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California woman fakes cancer, forges notes to avoid prison

Jul. 06, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One note submitted to the federal judge sentencing a 38-year-old California woman for embezzlement claimed that a biopsy had revealed “cancerous cells” in her uterus. Another indicated that she was undergoing a surgical procedure, and her cancer had spread to the cervix. Yet...

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

Jun. 29, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such...

Jill Biden has company on trip to Spain: 2 granddaughters

Jun. 27, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden has some company on a trip to Spain: two of her granddaughters. Biden opened the visit to Madrid on Monday by meeting with Queen Letizia at the Palacio de la Zarzuela. They later toured the headquarters of the Spanish Association Against...

Chattanooga homeless hospice center opens cancer home

Jun. 26, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Welcome Home of Chattanooga, a nonprofit organization that provides hospice care to the homeless, has opened a cancer respite home to provide shelter to homeless people receiving cancer treatment. “We recognized that we were caring for people who were...

Supreme Court rejects Bayer's bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

Jun. 21, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman, a California man who says he developed...

Court rejects Trump-era EPA finding that weed killer safe

Jun. 17, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the...

Cyprus trial of UK man: Was it murder or assisted suicide?

Jun. 17, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The trial of a British man charged with the premeditated murder of his ill wife in Cyprus’ coastal resort town of Paphos was pushed back Thursday until September, with defense lawyers arguing that David Hunter should instead be charged with assisting a suicide. ...

Country star Toby Keith discloses stomach cancer diagnosis

Jun. 12, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

Country music star Toby Keith announced Sunday that he has been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since last fall. The multi-platinum-selling singer said on Twitter that he underwent surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the past six months. “So...

Battling cancer, senior checks piloting off her bucket list

Jun. 12, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Growing up, Christina Wood never considered becoming a pilot. She was from a big family, and it was the 1960s — her brothers went to college, her sisters to nursing school. She became a photographer instead, like her great-grandfather. But the subjects...

Rays' Hess returns from cancer treatment, pitches in minors

Jun. 07, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay minor league pitcher David Hess threw one inning for the rookie-level FCL Rays on Tuesday, his first game since undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumor in his chest. Hess announced last October after experiencing chest tightness and...