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Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses

Scientists hunting for ways to treat hard-to-beat bacterial infections have found a new antibiotic hiding right under our noses. In the past, most new antibiotics have been discovered by sifting through soil samples. But researchers in Germany chose to look at the germs that already inhabit the human body. They ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

Jul 29, 2016

FBI probes hacking of Democratic congressional group: sources

The FBI is investigating a cyberattack against another U.S. Democratic Party group that may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The previously unreported incident at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or ...

Biden consoles kin of three assassinated Baton Rouge cops at vigil

Jul 29, 2016

Biden consoles kin of three assassinated Baton Rouge cops at vigil

The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers. “We need to heal,” said Biden, ...

Transgender woman makes history by addressing delegates at DNC

Jul 29, 2016

Transgender woman makes history by addressing delegates at DNC

Sarah McBride on Thursday became the first openly transgender person to address a national U.S. political party convention, telling Democrats that White House nominee Hillary Clinton “understands the urgency” of the fight for equality. “My name is Sarah McBride and I am a proud ...