Spanish court backs extradition of Russian programmer to US


MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court has recommended the extradition to the United States of a Russian computer programmer accused by U.S. prosecutors of developing malicious software that stole information from financial institutions and caused losses of $855,000.


Nearly 500 suspects stand trial over Turkey's failed coup


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly 500 suspects, including generals and military pilots, went on trial Tuesday in Turkey accused of leading last year's failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara.

  • Written by By BURHAN OZBILICI , Associated Press

Trump's travel ban keeps orphan kids from US foster families

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she'll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is taking in arrives in the United States. Rooney knows the exact words of welcome she'll write on it, in the teenager's native language from the African country of Eritrea.

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  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

'I am transgender': A US soldier shares personal journey

BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — The subject line read: "Announcing a personal change."

The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops.

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  • Written by By JULIE WATSON and CHRISTOPH NOELTING , Associated Press

US hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked.

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  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer