U.S. actor Michael Douglas begins chemotherapy after doctors discover a tumor in his throat.
The Taliban regime appoints Khalil Haqqani as head of security in Kabul. Haqqani, a veteran of the Soviet–Afghan War and war on terror, is a designated terrorist by the United States, and is currently wanted on a US$5 million bounty.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration issues an emergency Airworthiness Directive for CFM56-7B jet engines. The EAD expands on previous orders requiring ultrasonic testing to search for metal fatigue in fan blades. It mandates testing on engines that have reached 30,000+ flights, believed to cover 352 US engines and 681 engines worldwide.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves marketing of a cooling cap system to reduce hair loss in female breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. The DigniCap scalp cooling system, a product first available in Sweden in the 1990s, produces near-freezing temperatures that make it harder for cancer-fighting drugs to reach and harm hair follicles. [https:--www.usnews.com-news-politics-articles-2015-12-08-fda-clears-cold-cap-to-save-hair-during-breast-cancer-chemo (AP via U.S. News and World Report)] [http:--www.fda.gov-NewsEvents-Newsroom-PressAnnouncements-ucm476216.htm (FDA)] [http:--www.dignicap.com-dignitana-fda-clearance- (DigniCap)]date=August 2019
A 2007 memo is released showing that two U.S. Federal agencies, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minerals Management Service, underestimated the possibility of a large-scale oil spill from drilling in the Gulf and its effects on Gulf Coast wildlife.