The number of people dying from cancer in the U.S. fell 2.2 percent in 2017—the largest single-year drop ever reported. Since 1991, the overall cancer death rate has dropped by 29 percent, which translates to 2.9 million fewer deaths. Researchers credit the progress to fewer people smoking, new immunotherapy treatments, and “targeted” therapies that halt the action of molecules involved in cancer growth.
The Washington Post
President Trump spent one out of every five days at a golf club in 2019. Since becoming president, he has spent at least 252 days at Trump golf resorts and 333 days at Trump properties. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is fighting to withhold disclosure of the costs of the Trump family’s travels until after the November election.
About half of the top-grossing concert tours in North America last year were led by artists who were 60 or older, according to the trade publication Pollstar. The top three slots were held by artists in their 70s: the Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Bob Seger. Others included Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Cher, and Fleetwood Mac.
The New York Times
Last year was the second-hottest year on record, and it trailed the hottest, 2016, by only a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit. There was above-average warming in most regions, with exceptional warming in the Arctic, Europe, southern Africa, and Australia. The five past years have been the five warmest on record.