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Muscatine woman sentenced to federal prison for fraud

Jan. 17, 2020 6:21 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for wire and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors for Iowa said Friday that Ashley Erin Murphy Schneider, 37, was sentenced Thursday in Davenport's federal courthouse after pleading guilty to five counts last year....

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

Jan. 16, 2020 3:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...

Louisville Archbishop: No more cancer after treatment

Jan. 15, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said he is cancer-free after surgery and months of treatment. Kurtz said in a video posted on his blog Wednesday that he got results before Thanksgiving that showed “no evidence of malignancy.” Kurtz said he thought he would...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 15, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Gadsden Times on developments with a long-awaited interstate extension project: With apologies to the Bard of Avon — and we’ll drop the part about the sweet fragrance — “What’s a road by any other name?” Local...

Air Force announces health study amid concerns about cancer

Jan. 13, 2020 12:08 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Officials at an Air National Guard base in New Hampshire announced that the Air Force will conduct a study amid concerns about exposure to carcinogens at the base. The occupation health study will take place at the Pease Air National Guard Base and will be conducted with assistance...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich. From foreign policy initiatives to the choice of music at White House events, from the prevalence of “Merry Christmas” greetings to the title of the new USMCA trade deal, Trump is happy to give himself a public pat on the back _ repeatedly _ for his great ideas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

Jan. 11, 2020 8:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn’t miss the chance to take a bow. Trump tweeted: “U.S. Cancer Death Rate Lowest In Recorded History! A lot...

FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Trebek: 'Jeopardy!' retirement isn't imminent despite cancer

Jan. 8, 2020 7:55 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final “Jeopardy!” episode isn't on the horizon. “I don't foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his...

FILE - In this March 4, 2019, file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a news conference in Beauregard, Ala. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that scans show no recurrence of a lung cancer after she underwent three months of radiation treatment late last year for early stage lung cancer. The 75-year-old Republican governor announced in September that doctors had found a small malignancy in her lung, prompting her to undergo the treatments.(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Doctor: Scans show Alabama governor cancer-free

Jan. 8, 2020 6:35 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Medical scans show Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is free of the lung cancer she was diagnosed with last year, her office said Wednesday. Ivey, 75, received a follow-up examination Tuesday after being treated with radiation for Stage 1 lung cancer. In a statement issued through the...

Family mourning boy who died on Make-A-Wish trip to MOA

Jan. 8, 2020 2:38 PM EST

SUSSEX, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin family is mourning their 11-year-old son who died on a Make-A-Wish trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota over New Year's. Sixth-grader Mikey Choroszy of Sussex had brain cancer. Mikey experienced the FlyOver America ride, shopped at The LEGO Store and rode the Ferris...

Man’s life saved by technology he helped develop

Jan. 8, 2020 9:16 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s not lost on Louis Voros that he helped create something that saved his life. Voros, 77, of Fairfield, is a retired mechanical engineer. During his career, he said, he worked on a lot of medical products, including da Vinci Surgical Systems — robotic technology...