Navy admiral is Obama’s pick to take reins of NSA


WASHINGTON — A Navy admiral is President Barack Obama’s choice to be the next head of the National Security Agency, which is embroiled in controversy over its secret surveillance programs and massive collection of phone and Internet data. Vice Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the Navy’s Cyber Command and a former intelligence director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is being appointed to lead the NSA, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday. Rogers also is being nominated to get a fourth star and head U.S. Cyber Command….

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Man shot dead in midday robbery

An unidentified man was shot and killed at midday yesterday, when an out-of-uniform Prison Officer used his licensed firearm to defend himself and his 15-year-old son during a robbery at a home in Chaguanas.