Lawsuits alleging weed killer Roundup caused cancer gets green light

Hundreds of lawsuits claiming Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup caused cancer were given the green light to proceed to trial, a San Francisco judge ruled Tuesday.

The chemical glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, is at the center of the debate. Cancer victims and families presenting cases say Monsanto knew about the ingredient’s risk for years, but failed to warn buyers. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said there’s “rather weak” evidence the ingredient causes cancer, but the opinions of three experts linking glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were not “junk science.”

Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge denies any connection between glyphosate and cancer. In the past, Monsanto sued California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for adding to a list of cancer causing chemicals, and lost.

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First Israeli spacecraft to head to moon on back of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket – Israel News – Haaretz.com

 

The first Israeli spacecraft planned to land on the Moon will be launched in December, the SpaceIL initiative behind the craft announced on Tuesday. The plan is for the spacecraft to land on the Moon on February 13, 2019, after a two-month trip.

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Police looking for man who broke into multiple cars over the last month

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Police in Canonsburg are asking for help identifying a man captured on several surveillance cameras breaking into multiple cars.

The cars were all parked on W. College St and it’s possible they’ve been targeted for the last month.

According to investigators, he stole money, valuables, laptops and at least one gun.

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George Clooney escapes major injury in Italy motorbike accident | Fox News

George Clooney was reportedly driving 60 mph and was tossed from his motorbike in a collision with a car in Italy on Tuesday.

The actor was taken to a hospital in Olbia and released shortly afterward, officials said. His injuries were not believed to be serious.

A photo from Italy’s La Nuova showed the motorbike parked in front of the car Clooney appeared to have it. The car was seen with a smashed windshield.

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