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CABOT, Pa. (AP) — Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.
The US military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland but there was no public health threat from the mishap, officials said Wednesday. A Defense Department laboratory in Utah had "inadvertently" transferred the live anthrax sample to a commercial lab and government health authorities were still testing samples that had been shipped to other laboratories -- including one at a US military base in South Korea, defense officials said. "There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.