keyword

layoffs
due to
missing
banned
arrested
instagram
facebook
twitter
snapchat
twitch
job
asks
against
fire
leak
launched
father
brother
mother
daughter
friend
sister
children
kids
suspends
exposed
leagal action
acquires
price, cost
unpacked
update
error
downtime
outage
death
police
email
accident
swimming
expect
doubts
work
detect
capture
liked
kill
attack
fight
shot
suspends
rule
hostage
attempt
world
quit
says
said
asked
invites
inaugurate
pushed
clash
dismisses
set on fire
message
hearing
upcoming
emergency
assets
returned
threat
wishes
chief
allows
origin
deadly
policy
5g
trial
shock
cause
breaks
aims
refund
completes
dumped
opposes

Fracas (“Three hospitalised in town centre fracas”)
Fury/Rage/Outrage (disagreement)
Mull
Romp (as in “three-in-a-bed sex romp”)
Rumpus (“Bin Strike Rumpus enters sixth week”)
“Sex act” (usually a euphemism for oral sex)
Feted
Lauded
Slay
Flap
Nab
Vie
Row
Ire
Inks
Slammed
Tot (a small child, the word carrying distinct overtones of cherubic innocence, so they like to use it for stories in which horrific things happen to children.)
Vowed (when people haven’t actually taken vows)
Quizzed (in the sense of being questioned by the police)
Wed
Roared
Tired and emotional (libel laws make it unsafe to say someone was drunk without actually administering an alcohol test, so this substitutes. Usually in quote marks, just so no-one can be in any doubt as to what is meant.)
Blasted (“Angry fans blast team”)
Poised (when a newspaper wishes to report an event that has not happened at the time of writing, but is expected to occur imminently – “Beckham poised to sign new contract”)
So-and-so’s baby joy (standard tabloid headline for any story involving a celebrity who’s pregnant or has recently given birth)
Tout
Cash
Back (as in “support”)
Scare (noun)
Probe
Woe
Spar
Bid (for “attempt”)
Aims to
Eye (verb)
Urge
Linked
Weighs
Okay (verb)
Unveil
Draws (as in “attracts”)
Ready (verb)
Scrutiny
For statistics, “hits,” “tops,” “climbs to,” “dips to,” “lags,” “surges,” “spikes,” “tumbles,” “flops,” etc.
Assets (breasts)
Charms (breasts)
Manhood (penis)
Roly-poly
Funnyman (for comedian)
Dubbed (eg John and Edward, dubbed “Jedward”)
Alleged (either there really is no concrete proof of something, or the editor is being forced to tack ‘alleged’ on there even when the one who committed the crime is extremely obvious — and even that can still be libelous. It can also be used in articles where Would Be Rude to Say “Genocide” comes into play.)
Suspect (related to the above, used whether the culprit of a crime is obvious or not)
Jibe (a personal insult, usually one that’s been or in the process of being blown out of all proportion.)
Colorful racing identity
Embattled
Gunman
Extremist (a politician we don’t like)
Moderate (a politician we do like)