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HPV vaccines prevent cancer in men as well as women, new research suggests

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than girls are getting the shots in the United States. The HPV vaccine was developed to prevent cervical cancer in women and experts give it credit, ...

Massive cradle of baby stars revealed in new space telescope images

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A massive cradle of baby stars has been observed in new detail by a European space telescope, adding to its celestial collection of images. The European Space Agency released the photos from the Euclid observatory on ...

Border bill fails Senate test vote

By STEPHEN GROVES, MARY CLARE JALONICK and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought Thursday to ...

Mother bear swipes at a hiker in Colorado after cub sighting

By JESSE BEDAYN Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — A mother black bear swiped at a Colorado hiker Tuesday, sending them to the ground where they got scrapes on their arms but were able to finish their walk before getting first aid, according to a statement from Colorado ...

Pennsylvania Rep. Dwight Evans says he’s recovering from a minor stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is in a rehabilitation facility recovering from a minor stroke, and plans to return to voting in Washington in about six weeks. Evans, a Democrat serving his fourth term, said he is having difficulty with one ...

18-year-old student shot near suburban New Orleans high school

HARVEY, La. (AP) — An 18-year-old student was shot and wounded in a parking lot across the street from his high school in a New Orleans suburb Thursday, the final day of classes at the school. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting was reported around noon Thursday near West ...