiplied by three," he said.
  • terrible: Any time you lose a student it's a terrible, terrible pain that many people feel has a ripple effect about it, and this is just multiplied by three," he said.
  • victim: He declined to release the names of the victims and said he didn't have any personal information about them.

Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

  • colleague: Firefighter Keith Bricken, who has worked with Grider for about three years, said he was a tough firefighter who trained colleagues.
  • tragic: It's tragic, I feel for all the band members who were still there when it happened, that they had to see that," Smith said.
  • research: The firefighters had just taken part in the ice bucket challenge that helps raise money for ALS research.
  • community: Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers said Friday that the community was still reeling from the accident.
  • awry: Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt- Yahoo News.

National Guard start pullout as protests in Ferguson turn calmer

  • seclusion: Wilson has been placed on leave and has gone into seclusion.
  • anger: Ferguson erupted in anger after the teenager's slaying, with nightly rallies frequently punctuated by looting, vandalism and clashes between protesters and heavily armed riot police, often ending in volleys of tear gas and dozens of arrests.
  • generally: The police presence was generally more low key than it had been since Brown was shot, but the night was not without incident.
  • civil: Civil rights activists say Brown's death was the culmination of years of police unfairly targeting blacks.
  • calm: Despite lingering expressions of anger and distrust, the atmosphere in Ferguson appeared to be growing calmer.

Boston bomber 'friend' pleads guilty

  • release: The objects were removed from a dormitory room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, where they were all students, hours after the FBI publicly released photographs of the bombing suspects.
  • plead: He has pleaded not guilty to 30 charges, of which 17 carry the possibility of capital punishment.
  • suspect: A friend of one of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing has pleaded guilty to obstructing the probe into the attack.
  • prison: Under the plea agreement, prosecutors say they would ask for no more than seven years in a federal prison for 20-year-old Kadyrbayev..
  • jury: Last month, a US jury found Kadyrbayev's roommate, Azamat Tazhayakov, guilty of obstructing the investigation by removing items which included Tsarnaev's laptop.

US Democrats rally around Rick Perry

  • opponent: The theory behind the indictment is flexible enough that almost any kind of political conflict could be defined as a " misuse" of power or " coercion" of one's opponents.
  • rape: Beyond being unfit to rule, he is often absent- most notably in 2011 during anti-corruption protests across the country and in 2012 after a 23-year-old was gang raped, spurring another round of protests.
  • indictment: Even Democratic strategist- and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama- David Axlerod is sceptical, tweeting that " Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy.
  • indictment: If convicted, the Republican faces up to 99 years in prison, but some are finding it hard to take the indictment seriously.
  • profile: Unfortunately, there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Attorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this latest indictment of the governor is extremely questionable," Republican Senator Ted Cru z, also of Texas posted on his Facebook profile.