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Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence …

Drugs in dirt: Scientists appeal for help

<b>US scientists are asking the public to join them in their quest to mine the Earth's soil for compounds that could be turned into vital new drugs.</b><p>Spurred on by the recent discovery of a potential new antibiotic in soil, the Rockefeller University team want to check dirt from every country in the …

Biology

Storm cuts short pope's trip to typhoon-hit Philippine city

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis cut short his visit to a typhoon-hit region of the Philippines on Saturday because of an approaching storm.<p>In brief, unscripted comments, Francis took the microphone soon after arriving at the main cathedral in Leyte province and told a surprised crowd that …

Weather

US advises citizens to maintain 'high level of vigilance' in wake of Paris terror attacks | News | DW | 10.01.2015

The United States on Friday warned Americans to be wary of terror strikes all over the world, following an attack on French satirical magazine …

NYPD, FBI issue alerts after ISIS puts out video calling for attacks on law enforcement

The nation's largest police force is on high alert after ISIS re-released a propaganda video urging the murder of "intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers and civilians" in the U.S., a development federal law enforcement agencies as well as the NYPD took seriously, given recent events -- …

Terrorism

Detailed study confirms high suicide rate among recent veterans

Recent veterans have committed suicide at a much higher rate than people who never served in the military, according to a new analysis that provides the most thorough accounting so far of the problem.<p>The rate was slightly higher among veterans who never deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, suggesting …

Pope Francis says global warming is 'mostly manmade'

As the United States Senate prepares to vote on a non-binding resolution on whether or not manmade global warming exists, Pope Francis weighed in on …

Flu vaccine barely working this year, CDC says

The flu vaccine is barely protecting people this year – reducing the risk of serious disease by just 23 percent, federal health officials said Thursday.<p>It’s not the worst year ever for the flu vaccine – there have been years when the flu vaccine was only 10 percent effective. But it’s not good news …

Public Health