Empress Emerita Michiko to undergo breast cancer surgery on Sunday

National Sep 3, 2019

Empress Emerita Michiko to undergo breast cancer surgery on Sunday

Empress Emerita Michiko will undergo surgery for breast cancer on Sunday, the Imperial Household Agency announced Tuesday. The former empress has been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer, with no clear signs of cancer metastasis, according to the agency. Empress Emerita Michiko will stay at the ...

Sick and dying workers demand help after cleaning Tennessee coal ash

Business Aug 29, 2019

Sick and dying workers demand help after cleaning Tennessee coal ash

The Tennessee Valley Authority, long respected for providing good jobs and cheap electricity, is facing a growing backlash over its handling of a massive coal ash spill a decade ago, with potentially serious consequences for an industry often opposed to environmental regulation. A jury in ...

Tobacco-fighting president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, has lung cancer

World Aug 24, 2019

Tobacco-fighting president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, has lung cancer

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor, his office said Friday. Vazquez, a 79-year-old oncologist in his second term as president, announced a week earlier that the tumor ...

All Blacks legend Brian Lochore dies at 78

Rugby Aug 3, 2019

All Blacks legend Brian Lochore dies at 78

All Blacks great Brian Lochore, who achieved fame both as a player and coach, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 78. Lochore, a lock or No 8, was an iconic figure in New Zealand rugby union, representing the All Blacks 68 times, ...