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Ex-Navy commander gets more than 2 years in bribery case

Associated Press

A former U.S. Navy commander has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to accepting lavish dinners, drinks and the services of prostitutes in exchange for providing ship schedules to a Malaysian defense contractor at the center of one of the military's worst corruption scandals.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo, police gather outside of City Hall while searching for a gunman in Albuquerque, N.M. Albuquerque police on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, announced the hiring of a law enforcement veteran to manage a unit for dispatchers and real-time crime analysts who was accused decades ago in a lawsuit of using excessive force during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File)

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

- Associated Press

The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates.

FILE  - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, five of the 21 youth plaintiffs in a federal climate change lawsuit against the federal government, including, from left, Sahara Valentine, 11, Jacob Lebel, 19, Avery McRae, 10, Miko Vergun, 15, Kelsey Julianna, 20, and Zealand Bell, 11, celebrate on the courthouse steps in Eugene, Ore., after U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken rejected requests from the federal government and trade groups representing many of the world's largest energy companies to dismiss their lawsuit. The U.S. government is trying once again to block a major climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights by failing to take action climate change. On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, the Justice Department for a second time this year asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the case. The high court in July denied the request as premature. (Chris Pietsch /The Register-Guard via AP, File)

US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial

- Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that have caused a dangerous climate.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Jeff Sessions hammers Chicago Police consent decree

- The Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued his relentless assault on a proposed consent decree that would increase federal monitoring of the Chicago Police Department in a speech Friday, calling it "an insult," to the men in blue.