FDA approves drug for persistently deadly form of lung cancer

The Food and Drug Administration last week approved an innovative new treatment for patients with a form of lung cancer. It is to be used only by patients who have exhausted all other options to treat small cell lung cancer and have a life expectancy of four to five months.

Biden: What’s happening in Gaza is not genocide

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden strongly defended Israel on Monday, saying Israeli forces are not committing genocide in their military campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza in a rejection of criticism from pro-Palestinian protesters.

No survivors after Iranian president’s helicopter crashes

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran was killed along with the country’s foreign minister in a helicopter crash on Sunday in the country’s mountainous northwest, state news media reported Monday, leaving the country without two of its most influential figures at a time of heightened foreign tensions and domestic discontent.

Georgia’s president vetoes foreign influence law

TBILISI, Georgia — President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia said Saturday that she had vetoed a bill on foreign influence that has sparked protests and plunged the nation into a political crisis, threatening to derail its pro-European aspirations in favor of closer ties with Russia.

Israel pushes further into parts of north Gaza; new cracks in Netanyahu coalition

CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli troops and tanks pushed on Saturday into parts of a congested northern Gaza Strip district that they had previously skirted in the more than seven-month-old war, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, medics and residents said. Israel’s forces also took over some ground in Rafah, a southern city by the Egyptian border that is packed with displaced people and where the launch this month of a long-threatened incursion to crush hold-outs of Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas has alarmed Cairo and Washington.

In his beloved Philadelphia, Biden faces wariness from Black voters

PHILADELPHIA — In Milwaukee on Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted her work to close the racial wealth gap. In Atlanta on Sunday, President Joe Biden will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse College, an all-male historically Black institution. And in Detroit the same day, he is expected to speak at an NAACP dinner.

Trump pledges to be gun owners’ ardent ally

DALLAS — Former President Donald Trump, accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association on Saturday, cast himself as a powerful ally for gun owners and gun businesses, contending that under President Joe Biden the right to bear arms was “under siege.”