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Biden makes progress on 'unity agenda' outlined in 2022

Feb. 04, 2023 00:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago, President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address to push top Democratic priorities that were sure to face a battle in the narrowly divided Congress but he also laid out a four-pronged “unity agenda” that would be an easier sell. ...

Puerto Rico's southern region fights for cleaner air, water

Jan. 29, 2023 11:30 AM EST

SALINAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shuttered windows are a permanent fixture in Salinas, an industrial town on Puerto Rico’s southeast coast that is considered one of the U.S. territory’s most contaminated regions. For years, toxic ash and noxious chemicals from coal-fired and...

Lesion removed from Jill Biden's eyelid was non-cancerous

Jan. 18, 2023 21:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lesion removed by surgeons last week from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid was a non-cancerous growth, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, physician to President Joe Biden, said Wednesday. O'Connor said in a memo released by the White House that a biopsy showed that the...

Jill Biden's skin cancer could fuel advocacy in cancer fight

Jan. 16, 2023 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden' s advocacy for curing cancer didn't start with her son's death in 2015 from brain cancer. It began decades earlier, long before she came into the national spotlight, and could now be further energized by her own brush with a common form of skin cancer. ...

White House: Jill Biden has two cancerous lesions removed

Jan. 11, 2023 20:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons removed a cancerous lesion above first lady Jill Biden 's right eye and one on her chest, the White House said Wednesday, while a third lesion on her left eyelid was being examined. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the physician to President Joe Biden, said...

Iowa's Patrick McCaffery taking leave to address his anxiety

Jan. 03, 2023 19:21 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Patrick McCaffery will take an indefinite leave of absence to address a mental health issue, the athletic department announced Tuesday. McCaffery, son of head coach Fran McCaffery, said in a statement he has been battling anxiety and that it has...

Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat, breast cancer

Jan. 02, 2023 16:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Martina Navratilova said Monday that she has been diagnosed with throat cancer and breast cancer. In a statement released by her representative, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame said her...

Maryland Rep. Raskin says he's been diagnosed with lymphoma

Dec. 28, 2022 21:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin said Wednesday that he has a type of lymphoma that's a “serious but curable form of cancer” and he is beginning several months of treatment. Raskin, who will be the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the...

Autauga County sheriff dies after brief battle with cancer

Dec. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The sheriff in Autauga County died Monday just weeks before he was set to start his third term. Sheriff Joe Sedinger died after a brief illness, according to the sheriff's office. A statement of condolence from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said the sheriff had a...

Henrietta Lacks statue concept drawing unveiled

Dec. 25, 2022 09:03 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The future statue of Henrietta Lacks will depict the historical figure from Roanoke standing with arms folded in a blazer, long skirt and heeled shoes, according to a recently released drawing. The drawing was undraped in a brief ceremony giving residents a...