Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley. (J Pat Carter/ Associated Press)

• Former Rep. Mark Foley has prostate cancer and will have surgery Friday, five weeks after the cancer was discovered during a routine exam, reports Newsmax. Foley, 56, left Congress five years ago after admitting he sent explicit text messages to male pages; he now lives in Florida and hosts a weekly political talk show. “I made it through 2006,” he said, “so this is a minor bump in the road.”

Willie Nelson. (John Pyle/ Associated Press)