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Uruguay's president says he has lung cancer

Aug. 20, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez announced Tuesday that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days. "In a tomographic study, a right pulmonary nodule was found, with very clear characteristics that it could be malignant," Vázquez said....

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns

Aug. 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague. The Denver Post reports public health officials are still finding...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Jail to become first in Massachusetts to dispense methadone

Aug. 20, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A rural jail is set to become Massachusetts' first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction treatment. Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan said Tuesday his office received state and federal approvals to establish a methadone clinic at its...

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

Aug. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they're mutated, the body can't repair damaged DNA as...

Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114

Aug. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people. José Miguel Cisneros, director of the infectious disease department at Seville's Virgen del Rocío...

Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debut

Aug. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Duckhee Lee tossed the ball into the air for his first serve in an ATP tournament match and blasted it past his opponent with a loud pop. The 21-year-old South Korean never heard it. He was born deaf. The tour's first deaf professional player says he doesn't want to be defined by...

California smuggler of erectile dysfunction drug gets prison

Aug. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who smuggled $11 million worth of erectile dysfunction drugs into the U.S. from China has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for conspiracy and smuggling contraband. Prosecutors say the drugs sold by 41-year-old John Lee of Walnut were...

Indians' Carrasco pitches for 1st time since cancer finding

Aug. 19, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Carrasco shook off some nerves and returned to the mound. Two months after being diagnosed with leukemia, everything felt mostly normal for the Indians right-hander. "It was really special today," Carrasco said. "Just coming back today out of the bullpen, it feels great."...