Celebrity birthdays for Sept. 22, 2019

Singer-dancer Toni Basil is 76. Actor Paul Le Mat (“American Graffiti”) is 74. Singer David Coverdale (Whitesnake, Deep Purple) is 68. Actress Shari Belafonte is 65. Singer Debby Boone is 63. Country singer June Forester of The Forester Sisters is 63. Singer Nick Cave is 62. Actress Lynn Herring (“General …

Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project. The National Park Service says there was a “brief interruption in service” for about an hour Saturday. Spokesman Mike Litterst said Parks Service staffers resolved …

FDA approves new pill for Type 2 diabetes – UPI.com

A new pill to lower blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug, Rybelsus, with the active ingredient semaglutide, is the first pill in a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide, GLP-1, approved for use in the United States. Before …