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Cancer Added to WTC Health Program
NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government will include about 50 types of cancer on the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses covered by a program to pay for health coverage.
Democratic New York Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced the change Monday. The institute said last June it favored expanding the $4.3 billion health program to include cancer.
Scientists say there's little research to prove exposure to toxic dust from the destroyed twin towers caused even one kind of cancer. Questions about whether dust caused cancer were a reason Congress didn't include it in the initial list of covered illnesses.
But an advisory panel said it was plausible first responders and others who were exposed to the toxic dust might get cancer.
Posted: Monday, September 10 2012, 04:56 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Fires Brigade monuments to be rededicated
May 20, 2013 07:17 GMT
FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) -- A ceremony is planned at Fort Sill to rededicate the 214th Fires Brigade monuments to mark the addition names of two soldiers who died last year.
The 10 a.m. Monday ceremony is to honor Capt. Jesse Ozbat of Prince George, Va. and 1st Lt. Tobias C. Alexander, of Elgin. They died in the line of duty.
The rededication will be at Monument Park.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.