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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-09

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1. In Utah, crews get closer to six trapped coal miners. They have now drilled within 1,000 feet of where the men are believed to be, hoping to get them food and air. The mine's owner says it may take two days to reach the trapped men. They've been there now for two days since the cave-in.

2. Divers1 from the navy and FBI join the search for bodies in Minneapolis where a highway bridge collapsed3. Officials believe wreckage4 is trapping bodies. Forensic5 divers want to figure out why the bridge fell more than 60 feet into the Mississippi River.

3. A New York company is indicted6 in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse2 in Boston. Powers Fasteners made the epoxy that prosecutors7 say is to blame for the accident which sent concrete panels raining down on a motorist, killing8 her.

4. Macey, the Great Dane, was expecting four puppies. But to the shock of her owners, Macey gave birth to fifteen puppies, enduring 20 hours of labor9. The dog's owners want to keep one, giving the other fourteen away.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. forensic: adj
relating to the scientific methods used for finding out about a crime

2. epoxy: noun
环氧树脂

3. be to blame for:
used to say that someone or something is responsible for something bad

4. Great Dane: noun
a very large short-haired dog(大丹犬)

5. labor: [singular, U]
the process of giving birth to a baby

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1 divers hu9z23     
adj.不同的;种种的
参考例句:
  • He chose divers of them,who were asked to accompany him.他选择他们当中的几个人,要他们和他作伴。
  • Two divers work together while a standby diver remains on the surface.两名潜水员协同工作,同时有一名候补潜水员留在水面上。
2 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
3 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
4 wreckage nMhzF     
n.(失事飞机等的)残骸,破坏,毁坏
参考例句:
  • They hauled him clear of the wreckage.他们把他从形骸中拖出来。
  • New states were born out of the wreckage of old colonial empires.新生国家从老殖民帝国的废墟中诞生。
5 forensic 96zyv     
adj.法庭的,雄辩的
参考例句:
  • The report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence.该报告包括他对法庭证据的诠释。
  • The judge concluded the proceeding on 10:30 Am after one hour of forensic debate.经过近一个小时的法庭辩论后,法官于10时30分宣布休庭。
6 indicted 4fe8f0223a4e14ee670547b1a8076e20     
控告,起诉( indict的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The senator was indicted for murder. 那位参议员被控犯谋杀罪。
  • He was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of murder. 他被大陪审团以两项谋杀罪名起诉。
7 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
8 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
9 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
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