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France to name winners of anti-Trump climate change grants
PARIS (AP) -- Several U.S.-based climate scientists are about to hit the jackpot, as French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to award them multi-year, all-expenses-paid grants to relocate to France....



US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research....



Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears
PARIS (AP) -- Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination....



Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by....



Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist
DETROIT (AP) -- When it came to pursuing a scientific career, Tasneem Essader encountered forces pulling her in and pushing her away: She drew inspiration from her mother's work in chemistry, but initial discouragement from her engineer father, who thought she should do something else. She was inspired by women engineers she met, but found few girls around her in advanced high school science classes....



Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change....



First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- America's first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death....



Oklahoma border town leery of planned bioterror test
NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it was conducting biosecurity drills in the Oklahoma farming town of Newkirk was tucked among the local weekly newspaper's classified ads....



EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified....



Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray - and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer....