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December 18, 2018 6:52 PM Arizona Republican McSally will fill McCain's Senate seat

(Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally will take over the late John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat in January, two months after losing her bid for Arizona’s other Senate seat, the state’s governor said on Tuesday. McSally will replace the retiring John Kyl, whom Governor Doug Ducey appointed after McCain died in August following a battle 155

December 14, 2018 6:16 PM Bill Fralic, former NFL great, dead at 56

Former NFL great Bill Fralic, one of the first players to speak openly about the pervasiveness of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, died Thursday from cancer, the University of Pittsburgh announced. He was 56. Fralic, an offensive lineman, played nine seasons in the NFL, from 1985 to 1993, including eight with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent one other 101

December 14, 2018 3:38 PM Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies aged 74

Actress Sondra Locke, who was best known for making six movies with Clint Eastwood, has died at the age of 74. She earned an Oscar nomination for her first film, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, in 1968. Locke became romantically involved with Eastwood whilst making The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1975 but later went on to sue him for fraud when they broke up. She died on 3 November 78

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM Opioid maker Insys paid physician assistant kickbacks, U.S. jury hears

CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Aframe told a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, at the start 127

December 10, 2018 4:29 PM Zainab Mughal: Nottingham woman donates blood for toddler with cancer

A British blood donor says she feels "privileged" to help a two-year-old girl receive crucial cancer treatment in the United States. Zainab Mughal, who lives in Florida, suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children. She also has one of the rarest blood types in the world. The donor, a mother-of-two from Nottingham 106

December 10, 2018 2:17 AM Michigan boy, 12, rakes leaves to raise money for gravestone of friend who died of cancer

The best friend of a 12-year-old boy who lost his life to Leukemia has decided to raise money to pay for a headstone. Kaleb Klakulak and Kenneth “K.J.” Gross had been BFFs since second grade before K.J. died in May of congestive heart failure after years of chemotherapy to fight leukemia. Now, Kaleb, a 12-year-old Michigan boy, is working odd jobs to raise 532

December 7, 2018 4:59 PM Mom with cancer whose search for bone marrow donor went viral gives birth to twins

Susie Rabaca, 36, delivered a boy and a girl on Thursday and now faces a bone marrow transplant. (Fox 11) A California mother who was diagnosed with leukemia while pregnant with twins gave birth to a boy and girl on Thursday, named Rainy and Ryan. Susie Rabaca, whose search for a bone marrow donor went viral last month, is reported to be doing well, according 133

December 6, 2018 5:01 AM Migrants tend to be healthier, live longer: study

(Reuters) - Migrants tend to be healthier than the residents of wealthy countries they travel to, such as the United States, and often help fight diseases by becoming healthcare workers in those nations, according to a study published on Wednesday. The two-year study found that migrants, in general, have a greater life expectancy than residents of host countries 136

December 5, 2018 10:36 PM AbbVie halts late-stage trial for lung cancer drug Rova-T

(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday it had halted enrollment for a late stage trial of Rova-T as a second-line therapy for advanced small-cell lung cancer, following recommendations made by an independent data monitoring committee. The committee’s recommendations were based on shorter overall survival in the Rova-T arm, compared with the topotecan 117

December 5, 2018 3:11 PM Diocese removes Mississippi priest after federal fraud probe

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Roman Catholic diocese in Jackson, Mississippi, has removed a priest from the ministry staff at a Starkville church after a federal fraud investigation. Local media report that the priest's removal and replacement at St. Joseph Catholic Church was announced Sunday. The priest is accused of defrauding parishioners and others who donated 71