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U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to federal officials investigating a massive corruption scandal.

U.S. Navy Admiral Sentenced To Prison In Bribery Scandal

An active-duty U.S. Navy admiral was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for lying to federal authorities about his relationship with a foreign defense contractor involved in a massive bribery and fraud scandal that has engulfed more than a dozen current or former Navy officials.

The Dow Jones industrial average and other stock indexes fell sharply Wednesday, as investors worried about political turmoil in Washington.

Dow Industrials Drop On Worries Over Political Turmoil In Washington

Washington politics spilled over into the financial markets Wednesday, as the week's turmoil — including questions over what President Trump said to former FBI Director James Comey before firing him — has put the administration's pro-business legislative agenda in question, most notably the president's proposed tax cuts.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee during the annual open hearing on worldwide threats on March 12, 2013. Mueller has been named special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed As Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

Updated at 9:15 p.m. ET

The Justice Department is appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the growing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to associates of President Trump.

"In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement.

Workers prepare to release thousands of fingerling Chinook salmon into the Mare Island Strait in Vallejo, Calif., in 2014. A new report names climate change, dams and agriculture as the major threats to the prized and iconic fish, which is still the core of the state's robust fishing industry.

Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century

Wild Chinook salmon, probably the most prized seafood item on the West Coast, could all but vanish from California within a hundred years, according to a report released Tuesday.

The authors, with the University of California, Davis, and the conservation group California Trout, name climate change, dams and agriculture as the major threats to the prized and iconic fish, which is still the core of the state's robust fishing industry.

Some of the newly released girls from the community of Chibok were photographed in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, on May 8, 2017. They had been captured by Boko Haram in 2014.

Families Of 82 Released Chibok Girls Are Hopeful ... And Anxious

Last week, the mother of a Chibok schoolgirl abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram militants got the call she had long been waiting for: A representative of the town of Chibok said her daughter was among the 82 girls just released by Boko Haram militants to the Nigerian government.

Rare snail Jeremy with the offspring of its two former suitors.

Tragic Love Triangle Is Sad For Lonely Rare Snail, Still Good For Science

It had been a timeless love story. A garden snail with a rare genetic condition can't mate with normal snails; scientists launch an international search for a mate; the snail becomes a media sensation; and miraculously not one but two possible mates are found.

That's where we left the tale of Jeremy, the rare left-coiling snail, last November.

Mary Rich, the mother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, gives a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 1, 2016. Seth Rich was gunned down walking through a D.C. neighborhood in July 2016. Some have theorized, without proof, that his death was related to his DNC work.

Unproved Claims Re-Emerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know

When Seth Rich was killed in July 2016, police suspected it was a botched robbery.

This week, sparked by a report from a TV station in Washington, D.C., that crime took over conservative media.

The reason: Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee staffer, and some have theorized that his work was connected to his murder.

There is no hard evidence that is true. In fact, further reporting has blown large holes in Fox 5 DC's Monday report.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers a a statement on Iran last month at the State Department.

Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will continue to waive some sanctions against Iran, a key aspect of the nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and five other world powers.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo departs the Capitol on Tuesday after briefing members of the House Intelligence Committee following reports that President Trump shared classified information with two Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Commentary: How Trump's Information-Sharing Hurts The Intelligence Community

President Trump's latest on-the-job lesson in being commander in chief is a vital one: Intelligence is a team sport.

For all of America's immense military power, global reach and technical capabilities, we still rely on our allies for on-the-ground knowledge. Bottom line: We need friends to fight terrorism, and Trump's actions are making it harder for the intelligence community to do its job.

In what authorities call the largest raid against illegal cockfighting in United States history, 7,000 birds were seized in Val Verde, Calif., on Monday.

Authorities Bust 7,000-Bird Cockfighting Operation In Canyon North Of LA

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced on Tuesday that it had confiscated 7,000 birds in the largest-ever seizure of fowl used for illegal cockfighting.

Capt. Jeff Perry described a raid that sounded like a scene from a movie — 100 personnel from the sheriff's office, along with animal control, served a search warrant on an 80-acre property in unincorporated northern Los Angeles County. Officers on horseback patrolled the canyon as suspects ran into the hills.

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