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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 cityThe 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 multiple police reform advocates in New Mexico's largest city
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
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 trialThe U.S. Supreme Court has 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
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces he will drop his re-election bid while addressing the Alaska Federation of Natives conference Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker's re-election plans were dealt a blow earlier in the week after his running mate, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, resigned after making an inappropriate overture toward a woman. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bidIndependent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
FILE - This March 31, 2018 photo shows a booth advertising a delivery service for cannabis at the Four Twenty Games in Santa Monica, Calif. California is moving a step closer to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales. Regulators on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, announced preliminary approval of the proposed rule over objections from cities and police chiefs who say the policy will lead to crime. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
California rolling forward with pot delivery regulationsCalifornia is moving a step closer to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump has a pen to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., after signing a "Presidential Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West," during a ceremony, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Also standing behind the president from left, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in WestPresident Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in California and other Western states
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This image made from video shows Scott Ostrem in court in Brighton, Colo., Friday, Oct. 19. 2018. Ostrem, who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart on 2017, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. (KMGH-TV via AP, Pool)
Man who killed 3 in Colorado Walmart gets life in prisonA man who shot and killed three people in a suburban Denver Walmart has been sentenced to life in prison without parole
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This image from video provided by the Yuma Sector Border Patrol shows a large group of Central American migrants being dropped over the U.S.-Mexico border wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry in Yuma, Arizona, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Yuma Sector Border Patrol via AP)
Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona borderAuthorities say large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona, with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California has announced on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for many years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claimsThe University of Southern California says it will pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lottery players buy Mega Millions lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to $1 billion. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening oddsIf it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A man who did not want his name used receives medical treatment inside the Florida 5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team tent, outside the Bay Medical Sacred Heart hospital, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Missing Florida woman's body recovered amid rubbleOfficials have confirmed the death of a 79-year-old Florida woman who has been missing since Hurricane Michael left her Mexico Beach home in rubble
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, Scott Ostrem, 47, center,  is escorted out of the courtroom after a hearing in Brighton, Colo. Ostrem, who pleaded guilty to gunning down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year, will be sentenced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool, File)
The Latest: Man gets life for Walmart shooting that killed 3A man who shot and killed three people in a suburban Denver Walmart has been sentenced to life in prison without parole
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. The Missouri version of a radio ad that suggests Democratic victories in midterm elections endanger African-American men and boys does not refer to lynchings as an ad in Arkansas does. But in Missouri, the ad against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill features a woman saying "black folk will be catching hell again." Neither the Hawley nor McCaskill campaigns immediately responded to email messages Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 seeking comment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusationsA political action committee says it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African Americans will face false criminal accusations and physical harm if Democrats win midterm elections
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
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